Law Internships in New York City

There’s no city like New York City for launching your law career and gaining valuable, real-world work experience. The city boasts competitive and prestigious law firms and schools, full of sharp legal minds. Based in such a demanding and fast-paced destination, those doing law internships in New York City will be kept on their toes, learning the ins and outs of the industry in one of the world’s leading cities. It’s the best way to stand out among the sea of law graduates (or law school applicants) when you head back home and are looking for a job or admission into a law program.

Working at a law firm in New York will open up an international intern’s mind and complement their theoretical legal education with real-world experience. Law internships in New York City are perfect for law school students, young people who are considering attending law school and also for law school graduates. Previous Law interns with The Intern Group have completed first-class internships at legal firms, companies and also at NGOs. Legal interns gather insight from leading industry professionals, working alongside established lawyers, going to client meetings and helping with case management and legal research. Moreover, in addition to the career-boosting experience, an internship abroad in New York City also gives a young person the chance to learn about a new culture and travel in the United States.


Your life in the Big Apple

Rising professionals doing law internships in New York City live in private bedrooms in a residence set up for students, young professionals and interns. Accommodations are located in a safe New York neighborhood, just a few blocks away from Central Park. Close to cafes, museums and public transportation, interns will enjoy their time living the true New York experience.


Law Internships in New York City

“I go to Paris, I go to London, I go to Rome, and I always say, “There’s no place like New York. It’s the most exciting city in the world now. That’s the way it is. That’s it.” ― Robert De Niro


America’s melting pot

International legal interns will enjoy being part of New York City’s diverse and vibrant, multicultural community. For decades, driven individuals from all over the planet have made their way to New York City for the many professional opportunities the city offers. Because New York City attracts so many people from all over the world, the city has developed many different ethnic enclaves. Walking from neighborhood to neighborhood is like traveling to a different country without the added expense of buying a plane ticket. You’ll hear hundreds of different languages and dialects walking through sectors like Chinatown and Little Brazil. If you speak a language besides English, you’ll surely find someone to talk to in New York City.


The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.” -John Updike


Law Internships in New York City


Discover New York City’s treasures

Legal interns in New York City will have plenty to keep them busy when they aren’t sharpening their legal mind at their internship abroad. New York City is full of museums, parks, important buildings and statues for a legal intern to enjoy on their days off. Central Park, for one, is one of the United States’ most well-known parks. Stretching 843 acres, it’s a beloved escape from Manhattan’s urban jungle. A ride on the Hudson River is also a fun afternoon activity, as well as a visit to the iconic Statue of Liberty. In terms of art museums, both the MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art are first-class spaces displaying many important pieces of American and international art.


Let the city entertain you

New York City evenings are ripe with possibility for fans of music, comedy, theater, cabaret and everything in between. With so many different high-quality live entertainment venues out there, it’s hard to decide where to spend the night. Broadway, for example, which is made up of 40 professional theaters, is one of the best live theater scenes in the world and a great place to spot famous actors. For live comedy fans, the Comedy Cellar is an ideal place to see both established and up-and-coming comics and have a good laugh.


Learn more about our law internships in New York City and apply now to boost your career!



Sources: Wikipedia: Central Park, Demographics of NYC,, Forbes 1, 2, Wikipedia – Madison Avenue, Broadway theater

Photo 1. based on Manhattan from across the East River, Brooklyn, by Andrew Moore, CC-by-SA 2.0

Photo 2. based on Joey Ramone, by Marcela, CC-by-2.0

Photo 3. based on Cityscape, by Kevin Dooley, CC-by-2.0


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Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.
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