New Hampshire Legal Assistance

Helping to balance the scales of justice for everyone since 1971.

Jobs and Internships at NHLA

NHLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a diverse staff that reflects the communities of low-income and older (age 60 plus) people NHLA works alongside, and we value equity and inclusion in our workplace. NHLA actively seeks applications from Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, people of diverse national origin, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, older adults, veterans, people who have lived experience with poverty, and other people belonging to communities that have historically experienced injustice.

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Director of Grants Development & Administration

New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) seeks a Director of Grants Development & Administration. The Director may choose to work in NHLA’s Concord, Manchester, Claremont, or Berlin office, with the opportunity for routine remote work.

The Director will work closely with NHLA’s Executive Director, finance team, and program area leaders to cultivate public and private grant support for NHLA’s mission and to oversee grant administration.

The application due date is 5 PM on Monday, January 9, 2023. By that date, please send your resume with a cover email summarizing your interest in the position and your qualifications to:  officemanager@nhla.org.

To see position details click here.


Staff Attorney - Medical Legal Partnership

New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) seeks a Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) Staff Attorney. The MLP Staff Attorney will be based in our Claremont office with in-person duties in both Claremont and Lebanon. Some remote work will be available.

The MLP Staff Attorney will work with NHLA’s partner organizations to provide legal education, legal advice, and representation to clients referred by our two partner organizations: Moms in Recovery in Lebanon and TLC Family Resource Center in Claremont. The MLP Staff Attorney will be part of the Moms in Recovery and TLC Family Resource teams, while being fully integrated in NHLA’s vibrant statewide civil legal aid program. The MLP Staff Attorney will work directly with staff at Moms in Recovery and TLC Family Resource Center to consult on potential referrals and provide ongoing educational training on identifying civil legal issues and common civil legal issues for people with low income. The MLP Staff Attorney will also work closely with the MLP Project Coordinator for Dartmouth Health, who has led efforts to develop this partnership. This is an excellent opportunity to work in an innovative multidisciplinary setting.

All applications received by 5:00 PM on December 2, 2022 will be considered.  To see position details click here.


Staff Attorney - Domestic Violence Advocacy Project

New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) seeks 2 Domestic Violence Advocacy Project (DVAP) Staff Attorneys.

NHLA is a statewide organization and both DVAP Staff Attorneys will be responsible for handling work throughout New Hampshire. One Staff Attorney will have a Seacoast/Ossipee (Rockingham, Strafford, and Carroll Counties) focus. One Staff Attorney will have a Central/Southern New Hampshire (Belknap, Merrimack, and Hillsborough Counties) focus. We are open to a hybrid work arrangement with an office in either our Manchester office or our Concord office.

All applications received by 5:00 PM on October 14, 2022, will be considered.  To see position details click here.




NHLA Legal Internship Program:

We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2022 internships.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early for summer internships.

NHLA legal interns assist attorneys and paralegals with every level of case preparation including interviewing clients, investigating cases, taking depositions, conducting legal research and drafting pleadings. Interns are encouraged to participate in administrative hearings and second year students who meet NH student practice qualifications may represent clients in District Court proceedings.

Because NHLA hires only a small number of interns each year, interns have the opportunity to work on a wide array of cases. NHLA’s legislative efforts afford interested interns the opportunity to conduct legislative tracking and analysis on key poverty issues before the state legislature.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but students are strongly encouraged to apply early each academic year for summer positions. Students are encouraged to apply for academic year internships as well.

  • To apply for a legal internship at NHLA, please send a cover letter and resume to:
  • internship@nhla.org. You may also send questions about our legal internships to this email address.

Internship positions are available in Berlin, Claremont, Concord, Manchester, and Portsmouth. Please indicate any geographic preferences in the cover letter.

About our locations:

  • Berlin: Berlin is a historic mill town in the heart of New Hampshire's Great North Woods, adjacent to the White Mountain National Forest.
  • Claremont: Claremont is located in a largely rural area on the Connecticut River that includes aging mill towns, the beautiful Monadnock region and the thriving Dartmouth/Hanover area.
  • Concord: New Hampshire's capital city is located in the geographic center of the state within easy driving range of the mountains and the seacoast.
  • Manchester: With its restored mills housing, a growing tech sector, and multicultural population, New Hampshire's largest city is frequently voted one of the top 10 places to live in America.
  • Portsmouth: Portsmouth is the largest city on New Hampshire's seacoast, with easy access to metropolitan Boston and Maine.

About New Hampshire Legal Assistance: NHLA is a private non-profit law firm with five offices which provide legal services statewide. Recognized nationally for our achievements, NHLA has a proud history of aggressive, creative advocacy for low income and elderly clients in federal and state courts, as well as legislative and administrative forums. Because NHLA does not receive federal Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funding, we are not subject to LSC's restrictions on lobbying, class action litigation or welfare reform work. NHLA's resources are primarily focused on housing, health and income benefits, elder law, domestic violence, and public utilities. Our employee benefits include medical and dental insurance, a retirement fund, and law school loan assistance.

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For information about how to volunteer at NHLA, please click here.