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Non-Paid Law Clerk Internship

Non-Paid Law Clerk Internship

The YWCA legal services program provides family law services (restraining orders, divorces, paternity, child custody/visitation and child support) and direct representation to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. This position provides extensive hands-on client experience.

Date of service: Year round
Time commitment: 10-20 hours per week
Pay: Volunteer; course credit (if student is eligible)

Qualifications: Interest in family law and advocacy or public interest. Foreign language skills are plus. Comfortable working with clients who are experiencing trauma and emotional events.


  1. Screen and interview clients at legal clinics
  2. Prepare paperwork
  3. Assist attorneys with direct representation
  4. Accompany clients to court
  5. File court paperwork
  6. Answer phone calls
  7. Provide client referrals

Requirements: Intern must pass Livescan fingerprints and TB test prior to first shift.

Application: Please submit cover letter and resume to shannon@ywcasandiego.org.