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Student Intern 

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About the Organization Disability Rights New York (DRNY), the Protection and Advocacy System for New York State, is seeking an experienced individual with a passion for achieving justice for individuals with disabilities. This is an opportunity to join a statewide organization advancing the civil rights and legal rights of people with disabilities. DRNY challenges systemic abuse, neglect, discrimination, and legal rights violations through legal case-handling, individual and systemic reform litigation, public investigations, advocacy, and collaboration with stakeholders. Justice for individuals with disabilities is DRNY's focus.


Student Intern

Disability Rights New York (DRNY) is currently seeking a hardworking and self-motivated Student Intern for our organization. DRNY is the Protection & Advocacy System and Client Assistance Program (P&A/CAP) for persons with disabilities in New York.  As the P&A/CAP for New York, DRNY advocates for the civil and legal rights for New Yorkers with disabilities.


DRNY is looking for a student intern to assist our organization with special projects and assignments. The student intern will survey local, state and other organizations to obtain data; compile data for internal and public reports; and provide general administrative support; ensure that the project files are organized, and help produce proposals, plans, and reports.  

This is an unpaid internship.

  • Must be available 10-20 hours/week between the hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with potential for travel throughout New York State.


 Qualifications and Responsibilities:


  • Student applicant must be enrolled in a four-year accredited college or university with a focus in communications, political science, or public policy (preferred);

  • Must possess exceptional writing skills;

  • Must be detail-oriented;

  • Committed to the mission and vision of DRNY (preferred);

  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently; and

  • Ability to prioritize and manage projects and tasks to meet deadlines


Education/ Working Knowledge

  • Must have a 2.8 GPA or higher.

Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodations):

  • Ability to communicate in person and by phone.
  • Ability to operate a computer.


Working Conditions:

  • Travel is not required, but may occur.  DRNY will pay for travel expenses.
  • Work is typically performed in an office environment with the majority of time spent working on a computer.
  • This position is located in Brooklyn NY.


To apply, please submit the following:

  • Resume highlighting relevant educational and work/internship experience.

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the internship.

  • Transcript from an accredited college or university that details all classes you have taken and those in which you are currently enrolled.

    Please send your cover letter, resume, and transcripts to:

Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Location Disability Rights New York - Brooklyn  
Position Student Intern  
Position Requirements  
Number of Openings 1  

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