Disability Rights Unit
Work with the Director of Disability Rights on cases of discrimination based upon disability under the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL). Interns and externs assist the Director with disability discrimination cases in the employment, housing and public accommodations context. Review and analyze disability discrimination complaints to identify patterns or practice of discrimination against persons with disabilities under the NYSHRL. Assist the Director with education and outreach for covered entities and the general public to promote compliance with the NYSHRL.
Requirements: At least one year of law school completed at an accredited institution and a demonstrated interest in the field of disability rights.
To apply for any DHR internship/externship, please forward a résumé, a 5-10 page writing sample, and a cover letter to:
New York State Division of Human Rights
One Fordham Plaza, Fourth Floor
Bronx, New York 10458
For further information on DHR internships, and other New York State internships, visit the New York State Department of Civil Service internship website.
The Division is proud of the diversity of participants in its program and encourages all students to apply.
We thank you in advance for your interest in interning with the Division.