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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: 

Karen Eileen Carlson

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 prosecuting attorney who will discuss and review the work.  There will also be some opportunity to assist with hearing preparation, observe hearings, help draft pleadings and appear at settlement conferences.  Students might possibly be able to appear at hearings as well, under a practice order with the New York Courts.

Please note: This is an unpaid internship opportunity.


Flexible Monday through Friday, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Assignment Type: 

Hybrid – On-site & Remote

Desired Qualifications & Educational Background: 

Any law student with a background in any of the professions would be helpful but not necessary.

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-F20-2) in the subject line of your email to reference this assignment.

Program Area: 
Office of the Professions
Program Office: 
Office of Professional Discipline - Prosecutions
Dennis K. Spillane
Number of Interns Requested: 
Fall 2020