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Office/Bureau Description: 

The NYSED Office of Professional Discipline investigates and prosecutes cases involving professional misconduct committed by licensees from more than 50 different professions.  The Prosecutions Division works with investigators and board members, negotiates settlements, drafts memos and briefs, and represents the office at conferences, proceedings and hearings.  

Intern's Supervisor: 

Eric B. Fields, Prosecuting Attorney

The Assignment (Description of Job): 

Legal interns should be current law students who will be conducting legal and factual research and analysis of professional misconduct matters that occurred in other states.  The interns will be drafting memoranda summarizing the facts, procedural history, legal issues and the applicable rules and laws.  The position will involve working closely with a legal assistant and two prosecuting attorneys, who will discuss and review the work.  There will also be some opportunity to assist with hearing preparation, observe hearings, and possibly help draft pleadings and appear at settlement conferences.

Intern Development Plan : 

Interns will develop skills in factual and legal analysis and the work will involve a significant writing component.  They will be serving the public, working as part of a collaborative effort for a NYS government agency.  The students will be able to observe and assist staff attorneys at times as well.

Application Instructions: 

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume, transcript (student copy is acceptable), and completed internship application to  Please include the Assignment Number (OP-11) in the subject line of your email to reference this assignment.

New York City
Program Area: 
Office of the Professions
Program Office: 
Office of Professional Discipline - Prosecutions
Dennis K. Spillane
Number of Interns Requested: 
Spring 2020