ALA-MA member Mitch assisting with citizenship applications, 2017.

How to Apply

Check back in March, 2023 for more info about the
23-24 program year.

In order to be eligible for ALA-Massachusetts, candidates must: 

  • Be 17 years of age or over; 
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident; and
  • Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.

ALA-Massachusetts is looking for applicants who have an interest in poverty law, a commitment to service, and strong communications skills. Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian-Creole, and other foreign language speakers preferred.

Selected candidates will have to pass a three-part criminal background check in order to serve.

Applications must include a resume and transcript. ALA-Massachusetts is competitive and cannot place every applicant. Applications are typically accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 

Due to COVID-19, the program will provide a hybrid of remote and in-person service. Selected candidates should expect to follow their partner site's policy with respect to hybrid service, and most members will commute some days each week to their partner site office. Therefore, applicants should expect to be physically present in Massachusetts or a neighboring state to serve. Selected applicants will have to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to participate in all in-person training events. 

ALA-Massachusetts is an equal opportunity project, available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religion. We are committed to the inclusion of people with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and service placement upon request. If you need an accommodation for an interview, please contact ALA-MA at ala-ma@justicema.org.  

The 2023-2024 application will open in March 2023.