Legal Internship

Gain Work Experience: Intern with Break the Cycle

Break the Cycle Washington, DC’s full-time and part-time law student, graduate student, undergraduate and other interns have the opportunity to be exposed to a wide range of work and experiences.

Legal Internship

Legal interns perform traditional legal research and writing on various domestic violence, family, criminal and general public interest law issues. The research conducted is on issues that affect the lives and safety of the youth that Break the Cycle serves. Legal interns perform legislative and policy research and may assist in creating advocacy and educational materials.

Interns also work with Break the Cycle staff attorneys to do client intake, safety planning, case preparation, court accompaniment, and drafting legal documents. They are also trained to take crisis calls and provide referrals and advocacy.

Programs Internship

Interns teach Ending Violence: A Curriculum for Educating Teens on Domestic Violence and the Law, attend community meetings, and conduct various other forms of outreach. Programs interns also assist in the creation of education and outreach materials and other Break the Cycle products.

Development & Communications Internship

Development & Communications Interns will work with our Director of Operations, providing support in the areas of fundraising, events and communications. Responsibilities may include:

  • Designing and implementing toolkits, printed solicitations and e-mail campaigns to fundraise and “friend-raise” for Break the Cycle
  • Researching and profiling foundation and corporate donor prospects
  • Developing and drafting grant applications and proposals
  • Assisting with other fundraising and community relations efforts such as event planning and volunteer programming

Getting Started

Internship candidates should email, fax or mail cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to:

Break the Cycle Internship Program
P.O. Box 21034 | Washington, DC 20009

Fax: 202.824.0747 | Email:

Summer full-time intern applications accepted until March 15. Fall full-time and part-time intern applications accepted until August 31. Spring full-time and part-time intern applications accepted until December 15. Applications will be reviewed as received.

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