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Legal Internship (ID: 106477) for Summer 2018


Department of State

123 William Street
New York , NY 10038

Division/Unit: Administrative Hearings


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


Proposal Information


The New York Department of State Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) is seeking an unpaid Legal Intern for the Summer of 2018. OAH is an administrative tribunal with jurisdiction over 33 occupational licenses regulated by the New York Department of State, including security guard registrations, real estate salespersons/brokers, real estate appraisers, and appearance enhancement licensees. The tribunal presides over disciplinary hearings and appeals relating to applicants seeking an occupational license or where the Department of State seeks to sanction a licensee. OAH is mandated by law to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public and to safeguard the due process rights of current licensees and applicants for licensure.

OAH's mission is to conduct fair, impartial, timely hearings for the occupations and professions regulated by the New York Department of State. OAH is also committed to expanding access to justice for all New Yorkers.

The intern will work under the supervision of the Administrative Law Judges in OAH's New York City office. Typically, the range of duties assigned to the legal intern will include legal research, preparing memos for the ALJs, drafting findings of fact, proofreading, communicating with OAH support staff regarding case management, assisting the judges during hearings, and working on special projects aimed at promoting accessibility and ensuring fairness for all parties, including those facing financial and other disadvantages. This internship would be an excellent internship opportunity for a student interested in civil and administrative litigation, laws, and regulations related to licensing, state government, and public policy.



Strong writing skills

Ability to use Westlaw effectively

Ability to manage multiple projects

Strong communication skills

Demonstrated community/public service


Internship Areas: Legal Specialties, Public Policy

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 20 - 30

Location: New York

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing 2nd Year Law Student

Minimum Standing: 1st Year Law Student

Degree Concentrations: Legal Studies