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: 

  • Legal Director

  • New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) is seeking applications for a Legal Director. The Legal Director will provide strategic leadership for our programs, overseeing their direction, fostering innovation, managing staff development, and broadening and deepening our community partnerships. 

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  • Program Assistant-Environmental and Health Justice
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) is seeking applicants for the position of Program Assistant to its Environmental Justice (EJ) and Health Justice (HJ) Programs. The Program Assistant will work closely with the staff and Directors of the EJ and HJ Programs to advance NYLPI's mission. 

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  • Environmental Justice Staff Attorney
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) is seeking applications for a Staff Attorney in its Environmental Justice Program. The position will include legal, policy, and administrative advocacy, as well as community organizing and coalition-building. The Environmental Justice Program takes on issues ranging from the systemic overburdening of low-income communities of color with polluting facilities, to the presence of dangerous toxins in public schools, to environmentally just community development. 

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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 2015.  
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  • 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 internships@nylpi.org.

    Please take note of the following recruitment periods:
    Fall semester: May 1 - June 15
    Spring semester: November 1 - December 28
  • 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.

    Schulte Roth & Zabel Fellowship

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 internships@nylpi.org.

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

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