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Policy Clerk, 2021 Bill Grimm Memorial Summer Clerk Program

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National Center for Youth Law


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January 17, 2021
Program participants will receive a stipend of $2000 to defray living expenses.
Ability to commit 37.5 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks, between June and August 2021

The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) advances justice by defending the rights of children and improving the systems impacting their lives. 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.  


Position  

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 up to 2 policy-focused students to support its Oakland office during Summer 2021. 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.  

Essential Functions 

  • Research novel issues within youth law and policy 
  • Analyze and interpret data related to youth systems 
  • Support legislative policy and/or budget campaigns 
  • Write policy briefs and other lobbying materials 
  • Participate in state and local coalitions and provide technical assistance to community partners 

Qualifications 

  • Current graduate or undergraduate student preferred 
  • Knowledge and understanding of NCYL’s mission 
  • 1 year experience with and or exposure to at least one of the following: 
  • Communities of Color 
  • Low Income Communities 
  • Child or Youth Centered Activities 
  • Ability to commit 37.5 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks, between June and August 2021

The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) advances justice by defending the rights of children and improving the systems impacting their lives. We focus on complex challenges that disproportionately impact children and communities of…

Details at a glance

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  • Stipend

How to Apply

How to Apply 

Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled or until January 17, 2021. Applicants must submit the following: 

  • Resume (not including GPA) 
  • Cover letter describing your particular interest in working for NCYL and understanding of NCYL’s mission 
  • 5-7 page writing sample that demonstrates legal analytical skills  

NCYL will not participate in regional or school-based career fairs taking place after the January 17 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. 

 

How to Apply 

Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled or until January 17, 2021. Applicants must submit the following: 

  • Resume (not including GPA) 
  • Cover letter…

Location

Oakland, CA

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