Internships in Education Policy with BPS

Apply to Intern for The Office of Legal Advisor to the Boston Public School Department

Position: Law Clerk

Contact: Andrea Alves-Thomas, Senior Assistant Corporation Counsel


The Office of Legal Advisor to the Boston Public School Department is a subsidiary of the City of Boston Law Department that advises the Boston Public Schools. The Office of Legal Advisor employs law clerks during the academic and non-academic year. Law students who are considered for positions must have completed their first year of coursework. The law clerk position will support a five-attorney office performing a variety of litigation and transactional functions.

The Office of Legal Advisor advises, counsels, and represents the Boston Public School Department in all aspects of its operations. Law clerks are exposed to both litigation matters and policy and/or research matters. Litigation assignments touch upon every aspect of civil defense litigation – research, writing, investigating, discovery requests/responses, attending hearings, depositions, mediations, etc. Our cases range from c. 258 claims (Mass. Tort Claims Act), to civil rights violations, discrimination, and special education litigation. Advisory assignments are more in line with providing in-house counseling to School Department employees on a wide range of topics and policy issues related to education law. Applicants demonstrating diversity are encouraged. 

Forward resume and cover letter. Accepting 2 to 3 candidates per academic year.      

Boston Public Schools

Office of Legal Advisor

26 Court Street, 3rd Floor

Boston, MA 02108

Ph. 617-635-9320