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Law Student Intern (ID: 105966) for Fall 2017


Department of Financial Services

One State Street
New York , NY 10004

Division/Unit: Banking Division


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


Proposal Information


The New York State Department of Financial Services is seeking motivated law school students to serve on behalf of the people of the State of New York as Summer Legal Interns. Located in downtown Manhattan, the Department is the primary state regulator charged with enforcing the financial services laws, promoting the safety and soundness of financial institutions, and protecting consumers from financial fraud and abuse.

Summer Legal Interns will work with the various legal divisions in fulfilling the agency's mission. Interns will have the opportunity to assist in investigating violations of New York Banking, Insurance, and Financial Services Laws. When violations are uncovered, interns will aid in bringing enforcement actions. Interns will also help provide legal guidance to sectors of the financial services industry and contribute to the process of developing rules, regulations, and legislation. In addition, two interns will focus exclusively on audit and compliance matters. Summer Legal Interns can expect to work in a dynamic office and make meaningful contributions, while gaining valuable research, writing, and investigative experience.

Divisions within the Department that participate in the Summer Legal Intern Program include the following: Financial Frauds and Consumer Protection (comprised of a civil unit and criminal unit), Real Estate Finance, Banking, Capital Markets, Insurance, Internal Audit, and the Office of General Counsel.

Students are expected to commit to a minimum of 8 weeks. The position is uncompensated, but students with school stipends are welcome



Excellent verbal & written communication

Ability to recognize/understand issues

Ability to work as part of a team

Ability to think conceptually


Internship Areas: Planning/Analysis/Research

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 20 - 30

Location: New York

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing 2nd Year Law Student

Minimum Standing: 1st Year Law Student

Degree Concentrations: Legal Studies