Law and Public Policy Intern

Academic Credits


Hours per week

10-20 hours per week




815 2nd Avenue
8th Floor
New York
New York
United States


The Law and Public Policy Intern will be involved in a wide variety of research and outreach projects to build support for major children’s policy initiatives in New York. These include, Public Charge, Immigration, Health Care, Poverty, Juvenile Justice/Raise the Age, and Child Welfare. The intern will report directly to the Directors of Poverty and Health Care Policy, and Youth Justice and Child Welfare. The position is ideal for applicants seeking exposure to CDF-NY’s policy issue areas, the legislative process, system reform and community advocacy.

Specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Researching issues related to CDF-NY’s policy priorities – juvenile justice, immigration, education, child health and early childhood.
  • Tracking and assessing city, state and federal legislative proposals and policy campaigns.
  • Summarizing regulations, legislation and reports.
  • Attending hearings.
  • Developing testimony.
  • Strategizing around campaign outreach and communications.


An interest in issues impacting children and families.

Excellent writing skills.

Ability to work as part of a team, yet also independently.

A self-starter who is comfortable with a fast-paced work environment.

Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in public policy, law, social work or related field.

How To Apply

If you are interested in working with us as a Law and Policy Intern, please email your cover letter and resume to