Pro Bono Partnership provides high-quality pro bono transactional legal assistance to community-based nonprofits in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, with the multiplier effect of positively impacting the lives of the thousands of individuals whom they serve. We offer assistance on a wide variety of legal issues, including corporate (formation of new nonprofits, corporate governance issues, mergers, and dissolutions), employment, intellectual property, real estate, and tax matters.
Pro Bono Partnership offers both school-year and summer internship opportunities for current law students. Working under the direct supervision of the Partnership’s staff attorneys, interns help new nonprofits with the formation process (including incorporating and applying for tax-exempt status), counsel on employment issues, review contracts, draft corporate governance documents, and gain indirect exposure to several different areas of the law, including intellectual property and real estate. This internship should be of interest to students who are considering transactional careers in the nonprofit or for-profit sectors, as it develops knowledge and skills transferable to both settings. It also satisfies New York State’s 50-hour pro bono legal service requirement for bar applicants.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Internship Application.” Students may also apply for summer internships through the annual NYU Public Interest Legal Career Fair.