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The New York City Council’s Planning and Land Use Division is seeking to fill Legal Intern positions.


$30.00 to $30.00 (Hourly)


Tasks include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with data collection activities and analysis in the office and/or field.
  • Analyze and map data in an engaging and user-friendly manner.
  • Collect, enter, tabulate and analyze demographic and performance data.
  • Prepare brief memos explaining methodology and findings.
  • Assist with the preparation of existing conditions reports and other plan chapters.
  • Conduct research as needed to assist senior staff on projects.
  • Assist with the preparation of presentations and other community outreach activities.
  • Assist staff in research, analysis and recommendations related to Comprehensive Planning functions.
  • Attend meetings and hearings.


  • Enrollment in an undergraduate program in planning, policy, economics, geography, or architecture/urban design a plus.
  • Solid project management skills including the ability to adapt to a changing environment and managing a wide variety of projects.
  • Computer applications proficiency in MS Office. Ability to work five days per week.
  • Skills related to GIS mapping, data visualization, notetaking, census data acquisition highly desired.
  • Experience in Spanish translation is a plus.


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


Applicants should send their resumes, writing samples and cover letter to:


MAIL:                New York City Council

Attn: Personnel Services/Recruiting (PLUInt)

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.