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Make the Road New York carries out its mission through the hard work of our members, staff, interns and volunteers. For all of our employment and volunteer opportunities, persons of color, women, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. We prioritize building a safe space to enable every employee and member to participate fully in our work. Here are our current postings:

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Organizing Internships
Make the Road New York is always seeking interns to work on our organizing and advocacy campaigns. If interested, please email Daniel Coates, Lead Organizer.

Legal Internships
Make the Road New York seeks creative, committed law students (1Ls, 2Ls, or 3Ls) for fall semester, spring semester, and/or summer internships. The Legal Department at Make the Road New York works to facilitate and strengthen our organizing work through the provision of legal support services to our members and campaigns. We provide legal representation and education to individuals who are active in Make the Road's organizing work; and we conduct strategic litigation as a part of the organizing campaigns. The legal department currently focuses on the following substantive areas of the law:

  • Employment and Labor
  • Public Benefits and SSI (Disability)
  • LGBTQ Legal Services
  • Health Care and Health Insurance
  • Housing (Landlord-Tenant)
  • Public Education and the rights of parents/students in the NYC Public School System
  • Policy and legislative work

We ask that legal interns be willing to pitch in on a variety of cases as necessary, but we are committed to providing a compelling learning experience for each intern and will custom design an internship with a primary focus that meets your particular interests. Our legal interns do much more than research and writing. Those who apply must be law students or undergrads, who are (1) motivated to resist oppression and poverty, (2) willing to commit to work at least 8 hours per week to be a part of that fight, and (3) proficient in Spanish.

If interested, email legalinternships [at] Please send resume and a cover letter that explains your area(s) of interest and demonstrates your commitment to public interest law.

Adult Literacy Internships & Volunteer Program
MRNY's robust adult literacy and training programs have many opportunities for teaching, tutoring in the areas of English literacy, Spanish literacy, computer skills, and GED preparation. If interested, please email Monica Robles, Adult Literacy Volunteer Coordinator or call (718) 565-8500 x4463. Current openings include but are not limited to the following:

1. English Through Computers Lab Coach: Work along other volunteers and our inspiring Adult-Ed staff to support Spanish speaking immigrant communities with their English language development. Coaches will facilitate students' use of websites, software programs, and computer applications geared toward ESOL skill development.

2. Computer Basics Education Internship: Teach immigrant adults how to use technology using the MRNY 'Computer 101' curricular materials; help students bridge the digital divide and use technology to empower themselves and their families.

Development Internships
MRNY seeks a Development Intern to help coordintate all aspects of fundraising and meet a projected annual budget of $8 million. Click here to read the full description. If interested, email Lisa Hartland, Government Grants Coordinator.

Student Success Center (SSC) Internships
MRNY is seeking interns to assist in the ongoing development of the SSC's college access program. Interns will assist in the supervision and training of SSC Youth Leaders in peer tutoring, peer mediation and conducting community, peer, and parent workshops on the college access process. Interns will assist with publicity for activities, events, and other programs connected to the SSC and the Bushwick Campus, and will provide support to the SSC Coordinator and School Partnerships Coordinator in many other aspects of the project's operations and planning. If interested please email Dana Brustmeyer.

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Paid Sick Days Now the Law in NYC!

Starting July 30, 2014, workers in NYC can now take paid sick days under the recent expansion of the Earned Sick Time Act that MRNY members helped to win.

Building upon the original law, now workers at businesses with 5 employees or more can earn up to 5 paid days off per year to care for themselves or a sick family member. No worker in NYC can be fired for taking a sick day. Read more...