National Association of Counsel for Children
Law Student Internship:
Positions Available: Fall, Spring, Summer
Compensation: Unpaid or Academic Credit
About the NACC: In today's world millions of children are the subjects of judicial proceedings each year. They are involved in the court system as victims of abuse and neglect, as juvenile offenders, as subjects of custody, visitation and adoption proceedings, and as participants in civil damages litigation. Our mission is to improve the lives of children and families by ensuring that these proceedings produce justice. Specifically, our mission is to: (1) Strengthen the Delivery of Legal Services for Children, (2) Enhance the Quality of Legal Services Affecting Children, (3) Improve Courts and Agencies Serving Children, and (4) Advance the Rights and Interests of Children.
Internship General Description: The intern assists with substantive legal matters in conjunction with the Staff Attorney / Resources Director. Specifically, these responsibilities include managing and updating the NACC's National Children's Law and Advocacy Resource Center, responding to resource requests, handling referrals, conducting research, writing case summaries for The Guardian, supporting the administration of the NACC's Amicus Curiae program, and assisting with various special projects.
Specific Primary Responsibilities:
National Children's Law and Advocacy Resource Center –
· Provide attorney referrals the general public
· Respond to resource requests from NACC members and the public
· Legal Research
· Assist in the maintenance, improvement, organization and expansion of reference library
Amicus Curiae Program –
· Assist with the administration of amicus curiae requests
· Help with research and drafting of briefs
· Assist in selecting cases and writing case summaries for the NACC's monthly newsletter eGuardian.
Specific Secondary Responsibilities:
· Assist with other NACC programs, such as the Attorney Specialty Certification program and the Children's Law Office Program
· Assist in planning and execution of the NACC National Conference
· General administrative tasks
Qualifications: Minimum of 1 year of law school completed; demonstrated interest in child welfare law preferred
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter via email to Taylor Stockdell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline(s): Open until Filled