Fall 2024 Education Policy Center Law Student Fall Internship


Position: Fall 2024 Education Policy Center Law Student Fall Internship

Department: Education Policy Center

Terms of Employment: Internship

Location: New York Civil Liberties Union, 55 Broadway, NY, NY 10006 (NYCLU Staff is currently working on a hybrid model)

Salary: This is an unpaid internship position for law students earning academic credit.

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but we recommend submission by July 8, 2024. 

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation's leading advocates on behalf of constitutional rights and liberties.  Founded in 1951, as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, the NYCLU is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with more than 180,000 members and supporters, and seven offices statewide. We work in the courts, in the legislatures and on the streets to advocate for racial and economic justice, free speech, freedom of religion, privacy and equality before the law for all New Yorkers. For more information, please visit our website: www.nyclu.org


The NYCLU affirmatively values the humanity and contributions of those we work with, inside and outside of the organization; and will take action to build and sustain an equitable, anti-racist culture that centers the voices and experiences of marginalized and directly impacted people and communities, and an organizational environment where all people feel valued, trusted, and respected. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and having a workforce that reflects the population that we serve and actively recruit people of color, women, people with disabilities, formerly incarcerated people, and LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people.


The NYCLU seeks a diverse group of current law students for Fall 2024 internships. During the Fall Semester (approximately 12-weeks), the Education Policy Center legal intern (unpaid) will engage in legal research and writing to support litigation, advocacy, and legislative priorities in education across New York State.


Applicants should have a commitment to public interest law, civil liberties, and a demonstrated interest in education. Demonstrated legal research and writing skills required. Teaching experience or other relevant education experience preferred. 

Applications will be reviewed and offers will be made on a rolling basis. Please send a cover letter describing your interest in an education law summer internship at the NYCLU and any relevant education experience, as well as your availability for the fall semester; a resume, and a recent writing sample that is wholly your own unedited work (submit a brief, motion, or memorandum of law, not to exceed 10 pages). Please upload your writing sample with your cover letter as one document via https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/2522032/New-York-Civil-Liberties-Union-Foundation/Fall-2024-Education-Policy-Center-Law-Student-Fall-Internship  

The NYCLU is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and having a workforce that reflects the communities that we serve.

The NYCLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail ldecicco@nyclu.org. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.