Public Interest Organizations

Cleveland-Marshall belongs to Equal Justice Works, a public interest organization that provides job postings.


American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): The ACLU defends the rights of individuals covered by the laws of the United States and Constitution. Some of those rights include: first amendment rights, equal protection, due process and privacy. The ACLU continues to work for those whose rights have traditionally been denied, based on their color, sex, gender, sexuality, prisoners and those with disabilities. If you are interested in pursuing a career with the ACLU, take a look at their job postings.

The National Legal Aid & Defender Association, as well as the National District Attorney's Association, post intern, law clerk, and attorney positions across the country.


International Association of Prosecutors: The IAP is a non-political, non-governmental organization created in 1995 by the United Nations. It currently is the only world-wide organization for prosecutors. The need for such an organization was seen due to the increase in and severity of international crimes.


National Black Prosecutors Association: The National Black Prosecutors Association, founded in 1983, is devoted to the development of Blacks as prosecutors. The NBPA is emerging as the international association of Black law enforcement professionals with a reputation for providing education and leadership in the legal profession through its intensive training sessions and multi-disciplined networking.


National Hispanic Prosecutors Association: The NHPA, established in 1997, is committed to the promotion of Hispanic prosecutors. In addition to prosecutors, their membership includes, law students and law enforcement professionals.


**Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program**
Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to encourage individuals to enter and continue to work full-time in public service jobs. Under this program, borrowers may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on their eligible federal student loans after they have made 120 payments on those loans under certain repayment plans while employed full time by certain public service employers. Since borrowers must make 120 monthly payments on their eligible federal student loans beginning after October 1, 2007 before they qualify for the loan forgiveness, the first cancellations of loan balances will not be granted until October 2017.

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