Career Guides

The Office of Public Interest Programs (OPIP) has created the following guides to provide in-depth information on how to prepare your public interest resume and begin your job search in different public interest and government sectors. Additional career guides will be added to this page in the future, including guides on public interest careers in Public International Law and Human Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, and Food Law. If you need more information or would like to meet with a public interest career counselor, please contact OPIP at

Public Interest Resume Guide Careers in Private Public Interest Law Firms

Careers in Government Guide v3 Careers in Prosecution

Careers in Public Defense Guide to California Public Defender Offices