Careers / Internships 2017-12-14T18:10:28+00:00

Career and Internships

Dedicated to handling civil legal issues for those in need we’re a 79 year-old nonpartisan, non-profit law firm headquartered steps away from the courthouse in downtown Jacksonville, FL. Our staff brings a balance of time-earned experience and youthful ambition to the table and we regularly work with others in the legal and medical communities to address a wide variety of legal issues affecting our local and state communities. By focusing on effective solutions, we have curated a reputation as the one of the most effective legal aid organizations not only in the state, but also in the nation.

Serving 17 counties of North Florida our main branch is a 100 year-old, seven-story, historical building. We also have an office in St. Augustine and one in the Clay County Courthouse.

We try to facilitate a work environment that allows you to work the way you work best. Whether it’s providing new technology or supporting our staff with continued training, our management works hard to make JALA an example of what working in a nonprofit law firm should be.

Benefits include multi plans for health coverage (JALA provides two-thirds of the premium), dental and vision coverage, life insurance and very generous paid leave per year. Jacksonville Area Legal Aid is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V. For information on open positions please contact

Employment Opportunities

To apply, submit a resume, professional references and salary requirements (if any) to:

La Verne Andreasen
Chief Human Resources Officer

Internship Opportunities

  • Legal interns assist with intake, research and cases. For more information contact Kathy Para,

  • Communications and Public Relations interns contribute to our outreach efforts, strategizing about marketing tools, drafting and revising press releases, and substantively contributing to public relations. For more information contact Dennis Harrison,

  • Development and Fundraising interns creatively support fundraising activities through campaigns designed to involve innovative social media use, online fundraising, print campaigns, events and corporate networking. For more information contact Dennis Harrison,