Legal Interns

Fair Housing Justice CenterNew York, NY

3 months ago


Job Title

Legal Intern

Job Location

Long Island City, NY

Job Overview

  • The FHJC seeks highly motivated law students (rising 2Ls or 3Ls) for winter, spring, and summer internships.
  • Assist with both individual and systemic housing discrimination claims, including those filed in federal and state court and with administrative agencies.
  • Conduct legal research, intake calls, and generate policy research around systemic housing discrimination.
  • Cases advanced with interns' assistance have led to positive outcomes, including damages and injunctive relief.
  • Work on policy matters relating to local, state, and federal protections against discrimination.


  • The FHJC's goal is that each summer intern will receive at least $5250 for their work.
  • Stipend provided for students who do not have law school or other funding, or do not have full funding, for public interest summer internships.


  • Conduct intake calls with complainants experiencing housing discrimination; gather details and documentation.
  • Research and write about legal issues relevant to fair housing rights under federal, state, and local laws.
  • Research policy issues and compose briefs, memos, or other materials to support advocacy mission.
  • Participate in post-settlement monitoring of housing providers to ensure compliance with fair housing laws and settlement terms.
  • Attend meetings with outside attorneys and lawmakers; observe preparations for negotiations, mediation and settlement conferences, and discussions on litigation strategy.


  • Law student (rising 2L or 3L).
  • Highly motivated and dedicated to promoting fair housing rights.
  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local fair housing laws.

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Law64%

  • Political Science And Government6%

  • Economics2%

  • Psychology2%

  • History1%

  • 224 other majors23%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • US Department Of Justice
  • Federal Judiciary
  • US District Court
  • SEC
  • NYC
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For New York, NY | $5,639/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,481

  • Miscellaneous$1,007

  • Food$505

  • Utilities$328

  • Transportation$318


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