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Job Title

Juvenile Rights Practice Legal Intern- Fall 2022

Deadline: Open Until Filled, Unless Date Is Posted Below (Deadline is 11:59 PM EST For Date Listed)

Sep 2, 2022

Job Description

The Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Practice (JRP) has non-paid internship openings in its trial offices and Special Litigation and Law Reform unit for the Fall 2022 term. We are seeking law students dedicated to children's rights issues and juvenile justice. Legal interns work directly with JRP attorneys in an inter-disciplinary team with social workers, paralegals, and investigators. JRP trial attorneys provide legal representation to children, ages 0 to 21, who are before New York City Family Courts on child welfare, PINS (Persons-in-Need-of-Supervision), juvenile delinquency, adolescent offender and termination of parental rights matters.


Fall Interns can expect a hybrid schedule (including both remote and in-person engagement) in accordance with public health guidance and Legal Aid Society policy.

Interns will work directly under the supervision of Juvenile Rights Practice attorneys. Mandatory supervision will be conducted both remotely and in-person. Students will also be required to attend training, practice- wide webinars relevant to their internship assignment.


Manhattan- Juvenile Rights- 80 Pine


  • Is a current 2L law school student in good standing
  • Relevant clinical program or work experience preferred
  • Commitment to children's issues and juvenile justice
  • Ability to deal effectively with children, adolescents, and family members.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a high-volume practice
  • Demonstrated commitment and interest in serving racially and socioeconomically oppressed communities

The leadership of The Legal Aid Society is committed to a work culture of zealous advocacy, respect, diversity and inclusion, client-oriented defense, access to justice and excellent representation. We are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each of our clients, to understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs. Our ability to achieve these goals depends on the efforts of all of us.

All applications must be completed online. We do not accept paper submissions. Please visit our Careers Page to review all current job postings, and instructions on the application process. For technical difficulties or questions regarding this posting, please email jobpostquestions@legal-aid.org.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer, The Legal Aid Society prohibits discriminatory employment actions against and treatment of its employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race or color, size (including bone structure, body size, height, shape, and weight), religion or creed, alienage or citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity (one's internal deeply-held sense of one's gender which may be the same or different from one's sex assigned at birth; one's gender identity may be male, female, neither or both, e.g., non-binary), gender expression (the representation of gender as expressed through, for example, one's name, choice of pronouns, clothing, haircut, behavior, voice, or body characteristics; gender expression may not be distinctively male or female and may not conform to traditional gender-based stereotypes assigned to specific gender identities), disability, marital status, relationship and family structure (including domestic partnerships, polyamorous families and individuals, chosen family, platonic co-parents, and multigenerational families), genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, arrest or pre-employment conviction record, credit history, unemployment status, caregiver status, salary history, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
Be sure to combine and upload these documents as a single PDF. The file size should not exceed 4 MB max.

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