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Western Center welcomes applications from third year law students/law school graduates seeking Skadden, Equal Justice Works, school-based, or similar fellowships. We are looking for eligible fellowship applicants for a project that will focus on children and youth access to mental health services in California. More information about the project can be accessed here. For this fellowship project, a successful applicant can work out of our Los Angeles or Sacramento office.

Western Center strives for a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Western Center strongly encourages persons of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups whose background may contribute to effectively representing people experiencing poverty and underserved communities. To be considered, please send Stephanie Surabian, Director of Finance and Administration an email at with “Fellowship Project” and your Last Name in the subject header, with the following materials as attachments:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • law school transcript
  • two writing samples (not to exceed 10 pages each)
  • and a list of three references.

Applications are due by June 15 and will be considered on a rolling basis.


Law Student Volunteers and Internships

Western Center hosts a selective group of volunteer law students and summer law school interns who have a demonstrated interest in social, racial and economic justice for low-income people. If you are interested in becoming a Western Center volunteer or intern (summer or school year), please send Stephanie Surabian, Director of Finance and Administration an email at expressing your interest, the proposed time frame, and your resume. Volunteers and interns can work out of our Los Angeles, Sacramento or Oakland office.