Associate Staff Attorney, Fellowship

Multiple locations /
Office of the Senior Vice President, Policy Campaigns & Advocacy (PCA) – Litigation & Law /
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the national umbrella organization for the nation’s leading network of women’s health care providers, educators, and advocates, serving women, men, teens and families. Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) is the advocacy and political arm of PPFA. For over 100 years, Planned Parenthood has done more than any other organization in the United States to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible health care decisions.  

The Public Policy Litigation & Law (PPL&L) Department of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) seeks applicants for the two-year fellowship position of Associate Staff Attorney. This position can be located either in New York City or Washington, DC.

PPL&L represents PPFA and Planned Parenthood affiliates in policy matters that affect the mission of the organization. We conduct litigation in state and federal courts across the country, and provide legal advice to PPFA and Planned Parenthood affiliates about legal issues such as pending legislation, regulatory matters, and activities of those opposed to Planned Parenthood that interfere with our ability to provide comprehensive reproductive health care.

The Associate Staff Attorney is a junior position with PPL&L. The primary responsibilities revolve around providing litigation support to the other attorneys within PPL&L, including: conducting legal research, drafting memoranda and other legal documents, working with expert witnesses, and communicating with clients. The Associate Staff Attorney will also be engaged in work related to pending legislation and regulatory matters.

The PPL&L staff is split between New York City and Washington, DC. Regardless of where the Associate Staff Attorney locates, they would work extensively with the entire PPL&L team, as well as with other staff in the federation. Please submit a cover letter expressing your interest and highlighting any relevant experience in PDF form when submitting your application.


    • We seek attorneys with outstanding credentials who have one to three years of legal experience, such as a clerkship or as a litigation associate in a law firm. Applicants should have strong research and writing skills. An established interest in public interest work, reproductive rights issues, and/or impact litigation is a plus, but not mandatory. Knowledge of diverse groups, working with a multicultural workforce, and sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural differences is required.


    • $100,000, plus comprehensive benefits.

Final offers for this job will be based on capabilities and will be made within the parameters of the PPFA compensation program. Total offer package to include generous vacation + sick leave + paid holidays, individual/family provided medical, dental and vision benefits effective day 1, life insurance, short/long term disability, paid family leave and 401k. We also offer voluntary opt in for Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Transportation/Commuter accounts.   

We value a truly diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity and belonging. Our goal is to attract qualified candidates and encourage applications from all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  We're committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

PPFA participates in the E-Verify program and is an Equal Opportunity Employer