National Center for Youth Law

Jobs & Volunteering

Fall 2020 Law Clerks – Washington, DC

Spring 2021 Law Clerks – Washington, DC


Fall 2020 Law Clerks – Washington, DC

Washington DC Office 

The DC office is staffed by a highly experienced group of litigators with strong civil rights backgrounds, strengthening NCYL’s already formidable litigation team. Working seamlessly together with our litigators and subject-matter experts across the country, the DC office works on litigation projects intended to improve the lives of low-income children.

Position 

NCYL seeks 2-4 law students to work in its Washington DC office during Fall 2020. Under the mentorship of their supervising attorneys, Law Clerks will work closely with NCYL attorneys on projects impacting low-income children and youth. This is a great opportunity for law student who are interested in developing their litigation skills.

Essential Functions 

  • Research novel issues within youth law
  • Write legal memoranda
  • Assist in ongoing litigation efforts

Qualifications 

  • Current law student
  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • Interest in protecting the rights of low-income children and youth
  • Ability to commit 10-15 hours per week for Fall 2020
  • Applicants for full-time externships will also be considered

How to Apply 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit a cover letter, resume and a short writing sample that demonstrates legal analytical skills using the link below.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/277020/National-Center-For- Youth-Law/Law-Clerk-Washington-DC—Fall-2020

The National Center for Youth Law is committed to hiring a group of students that reflect the racial and cultural diversity of our clients. Students of color, those who will increase the diversity of NCYL, and those with personal experience in our practice areas are strongly encouraged to apply as a Law Clerk.

NCYL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, size, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, or genetic information. Applicants who will increase the diversity of NCYL are strongly encouraged to apply.


Spring 2021 Law Clerks –  Washington, DC

Washington DC Office

The DC office is staffed by a highly experienced group of litigators with strong civil rights backgrounds, strengthening NCYL’s already formidable litigation team. Working seamlessly together with our litigators and subject-matter experts across the country, the DC office works on litigation projects intended to improve the lives of low-income children.

Position 

NCYL seeks 2-4 law students to work in its Washington DC office during Spring 2021. Under the mentorship of their supervising attorneys, Law Clerks will work closely with NCYL attorneys on projects impacting low-income children and youth. This is a great opportunity for law student who are interested in developing their litigation skills.

Essential Functions 

  • Research novel issues within youth law
  • Write legal memoranda
  • Assist in ongoing litigation efforts

Qualifications 

  • Current law student
  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • Interest in protecting the rights of low-income children and youth
  • Ability to commit 10-15 hours per week for Spring 2021
  • Applicants for full-time externships will also be considered

How to Apply 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit a cover letter, resume and a short writing sample that demonstrates legal analytical skills using the link below.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/277526/National-Center-For- Youth-Law/Law-Clerk-Washington-DC—Spring-2021

The National Center for Youth Law is committed to hiring a group of students that reflect the racial and cultural diversity of our clients. Students of color, those who will increase the diversity of NCYL, and those with personal experience in our practice areas are strongly encouraged to apply as a Law Clerk. 

NCYL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, size, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, or genetic information. Applicants who will increase the diversity of NCYL are strongly encouraged to apply.