The Center for Children’s Law and Policy welcomes applications for internships from law students and graduate students in public policy and communications. We accept applications from students pursuing full-time placements of 10 weeks or more during the summer, as well as academic year internships and internships. Please note that CCLP has completed its hiring for 2017 summer internships, but we continue to accept applications for 2017-2018 academic year placements.
The Center’s internship program provides law students with valuable work experience in the areas of juvenile justice, reform of public agencies and systems, and racial justice, as well as an opportunity to make substantive contributions to the Center’s projects. Interns will have the opportunity to attend legislative hearings, research substantive law and policy issues, and learn about the work of other organizations in Washington, DC that are working to improve the lives of at-risk youth.
Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in legal and policy advocacy for youth in the juvenile justice system. Strong consideration will be given to applicants with relevant work experience and course work. Applicants should have excellent research and communication skills and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and a commitment improving the lives of troubled and at-risk youth. Internships are unpaid.
Interested law school applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Jason Szanyi, Deputy Director, at email@example.com. CCLP accepts applications on a rolling basis beginning in the fall. We generally extend 2L internship offers by mid-November and 1L internship offers by early January. CCLP encourages applicants to submit materials early to ensure consideration in the summer internship hiring process. Graduate students should send a resume, cover letter, and an appropriate writing sample or portfolio samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “CCLP Internship Application” in the subject line.
The Center for Children’s Law and Policy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
“The work of the DMC Action Network, led by the Center for Children’s Law and Policy, demonstrated that communities can implement reforms that have a measurable and positive impact on youth of color.”
Laurie Garduque Director of Justice Reform, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
“CCLP has been instrumental in helping Fairfax County tackle issues surrounding racial and ethnic disparities. They have been extremely helpful in identifying specific areas to target, as well as work through individual problems and data issues. They have helped us focus our efforts, and their team has gone above and beyond to help us succeed.”
Courtney Porter Director of Research and Development, Fairfax County, Virginia, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
“CCLP helped change the culture and the landscape of law enforcement in this community. CCLP gave us the courage to look at the numbers. We’ve changed the way we do police work here in Gainesville and in Alachua County because of that relationship. We’re very thankful for CCLP coming into our lives several years ago and look forward to a long-term relationship with them moving forward.”
Captain Will Halvosa, Gainesville Florida Police Department
“It is an absolute pleasure to be working with CCLP on the campaign to Stop Solitary for Kids. I’m convinced we’re going to end this abusive practice once and for all.”
Marc Schindler Executive Director – Justice Policy Institute
“To first working with Mark 10 years ago as part of JDAI in Washington, DC to seeing CCLP really thrive over the last 10 years, I think I speak for the entire Casey Foundation when I say JDAI would not be where it is today without CCLP.”
Nate Balis Director, Juvenile Justice Strategies Group- Annie E. Casey Foundation