Law & Policy Internships

Juvenile Law Center seeks law and graduate school students to work with us 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. 

Juvenile Law Center is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, those who are disabled, and those with personal experience in the juvenile justice or child welfare systems to apply.

Semester law and policy internships

Juvenile Law Center offers public interest law clerkships to current 2L and 3L students as well as graduate students in relevant fields. Fall and spring positions are part-time (usually 10-15 hours a week). Semester internships are unpaid.

Summer law and policy internships

Juvenile Law Center offers public interest law clerkships to rising 2L and 3L students. Summer clerkships are full time for a minimum of ten weeks.

Summer law and policy clerks may receive a summer stipend of up to $5,000, upon documentation of best efforts to secure maximum available funding from other sources. Juvenile Law Center will support law and policy clerks with applications for outside funding (e.g. law school stipends, work-study, Equal Justice Works, Equal Justice America, the Bergstrom Fellowship). Internships for credit are not eligible for a stipend. The inability to secure outside funding will not jeopardize the decision to receive a summer clerkship with Juvenile Law Center.

To apply

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

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • Two References with email addresses and phone numbers



  • Summer 2018: 2Ls: rolling until Feb. 9, 2018. 1Ls: rolling between Dec. 1, 2017-Feb. 9, 2018.
  • Spring 2018: rolling
  • Fall 2018: rolling

Applicants should send materials to internships@jlc.orgContact with any questions.