2017 Summer Paralegal Internship

Children’s Rights is seeking a summer undergraduate intern to join in an active litigation program committed to reforming child welfare services for children in state custody. Children’s Rights is a national non-profit organization that uses the law 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: updating case teams about media coverage relevant to our work; conducting case-related research and reviewing documents produced in the litigation; and providing administrative support to paralegals and attorneys. Additionally, paralegal interns will gain substantive exposure to civil rights law from professionals committed to mentorship. The interns will have the opportunity to build relationships with attorneys and paralegals, and they will gain a deeper understanding of legal careers, impact litigation, and child welfare issues.

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 course credit or funding from their schools.

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 organized, with strong writing and critical thinking skills.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and college transcript (unofficial transcripts are fine) by March 17, 2017. 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 Bridget Morrison. Mail to 88 Pine St., Suite 800 New York, New York 10005; fax to 212-683-4015; email to bmorrison@childrensrights.org. Thank you for your time and consideration.