There are a number of challenging intern opportunities at the New York State Division of Human Rights. The Division is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing New York State’s civil rights law, known as the Human Rights Law. Internships/externships are available on a year round basis.
The Division offers interested students exciting opportunities to participate in the processing of discrimination complaints and observe first-hand how the Division investigates, prosecutes, and conducts hearings to determine if discriminatory conduct in violation of New York State law has occurred. These exciting internships are available in our Central Office in the Bronx and in regional offices located across the State.
Our internship program also includes an exciting “Summer Speakers Series”, which provides interns with exposure to experienced practitioners in the area of civil rights and law enforcement. Notable guest speakers have included formerNew York City Public Advocate Mark Green, former head of the New York Civil Liberties Union Norman Siegel, former federal prosecutor and noted civil rights attorney Kenneth Thompson, federal prosecutor Neil Corwin, noted civil rights advocate Dr. Robert P Moses, the Honorable Judge Dora Irizarry of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and the Honorable Justice Doris Ling-Cohan of the New York State Supreme Court.
As all of our internships are highly competitive, it is recommended that interested students apply early. To apply for one of the foregoing internships, please visit www.nysinternships.com. For further information you may contact:
New York State Division of Human Rights
One Fordham Plaza, Fourth Floor
Bronx, New York 10458
The Division is proud of the diversity of participants in its program and encourages all students to apply. All decisions to offer internshipsare made on merit.
We thank you in advance for your interest in interning with the Division.
Please feel free to peruse the programs for several intern appreciation events held during the past several summer terms: