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Employment Opportunities

  • Digital Communications Specialist

    January 20, 2016

    The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) seeks an experienced, dynamic and innovative Digital Communications Specialist to help drive and support the Communications department activities internally and externally.

    LDF and the Thurgood Marshall Institute at LDF:

  • Senior Communications Strategist

    January 20, 2016

    The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization.  Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality.

  • Communications Associate

    January 20, 2016

    The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization.  Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality.

  • Director of Foundation Relations

    January 8, 2016

    The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) seeks an experienced, dynamic and passionate Director of Foundation Relations to help drive the Development Department.

  • Policy Counsel

    January 5, 2016

    The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) seeks an experienced Policy Counsel to join its policy team. 

    LDF and the Thurgood Marshall Institute at LDF:

    LDF is the nation’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Since its founding under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall in 1940, LDF has been committed to transforming this nation’s promise of racial equity and justice into reality for all Americans.

  • Database Information Coordinator

    October 28, 2015

    LDF is the nation’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Since its founding under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall in 1940, LDF has been committed to transforming this nation’s promise of racial equity and justice into reality for all Americans.

  • Volunteer Research Assistant

    October 2, 2015

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is currently accepting applications from law graduates for the position of research assistant to the Associate Director Counsel in LDF’s New York Office.  This is an unpaid, part-time position.  The research assistant will be responsible for legal research, memorandum writing, factual investigation, administrative support, and a host of other needs that arise in LDF’s litigation and advocacy efforts in the areas of Education, Political Participation, Economic Justice and Criminal Justice.

  • Senior Research Fellow for Race and Policing Reform Campaign

    September 29, 2015

    The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) seeks an experienced Senior Research Fellow to advance its Race and Policing Reform Campaign. 

    LDF and the Thurgood Marshall Institute at LDF:

    LDF is the nation’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization.   Since its founding under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall in 1940, LDF has been committed to transforming this nation’s promise of racial equity and justice into reality for all Americans.

  • Senior Counsel

    September 29, 2015

    The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization.  Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality. 

    From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has been transformative--to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.

  • Senior Paralegal

    September 29, 2015

    The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) seeks an experienced a Senior Paralegal to assist LDF attorneys with litigation, education, advocacy, and policy projects and activities.