Every year, the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) welcomes students from all U.S. law schools for a nine-week full-time summer internship. Hiring has completed for Summer 2024. Please check back in November 2024 for information on Summer 2025.

Why Intern at EBCLC?

The center teaches critical, practical, and hands-on lawyering skills,
while fighting for justice, and encouraging reflection.

Service to the Community

Contribute to meeting the legal needs of our community.

Hands-On Experience

Hold primary responsibility for your cases, projects, and clients.

High-Quality Supervision

Work under the expert guidance and mentorship of clinical supervisors.

Resume and Career Builder

Gain skills from first-rate training to establish your career foundation.

Clinical Experience Serving Our Community

For more than three decades, law students have advanced vital legal support and policy advocacy at EBCLC. Join one of our clinics, and experience our multimodal, holistic, and collaborative approach to legal support. 


For Summer 2024, placements are available in the following clinics: 

  • Clean Slate | Help people with criminal records overcome barriers to employment, education, and civic participation.
  • Consumer Justice | Assist low-income consumers on some of the most significant barriers to personal financial independence and stability.
  • Community Economic Justice | Support small-business, nonprofit, and cooperative clients in becoming successful entrepreneurs and advancing people-centered economic development.
  • Education Defense & Justice for Youth | Provide education advocacy for youth who are ensnared in, or are at risk of entering, the juvenile justice system. [Hiring Completed]
  • Health & Welfare | Collaborate on advocacy to improve the health and well-being of low-income clients.
  • Housing | Engage in a full range of litigation procedures while representing tenants in civil eviction proceedings.
  • Immigration | Provide immigration legal services to low-income clients focusing on the most vulnerable populations.

Your work may include:

  • Interviewing clients and conducting intake; drafting client declarations;
  • Issue-spotting, oral and writing advocacy, and creative problem-solving;
  • Advising clients on their legal options;
  • Conducting fact investigation, including interviewing witnesses;
  • Conducting legal research and writing legal memos/briefs;
  • Drafting pleadings and motions, propounding and responding to discovery, developing case strategies, negotiating settlements, and preparing for trials;
  • Representing clients in court, including delivering opening ​and closing statements and conducting witness examination (certified students);
  • Drafting education materials and developing outreach strategies;
  • Researching, organizing & presenting community legal and know-your rights workshops to community-based organizations and client groups;
  • Participating in policy legislation advocacy and lobbying.

Students’ work differs by clinic, and is dependent on the cases brought in by clients.


Learn More & Apply! 

Hiring has completed for Summer 2024. Please check back in November 2024 information on Summer 2025. 

Summer 2024 Program Details & Application Instructions