Contact NCYL

For general inquiries:

Email us:

Call us: (510) 835-8098

Write to us at our headquarters:

National Center for Youth Law
1212 Broadway, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612

The National Center for Youth Law has a number of locations throughout the United States which include (but not limited to) Washington D.C.:

National Center for Youth Law
818 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 425  
Washington DC 20006

For media inquiries:
Willis Jacobson
Media Relations Manager

For Requests for Assistance:
Please fill our our RFA Form here.

For Job Seekers/HR Inquiries:
You can view our current job openings here. For all other HR inquiries, please email


Interested in joining NCYL as an intern or clerk?

Recruiting for law and policy clerks happens on this approximate schedule:

  • Summer clerkships: October - January
  • Fall term clerkships: April - June
  • Spring term clerkships: September - November

Please check our website for announcements around these dates.

Interested in joining NCYL as a Legal Fellow?

Recruiting for Legal Fellows (e.g., funded by Skadden, Equal Justice Works, or another entity) occurs in the summer, for onboarding in the fall a year later.

Dates are subject to change.

Interested in joining NCYL as a volunteer?

We are working on developing a volunteer program, but are not currently accepting volunteers that do not fall within the above parameters.