The National Center for Youth Law, founded in 1970, opened a new office in Washington, D.C. this year.  The DC office is staffed by a highly experienced group of litigators with strong civil rights backgrounds, strengthening NCYL’s already formidable litigation team.  Under the mentorship of their supervising attorneys, summer law clerks will research novel issues within youth law, write legal memoranda, and assist in ongoing and incipient litigation.  NCYL is committed to hiring a group of law students that reflects the racial and cultural diversity of our clients.  Please apply by January 31, 2017, at https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/16657.

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Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia is accepting applications for judicial internship positions for summer 2018.  See the full announcement here.

December 2017 Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse.

The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless seeks interns for spring 2018. Interns work with staff attorneys to engage in direct representation, education, and policy advocacy with and alongside individuals and families experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. Under attorney and staff supervision, interns gain experience in direct client casework, legal research, drafting legal pleadings, public policy advocacy, and community engagement.  See the full announcement here.

Internships are open to current law students who have completed at least one year of law school, and are interested in doing pro bono or public interest law upon graduation. Applicants should have good oral and written communication skills. Prior experience and interest in direct services and/or working with people who are homeless is helpful, but not required. Ideal applicants have a demonstrated interest in:  Social justice; Legal services and public interest work; Affordable housing; Homelessness; Community engagement and organizing; and/or Public policy advocacy.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through December 1, 2017. Typically, there are 1-2 interns each semester/summer. The internships are unpaid; however, applicants are encouraged to seek out credit or funding from their schools or other fellowship sources. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Caitlin Cocilova at Caitlin.cocilova@legalclinic.org. For more information, call 202-328-5500.

 

Quality Trust is seeking motivated law students to serve as legal interns for the Spring 2018 semester.  Legal interns assist QT attorneys with client communication, interviews, and related cases/matters; legislative and policy projects; coalition initiatives; legal trainings; and legal research and writing relevant to disability law and policy.

See the full announcement here.

The November 2017 Edition of the Washington Council of Lawyers Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse has been published.  You can see the Newsletter here.

The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless seeks interns for the Fall Semester. The Legal Clinic provides District of Columbia residents with legal representation in public benefits, shelter, housing, police misconduct, disability rights, and other civil matters. Our interns work alongside staff attorneys in providing direct representation, education and policy advocacy on behalf of individuals and families experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.

Under attorney supervision, interns gain experience doing the following:
-Direct client casework
– Legal research
– Drafting legal pleadings
– Public policy advocacy
– Community engagement

Qualifications: Internships are open to current law students who have completed at least one year of law school. Ideal applicants have a demonstrated interest in homelessness, affordable housing, social justice, legal services, public policy advocacy, and/or public interest law, and are interested in doing pro bono or public interest law upon graduation. Applicants should have good oral and written communication skills. Prior experience and interest in direct services and/or working with people who are homeless is helpful, but not required.

Ideal applicants have a demonstrated interest in:
– Social justice
– Homelessness
– Affordable housing
– Legal services & public interest law
– Public policy advocacy

How to apply: Applications will be accepted through Monday, September 18th. Our internships are unpaid; however, we encourage applicants to seek out credit or funding from their schools or other fellowship sources. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to our volunteer coordinator:
Kelsey Vaughan
kelsey.vaughan@legalclinic.org (email submission is preferred)
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
1200 U Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Or, for more information, call 202-328-5500.