Law Clerk and Intern Program Overview
We are currently accepting Family Law Law Clerk applications for the fall of 2021. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Children’s Law Center (CLC) hosts a comprehensive, hands-on internship program. Law clerk and intern positions are available during spring, summer, and fall semesters. Law clerk applicants must be current law students or recent law school graduates. All positions are unpaid and can be taken for credit. Hours are flexible. Generally, spring openings are posted in October, summer positions are posted in November and fall openings are posted in May.
Please note that fall 2021 law clerk and intern positions may be offered as remote positions or as hybrid (part remote/part in-person) positions.
Who We Are
At Children’s Law Center, everything we do is focused on one thing – delivering better client outcomes for kids and families in DC. Our staff are empowered to open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions. We encourage intellectual curiosity, innovation, diversity, and mutual respect.
Our greatest assets are our people. We strive to attract and cultivate a vibrant, creative, and diverse community. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our ability to provide the best outcomes for our clients. Our staff drive Children’s Law Center’s mission with their leadership, result-orientated mindset, and commitment to cultural humility and centering the needs of our clients. We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.
Children Law Center’s success depends on recruiting and retaining individuals who possess and value these attributes.
*Children’s Law Center is currently operating remotely. This position will work from home until the organization returns to the office.
About the Family Law Program
Children’s Law Center family law attorneys provide direct representation in DC family law matters, representing children in custody cases and third-party caregivers in custody, adoption, and guardianship cases. The Family Law Law Clerk will support CLC attorneys in these matters.
The Family Law Law Clerk will support CLC case-handling attorneys by researching and writing about legal issues, drafting motions and other pretrial or trial materials, interviewing clients and witnesses, assisting in investigative tasks, attending court proceedings, and providing other support as needed on family law matters. Applicants must be a current law student or recent law school graduate.
Requirements and qualifications for the position include: strong interpersonal skills, excellent analytical ability, strong writing skills, solid academic background, commitment to working with low-income populations, and willingness and enthusiasm to complete all tasks. This position is unpaid and requires a minimum of 12 hours per week.
Please note that fall 2021 law clerk and intern positions may be offered as remote positions or as hybrid (part remote/part in person) positions.
To apply, please submit the following materials in one PDF file: cover letter, resume, writing sample and 3 professional references. Law clerk positions require that applicants are either currently enrolled in or recently graduated from law school.
Children’s Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and existing employees. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to ancestry, age, color, disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. We invite you to visit us here to learn more about our organization and our career opportunities (www.childrenslawcenter.org/join-us).
Children’s Law Center is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. If you believe that you need accommodation to search for, or apply for, one of our positions please send an email to Jobs@ChildrensLawCenter.org. In your email, please include the accommodation you are requesting and the job title you are applying for. It may take up to three business days to receive a response to your request.