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Legal Intern (ID: 109936) for Summer 2024


Dept of Environmental Conservation

1130 North Westcott Rd
Schenectady , NY 12306
E-Mail: victoria.ruglis@dec.ny.gov

Division/Unit: Office of General Counsel


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


Proposal Information


Typical hours would be between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Law interns may, through the course of the program: review and organize discovery documents for ongoing litigation, administrative enforcement cases, and permit hearings; draft legal papers such as orders on consent; draft administrative pleadings and motions; attend and participate in pre-hearing conferences in administrative enforcement cases; attend and participate in permit and enforcement hearing proceedings; assist with negotiations; attend internal meetings and meetings with external entities; generate letters to respondents and draft memoranda of law; and conduct extensive legal research using assorted legal resources. Law interns receive feedback and direction from a supervising attorney on all legal work conducted on DEC's behalf.

Interns are offered an opportunity to draft a writing sample related to their work at DEC, which may used by the intern, with DEC approval, as an example of such intern's legal analysis and writing.



Legal writing

Legal research and analysis

Client interviewing

Oral advocacy


Internship Areas: Environmental Conservation, Legal Specialties, Planning/Analysis/Research, Policy Enforcement

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 20 - 30

Location: Schenectady

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing 3rd Year Law Student

Minimum Standing: 2nd Year Law Student

Degree Concentrations: Legal Studies