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Employment opportunities at the Center are posted here, and at the ABA Employment Opportunities page.

Associate Director

The Center is hiring for an Associate Director. The position will partner with the Director to lead and manage the Center. The Associate Director will possess a vision for, and demonstrated career commitment to, promoting access to justice for children and families. View the job description. 


The Center welcomes interns throughout the year. Interns generally support Center projects assisting with research, writing and analysis, communications, meetings and events. Efforts are made to match interns' interests and skills with appropriate projects and tasks.

Internships are generally unpaid; there are exceptions when grant funds are available. Interns are usually students on work study, students using a public interest stipend through their schools, or student volunteers.

During the school year, interns work about 15 hours per week for at least 3 months. During the summer, interns work either full or part-time for at least 2 months.

Internships are open to law students, graduate (e.g., social work, psychology) and undergraduate students. Applicants must be interested in child welfare and the law.

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to:

Cristina Cooper, Intern Coordinator
ABA Center on Children and the Law
1050 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036
202-662-8638 Fax: 202-662-1755

Note if you are seeking a paid internship, can volunteer, are on work study, or can obtain a public interest stipend through your school.

Partnership Opportunities 

The Center is always looking at new areas where we can grow our work by partnering with other organizations. These partnerships strengthen the field, deepen understanding of complex cross-cutting issues, and broaden our reach through relationship building.

Examples of partnership opportunities include: 

  • legislative advocacy 
  • policy reform
  • project advisory committee participation
  • co-sponsoring trainings or webinar presentations
  • ABA policy development and support 
  • joint publications