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.

While the majority of our internships are reserved for law students and graduate social work 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 hiring portal link  to access 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 interested in an internship with YAD, log into the CPCS hiring portal, choose your desired YAD location or unit, and upload your resume:  CPCS Hiring Portal.

JDDR Internships

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, please indicate as such in your cover letter after uploading your resume in the hiring portal.