Summer 2016 Paralegal Intern

Children’s Rights is seeking a summer undergraduate intern to join in an active litigation program committed to reforming child welfare services for abused and neglected children. Children’s Rights is a national non-profit organization that uses the law, in partnership with a variety of local and national expert groups and policy analysts, to bring about meaningful reform in government child welfare agencies that provide foster care, adoptive, and child protective services.

The paralegal intern will perform such tasks as: reviewing primary and secondary child welfare sources, including case-specific documentation from child welfare agencies; preparing memoranda on specific foster care or case-related issues; factual research and data analysis; participating in intake calls from stakeholders in states around the country; and other assorted case-related tasks, including some administrative and clerical support.

Students interested in public interest law, the legal system, child welfare, social services, and/or reform of government systems would find an internship at Children’s Rights to be an interesting and rewarding experience. Many former paralegals and paralegal interns at Children’s Rights have gone on to law school or other related graduate degree programs. Start and end dates are flexible, but a minimum commitment of two months is required. Children’s Rights is happy to help interns secure funding from their school or course credit.

Qualifications
Children’s Rights seeks an intern who is interested in children’s issues and/or social services and is committed to reform on behalf of abused and neglected children. Candidates must be detail-oriented and well organized, with strong writing and critical thinking skills.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and college transcript (unofficial transcripts are fine) by April 15, 2016. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis. While emailed applications are preferred, you may also submit your materials by postal mail or fax, addressed to Michelle Zhang. Mail to 330 7th Ave., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001; fax to 212-683-4015; email to mzhang@childrensrights.org