I decided to go to law school because I want to go into disability advocacy; I'm very much set on a public interest career.
As I start meeting representatives from various non-profit firms, and getting to know other students headed that direction who are involved with PILF and that sort of thing, I'm getting a weird feeling about the little sub-culture of public interest folks, and I don't really fit in. I feel like there's an assumption that everyone in the field has super liberal political views and anyone who doesn't isn't really welcome. I'm probably overreacting, but the idea of spending my whole career where I don't feel like I "belong" is a little scary.
Any thoughts? Has anybody with sort of moderate political views (or a lack of political views) and who is not a vegan and who owns a car and doesn't feel guilty about it experienced this? Has anyone done an internship or anything with a non-profit firm and not felt out of place?