The Alliance for Children's Rights

The Alliance for Children's Rights provides free legal services and advocacy to protect the rights of impoverished and abused children and youth so that they have safe, stable homes, health care and the education they need to thrive.

Since our founding in 1992, we've served nearly 100,000 children and youth in L.A. County. For many of our clients, The Alliance is the only connection to a safer, brighter future.

 

 Internship Description  Contact Information

The Alliance for Children’s Rights offers continuous internship opportunities for law students, social work students and undergraduates. Interns work with Alliance staff to advocate for impoverished and abused children and youth.

A legal internship with the Alliance offers a broad range of legal and advocacy experiences for law students. It provides hands-on client contact and direct provision of legal services to people who might not otherwise have access to legal representation. The atmosphere is collegial, cooperative and supportive. Your experience at the Alliance is one you will long remember.

In addition to specific program work, all interns participate in answering calls through our community intake line. These telephone calls provide the first contact potential clients have with the Alliance. Calls are compelling and the circumstances facing these potential clients may be dire and urgent. The intake worker will review the information with an attorney to determine the appropriate course of action for each potential client.

Interns  also participate in case review with staff attorneys, which provides a valuable learning experience for law students. It is an opportunity to discuss factual situations and applicable legal theories relating to child welfare, while exposing the interns to a variety of cases, circumstances, conflicts and resolutions.

 
If you are interested in an internship, please send a resumé and cover letter to 
Lauren Adcock, Esq.
Pro Bono Manager
or call .213.368.6010, ext. 127.
Website: http://kids-alliance.org/