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Law Students & Graduates

Law students and graduates work alongside experienced attorneys to gain lawyering skills.

Our internship experiences provide opportunities for client interaction, intake and interview, research and writing, and more in-depth work necessary to serve clients with intersectional legal needs. 

All opportunities count toward the 50-hour pro bono requirement for admission to the New York State Bar.

NYLAG’s semester and summer internships.

Pro Bono Opportunities

NYLAG regularly offers single day clinic opportunities in the community to address urgent or large-scale needs. Opportunities include our Mobile Legal Help Center and immigration screening and application assistance clinics.

Volunteer at a Community-Based Clinic.

Court-Based Limited Scope Opportunities

NYLAG’s limited scope opportunities through the SDNY Pro Se Legal Clinic and Volunteer Lawyer for the Day Program allow students to work with clients in the courts.

Sign up for one of our court-based opportunities.

Language Access Volunteer

In one of the most diverse cities in the world, language services are essential to NYLAG’s mission to provide high quality legal services to communities in need. 

Language Access Volunteers skilled in translation and interpretation work closely with NYLAG attorneys to interpret during client interviews, meetings, and court proceedings, and to translate legal documents.

Send resume and a brief introduction.


Pro Bono Scholars and PIPS Fellows

NYLAG hosts 3L law students participating in the Pro Bono Scholars program and the PipS Fellows from Brooklyn Law School. 

Post Graduate Fellowships

NYLAG sponsors third-year law students, judicial law clerks, and recent law graduates for public interest law fellowships, such as the Skadden, Equal Justice Works, Kirkland & Ellis, and Open Society Institute fellowships. These positions for 2Ls and 3Ls commence in the fall.

Find out more about fellowships at NYLAG.

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