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Work With Us

Opportunities at the First Amendment Coalition include full-time positions, term-limited legal fellowships, and occasional openings for contract contributors. Active and recent job listings are posted on this page.

We encourage anyone interested in working with FAC to sign up for a free membership.

Working With fac

FAC offers comprehensive benefits packages for full-time employees, including competitive health benefits and a 401k with a 5% match.  

Employees and contributors are located across California. Employees have access to office space in San Rafael, California (Marin County) but are currently not required to work in person.

Nonpartisan and nonprofit, FAC believes that the broadest range of engaged and informed communities is essential to the health of our democracy – that the values expressed by the First Amendment provide a blueprint for an inclusive, equitable society and a responsive, accountable government. To that end, FAC educates, advocates and litigates to protect and promote government transparency and First Amendment protections for all.

FAC is committed to a diverse and inclusive staff, one that reflects the state and country we serve. Freedom of information, expression, and of the press are universal ideals but diversity of life experiences can make a big difference in how FAC identifies and litigates legal issues, serves our varied constituencies, and arrives at policy positions on the rights and ideals we care about. To that end, we deliberately seek applicants who can bring different perspectives and experiences to better inform our work promoting and defending free expression, a free press and the public’s right to know. 

Read more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in this summary of our Strategic Plan. And learn more about our work across California in our latest Impact Report.

Internships and legal externships

FAC does not currently offer internships or legal externships. For more information, contact legal [@] firstamendmentcoalition.org.

Volunteer opportunities

If you are an attorney with practical experience in our core areas — which includes the California Public Records Act, the Ralph M. Brown Act, defending subpoenaed journalists and various First Amendment topics – and you are looking for pro bono opportunities, please send an email to Legal Director David Loy, dloy [at] firstamendmentcoalition.org. Please include a link to your profile in the California State Bar or include where you are licensed to practice law. If you are seeking legal help or want to make a request for support via an amicus brief, please write to legal [at] firstamendmentcoalition.org.

Job opportunities

Now Hiring

Communications Director (applications have closed)

Development Director 

2023 Legal Fellow (applications have closed)