Join Us

We are stronger when we work together. Partner with us to help others.


We work with social justice-minded law students (2L & 3L) throughout the academic year and summers who are interested in learning how to serve disadvantaged communities outside of the classroom. If you are accepted, you will work directly with one of our staff attorneys and get hands-on experience in a dynamic non-profit.  Law students are expected to source funding through their schools as we cannot provide financial support. 

Law students can apply for internships by completing the google form linked below: 

CLSEPA Law Student Intern Application


Winter/ Spring Internships 

Application Opens- Monday, September 13th, 2021

Application Deadline – Saturday, October 30th, 2021   

Summer Internships

Application Opens- Monday, February 21st, 2022

Application Deadline – Friday, March 18th, 2022

The application process: 

  1. Complete the Google Form that is linked above. 
  2. You will receive an email from our ProBono Coordinator with next steps if we find that you are a good fit for CLSEPA. 

If you have any questions or need help with the application process please email:

If you are about to graduate, please take a look at our Opportunities page for information on fellowships as well Skadden and Equal Justice Works sponsorships.


Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) welcomes a diverse range of volunteers.

“We educated, privileged lawyers have a professional and moral duty to represent the underrepresented in our society, to ensure that justice exists for all, both legal and economic justice.”

-Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayer

We invite private attorneys and attorneys and paralegals from firms and in-house legal departments to take full-scope cases or to volunteer in our immigration, housing and reentry clinics.  All of our pro bono volunteers receive training and mentoring throughout a case and our clinics are supervised by expert attorneys.  We are a certified MCLE provider and also provide malpractice insurance for our pro bono volunteers. Check out our Pro Bono Year in Review for more background on how you can make a difference!

To receive regular emails about available cases, or for more information, please feel free to email us at

CLSEPA is an equal employment opportunity employer. Please read our EEO Policy and Policy Against Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation here.