Job Opportunities

 Virginia Poverty Law Center is Hiring a Full-Time Attorney and an Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps VISTA

 VPLC engages in wide-ranging advocacy to seek access to civil justice for lower-income Virginians including education, empowerment, impact litigation, and advocacy with legislative and administrative agencies.

We work in 3 Centers to focus more effectively on legal issues that most affect lower-income Virginians. We are hiring a staff attorney for our Center for Healthy Communities.

VPLC values staff diversity because it enhances our work product. We prefer lawyers with at least a few years of relevant legal experience. We particularly value legal aid or similar public interest experience.  You must be willing to work in collaboration with the rest of the staff and our colleagues outside the office. We value creativity.   Most importantly, we value employees whose experience demonstrates their passion for using the law to help others and increase access to justice for all.

Salary is based upon experience.  Virginia State Bar members preferred or be willing to become a Virginia State Bar member. We have excellent benefits including student loan repayment assistance.

Center for Healthy Communities Attorney

 This Center’s focus is on health care access, public benefits, and hunger issues.   We are looking for a lawyer that will work collaboratively on all these issues but focus particularly on SNAP, TANF, unemployment insurance and access to school meals.   This lawyer will conduct trainings for other legal aid and pro bono attorneys and provide community education through pro se and informational materials, and presentations.  Primary responsibility is to represent lower-income families’ interests at the Virginia General Assembly.  Another primary responsibility is to assist legal aid attorneys around the state with their casework which includes advice, co-counsel, and training.

 If you are interested in applying, please send a writing sample, resume and three references to

Center for Healthy Communities Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps – VISTA Member 

If you arre interested in applying for this position, please email cover letter and resume, along with 2 references no later than May 5, 2017  Please include “Vista member – VHS” in subject line.





Throughout the year, VPLC is also looking for talented law students and undergraduates to gain experience in VPLC’s various practice areas.  Please submit your resume, a cover letter and writing sample to Dana Wiggins if you are interested in an internship with VPLC.   Please note that for undergraduates, VPLC is specifically looking for students with graphic design or marketing experience.