Careers

Careers and Internships

Join Our Team

Our team is full of thoughtful, experienced, and committed individuals who show up every day to advocate for young people and their families, to challenge systems, and to strive to make our communities better.

Staff Attorney

The Caregiver Advocacy Program (CAP) Staff Attorney provides legal assistance so that non-parent caregivers (relatives, foster parents, and kin) are able to provide stable homes for children and youth through legal guardianship, custody, adoption, or other legal means. This position involves the provision of direct legal services on individual cases, in addition to engaging in community outreach, training, and policy work. As a member of our larger direct legal advocacy team, this position will also take cases to support other RMCLC program areas as needed.

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Bilingual Paralegal/Legal Assistant 

The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center (RMCLC) is a non-profit legal organization with the mission of advocating for children and youth, driving systemic reform, and boldly challenging the status quo so that every young person who has experienced trauma or instability has the opportunity to thrive. The Bilingual Paralegal/Legal Assistant primarily supports the Domestic Violence program, with additional duties across all program areas. This position requires excellent organizational skills, careful attention to detail, and strong communication skills in both English and Spanish.

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Safe Babies Court Team Community Coordinator

The Community Coordinator will work in collaboration with the 18th Judicial District (Arapahoe County) judicial and child welfare leadership, community partners, and stakeholders to fully implement and evaluate the local Safe Babies Court Team™ (SBCT) initiative.

In an effort to improve community and systematic responsiveness to the needs of infants and toddlers, the Community Coordinator facilitates collaboration among community stakeholders, organizes and guides professionals through case activities, coordinates Family Team Meetings, provides community-wide and Infant Toddler Court Team specific educational opportunities, tracks monthly follow-up activities for each case monitored by the Infant Toddler Court Team, conducts on-going data collection for outcome tracking, and champions for the interests of infants, toddlers and their families within the child welfare system.

Submissions will be accepted, and reviewed on a rolling basis, through September 1, 2022, or until position is filled.

Safe Babies Court Team State Coordinator

The State Coordinator will work in collaboration with judicial and child welfare leadership, community partners, and other stakeholders to plan, implement, market, manage, and evaluate the Colorado statewide Infant-Toddler Court (ITC) initiative. In an effort to improve community and systematic responsiveness to the needs of infants and toddlers, the State Coordinator will be responsible for creating a network of learning and support for all Colorado ITC community coordinators. The Coordinator will collaborate with local sites to ensure fidelity to the model, spread best practices, identify training needs and available resources, and navigate day-to-day implementation challenges. The State Coordinator will also build and maintain partnerships, ensuring that membership of the State Advisory Board represents a variety of perspectives and fields, and working to expand access to resources and services for children and families statewide.

Submissions will be accepted, and reviewed on a rolling basis, through November 15, 2022, or until position is filled.

Lead Organizer – project Foster Power

We are seeking a Lead Organizer (part-time) to coordinate efforts related to project Foster Power, a group of current and former foster youth ages 15 to 25+ working to create positive change in the child welfare system through youth-led organizing and advocacy.

Submissions will be accepted, and reviewed on a rolling basis, through October 31, 2022, or until position is filled.

To apply:  Submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Jordyn Gendel at wtraqry@puvyqynjpragre.bet. Please use “Lead Organizer” in your subject line. In your cover letter, please address the following question: “How would your life experiences help you to support other young people in working for child welfare system change?”

 
Fellowship Position
 

The Children’s Law Center invites letters of interest from applicants interested in applying for a post-graduate fellowship hosted by our agency. We are interested in supporting projects for applications by rising 3Ls, recent law grads, and judicial clerks to the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, Equal Justice Works, or other fellowship programs. A successful candidate will be able to create a fellowship proposal rooted in their passion and experience, while also seeking to expand or enhance the Children’s Law Center’s existing work and mission.

Submissions will be accepted through August 1, 2022 or until position is filled.

Spring Externship Program – Law Students (Virtual/In Person)

Our Spring Externship Program is designed to expose committed and talented public interest law students to all aspects of legal advocacy for abused, neglected and trauma-exposed children. Current second- and third-year law students will have the opportunity to work on projects spanning the Law Center’s Caregiver Advocacy, Domestic Violence, Education, Young Adult Legal Assistance, and Youth Empowerment practice groups. Past volunteer, internship, or career-related experience in family law, special education, civil legal services (tenant rights and eviction, identification, government assistance, expungement, and discrimination), or juvenile law matters is useful—but not essential.

Summer Internship Program – Law Students (Virtual/In Person)

Our Summer Internship Program is designed to expose committed and talented public interest law students to all aspects of legal advocacy for abused, neglected and trauma-exposed children. Rising second- and third-year law students will have the opportunity to work on projects spanning the Law Center’s Caregiver Advocacy, Domestic Violence, Education, Young Adult Legal Assistance, and Youth Empowerment practice groups. Past volunteer, internship, or career-related experience in family law, special education, civil legal services (tenant rights and eviction, identification, government assistance, expungement, and discrimination), or juvenile law matters is useful—but not essential.