Public Counsel has nine exciting law projects currently accepting summer interns. Our projects include a sophisticated appellate law practice, a comprehensive children's rights program that handles school condition and discipline matters, special education cases, and adoptions, a community development team that supports affordable housing development and assists non-profit and small businesses with a variety of transactional needs, an immigrants' rights group that does compelling asylum work on behalf of victims of torture and political persecution, a homelessness prevention unit that defends unlawful detainer complaints, advocates for welfare benefits, and eliminates outstanding tickets and warrants for persons at-risk of homelessness, and complex consumer fraud and impact litigation that addresses the injuries of individuals as well as systemic reform. Click here to learn more about each of our practice areas.


Public Counsel's 2017 summer internship program will run for ten weeks, commencing on May 30, 2017, and ending on August 4, 2017. Both 1L's and 2L's are eligible for these internships. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.


To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, transcript (or list of grades), and writing sample to If you are interested in more than one project, you must indicate your first choice of projects. It is helpful to describe in your cover letter the reasons for your interest in the project for which you are applying.  If a particular project has subprojects (e.g., adoptions, guardianship, Transition Age Foster Youth), please make sure to specify the particular subproject you are applying for.  Again, you may apply for more than one subproject, but you must indicate your first choice.  Note: Unless otherwise indicated below, all of the clerkships will take place in Los Angeles.


Please be sure to include the following in the subject line of your e-mail:  "Application for 2017 Public Counsel Summer Internship."  Your application will not be considered if the requested application materials or project preference are omitted.


The following projects are currently accepting summer clerk applications: