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The New York City Council’s Legislative Division is looking for interns for various assignments during the summer months.  With a commitment to students from all backgrounds, there is diversity and a progressive approach to empowering students with the necessary tools that can relate to both their educational background and to what they learn in a professional environment.


$30.00 to $30.00 (Hourly)


  • Tasks include but are not limited to review of all legislation, legal research and drafting miscellaneous documents, drafting resolutions and local laws, drafting committee reports/briefing papers, analyzing agency policies and publicly available datasets, conducting academic literature reviews, developing key performance indicators, preparing comparative analyses and creating memoranda and briefing papers for senior staff. 
  • Although the specifics of each internship and work assignments vary, interns may be given the following tasks:
    • Legal research and drafting legal memoranda.
    • Drafting resolutions and local laws.
    • Drafting committee reports/briefing papers.
    • Interacting with governmental and non-governmental entities.
    • Responding to correspondence or other miscellaneous inquiries.
    • Subject-matter research and drafting memoranda. 
    • Conducting statistical analyses of available dataset
    • Drafting briefing papers/performance evaluation reports.


  • Graduate and Law school students a plus.
    • Preferred areas of study for graduate students include Data Science/Analytics, Social Work, Public Health, and Public/Business Administration with a Policy Analysis/Program Evaluation focus.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communications skills, be detail oriented and self-motivated.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Internet research. Experience with common statistical analysis software (R, Stata, SPSS, etc.) a plus.
  • Display initiative, determination, and assertiveness.
  • Work effectively on group projects as well as independently.
  • Capable of interacting with a broad range of individuals.
  • Strong interest in public policy.


New York City residency required within 90 days of appointment.

The New York City Council makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact


Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:


MAIL:             New York City Council

Attn: Personnel Services/Recruiting (SUMINT)

250 Broadway, 26th Floor

New York, New York 10007

FAX:               12124014711

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The New York City Council is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.