Volunteer Positions

    Volunteer Law Clerk Position

    Winter/Spring Semester OR Summer

    Position Title: Law Clerk

    Schedule Type:
    Summer Law Clerk (full-time minimum 12 weeks)
    Fall/Spring Law Clerk (part-time minimum commitment for FULL school year 2 days a week)

    When to Apply: CAST selects up to 2 Fall/Spring Law Clerks and 2 Summer Law Clerks each year. All candidates are generally selected in February. To apply for either the Fall/Spring Law Clerk or Full-Time Summer Law Clerk position please submit application materials prior to Jan 10.

    Additional Requirements: Must attend 8 hour Legal Services Training prior to beginning of CAST internship. Registration materials available at http://www.castla.

    Organization Description

    Mission Statement: To assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices and to work toward ending all instances of such human rights violations. CAST's activities are interconnected by a client-centered approach that seeks to empower trafficked persons to fully realize their individual potential while advancing the human rights of all trafficked persons.

    • Case Management - CAST provides comprehensive human services to trafficked persons who need shelter, food, medical and mental health care, legal services, ESL training and jobs. Case management also includes coordination and individual legal advocacy with local and federal government agencies working to prosecute a criminal case against traffickers or provide other victim services.
    • Policy Advocacy, Research & Training - CAST conducts policy advocacy focused on protecting and advancing the human rights of trafficked persons. This effort is directly informed by research and the real experiences of CAST's trafficked clients inside and outside the criminal justice system. CAST also provides practical training to government and non-government organizations that may come into contact with trafficked persons.
    • Public Education - CAST seeks to promote the dignity and freedom of trafficked persons through community organizing and public awareness. Public speaking and media advocacy efforts seek to highlight the courage and entrepreneurial spirit of trafficked people and recognize them as contributing members of the community.

    Responsibilities
    Assist in the provision of a wide range of legal services to survivors of human trafficking. Collaborate with partner NGOs in advocating for legal reform. Train partner agencies in trafficking-related issues.

    Qualifications

    • B.A. and J.D. or currently enrolled in J.D./graduate program. CAST would also prefer that Part-Time Fall/Spring Law Clerks be receiving school credit. Substantive Immigration experience preferred
    • Experience working with victims of trauma or abuse preferred
    • Bilingual required-Spanish, Korean preferred

    If interested send resume, cover letter and writing sample to: legalintern@castla.org