Internship Opportunities

The CBLC places a high priority on training law students interested in community economic development and related fields, and maintains an active program of law student internships. Legal interns with the CBLC have the opportunity to work with the CBLC’s clients around the country on a wide variety of legal projects.

We emphasize direct client contact where possible, development of legal research and writing skills, and understanding of professional roles and responsibilities with regard to clients’ campaigns and decisions. The CBLC’s exceptional network of client organizations allows law students exposure to all aspects of effective community-based advocacy regarding economic development.

We will consider applicants for both summer and school-year internships, either full-time or part-time. The CBLC will also consider supporting postgraduate public interest fellowship applications.

The CBLC and the Partnership for Working Families work with a diverse array of community and labor leaders committed to justice and equality. Women, people of color and members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply for internship positions. For additional information, please contact Ben Beach, CBLC Director, at bbeach@communitybenefits.org.