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Join Us

Are you a tenacious advocate for kids?

We are known for our smart, talented and passionate staff – and we have nearly 100 dedicated lawyers, social workers, investigators and operations staff who embody these characteristics.

We are always looking for talented additions to our team. Whether you join us as a pro bono attorney, donor, intern, or full-time staff member, DC's most vulnerable children and families need you. You can watch the video at the right to see some of our staff in action!

We have been ranked by the Washington Post as a top workplace, and have been named one of the NonProfit Times' best places to work three times. Children's Law Center nurtures a supportive environment where staff have the support and flexibility they need while making a big impact in the community. We value the diverse skills and experiences that our staff members bring to our work.

Fellowships and Internships

Law Clerk and Internship Program Openings

Children’s Law Center hosts a comprehensive, hands-on internship program. Generally, law clerk or intern positions are available for spring, summer, or fall.

Open Positions

Major Gift Officer

Children’s Law Center seeks a Major Gift Officer who is charged with expanding and scaling the major gift program of Children’s Law Center with a focus on gifts in the $10,000 to $100,000 range. The position reports to the Chief Development Officer.

Policy Attorney

The Policy Attorney will work on CLC’s policy initiatives, which will focus in the next few years on child welfare, children’s mental health and special education. CLC’s policy work is outcome-oriented and involves legislative, budget, and administrative advocacy.

Healthy Together Staff Attorney

The Staff Attorney will represent parents and caregivers in education/special education, health care access and housing matters, and will advocate to address other health-harming legal needs families are experiencing.

Education Supervising Attorney

The Education Supervising Attorney plays a lead role in shaping CLC’s education practice and litigation, gathering information about trends in our education case work, and in assisting the GAL Project Director in formulating and driving the education project’s vision.

Guardian ad Litem Staff Attorney

Staff attorneys work closely with CLC social workers, investigators and special education attorneys to advocate, formally and informally, to advance the best interests of clients with regard to their safety, permanency, physical and mental health and education.

Chief Talent and Equity Officer

The Chief Talent and Equity Officer will serve as a member of CLC’s leadership team and will partner with other senior leaders to drive the organization forward.

Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff will be part advisor, part gatekeeper, part problem solver, and all-around strategic partner to the Executive Director in developing approaches to meet organizational goals and to evolve and advance the mission of Children’s Law Center (CLC).

Development Assistant for Individual Giving

Children’s Law Center seeks a development professional with an interest in soliciting donations from individuals to work in a dynamic, fast-paced office.

Development Associate for Operations

Children’s Law Center seeks a development operations professional with demonstrated experience developing efficient systems and managing the operations of a fast-paced development team.