2019 Summer Legal Internship




New York
New York
United States


Youth Represent is seeking law students for full-time internships for the summer of 2019. Interns at Youth Represent gain a variety of hands-on experience and participate in all aspects of our work, including direct legal and reentry representation (client interviewing, motion writing, legal strategizing, investigation, etc.), policy reform, criminal history analysis, assisting with teaching Know Your Rights workshops, and legal research and writing. Interns work directly with court-involved youth under the age of 25 in all five boroughs of New York City. 

About Youth Represent

Youth Represent is a youth defense and advocacy non-profit organization, and was recently recognized by the Center for Economic Opportunity as an NYC Innovative Nonprofit. Our mission is to ensure that youth affected by the criminal justice system are afforded every opportunity to reclaim lives of dignity, self-fulfillment, and engagement in their communities. We provide comprehensive legal representation, community support, education, and policy advocacy.

How To Apply


If interested, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and writing sample, to Resumes@YouthRepresent.org with the subject line “Summer 2019 Intern – [your last name]”. Please combine all materials into one document in either Word or PDF format. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis. 


Youth Represent is an equal opportunity employer that considers all applications without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation or preference, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.