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Internship Opportunities

Division Initiated Action Unit

The Division Initiated Action Unit (DIAU) is responsible for identifying, investigating, and bringing complaints to remedy large-scale and systemic discrimination in New York State.  Depending on the current caseload, interns in the DIAU may gain experience in some or all of the following: legal research, witness interviews, field visits, data analysis, settlement negotiations, and the drafting of legal memoranda, correspondence, position statements, investigative reports, and administrative complaints.  The internship provides an opportunity to contribute directly to high-impact cases affecting large numbers of New Yorkers.  

Legal research
Legal writing
Data analysis
Document requests and reviews
Drafting investigation reports
Witness interviews

Requirements:  *Preferred Standing: Law Student; Minimum Standing: Graduate Student
*Strong preference is given to applicants with a demonstrated interest in human rights/civil rights issues and a commitment to public interest work.

Location:  Bronx Central Office

To apply for any DHR internship, please forward a résumé, a 5-10 page writing sample, and a cover letter to:

Barbara Klar
Intern Coordinator
New York State Division of Human Rights
One Fordham Plaza, Fourth Floor
Bronx, New York 10458
[email protected] 

For further information on DHR internships, and other New York State internships, visit: http://nysinternships.com/nnyl/intern.cfm.