NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL JOB POSTING
Position Legal Intern

(8 Week Assignments)

 

Work Hours Various
Division Legislative Division Open Date 01/02/2018
Number of Positions 8 Close Date 02/07/2018

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Legislative Division has three divisions—Governmental Affairs, Human Services, and Infrastructure—plus a Legislative Drafting Unit. Both Committee Counsels (attorneys) and Policy Analysts work for the Legislative Division. Counsels work either in subject matter committees or in the dedicated drafting unit. They manage the legislative process—for example, they draft legislation and memoranda, conduct legal and policy research, negotiate bills on behalf of the Council, meet with various parties, and provide legal and policy advice to the Speaker and other Council Members. Counsels also handle committee work—for example, they prepare long-term committee agendas and state and federal agendas; prepare for hearings on bills, oversight topics, and more; help to run hearings; brief the relevant parties; and head committee task forces. Policy Analysts do similar work; however, they draft resolutions instead of bills. The Legislative Division works collaboratively with the Finance, Land Use and Policy & Innovation Divisions and the General Counsel’s Office.

 

Interns provide research and drafting assistance to the Legislative Division. Legal memoranda, policy analyses, and drafting of proposed bills are common work products. Interns also might work on preparing and organizing Council committee hearings and drafting committee reports. Some of this work may involve direct interaction with Council Members and their staff.

 

Note: The Council provides a limited number of paid internships unless students have funding from their schools, in which case students should rely on that funding.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Students must be enrolled and in good standing at an accredited law school.

 

HOW TO APPLY

The New York City Council Legislative Division will be participating as an employer at the Public Interest Law Career (PILC) Fair, hosted by NYU Law School on February 8 – 9, 2018. Qualified candidates for a summer internship should first register for the PILC Fair by visiting its website, located at: https://pilcfair.law.nyu.edu/studentinformation/index.htm.

 

While we sincerely appreciate interest from all students, only those candidates who submit their resume through the PILC Fair and are selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER