The Legal Aid Society’s Civil Practice is looking for interns to work in its various NYC Borough offices and specialized units for Summer 2023. 

The Legal Aid Society is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of legal services to the indigent. Founded in 1876, the Society provides a full range of civil legal services as well as criminal defense work, and juvenile rights representation in Family Court. Their core service is to provide free legal assistance to New Yorkers who live at or below the poverty level and cannot afford to hire a lawyer when confronted with a legal problem.

About the Opportunity

The Legal Aid Society’s Civil Practice has non-paid internships in its various NYC Borough offices and specialized units for Summer 2023. Legal interns will assist the Civil Practice attorneys, who work to improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers by helping vulnerable families and individuals obtain and maintain the basic necessities of life – housing, health care, food, and subsistence income or self-sufficiency.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Interns will work directly under the supervision of Civil Practice attorneys. Duties may include: Drafting motions, pleadings, memoranda of law, and affidavits
  • Conducting legal research
  • Attending court and administrative hearings with attorneys
  • Assisting with client interviews
  • Other duties as assigned.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Current law school student in good standing – only 2Ls.
  • Relevant clinical program or work experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and interest in serving racially and socioeconomically oppressed communities.
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with all members of the staff.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, deadlines, and think critically.
  • Fluency in languages besides English, in particular Spanish, is helpful but not required.
  • 1L law students are eligible to apply for Summer 2023 internships on December 5, 2023.

How to Apply?

Interested candidates can apply through the link provided at the end of this post.


This is an unpaid stipend.

Application Deadline

May 8, 2023


New York

Click here to Apply.