Juvenile Law Center


Law & Policy Clerkships (Professional School Student Opportunities)

Juvenile Law Center seeks law and graduate school students to volunteer during the summer and during fall and spring semesters.

Clerks assist Juvenile Law Center attorneys in researching children's rights issues, writing legal and policy memoranda, preparing training materials, supporting ongoing litigation and legislative initiatives, and responding to requests for assistance.

If you are interested in a law and policy clerkship please submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • Two References with email addresses

Fall and spring positions are part-time (10-15 hours a week). Summer law clerk positions are full-time for a ten-week period. Application deadlines are:

Fall 2016/Spring 2017


Summer 2016


Please note that Juvenile Law Center clerkships are unpaid positions. Students should apply for outside funding (e.g., Equal Justice Works or law school fellowships), pursue work-study opportunities, seek a clinical placement through their school, or be willing to volunteer.

Applicants should send materials to Kate Burdick, Law Clerk Supervisor, via email at internships@jlc.org

Contact us at internships@jlc.org with any concerns or questions.

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