November 1, 2016

Children’s Law Center fights so every child in DC can grow up with a loving family, good health and a quality education. Judges, pediatricians and families turn to us to be the voice for children who are abused or neglected, who aren’t learning in school, or who have health problems that can’t be solved by medicine alone. With 100 staff and hundreds of pro bono lawyers, we reach 1 out of every 8 children in DC’s poorest neighborhoods – more than 5,000 children and families each year. And, we multiply this impact by advocating for city-wide solutions that benefit all children. Visit www.childrenslawcenter.org to learn more

Job Description

Children’s Law Center invites applications for summer 2017 law clerk internships to begin Tuesday, May 30, 2017.  Law clerks have a wide variety of responsibilities including conducting client intakes, completing court runs, researching and writing about legal issues, interviewing clients and witnesses, locating resources for clients, attending court hearings, and accompanying attorneys on home and school visits.  Law students who wish to intern with the Children’s Law Center will receive one-on-one supervision from an attorney throughout the summer.

The following projects within Children’s Law Center are accepting summer law clerks: Guardian ad litem Project (GAL), GAL Special Education Project, Families First (FF), Heathy Together (HT), and Policy Team.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical ability
  • Strong writing skills
  • Solid academic background
  • Commitment to working with low-income populations
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to complete all tasks
  • Able to work for 10 weeks during the summer

Salary and Benefits

All law clerk positions are unpaid and can be taken for credit.

Application Process

No telephone calls, please.  Submit a resume, writing sample, references, and cover letter.  It is mandatory for each applicant to explicitly rank his or her project preferences on a scale of 1 through 5 in their cover letter, with “1” designating an applicant’s first choice and “5” designating an applicant’s last choice.  Children’s Law Center’s hiring committee may elect not to review applications which fail to designate the applicant’s project preferences in the manner requested.

Interested applicants must submit materials by December 9 via mail, fax, or email, to:

Children’s Law Center
Attn:  Summer Law Clerk Hiring

616 H Street, NW, Suite 300

Washington, DC 20001

202.467.4949 (fax)

jobs@childrenslawcenter.org

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