Career Resources

The Center for International Law provides some career information in the areas of international and comparative law. (See the links below.)

Given its limited resources, the Center (whose focus is largely academic) does not provide full-service career counseling. Instead, students should visit the homepage of the Office of Career Planning, which provides many more services, including resume workshops, interview strategies, interview scheduling, and much wider information on clerkships, internships, and other career opportunities.

Career and International Law Events

International Law Weekend
“The Resilience of International Law”
October 10–12, 2019, New York City Bar Association and Fordham Law School

2019-20 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
General and Elimination Rounds
April 3–April 9, 2020, Vienna, Austria
For more information on the NYLS Vis team (which is organized by the NYLS Dispute Resolution Team), click here.

2020 Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
International Rounds and World Championship Round
April 12–April 18, 2020, Washington DC
For more information on the NYLS Jessup team, click here.

American Society of International Law, 114th Annual Meeting
Theme: The Promise of International Law
April 1–April 4, 2020, Washington DC

General Resources on International Law

ABA Section of International Law and Practice

ABA Women’s Interest Network (Section of International Law)

American Society of International Law

International Law Institute (Links to international law resources, including public international law, private international law, general international resources, US legal resources, electronic commerce, law and economics, and several reference tools.)

International Law Students Association (ILSA) and the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Careers Abroad and Study Abroad

American Bar Association Study Abroad Program Homepage
Contains a complete listing of ABA-approved summer abroad programs for law students.

Institute of International Education
Links to the Fulbright program and other international education programs.

New York Law School Summer Abroad Frequently Asked Questions

Internships and Job Opportunities

African Development Bank
Careers
Internships

American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative
Career opportunities
Internships and Fellowships

American Society of International Law
Careers
Internships

Amnesty International
Careers

Arms Control Association Internships
Careers
Internships and Fellowships

Asian Development Bank
Careers
Internships

Asia Society
Career opportunities
Internships

The Atlantic Council of the United States
Employment and Internships

Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs
Jobs and Internships

The Carter Center
Careers
Internships

Center for International Environmental Law
Jobs, Internships, and Fellowships

Commission on International Religious Freedom
Employment and Internships

Council on Foreign Relations
Employment, Internships, Fellowships

The Council on Hemispheric Affairs
Internships

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Legal Careers

European Central Bank
Job Opportunities

European Union (EU)
Traineeship Program

Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Careers
Internships

Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development
Jobs

Freedom House
Employment and Internships

The Heritage Foundation
Careers and Internships

Human Rights First
Jobs and Internships

Human Rights Watch
Careers, Internships, and Fellowships

Idealist (Job board for the publicly-minded)
Job Board

InterAction (American Council for Voluntary International Action) (Comprehensive links to organizations and coalitions that provide humanitarian assistance to the world’s poor.
Jobs

Inter-American Development Bank
Employment

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Internships
Fellowships
Employment

International Atomic Energy Agency
Jobs and Internships

International Center for Transitional Justice
Careers

International Commission of Jurists Employment and Internships
Jobs
Internships

International Committee of the Red Cross
Traineeships
Jobs

International Court of Justice
Jobs

International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Careers
Internships

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
Jobs and Internships

International Foundation for Election Systems
Jobs and Internships

International Justice Mission
Careers

International Labor Organization
Jobs
Internships

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Employment Opportunities
Internships

International Organization for Migration
Recruitment
Internships
Junior Professional Officer Program

International Service for Human Rights
Vacancies
Internships

Lawyers Without Borders
Internships

National Democratic Institute
Employment

North American Development Bank
Careers and Internships

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
Careers
Internships

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Employment

Peace Brigades
Volunteers opportunities

Permanent Court of Arbitration
Employment
Internships

ReliefWeb (Humanitarian and development jobs)
Job board

United Nations Foundation
Careers and Internships

United Nations Children’s Fund
Employment
Internships

United Nations Development Organization
Jobs
Internships

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
Careers
Internships
Fellowships

United Nations
Careers
Internships

United Nations Office of Legal Affairs
Job openings and internships

United Nations Population Fund
Jobs

US Central Intelligence Agency
Careers and Internships

US Committee for Refugees
Careers and Internships

US Court of International Trade (a 10-minute walk from New York Law School)
Clerkships and Internships

US Customs and Border Protection
Careers

US Department of Commerce
Careers
Internships

US Department of Justice
Internships
Legal careers

US Department of State
Internships

US Foreign Service Officer Exam

US International Trade Commission
Careers

US Peace Corps
Jobs

US Securities and Exchange Commission
Careers
Internships

US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Internships

US Trade and Development Agency
Internships
Career opportunities

US Trade Representative
Internship
Careers

White House Fellows Program

Women in International Trade

World Bank Employment and Internship Programs
Internships
Careers

World Resources Institute
Careers

World Trade Organization
Internship Program
Job Vacancies

Opportunities in the U.S. Congress
United States House of Representatives
United States Senate Job Openings
Roll Call (includes the classifieds for positions in the US Congress and Washington, DC)
The Hill (includes the classifieds for positions in the US Congress and Washington, DC.

Career Books (all available in the NYLS Law Library)

Careers in Admiralty and Maritime Law by the American Bar Association, Law Student Division, 1993 edition. (KF1104 .J37 1993 – on floor L2)

Careers In International Law by the American Bar Association, Section of International Law and Practice, 2012 edition. (KZ1238.U55 C37 2012 – on floor L4)

Internships and Careers In International Law: A Guide for Graduate and Law Students by the American Society for International Law, 2013-14 edition. (KZ1238.U55 C372 – on floor L4)