Employment, Fellowships, Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

Administrative Assistant – Part Time

The Center for Children’s Advocacy seeks experienced, organized secretarial and administrative support for our Bridgeport office.   Responsibilities include managing incoming calls from active and potential clients, providing referral information to callers, filing, copying, word processing, maintaining supplies and equipment, scheduling, and courier services.

Position is also responsible for maintaining open/closed case files and entering data into LegalFiles.

Qualifications: Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office, excellent writing skills, strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, and the ability to multi-task.  A minimum of two years secretarial experience is required. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred but not required. Must have reliable car.

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

To Apply: Email cover letter and detailed resume to: lsmith@kidscounsel.org or mail to: Leon Smith, Center for Children’s Advocacy, 211 State Street, Bridgeport, CT  06605



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.

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 Intern – Center for Children’s Advocacy

Center for Children’s Advocacy hires three law school interns each summer.

Legal interns will work closely with CCA attorneys on research projects, individual cases, and systemic advocacy. They will also work on issues related to improving outcomes for children in the child welfare, education, and juvenile justice systems. Background in these areas, either through experience and/or course work, is preferred but not required.

Applicants must have superior research and writing skills, and excellent interpersonal skills. Applications must include a cover letter and resume, and must be received by March 15. Early applications are encouraged.

Please email application to ecolon@kidscounsel.org or mail to:

Summer Intern Position
Edwin Colon, Esq.
Center for Children’s Advocacy
65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105



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.

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

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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