The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) works to build a future in which every child thrives and has a full and fair opportunity to achieve the future they envision for themselves. We focus on complex challenges that disproportionately impact children and communities of color and on solutions that require multiple public systems to change their policies, practices and culture.?
William Lee “Bill” Grimm, Senior Director at the National Center for Youth Law, was a public impact attorney who worked for 43 years transforming and redeeming some of the most troubled child welfare systems in America. To honor him and his powerful legacy, in partnership with his family and friends, we have created the Bill Grimm Memorial Summer Clerk Program. Read more about Bill here .
The National Center for Youth Law is committed to hiring clerks who 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.
NCYL seeks two (2) policy-focused students to support its Oakland, California office during Summer 2022. Under the mentorship of their supervising legal or policy staff members, Policy Clerks will work on projects impacting low-income children and youth.
The Oakland office’s staff includes policy, legal, and direct services staff. Policy and legal staff work on cases and campaigns in multiple states, including work focused on the foster care system, juvenile justice, education, immigration, commercial sexual exploitation of children, and health access and equity.
Program participants will receive a stipend of $2000 to defray living expenses.
How to Apply
Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled or until January 14, 2022. Applicants must submit the following:
NCYL will not participate in regional or school-based career fairs taking place after the January 14 deadline if all clerk spots have been filled. All students are encouraged to apply as early as they are permitted to do so by their schools.
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.