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Internship/Externship Opportunities


Under the supervision of DHR investigators, interns/externs at regional offices will experience how DHR investigates complaints. This experience will encompass exposure to assisting in intake, case analysis, document requests and reviews, witness interviews, and drafting investigation reports. Interns/externs will have the added opportunity to observe virtual conferences and hearings.

*A redacted writing sample is available at the end of the program.

Legal research and data analysis
Document requests and reviews
Drafting investigation reports
Case analysis
Witness interviews

Requirements:   Preferred Standing: 1st Year Law Student; Minimum Standing: Senior

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
[email protected]

For further information on DHR internships, and other New York State internships, visit Opens in a new windowthe 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.