Lawyers for Children

by justineh

PICS Organization Name
Lawyers for Children


New York, New York

Weekly Stipend

Public Transportation

Housing Provided

Former Interns
Addie Gilson '19, Rebecca Kahn '18, Nusrat Ahmed '17, Kauribel Javier '19, Jeremy Burton '18

Organization Description
Since 1984, we have represented almost 30,000 children in New York City court proceedings involving: voluntary foster care placement, abuse, neglect, termination of parental rights, adoption, guardianship, paternity, custody and visitation.

We listen carefully to our clients, help them understand their options and vigorously protect their right to a safe, secure and supportive place to call home.

Internship Description
Intern will shadow a social worker and assist on cases, especially with contact with outside agencies. Intern will also accompany social workers on field visits and attend court hearings.

Internship Qualifications
Interested in working with children and the court system.

Expected Start Time
9:00 am

Expected End Time
5:00 pm

Required Dates
6/3/19 - 8/9/19

Internship Length
10 Weeks

Meets Certificate Requirement

Additional Info
NYU Housing has housed interns in the past.

Evaluation Excerpt

I learned more in just 10 weeks about child welfare than I could ever have imagined. I learned broadly through the training sessions and firsthand through the interviews and through observing the trials.
—Carly Rabner '15

The internship completely surpassed all of my expectations over the summer. I felt that I was treated like a fellow staff member and given meaningful work that would help out a child in need. I was rarely ever given busy work and was more often than not, trusted to complete important assignments that would help out both the social worker and lawyer [...] Working at LFC was an eyeopening experience and one that will remain with me as I consider career plans.
—Kauribel Javier '19

I did connect with the service mission of LFC. My experience definitely enhanced my passion for public interest law. I also now recognize the importance of making sure children's voices are heard in difficult family matters. —Addie Gilson '19

Applications for Summer 2020 will open in November 2019. 


To read evaluations written by former interns, please contact the
Student Program


Make sure to read the eligibility criteria and requirements prior to submitting an application. Here