About Advocates for Children of New York

Advocates for Children is a nonprofit organization that provides legal tools for needy New York children to secure adequate and equal public education services.  AFC's services include free individual case advocacy, technical assistance and educational training workshops for parents and professionals to learn about children's educational entitlements and due process rights in New York City.  The organization also produces policy reports and media campaigns to further its mission.

The AFC internship program allows students interested in a career in law to work in the nonprofit world and familiarize themselves with education law.  Interns get real experience, working on individual education civil rights cases and assisting attorneys with policy work.  Interns also participate in weekly workshops focused on education law.


Open to college students, all graduate students and recent grads, as well as professionals and volunteers.  Non-U.S. citizens are eligible for internships.  Applicants must be available to work at least ten hours a week.

Advocates for Children of New York

  • Rebecca Zwilling
  • Advocates for Children of New York
  • Advocates for Children of New York
  • 151 West 30th Street, 5th Floor
  • New York, NY 10001


  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • New York, NY