Thank you for your interest in working at Texas Appleseed. We are a passionate group of individuals working toward systemic change to ensure that marginalized and underserved people in Texas have fair access to justice. Please check below for opportunities in the following categories: full-time employment, part-time employment, fellowships and internships. If you don’t see a posting below in your interest area, please check back in a few weeks, as a position might open at another time.
Staff Attorney, Criminal Justice Project (posted February 2021)
Texas Appleseed is pleased to offer a small number of internships in a variety of project areas for students of law and public policy, as well as journalism and communications. Inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org about opportunities.
Texas Appleseed does not have its own funding for fellowships, but we will support applications from qualified respondents to fellowship programs like those offered by Skadden, Equal Justice Works and Soros Justice Fellowships. We accept applicants in one of four program areas:
- Fair Financial Access: We work with a broad coalition of organizations and legislators to create meaningful regulation of high-cost payday and auto title loans in Texas. We need assistance with research, developing policy recommendations, and encouraging market reform.
- Criminal Justice Reform: We work to reform the current bail bond system so that decisions about pretrial release and detention are based upon someone's risk level and research, rather than the amount of money a defendant has. We also focus on ending laws and policies that criminalize poverty, such as driver’s license suspensions for an inabilty to pay fines and fees.
- Fair Housing and Disaster Recovery: Texas Appleseed has worked hard to ensure that the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery program addresses the needs of low- and moderate-income households still struggling to rebuild after disasters. In addition, we work on fair housing issues, to help ensure that public investments are made with the aim of reducing barriers to opportunity, and ensuring access to quality jobs, schools, and services.
- Texas’ School-to-Prison Pipeline: Our research shows a link between school discipline, school dropout, and future involvement in the juvenile justice system. We work to improve school discipline practices and develop policy recommendations around arrest, ticketing and use of force in Texas public schools.