Employment, Fellowships, Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

Development and Communications Associate

 The Center for Children’s Advocacy is seeking full time support for the Center’s Development Director and Communications Director.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Database management and analytics
  • Events management support
  • Seminar and webinar support
  • Coordination of donor communications
  • Maintenance of development/communications calendar
  • Social media communications
  • Publications inventory and distribution

Position also provides administrative support, records procurement and data entry for the Center’s juvenile justice project; and general telephone support for four hours each day.

MUST have:

  • Experience with database management
  • Excellence with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to think analytically to develop donor reports, targeted mailings, communications plan

Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred but not required.

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience and within the general range of salaries for public interest organizations.

To Apply: Email COVER LETTER and RESUME to bberk@kidscounsel.org.

 

 

Post Graduate Fellowships

The Center for Children’s Advocacy seeks law students (current 2Ls) and current law clerks to sponsor as Postgraduate Fellows for a fellowship program to begin in September through Equal Justice Works, Skadden, Liman, Holmes or other similar public interest fellowship programs.

Qualifications
We are seeking fellowship candidates with a demonstrated commitment to public interest. Knowledge of children’s issues or education systems is a plus but is not required. The position requires individual client representation, excellent legal research and writing skills, and the ability and interest to address public policy issues.

To Apply
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to mstone@kidscounsel.org or by mail to:

Martha Stone, Esq.
Executive Director
Center for Children’s Advocacy
65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105

 

 

Internship Opportunities

Please note that the Center does not have funding to pay for internships. Students must secure their own funding from their law school or another source, or be willing to volunteer their time for an internship with the Center.

 

Legal Internships
Summer

The Center is seeking four law school interns for its summer program. Legal interns will work closely with the Center’s attorneys on individual cases, research projects, and systemic advocacy.  They will work on issues related to improving outcomes for children in the child welfare, education, health care, and juvenile justice systems. Background in these areas, either through experience and/or course work, is preferred but not required.

Interns will have exposure to the work done by the Center’s attorneys, and attend court, professional meetings, negotiations, training and other professional opportunities.  

Individuals with a history of/commitment to public interest work are encouraged to apply.  The Center has offices in Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford, CT.  One legal intern will work specifically with our Medical-Legal Partnership Project (MLPP); one legal intern will work in our Bridgeport office; two will work in our Hartford office. Candidates should indicate preference in their cover letter.

Applicants must have superior research and writing skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.  Applications must include a cover letter and resume.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but must be received no later than March 15.  

Please email applications to mhalm@kidscounsel.org or mail to:

Summer Intern Position
Marisa Mascolo Halm, Esq.
Center for Children’s Advocacy
65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105

Please note that the Center does not have funding to pay for internships. Students must secure their own funding from their law school or another source, or be willing to volunteer their time for an internship with the Center.

 

 

Legal Intern – Medical Legal Partnership
Fall, Spring

The Center’s Medical Legal Partnership is a collaborative project that provides on-site legal assistance, education, training, and policy advocacy to central Connecticut pediatric centers. We offer internships to one or two energetic and dedicated law students for the fall and spring semesters and each summer.

Applicants must have excellent writing and legal reasoning skills, and should be familiar with basic aspects of poverty and public interest law.

Interns must have access to a car, and will be expected to participate in client interviews, negotiations, litigation and legal research activities. In addition, students will participate in and assist attorneys on matters at the MLPP sites at Saint Francis Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Charter Oak Community Health Center, Community Health Services, and The Hospital of Central Connecticut.

More information about the Medical Legal Partnership Project is available here.

Application Deadlines
For fall must be received by June 1.
For spring must be received by November 1.
For summer must be received by March 15.

Please include a cover letter and resume. Email application to broswig@connecticutchildrens.org or mail to:

MLPP Intern Position
Bonnie Roswig, Esq.
Senior Staff Attorney, Medical Legal Partnership Project
Center for Children’s Advocacy
65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105

 

 

Marketing and Development Intern

The Center for Children’s Advocacy is seeking a volunteer marketing, communications and development intern to assist marketing and development staff.

Responsibilities include website updates; donor data management; planning and execution of  fundraising events; updates to social networking sites; assistance with press releases and media contacts; publication updates.

Please email cover letter and resume to: bberk@kidscounsel.org

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

The Center is always looking for energetic volunteers! Please email sstein@kidscounsel.org if you can help us.

Administrative
Filing and organizing, data management, development research 

Special Events
Planning, logistics, day of event

Community Outreach
Spread the word about the Center’s important work

Translators and Interpreters
Accompany attorneys on client interviews, translate documents and forms

Holiday Gift Committee
Organize wrapping and gift delivery, coordinate gift donation requests

Advocacy
Contact legislators and community on behalf of the Center

Please email sstein@kidscounsel.org if you would like to help. Thank you!

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