J.D. Internship (Legal Counsel Department) - Spring 2017 Semester

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Met Council is one of New York's top human service agencies, providing 100,000 New Yorkers with critical services in their fight against poverty each year. For over 40 years, Met Council has been a defender and advocate for New Yorkers in need, and has raised awareness around the growing problem of Jewish poverty. With services ranging from domestic violence counseling to kosher food pantries, Met Council helps individuals find lasting solutions to complex problems.

The primary purpose of the Data Summer Internship is to support Met Council’s data department as we expand our capacity to evaluate client need and program effectiveness. Interns will be responsible for projects that improve our ability to track program information in our database. Interns will gain an understanding of data management, analysis, and how data can be used for social good in a nonprofit setting.


Reporting to the organization’s General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, the legal intern(s) will be exposed to a wide range of legal, regulatory, and ethical matters which arise from the diverse services offered by Met Council. Because the internship is an in-house position, the individual may be asked to assist in a various types of legal representation including litigation, regulatory matters, corporate governance and/or transactions. Some specific projects may include nonprofit compliance and ethics, contract management, policies concerning confidentiality and security of data, updating donor and development compliance, and ensure compliance with recent nonprofit legislation.


Met Council seeks law students or recent graduates interested in non-profit work. Successful candidates should possess strong interpersonal, organizational and writing skills. Individuals are expected to work no less than 15 hours per week for the semester or six weeks in the summer.


Required - Client Confidentiality, English, Computer
Preferred - Writing and Editing, Law, Legal

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