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Legal Intern (OGC Albany) (ID: 105935) for Fall 2017

Agency/Facility

Dept of Environmental Conservation

625 Broadway, 14th Floor
Albany , NY 12233

Division/Unit: DEC Office of General Counsel

 

Web Site: http://www.dec.ny.gov/(New Window)

 

Proposal Information

Description:

** This internship is approved by Albany Law School as a field placement for academic credit.**

Other Albany Law School students who are not participating in a field placement and students from other law schools may also apply to this internship.

Legal interns at DEC's Office of General Counsel in Albany, New York will provide important support to NYSDEC attorneys by, among other things, organizing discovery documents for enforcement cases and permit hearings; drafting legal papers such as orders on consent, and administrative pleadings and motions; attending Pre-Hearing Conferences in enforcement cases, internal meetings, and meetings with external entities; and generating letters to respondents or permittees. Legal interns also conduct extensive legal research using online resources and assorted treatises and draft memoranda of law.

Generally, internships are unpaid. However, there may be funding available through Federal Work Study for Albany Law School students who are eligible for this funding.

The number of hours worked per week may vary. For Albany Law School Field Placements: approximately 12 hours per week. For other students: up to 30 or more (flexible).

 

Skills:

Legal Research

Writing

 

Internship Areas: Environmental Conservation, Legal Specialties

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 30 or more

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 3

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing 3rd Year Law Student

Minimum Standing: 2nd Year Law Student

Degree Concentrations: Agricultural Studies, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Construction Technology, Criminal Justice/Homeland Security, Cultural Studies, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Financial Studies, Health Services, Legal Studies, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, Natural Science, Physical Science, Psychology/Psychiatry, Public Administration, Recreational Studies, Social Science