Jobs and Internships

Staff Positions


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.

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 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 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.