Internships & Externships
Interested in what it’s like to use your law degree to represent children in the child welfare system? Consider applying here for your summer internship or fall or spring externship.
About Our Program
Our internship and externship programs are unpaid and for the purpose of students gaining a dependency law and practice education. Our interns and externs learn all aspects of representing children and young adults in varying stages of juvenile dependency proceedings. Summer law clerks who become Certified Law Students can receive
Ideal candidates will have an interest in juvenile law, a passion for social and racial justice, and a curiosity about the child welfare system from the minor’s counsel perspective. As lawyers for children who have been taken away from their parents (or at risk thereof), we play a pivotal role as their parents’ constitutional right to have custody of their children is at risk. We are committed to building a diverse workplace that reflects the cultures of our clients.
Our summer internship program is open to rising 2L and 3Ls. EBCLO also considers applications from second and
Field Placements for Masters of Social Work Students
Interested in the intersection of law and social work to improve the lives of children and families? EBCLO often serves as a field placement for students. The same detailed training referenced above is provided to incoming students each fall. Please contact your school to inquire about field placement at EBCLO. For more
EBCLO does not accept applications from undergraduate students for internships at this time.
Interested in applying for a fellowship after law school and having EBCLO as your host organization? Please send your inquiry to our Executive Director, Kristin Mateer.