Employment, Fellowships, Internships and Volunteer Opportunities


Case Manager, Mobile Legal Office

The Center for Children’s Advocacy seeks an experienced, organized Case Manager for our Mobile Legal Office.  The Mobile Legal Office, a professional law office in a customized van, visits community sites in Hartford to provide legal services to homeless youth.  The position is for 12-15 hours/week.  The Case Manager provides community outreach and case management to youth who are homeless and agencies working with these youth.  

Responsibilities include driving the Mobile Legal Office, connecting with youth and agencies serving homeless youth in the Hartford area to increase awareness and make legal services available to youth, providing case management, conducting client intakes, making appropriate referrals and assisting youth to access community services.  Work hours are flexible though availability during business hours, evenings and limited weekends needed. 

Must have experience working with at-risk youth in an urban setting.  Minimum of 2 years of college courses.  Cultural competence is required.  Must have a driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.

Salary is commensurate with experience and within the general range of salaries for public interest organizations.

To Apply
Email cover letter and detailed resume to: sviolante@cca-ct.org

CCA is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse and vibrant work staff.



Development and Communications Assistant

The Center for Children’s Advocacy seeks a full time Development and Communications Assistant with database management experience.

This position supports donor management and cultivation activities, communications and social media strategies, event planning and execution, and is responsible to:

  • Enter donor information into database, manage database and generate reports as requested.
  • Assume responsibility for annual report mailing, annual appeal and other mailings.
  • Compose template and draft personalized letters to donors.
  • Create sponsorship packages for major fundraisers.
  • Support management of event logistics.
  • Communicate activities to present and potential donors.
  • Manage mailings and documents for Director of Foundation Relations as needed.
  • Answer general office phone four hours/day and refer intake calls.
  • Provide administrative support to one attorney: request client records, draft letters, organize files, create cases in database, record outcome data.
  • Support Executive Director on legislative initiatives.
  • Support Communications Director with plan and execution of social media.
  • Review accounting reports with Financial Director.
  • Conduct community outreach and networking.

Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidates are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Position is in the Center’s Hartford, CT office.
Please email resume and cover letter to bberk@cca-ct.org

CCA is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse and vibrant work staff.



Volunteer Interpreter – Spanish/English

The Center’s Bridgeport office seeks a part-time volunteer to support staff attorneys who provide legal services to Spanish-speaking clients. This unpaid position may be filled by a college or graduate student and requires a commitment of at least one day per week.

The Center for Children’s Advocacy will assist volunteers with work-study applications, service learning or clinical credit that is available from their schools. 

Volunteer will provide interpretation during client intake calls, meetings, and telephone follow-up. Volunteer may also assist with document translation and other administrative tasks, will learn basic interviewing skills and will become familiar with immigration law, education and juvenile law. 


  • MUST be fluent in Spanish
  • College or graduate student
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills, self-starter and highly motivated
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently

Your application should include a resume, cover letter and two references. 
To apply, please email Attorney Leon Smith.  LSmith@cca-ct.org



Post Graduate Fellowships

The Center for Children’s Advocacy seeks law students (current 2Ls) and current law clerks to sponsor as Postgraduate Fellows for a fellowship program to begin in September through Equal Justice Works, Skadden, Liman, Holmes or other similar public interest fellowship programs.

We are seeking fellowship candidates with a demonstrated commitment to public interest. Knowledge of children’s issues or education systems is a plus but is not required. The position requires individual client representation, excellent legal research and writing skills, and the ability and interest to address public policy issues.

To Apply
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to mstone@cca-ct.org or by mail to:

Martha Stone, Esq.
Executive Director
Center for Children’s Advocacy
65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105



Internship Opportunities

Please note that the Center does not have funding to pay for internships. Students must secure their own funding from their law school or another source, or be willing to volunteer their time for an internship with the Center.


Legal Internships

The Center is seeking four law school interns for its summer program. Legal interns will work closely with the Center’s attorneys on individual cases, research projects, and systemic advocacy.  They will work on issues related to improving outcomes for children in the child welfare, education, health care, and juvenile justice systems. Background in these areas, either through experience and/or course work, is preferred but not required.

Interns will have exposure to the work done by the Center’s attorneys, and attend court, professional meetings, negotiations, training and other professional opportunities.  

Individuals with a history of/commitment to public interest work are encouraged to apply.  The Center has offices in Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford, CT.  One legal intern will work specifically with our Medical-Legal Partnership Project (MLPP); one legal intern will work in our Bridgeport office; two will work in our Hartford office. Candidates should indicate preference in their cover letter.

Applicants must have superior research and writing skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.  Applications must include a cover letter and resume.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but must be received no later than March 15.  

Please email applications to mhalm@cca-ct.org or mail to:

Summer Intern Position
Marisa Mascolo Halm, Esq.
Center for Children’s Advocacy
65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105

Please note that the Center does not have funding to pay for internships. Students must secure their own funding from their law school or another source, or be willing to volunteer their time for an internship with the Center.



Legal Intern – Medical Legal Partnership
Fall, Spring

The Center’s Medical Legal Partnership is a collaborative project that provides on-site legal assistance, education, training, and policy advocacy to central Connecticut pediatric centers. We offer internships to one or two energetic and dedicated law students for the fall and spring semesters and each summer.

Applicants must have excellent writing and legal reasoning skills, and should be familiar with basic aspects of poverty and public interest law.

Interns must have access to a car, and will be expected to participate in client interviews, negotiations, litigation and legal research activities. In addition, students will participate in and assist attorneys on matters at the MLPP sites at Saint Francis Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Charter Oak Community Health Center, Community Health Services, and The Hospital of Central Connecticut.

More information about the Medical Legal Partnership Project is available here.

Application Deadlines
For fall must be received by June 1.
For spring must be received by November 1.
For summer must be received by March 15.

Please include a cover letter and resume. Email application to broswig@cca-ct.org or mail to:

MLPP Intern Position
Bonnie Roswig, Esq.
Senior Staff Attorney, Medical Legal Partnership Project
Center for Children’s Advocacy
65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105



Marketing and Development Intern

The Center for Children’s Advocacy is seeking a volunteer marketing, communications and development intern to assist marketing and development staff.

Responsibilities include website updates; donor data management; planning and execution of  fundraising events; updates to social networking sites; assistance with press releases and media contacts; publication updates.

Please email cover letter and resume to: bberk@cca-ct.org



Volunteer Opportunities

The Center is always looking for energetic volunteers! Please email sstein@cca-ct.org if you can help us.

Filing and organizing, data management, development research 

Special Events
Planning, logistics, day of event

Community Outreach
Spread the word about the Center’s important work

Translators and Interpreters
Accompany attorneys on client interviews, translate documents and forms

Holiday Gift Committee
Organize wrapping and gift delivery, coordinate gift donation requests

Contact legislators and community on behalf of the Center

Please email sstein@cca-ct.org if you would like to help. Thank you!

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