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NYSDA Internship Opportunities

Law Internship Program in Albany, NY
NYSDA considers internship applications from law students who want to gain experience in legal research and criminal law. Students can earn academic credit through Albany Law School or any participating institution. Law students work on a variety of criminal defense research projects, and participate in the preparation of case summaries for NYSDA's publications and databases. During the summer, law student interns are eligible to work along with staff and observe NYSDA's Basic Trial Skills Program for new attorneys. Send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

Susan C. Bryant
Executive Director
New York State Defenders Association
194 Washington Ave, Suite 500
Albany, NY 12210
Email: sbryant@nysda.org
Phone: (518) 465-3524
Fax: (518) 465-3249

Criminal Justice Internship
NYSDA considers applications from students who want to gain experience in criminal justice research. Students can earn academic credit through the SUNY School of Criminal Justice in Albany or another participating institution. Among its many responsibilities, NYSDA engages in the following activities: providing technical assistance to public defense providers and local, state and government officials; reviewing and analyzing public defense and relevant criminal justice research studies, reports and literature; assisting in evaluation of county public defense systems; undertaking public defense data collection, including caseload, budget and expenditure data; designing survey instruments; and assisting in reviewing and analyzing public defense legislation. The criminal justice intern works under the supervision of the Executive Director and Deputy Director to fulfill the office's social science research needs. Send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:

Susan C. Bryant
Executive Director
New York State Defenders Association
194 Washington Ave, Suite 500
Albany, NY 12210
Email: sbryant@nysda.org
Phone: (518) 465-3524
Fax: (518) 465-3249

Library Internships
Internships are available for students who want to gain experience in librarianship or information science. Students can earn academic credit through the School of Information Science and Policy, University at Albany or another participating library science school. The Backup Center Library plays a key role in NYSDA's mission by providing research and support services to staff lawyers, public defense attorneys and government officials. Library Interns, working under the supervision of our Legal Research Librarian, will have the opportunity to interact with professional staff, government agencies, vendors and publishers. Interns will work in any or all of the following areas: reference and research, collection development, cataloging, indexing and database management, records management and space planning. Email a cover letter and resume to:

Susan Bryant
Executive Director
Email: sbryant@nysda.org.

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