Law Intern & Fellowship Program for Students and Recent Graduates

Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD
Law Intern & Fellowship Program for Students and Recent Graduates
Spring 2017 (January through May)
Summer 2017 (May through August)

The Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD (OIG-NYPD) is an independent office charged with investigating, reviewing, studying, auditing, and making recommendations relating to the operations, policies, programs, and practices of the New York City Police Department, with the goal of enhancing the effectiveness of NYPD, increasing public safety, protecting civil liberties and civil rights, and increasing the public’s confidence in the police force. OIG-NYPD is independent of the NYPD and is part of the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI).  For more information, visit

OIG-NYPD is seeking energetic law student Interns and/or post-graduate legal fellows to assist OIG-NYPD attorneys and investigators in a wide range of legal and investigative projects.  The positions offer an opportunity to work on cutting-edge issues of public concern in a, high-profile environment.  Interns/Fellows will examine legal topics relating to active reviews and investigations of NYPD policies and practices, research and draft legal documents, summarize pertinent case law and legislation, support OIG-NYPD operations, review investigative material, assist with inquiries received by OIG-NYPD, participate in internal staff meetings and external meetings with key stakeholders, and help develop strategies and policies.  The positions are unpaid.

The selected candidate should be enthusiastic about working in government and on police accountability, law enforcement, civil rights, and criminal justice issues.  Candidates should demonstrate good judgment, high ethical standards, strong analytical and writing skills, and a proactive attitude. All candidates are required to successfully complete a criminal background check.

To apply, please submit a resume, letter of interest, and a short (5-10 page) legal writing sample via email or postal service to the address below. Writing samples that contain legal arguments and analysis are preferred over general research papers or legal journal articles/notes.  Applicants should specify if they are applying for a spring position (January to May) or summer position (May to August).

Asim Rehman
General Counsel
Office of Inspector General for the NYPD
NYC Department of Investigation
80 Maiden Lane
New York, NY  10038 (Subject Line:  Law Internship/Fellowship)

Applicants participating in a formal internship, fellowship, or externship program through their law school should specify the duration of the program and the number of hours they will be available and/or required to work.  Candidates will be required to work a minimum of 15 hours per week.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the posting will close once the position is filled.  Questions may be directed to the email address above.

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