The NYC Commission on Human Rights combats discrimination and harassment in New York City by enforcing the NYC Human Rights Law, fostering positive intergroup relations, and educating New Yorkers about their protections under the law. From our staff attorneys, to our community relations specialists, to our IT and operations teams—every member of our staff has a vital role in serving this mission.
The NYC Commission on Human Rights is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to hiring and retaining a workforce that is connected to and represents the diversity of the people we serve.
Please visit NYC.gov/jobs to learn more about positions available at the NYC Commission on Human Rights.
In addition to earning academic credit, internships at the Commission provide opportunities for hands-on education and training in a range of functions throughout the Commission. This may include conducting legal and policy research, organizing community events, or developing public education materials.
Click on the internship descriptions below to learn more about the role and how to apply.
The Commission hosts Master of Social Work (MSW) students looking for a unique field placement experience in our Social Work Unit. MSW students from a variety of concentrations and fields of practice interested in public service are encouraged to join us. Click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Creating a vibrant workplace culture is essential to supporting our employees. We strive to foster community through the Employee Engagement Committee (EEC) which develops thoughtful and engaging programming for staff year-round. The EEC has organized:
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the EEC has established virtual events that promote connection and camaraderie including monthly trivia games and online scavenger hunts. Members of the committee also lead a weekly Virtual Community Hour for staff to share their experiences during the pandemic, overcome challenges with working remotely, and create a nonjudgmental space for self and community care.
Beyond the EEC, the Commission fosters engagement through a variety of affinity and working groups such as the:
Staff members and interns at every level are welcome to participate in these activities or create additional groups.