Internships with YAD
Apply here: CPCS Hiring Portal
YAD Trial Offices and Division Units:
YAD offers volunteer interns a variety of experiences and assignments in our nine trial offices, as well as in our Juvenile Appeals, Private Counsel, and Parole Advocacy units. Our education advocacy group, The Edlaw Project, is located in our downtown Boston office and offers internships as well. All of these units take on volunteer interns periodically, as well as YAD’s Director who accepts interns at various times to work on administrative matters and juvenile justice policy.
While the majority of our internships are reserved for law students, YAD does sometimes consider undergraduate interns for special projects. If you would like to be considered for an internship with YAD, please click on the link above to our online application portal to complete an application and upload your resume. In order to be considered for an internship, you must apply through the application portal. During the process you will be asked to answer a series of questions concerning your interest in juvenile defense and your unit or office preferences.
If you are a graduate social work student and are interested in a social work internship, please contact YAD’s Director of Social Work, Claudia Dunne, for more information, after completing and uploading your resume in the hiring portal.
Juvenile Defenders Dismantling Racism (JDDR) Internships
YAD is committed to seeking racial equity for youth in the juvenile justice system. JDDR is tasked with supporting YAD social services advocates, attorneys and administrative assistants in training and educating YAD staff and lawyers on implicit bias and racism within the juvenile justice system, and formulating methods to recognize and overcome racism within the juvenile justice system.
JDDR Internship Overview
Interns will work with the JDDR Committee, comprised of juvenile defenders, education law attorneys and child and family law counsel, on building racial justice capacity through litigation, policy advocacy and education and training of juvenile defenders and juvenile justice stakeholders. If you are interested in a JDDR internship in 2021, please contact Mona Igram, for more information, after completing and uploading your resume in the hiring portal.