Chosen Family Law Center (CFLC) is recruiting interns/externs for Fall 2021 to work remotely. Please forward the information below to students, friends or colleagues who might be interested or have someone they can refer to one of these programs!
Chosen Family Law Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating equitable social and legal recognition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA) and polyamorous families and individuals, as well as other underserved family forms such as platonic co-parents or multigenerational families; eliminating prejudice and discrimination and defending human, civil, and other rights for these communities; and offering education to lawyers, therapists, and other professionals to enable them to best serve these communities. CFLC is now recruiting interns and externs to assist our pro bono clients and also with development and execution of our projects, educational materials, and service areas! Please visit our website for the current list of projects in development.
In addition to traditional Family Law, our organizations support LGBTQIA+ clients with services including:
- Same-sex parents with Adoption & Assisted Reproductive Technology
- Polyamorous & Multi-Parent Families
- Platonic Co-Parents
- Adjustment of Status (Green Cards)
- Trans & Gender Non-Conforming Clients with ID Document Support
- Caretakers of Disabled Partners & Parents
Depending on the interests and ability of the student, these internships could involve:
- Document drafting, filing, and procedure for family law matters
- Development of educational materials
- Legal research and writing for project development
- NGO organizational development research
- Grant writing
- Client interviewing and intake
Both internships with CFLC require excellent research and writing skills and at least a basic family law class, and an ideal candidate will have taken classes on assisted reproduction, adoption, and/or LGBTQ law. All applicants should be culturally competent to serve the LGBTQIA+ community.
The Fall 2021 internships are expected to be part time and require a minimum commitment of 15 hours/week online during business hours for at least 10 weeks. As of now, we expect this position to be remote so non-NYC applicants are encouraged to apply!
The intern/externships are unpaid, but the intern/extern will receive substantial direct mentoring and work side-by-side with our attorneys. We are happy to comply with school requirements for securing externship course credit, and we have served as an externship placement program for several years. Opportunity exists for mentoring on specific skill development, recommendation letter and references/connections for small firm, solo practice, or legal service/non-profit/LGBTQ practice at the end of the semester.
The full listings and application instructions: https://chosenfamilylawcenter.org/internship-opportunities