Intern at the Children’s Law Center

Intern at the Children’s Law Center

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Interested in education and the law? If so, consider applying for the internship below–the Children’s Law Center is conveniently located near Saint Ann’s, on Court St. in Brooklyn Heights. See below for specifications and relevant information.

Unpaid High School Internship

The Children’s Law Center New York (CLC) is a not-for-profit law firm founded on the belief that children deserve skilled, zealous advocates in the court system.  Through our trial, appellate and reflective practices, we represent over 7,000 children annually in Family and Supreme Court.   We handle abuse, neglect, high conflict custody, guardianship, visitation, child support, paternity, Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS), Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), domestic violence matter, termination of parental rights, and adoption cases.  Since 1997 we have represented over 100,000 children and youth.  Along with trial and appellate work we are in the community helping our clients with educational advocacy and social services supports.  As an interdisciplinary team of attorneys and social workers we are committed to providing high quality legal services to our young clients and providing them with a voice and a continuum of client management services.  Our offices are located in Bronx, Kings, Queens and Richmond Counties.

Some of the duties for unpaid high school interns include:

  • Observing court;
  • Observing client and litigant interviews;
  • Reading books & playing games with child clients;
  • Assisting clients with homework;
  • Creating legal and social work file folders;
  • Preparing legal and social work files to be archived;
  • Photocopying legal and social work files;
  • Data entry projects;

The goals of a CLC internship are to learn about family law, gain hands on administrative skills, and to provide assistance to CLC staff, but more importantly our clients.  After an orientation and training high school, interns are paired with a CLC staff mentor and will receive close supervision.   

Internship hour requirements: Minimum of 8 hours per week (with some flexibility)

How to apply:

Please email a statement of interest and/or resume to:   volunteerjobs@clcny.org

Put “High School Internship Application” in the subject line.

Attn: Tanisha McKnight, Esq., Director of Paralegal & Volunteer Services

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