Law Clerk Program


Legal Aid at Work trains the next generation of civil rights lawyers in a year-round law clerk program that engages law students in a dynamic, supportive environment. If you are a law student and share our dedication to workers’ rights, we encourage you to apply for a summer or semester-long position.


Based in our office in downtown San Francisco, law clerks are assigned to one of our programs and work closely with attorneys on impact litigation and individual cases and in clinics. Assignments include working one-on-one with clients through the Workers’ Rights Clinic or the Wage Rights Clinic and drafting litigation memos, pleadings, discovery, and motions. Please review our program flier for details.


Our clerkships and legal internships are open to continuing law students with a passion for employment law and social justice.


During the school year, Legal Aid at Work normally only accepts externs that are receiving clinical credit under programs offered by their law schools. During the summer, Legal Aid at Work makes sure that all law clerks receive a total of at least $8,750 for our 10-week clerkship program. Because Legal Aid at Work operates with limited resources, students are required to apply for outside sources of funding, including funding provided by their law school, when they are eligible for such funding. Legal Aid at Work will supplement that summer funding or pay the entire $8,750 if necessary. Interested applicants should also consider applying to Legal Aid at Work through the Peggy Browning Fellowship program. Legal Aid at Work will also consider other equitable arrangements; please feel free to raise any proposals in your application materials.

Application Process

Interested law students may apply directly with us, by emailing [email protected]. Please see the flier for details.

Legal Aid at Work is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, medical condition including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, (including transgender status), weight, height, linguistic characteristics (such as accent and limited English proficiency, where not substantially job-related), citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Legal Aid at Work also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that an individual has any of the characteristics of the protected classes of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, marital status, or sexual orientation, and further prohibits discrimination against an individual who is associated with a person who has, or is perceived to have, any of those characteristics. Legal Aid at Work will also make reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and employees, unless such accommodation would result in undue hardship. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodations by contacting the Vice President for Administration or his/her designee. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, advancement, compensation, training, discipline, and termination.