The Alliance for Children’s Rights is a nonprofit organization that provides free holistic legal services and advocacy to youth and families impacted by child welfare and juvenile justice systems in Los Angeles County, and works to enact policy changes statewide. Our lawyers, advocates, and social workers, together with hundreds of pro bono attorneys and community volunteers, work to ensure that those we serve have the tools to overcome barriers to stability and success, and access to the education, healthcare, and financial supports that they need. Since 1992, we have helped over 150,000 children. For more information visit: www.allianceforchildrensrights.org.
Interns will learn about the Los Angeles County dependency system and the resources available to those involved in the system by:
- Interacting directly with potential Alliance clients as our first point of contact with the client, performing initial client intake screenings.
- Answering phone calls and doing assessments to gather basic facts about a client’s situation to see how the Alliance can best assist them.
- Working with an Alliance attorney to assess the caller’s legal needs, verify information and refer callers to appropriate resources.
- Students also work under the direction of staff attorneys conducting research, preparing documents and correspondence, and developing resource and educational materials for clients.
- Spanish fluency is not required, but highly valued.
· Availability to work between 8-10 hours per week (minimum two 3.5-hour days per week) between 9am-5:30pm PST Monday-Friday. Shifts are 9:30am-1pm or 1pm-4:30pm PST.
· Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this internship is anticipated to be offered remotely for the spring semester. Students do not need to be in the Los Angeles area to participate. However, students must be able to work during our Los Angeles business hours listed above.
· Training will take place virtually in early January for a full day from 9am-5:30pm PST. Training is mandatory.
· The internship is unpaid, but we can sponsor course credit for students.
Applying: To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please include in your cover letter any relevant experiences, background, or perspective, professional or otherwise, you have in working with diverse populations and/or towards goals of equity and racial justice. Cover letter must include availability, including first available start date.