PAN Internship / Law Clerk Position

Hours per week

20 hours per week



Start Date


End Date



558 Capp Street
San Francisco
United States



We are seeking an intern to work part-time at the National Lawyers Guild Office at 558 Capp Street, San Francisco. If you cannot be available 20 hours a week, please let us know how many hours you would be available.

Additionally, you would be required to attend two monthly meetings. One is the 2nd Wednesday of the Month 6:30-8pm (in SF or by phone), the other is 4th Wednesday of the Month 6:30-8:30pm (in SF or by phone).

The total obligation of hours would not exceed 20 hours per week.

Required Tasks

  • Sort and scan mail, notify advocate of client mail
  • Check voicemails, make notes in client files
  • Check and respond to emails
  • Send mail to incarcerated clients
  • Maintain paper legal case files
  • Maintain electronic files
  • Assign tasks and manage project and tasks completion using Google Drive, Trello, and AirTable

Optional Tasks

  • Legal research and writing
  • Developing trainings and resources
  • Twice a year half day trainings to onboard new volunteers
  • Subject Specific Training 
  • Retreat planning
  • Logistical planning (booking event space, getting food, getting facilitator, printing materials, developing ice breakers)
  • Strategic planning, surveying members about achievements, things that work well, things that need improving, etc.
  • Summarizing work performed and achievements
  • Summarizing areas for improvement
  • Retreat follow up 
  • Outreach and tabling
  • Manage volunteers
  • Recruit volunteers
  • Fundraise and work on grant applications


Strong technology skills. Experience with remote email and electronic communication. Strong organizational skills, and attention to detail. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of issues related to a progressive political agenda, including: support for civil liberties, workers' rights, social justice; opposition to government repression, racism, homophobia and sexism. Self-motivated, able to implement and complete projects in a timely manner. Able to manage multiple priorities; flexible, comfortable in open office environment with many projects and activities. Able to adapt to a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.


Experience working with incarcerated people. Experience working with individuals in the legal profession and in legal offices. Experience working in a grassroots, membership organization. Spanish-language skills a plus.

Layout and design skills. Experience with constituent relationship management tools, including databases.

Details for Applicants

PAN is an affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, disability or sexual orientation, or incarceration history. Directly impacted individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.


We are happy to work with you to obtain school credit or to apply for funding at sources you identify. PAN is an all-volunteer organization and funding is therefore limited, however we have consistently worked to provide stipends for our interns at the internship’s end.

How To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter.