Legal Internship

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The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is the voice of the poor and the first line of defense for our community’s needy. We fight poverty through comprehensive social services and treat every individual with dignity and respect. Our network of grassroots Jewish Community Councils strengthens families and neighborhoods throughout New York City.

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.

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. Intern to be supervised by General Counsel, who is a former adjunct professor at Columbia Law School, and served as Law Clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall.


As an intern in 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.

General council to work to accommodate flexible hours and off site work when possible.

Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis.

Writing sample required along with resume upon application.


Required - English, Computer
Preferred - Legal Assistance, Compliance, Contract Law, Paralegals, Legal, Compliance Audits, Writing and Editing, Paralegal, Legal Contract Review, Justice, Legal Administration, Law, Law Firms, Legal Analysis, Clerks

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