Jobs & Internships

Permanent Positions

TLDEF is looking to fill two positions. We're looking for an energetic and experienced Development Officer and Staff Attorney. You can read the job descriptions below. Please spread the word so that we can find the best people to help us serve the community and achieve our mission. Thank you!

Staff Attorney

We are seeking a staff attorney to work on issues of discrimination based upon gender identity and expression, and to provide legal support to our Name Change Project. Three years of relevant litigation experience required.

Get more information and apply here.

Development Officer

We are seeking a development officer who is assertive and energetic, with experience cultivating individual and corporate donors, organizing events, generating direct mailings, and researching new sources of funding.

Get more information and apply here.

Summer Internships

Each year, TLDEF hires summer interns.  While we primarily seek legal interns for our summer program, we occasionally hire college-level interns as well.

We will begin accepting applications for 2015 summer interns on November 1, 2014

Year-round Internships

Law students, law graduates, admitted attorneys and college students are encouraged to volunteer at TLDEF.  Our practice in transgender rights offers anyone interested in public interest work access to stimulating work, practical experience and mentoring.

We're currently seeking legal and non-legal interns.  For more information, click here.  To apply for an internship, please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references to us by email:


Law students considering a career in public interest law have often pursued public interest law fellowships upon leaving school. These fellowships usually require a student to be sponsored by a public interest organization. TLDEF will proudly sponsor qualified applicants for Equal Justice Works, Skadden, and other fellowships.  

Interested students should contact TLDEF as early as possible as planning for such fellowships requires preparation.

Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references to us by email: