Jobs & Internships

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) occasionally has job openings for attorneys, community organizers, legal assistants, and administrative assistants. NYLPI offers excellent benefits including in- and out-of-network health coverage, flexible spending accounts, and a retirement plan. Available positions are listed below:


  • Bilingual Administrative and Intake Assistant

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) is seeking applications for a Bilingual Administrative and Intake Assistant. NYLPI is a nonprofit civil rights law firm committed to advancing equality and civil rights through community lawyering and partnerships with the private bar.

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  • HJ Bilingual Health Advocate

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) is seeking applications for a Health Justice Bilingual Health Advocate. The Immigrant Health Advocate will be an integral part of the Health Justice team, working alongside attorneys, community organizers, and other advocates.  The Advocate will work directly with clients, most of whom are undocumented and uninsured or currently confined to immigration detention facilities, and suffering from serious or chronic health conditions.  The advocate will carry out case management duties and, where applicable, provide first level immigration evaluations.

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Post-Graduate Fellowships
Every year NYLPI recruits candidates for post-graduate legal fellowships. Organizations such as Equal Justice Works and the Skadden Fellowship Foundation provide two-year fellowships to recent law graduates or clerks who are motivated to work at a public interest law office such as NYLPI, which will sponsor the prospective fellow. NYLPI has been fortunate to host a number of fellows and has several past and present fellows on staff.


  •  Post-Graduate Fellowship Opportunities

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), a non-profit civil rights legal organization, is accepting applications from candidates for post-graduate fellowship opportunities in its Health Justice, Disability Justice, and Environmental Justice programs. The Fellow would begin at NYLPI in the fall of 2018.

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  •  Schulte Roth & Zabel Fellowship

Every year NYLPI recruits highly accomplished, progressive, community-minded law students with excellent legal research and writing skills to advance the goals of our programs as a Schulte Roth & Zabel Fellow. The Fellow is required to dedicate a minimum of 15 hours per week during the school year and receives a stipend of $2,000 per semester. The position is open to both 2Ls and 3Ls.

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  • Pro Bono Clearinghouse Summer Internships

NYLPI seeks an undergraduate intern to assist with the day to day operations of the Pro Bono Clearinghouse, which provides community groups and nonprofit organizations with free legal assistance. The position provides a unique opportunity to interact with a large variety of public interest legal organizations as well as lawyers and pro bono coordinators from some of New York City’s prominent law firms.

The position has been closed for Summer 2016. When the position is opened for Fall 2016, this link will be updated.


  • Social Justice Summer Internships

NYLPI offers up to five public interest law internships to rising 3L students each summer. We provide significant and broad opportunities for professional development. Interns receive a summer stipend of up to $5,500, upon documentation of best efforts to secure maximum available funding from other sources.


  •  Single-Term Internships

Term-time internships are available for rising 2Ls and 3Ls in the New York City area with an interest in racial equality and/or disability rights. During the semester, interns have the opportunity to work in all areas of our practice: disability rights, health justice, and environmental justice.

Positions are available part-time (8-16 hours/week; hours and days are flexible according to class schedule and school calendar) during spring and fall semesters. Interested applicants should email a letter of interest and resume to

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Health Justice Single-Term Internship

Environmental Justice Single-Term Internship

Volunteer Opportunities

Law graduates and admitted attorneys are encouraged to volunteer at NYLPI. Our practices in disability rights, environmental justice, and health justice offer anyone interested in public interest work access to stimulating work, practical experience and mentoring. Interested volunteers should send an e-mail with a resume to

NYLPI is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color and individuals with disabilities.