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Model Local Laws Intern (ID: 106352) for Summer 2018


Department of State

99 Washington Avenue
Albany , NY 12231

Division/Unit: OPD&CI


Web Site: http://www.dos.ny.gov(New Window)


Proposal Information


Looking for intelligent, quick-thinking and poised individuals to assist us in Division of Planning, Development & Community Infrastructure (OPD&CI) tasks. The Division is in need of someone to support staff in conducting research and drafting language for use in writing Model Local Laws on costal management; brownfield usage; local waterfront revitalization; and related programs, that may be adopted by local governments.

Duties include: research existing model local laws and/or enacted local laws to identify model language and best practices that can be replicated by local governments in New York; write local law templates that can be modified/customized by local governments; and assist staff with drafting policy, procedural, or supplemental guidance documents.

You will develop relationships with DOS staff, local government officials and other agency personnel, learn about local government/state relations, and come away with a better understanding of State operations.



Strong research & analytical skills

Excellent writing skills

Competency in MS Office

Interpersonal & communication skills

Ability to work independently


Internship Areas: Legal Specialties

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 20 - 30

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing 2nd Year Law Student

Minimum Standing: 1st Year Law Student

Degree Concentrations: Environmental Studies, Legal Studies