What is the Harpur Law Council Public Interest Law Summer Internship?
This summer internship program gives Binghamton University juniors and seniors the opportunity to:
- Experience the practice of law in the public sector.
- Make informed decisions about the choice of a legal career, based upon their own experience.
- Receive financial support to defray living expenses during the internship.
- Establish professional connections with Harpur Law Council member attorneys and other BU law alumni.
How many internships are available?
For summer 2018, nine internships will be offered throughout the Metro NY area, Newark, NJ, Buffalo, NY, Binghamton, NY and the Washington, D.C. area.
What do selected interns receive?
Selected students receive stipends ranging from $2,500 to $4,000 plus one credit.
Where will the internship take place?
Nine sites are confirmed for the summer 2018. The sites include:
- American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
- Broome County Attorney's Office, Binghamton, NY
- Center for Elder Law & Justice, Buffalo, NY
- Innocence Project, NYC
- Legal Services NYC, Bronx
- New York State Division of Homes and Community Renewal – Tenant Protection Unit (Jamaica, NY) & Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (Manhattan)
- NYC Department of Education, Manhattan
- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Arlington, VA
- Waterfront Commission of NY Harbor, Manhattan
How long is the internship?
Students chosen for the internship must work full-time at the assigned host organization for eight to ten weeks during the summer.