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Internship Opportunities

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.

DHR Intern Appreciation Day is an annual event held at the U.S. District Court, Southern District to expose public interest law students to civil rights attorneys and judges.  In 2018, speakers included U.S. District Judge Andrew L. Carter, Jr.; David J. Kennedy, Chief, Civil Rights Unit, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District; and Hon. Milton A. Tingling, County Clerk of New York County.

For the 2020 DHR summer internship program, internships begin on Monday, June 15, 2020 and end on Friday, August 14, 2020.  As all our internships are highly competitive, it is recommended that interested students apply by the following deadlines:
Fall:  July 1
Spring:  November 1
Summer:  April 1 

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.

The Division is proud of the diversity of participants in its program and encourages all students to apply.  All decisions to offer internships are made on merit.

We thank you in advance for your interest in interning with the Division.