MFY accepts applications from law students with excellent legal research and writing skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to civil legal services. Throughout our ten-week program, interns will have the opportunity to engage directly with our diverse clients, meaningfully participate in ongoing litigation, and conduct research to advance policy initiatives of interest to our target populations. Supervising attorneys and staff conduct weekly lunch seminars on various substantive areas. While limited resources prevent us from offering a stipend, we help students find outside funding sources.
Every summer MFY has hosts interns from a wide array of law schools, including the City University of New York (CUNY), New York University, Harvard, Georgetown University, Northeastern University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Pennsylvania, Fordham University, and New York Law School.
Students interested in serving as Summer Interns should fill out a Volunteer Inquiry Form and upload a resume and writing sample using the form.
MFY accepts applications from 2L and 3L students to support our work by assisting with individual representation, impact litigation and policy research. These positions may provide academic credit and will satisfy New York’s mandatory pro bono service requirement for attorneys seeking admission to the bar.
Students interested in serving as Term-Time Externs should fill out a Volunteer Inquiry Form and upload a resume and writing sample using the form.