Careers & Internships

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The MVLS team is a dedicated group of advocates who are committed to justice for all.  Every position plays a critical role in fulfilling our mission to remove barriers to justice through free civil legal help, community engagement, and advocacy for equitable laws.

MVLS’ core values are teamwork, passion for MVLS’ mission, commitment to clients, volunteers, and community partners, initiative and commitment to eliminate systemic barriers to justice based on race and economic disparities. MVLS is committed to fostering an inclusive culture in the workplace. Our work to end barriers to justice starts with increasing the racial diversity of our staff to better reflect the communities we serve.

Open Positions

Workforce Development Paralegal

Salary Range: $42,000 - $50,000

Full Time Position
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Legal Advocate

Salary Range: $42,000 - $50,000

Full Time Position
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Workforce Development Attorney

Salary Range: $65,000 - $72,000

Full Time Position
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Get practical and valuable experience while helping to ensure a fair justice system. MVLS participates in most schools’ fellowship and academic credit programs.

Law Students

MVLS provides practical experience to law students who will be the next generation of pro bono volunteers and public interest lawyers. We offer a wide variety of experiences, including client intake and communications, legal research and writing, and advocacy. MVLS internships are unpaid, but we participate in both the University of Maryland and University of Baltimore Law Schools’ public interest summer programs, where students can receive summer stipends of over $4,000 for 400 hours of work. We also participate in externship programs where you can obtain credit through your law school.

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Our program depends on our team of intake legal advocates who answer our intake lines, review client applications, and enlist the help of volunteers to accept our cases. We encourage paralegal students to apply for an internship. We offer an excellent training ground and help students develop essential communication skills. MVLS will also consider volunteer requests from college and high school students, who are able to commit to a consistent volunteer schedule over an extended amount of time.

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MVLS is an equal opportunity employer.  MVLS does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or any employee because of such individual’s race, nationality, ethnicity, age, religion, disability status, sex assigned at birth,  gender identity, gender presentation, immigration status, or sexual orientation.

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Get matched with a client in need. Start by reviewing available cases in real time on our Pro Bono Portal.

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