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Government Agencies and Public Interest Organizations

Government Agencies and Public Interest Organizations

Federal, state and local government agencies and public interest organizations are among the best source of internship and externship opportunities for Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University students. Below is a partial listing of government agencies and public interest organizations that you may want to consider for semester or summer internships or externships.

Please note that internships with government agencies and public interest organizations are, more often than not, unpaid. You may want to pursue academic credit for such an internship through Hofstra Law’s Externship Program. Alternatively, you may want to explore with the Office of Career Services options for obtaining funding for your internship through a variety of fellowship programs.

Government Agencies

Public Interest Organizations

  • Center for Medicare Advocacy (D.C.)
    Provides education, advocacy and legal assistance to help elders and people with disabilities obtain necessary health care.
  • Center for Reproductive Rights (N.Y.)
    A global legal advocacy organization dedicated to reproductive rights, with expertise in both U.S. constitutional and international human rights law.
  • Community Health Law Project (N.J.)
    A nonprofit advocacy and legal services organization dedicated to serving the needs of low-income people with disabilities in New Jersey.
  • Continuum Health Partners, Inc. (N.Y.)
    The parent company of four major nonprofit teaching hospitals in the New York City area (Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Long Island College Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary). The Legal Department serves as in-house counsel for all four hospitals and provides a diverse range of legal services to hospital administrators and clinical leadership, in areas including corporate transactions, real estate, labor, corporate and regulatory compliance, contracts, litigation, patient care, medical staff and psychiatric hearings.
  • Families USA (D.C.)
    Dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.
  • Medicare Rights Center (N.Y.)
    Policy, advocacy, impact litigation and individual cases.