Jobs & Internships

Permanent Positions

Apply Now TLDEF is looking for a full-time Director of Communications. The successful candidate will be assertive and energetic, with extraordinary written and oral communication skills and experience working with journalists and media professionals to ensure that TLDEF is positioned as a leader on issues important to the transgender community. Ideal candidates will have experience working in a busy social justice environment under tight deadlines. Experience with communications in the legal setting is a strong plus.

The successful candidate will be skilled at developing and maintaining relationships, leveraging contacts, and producing agency content. The Director of Communications will collaborate closely with the Executive Director, and will also work with the Director of Development.

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've begun our search for 2016's group of highly-motivated law students seeking to work for transgender equal rights.  We're seeking four interns this summer.  Application information and a description of our internships is included here.

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 are 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: