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Stein Scholars Externships & Internships

Students have externed in a wide variety of public interest settings in New York City, New York State, nationally, and internationally.  The options are unlimited...being a Fordham Law Stein Scholar opens doors for you around the world.  Here are a few examples of where Stein Scholars have externed/interned by topic:

Children

  • Advocates for Children, New York, NY
  • Children's Rights Inc., New York, NY
  • Lawyers for Children, New York, NY
  • New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, New York, NY
  • The Family Court Mediation Project, New York, NY

    Civil and Constitutional Rights

  • American Indian Law Alliance, New York, NY
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Center for Constitutional Rights, New York, NY
  • Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, Alabama
  • Georgia Justice Project, Atlanta, GA
  • LAMBDA Legal Defense and Education Fund, New York, NY
  • Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, Washington, DC
  • New York Civil Liberties Union
  • Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, New York, NY

    Criminal Defense

  • Bronx Defenders
  • Clark County Defenders Office, Las Vegas, NV
  • Federal Defenders of Brooklyn
  • Federal Defenders of New York
  • Federal Defenders of San Diego
  • Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense
  • Public Defenders Office of the District of Columbia
  • Neighborhood Defenders of Harlem

    Environmental Law

  • Natural Resources Defense Counsel, Washington, DC
  • New York City Environmental Defense Fund, New York, NY
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC


    Government Offices

  • C-Plan, The Office of the Public Advocate, New York, NY
  • Kings County District Attorney, Brooklyn, NY
  • New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, New York, NY
  • New York City Health & Hospitals General Counsel
  • New York City Housing Authority, New York, NY
  • New York City Law Department, Corporation Counsel, New York, NY
  • New York County District Attorney's Office Witness Program, New York, NY
  • New York County District Attorney's Office, New York, NY
  • New York Governor Pataki's General Counsel Office, Albany, NY
  • New York State Attorney General's Office, New York, NY
  • New York State Department of Education, Civil Rights Unit
  • Pro Se Office, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, New York, NY
  • Senator Murray's Office (D-WA), Washington, DC
  • The Office of White House Counsel, Washington, DC
  • US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Special Litigation
  • Westchester County District Attorney

    International

  • Association of Civil Rights, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Advocay Forum, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Center for the Study of Violence & Reconciliation, Criminal Justice Policy Unit, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Committee for the Administration of Justice, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Human Rights Watch, New York, NY
  • International Human Rights Rescue Committee, New York, NY
  • Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, Rome, Italy
  • Palestine Peace Project
  • Permanent Mission of Trinidad & Tobago to the United Nations
  • United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR), Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa, New York, NY
  • United Nations, New York, NY
  • United Nations, The Conference of NGO’s, New York, NY
  • Witness Program, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, West Bank, Palestine and Jerusalem, Israel
  • World Organization Against Torture, Geneva, Switzerland

    Legal Aid/Legal Services

  • Bronx Legal Services, Bronx, NY
  • Brooklyn Legal Services Corp. "A", Brooklyn, NY
  • Brooklyn Legal Services Corp. "B", Government Benefits Unit, Brooklyn, NY
  • Brooklyn Legal Services Corp. "B", HIV Unit, Brooklyn, NY
  • Brooklyn Legal Services, Corporation "B"
  • Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Brooklyn, NY
  • Community Legal Services, Philadelphia, PA
  • Farmworker Legal Services, New Paltz, NY
  • Gay Men's Health Crisis, New York, NY
  • Harlem Legal Services, New York, NY
  • Kentucky Farmworkers Legal Services, Lexington, KY
  • Legal Aid Society, Civil Appeals and Law Reform Unit, New York, NY
  • Legal Aid Society, Harlem Neighborhood Office, New York, NY
  • Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Rights Division, Bronx, NY
  • Legal Aid Society, Lower Manhattan Neighborhood Office, New York, NY
  • Legal Aid Society, Staten Island Neighborhood Office, Staten Island, NY
  • Mental Hygiene Legal Services, New York, NY
  • Nassau Suffolk Legal Services
  • Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, New York, NY
  • Queens Legal Services for the Elderly, Queens, NY
  • Westchester Putnam Legal Services

    Poverty Law

  • Center for Social Policy and Welfare Law, New York, NY
  • Make the Road
  • Southern Poverty Law Center, AL
  • Welfare Law Center, New York, NY

    Reproductive Rights

  • The Center for Reproductive Law and Policy, International Office, New York, NY
  • The Center for Reproductive Law and Policy, New York, NY

    United States Attorneys' Offices

  • U.S. Attorney's Office, EDNY, Brooklyn, NY
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, EDNY, Organized Crime Unit, Brooklyn, NY
  • US Attorney's Office, Newark, NJ
  • US Attorney's Office, San Francisco, CA

    Women' Rights

  • Sanctuary For Families, New York, NY
  • Victim Services, Domestic Violence Law Project, New York, NY
  • Women's Housing and Economic Development Corp., New York, NY

     

    In the summer after their first year of law school, Stein Scholars receive a summer stipend for work in public sector law offices.  They may choose where to work, as long as they are supervised by a practicing staff attorney, work a minimum of 350 hours in ten weeks performing legal skills building work, and the organization is a 501(c)3 or government entity.  Stein Scholars may also qualify for a summer stipend for working in public sector law offices (501(c)3 entities and government organizations) in their second summer (and, in the case of Evening Division students, their third summer).  At any time except the first summer, many Stein Scholars intern in the judiciary or with for-profit public interest law firms, although these positions do not qualify for Stein summer stipends.