JOB POSTING: Legal Internship/ Externship Position

The Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA)’s Legal Program is hiring a legal intern to work for our Legal Program in the representation of victims of power-based violence in: protective orders, peace orders, and crime victims’ rights. The Legal Intern will also work with the Legal Program to provide trauma-informed consultations to clients in a variety of other legal topics impacting survivors including family and immigration law.

This part-time (10-20 hours/ week) internship/externship position is ideal for an individual who wants to be an essential part of an effort to break the cycle of abuse in our community. The intern will learn about family and criminal law while gaining hands on legal experience under the direct supervision of experienced attorneys.

JCADA’s Legal Program is happy to work with your law school to coordinate school credit for your time at JCADA. This internship will provide students direct interaction with clients, bridging the gap between the classroom and real-world legal experience.

Legal Intern Responsibilities:
– Interview clients for representation in Protective Order and Crime Victims’ Rights cases.
– Assist attorneys with case preparation, including drafting motions and other materials for court.
– Work with Legal Program Director, Staff Attorney and Victim Advocates to provide confidential trauma-informed consultations to victims of domestic abuse with information about the legal processes and options available to them.
– Research relevant case law.
– Monitor current legislative proposals and draft advocacy materials for supervising attorney.
– Maintain accurate and up-to-date records and documentation in database.
– Host resiliency workshops and seminars for clients on a variety of legal topics, including protective orders, crime victims’ rights, Immigration Know Your Rights Seminars, and more.

• Demonstrate interest in issues of gender inequality, gender-based violence, or victim advocacy.
• Completion of at least one semester of law school.
• Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

About JCADA:
The JCADA headquarters is located in Rockville, Maryland and is metro-accessible. At JCADA, our mission is to SUPPORT victims of power-based violence to become empowered and live safely; EDUCATE the community about power-based violence and appropriate responses; and PREVENT future generations from suffering power-based violence. JCADA is committed to providing high-quality services to all residents of the Greater Washington DC community without regard to race, national origin, ability, background, faith, gender or sexual orientation. For more information about JCADA, visit our website at

To Apply:
Submit a resume, cover letter explaining why you want to intern at JCADA, and writing sample to JCADA’s Legal Program Director at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


JCADA has internship positions available to interested high school, college, and graduate students with applicable experience and a passion for power-based violence. Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis when a need is identified. Intern schedules are flexible, but are expected to complete between 10 to 20 hours of work per week at the JCADA office.

Open Positions:

  • Advocacy Intern
  • AWARE® Intern
  • Communications and Development Intern
  • Clinical Intern
  • Legal Intern (Currently enrolled in law school)
  • Social Work Intern

How to Apply:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To be considered, please email your resume and a cover letter to with the subject line “Internship Application – [Insert Position Title Here].” If applicable, please send a writing sample or work sample for consideration.