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 2019, ten internships will be offered throughout the Metro NY area, Buffalo, NY, Binghamton, NY, the Washington, D.C. area and an international placement at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK.
What do selected interns receive?
Selected students receive stipends ranging from $3,000 to $4,000 plus one credit.
Where will the internship take place?
Ten sites are confirmed for the summer 2018. The sites include:
- 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)
- NYC Department of Education, Manhattan
- New York Supreme Court Trial Judge, Honorable Joel Cohen '83, Manhattan
- U.S Drug Enforcement Administration, Arlington, VA
- Waterfront Commission of NY Harbor, Manhattan
- Sheffield Hallam University Law Clinics, Sheffield, UK (see application for more information)
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.