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Join Our Team - Now Hiring Legal Intern/Researcher

The Institute for Childhood Preparedness is seeking a Legal Intern/Researcher to join our team. This is a paid part-time position with a rate of $20 per hour. The internship will be remote, allowing the intern to work from anywhere. The Institute is based in Washington, DC and provides training and consulting services across the country.

At the Institute for Childhood Preparedness, we are committed to promoting safety, health and security in early childhood programs. Founded in 2018, our team is composed of experts in early childhood education and emergency preparedness, and our instructors are award-winning first responders with extensive experience. Our programs are tailored to address the unique challenges faced by early childhood professionals, and our focus is on providing training and resources for those who care for infants, toddlers, and children. We believe that every child deserves a safe and secure learning environment, and we are dedicated to supporting early childhood programs in achieving this goal.


  • Conduct research on legal trends and issues impacting individuals working in the early childhood education sector, including child care programs, daycares, Head Start programs, and after-school programs.

  • Create research briefs and develop presentations based on research findings.

  • Write blog posts on relevant legal topics.

  • Develop materials, such as infographics or other media to help enhance the presentation and dissemination of the products.

  • Collaborate with the team to identify legal issues and trends that require further research.

  • This position reports to the executive director of the Institute.


  • Enrolled in a law school program as a 1L, 2L, or 3L.

  • Strong research, writing, and communication skills.

  • Familiarity with legal research tools such as LexisNexis or Westlaw.

  • Ability to work remotely and independently.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office.

  • Interest in the field of early childhood education.

Hours and Compensation:

This is a part-time internship with flexible hours, but we anticipate around 10 hours per week.

The internship is paid at a rate of $20 per hour. We anticipate this position starting in March or April 2023 and lasting through August. Depending on the performance of the intern, additional opportunities may become available - such as the ability to travel, present findings at virtual and in-person training sessions/conferences, and an extension of the period of performance.

To Apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter and a resume. If you have a writing sample that highlights your writing and/or research ability that can be included as well. The Institute for Childhood Preparedness is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.

For consideration, please submit your application by March 10, 2023.

Email your application materials to


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