New York Lawyers for the Public Interest pioneered the practice of community lawyering in the five boroughs of New York City. With every case and every campaign, we continue to elaborate an approach to working with marginalized communities that is ambitious, participatory, and dynamic.
In our health justice program, a community organizer and a team of attorneys challenge racial and ethnic disparities in the health care system in New York. For us, health justice is achieved when racism, language barriers and anti-immigrant bias no longer infect the design and delivery of health care in the United States. Our work is rooted in the low-income communities of color and immigrant communities of New York City. Sometimes we use the courts to make sure health care providers and others within the health care system play by the rules. Sometimes we go to the legislature to change the rules of the game so that they are more fair and equitable. But we always do these things in a way that fosters and supports grassroots organizing and activism within the communities where we work.
NYLPI seeks highly accomplished, progressive, community-minded law students to advance the goals of the health justice program. Students interested in part-time spring internships with our program should submit a resume and writing sample as soon as possible to Peggy Germain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYLPI is an affirmative action employer. We actively recruit people of color and people with disabilities.
We dare you to find a better spring internship.