Employment Opportunities at CAPSF

CAP employs attorneys, caseworkers, and law student interns to accomplish its work. Their responsibilities involve working on issues of general importance to capital litigation: reviewing case records; preparing research memoranda, pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents; client relations; case assistance to appointed panel attorneys; case investigation; preparing training and resource materials; digesting recent case decisions; and participating in the development of litigation strategies.

The selection process for attorneys, fellows, and interns is ongoing. To apply for these positions, please submit a cover letter (indicate the position in which you are interested and when you are available), a résumé, a writing sample, and the names and telephone numbers of two references familiar with your skills and experience.  If you are interested in a staff position, please send your email to hiring@capsf.org.


Each summer, CAP hosts a small number of law school students as interns. Our summer program runs for ten weeks full time. We also have opportunities for externships during the school year. During the summer months, we present an intensive training program in early June. If you would like to apply for a summer internship position at CAP, send us a cover letter along with a copy of your resume and a writing sample. Send this information by email to humanresources@capsf.org. If you have questions about school year volunteer opportunities at CAP, let us know. Click here to view the CAP internship brochure.

We particularly value experience working with people of backgrounds similar to those of our clients and their communities. Since nearly all of the men and women on California’s death row are from deprived backgrounds, and the majority are people of color, we request that applicants relate how their life experience, training, and work history have prepared them to understand and work well with the clients we serve and their communities.


CAP Job Opportunities

We currently have no positions available. Please check back at a later time.


The California Appellate Project, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, age, or any other criteria protected under federal, state or local law. In our continuing effort to attain greater diversity within our organization and to improve the quality of services we provide to a diverse client base, we actively encourage applications from members of groups, including racial and ethnic minorities, that are under-represented in the legal profession.



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