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
“Why International Law Matters”
October 18–20, 2018, New York City Bar Association and Fordham Law School

2018-19 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
General and Elimination Rounds
April 11–April 18, 2019, Vienna, Austria
For more information on the NYLS Vis team (which is organized by the NYLS Dispute Resolution Team), click here.

2019 Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
International Rounds and World Championship Round
March 31–April 6, 2019, Washington DC
For more information on the NYLS Jessup team, click here.

American Society of International Law, 113th Annual Meeting
Theme: International Law as an Instrument
March 27–March 30, 2019, 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

Hieros Gamos – The Comprehensive Law and Government Portal

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.

Council on International Educational Exchange
Information on study abroad and travel abroad.

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

Legal Study Abroad Headquarters

New York Law School Summer Abroad Frequently Asked Questions

Internships and Job Opportunities

African Development Bank Careers and Internships

American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative Job Opportunities

American Society of International Law Internships

Amnesty International

Arms Control Association Internships

Asian Development Bank

Asia Society
Career opportunities

The Atlantic Council of the United States
Employment and Internships

Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs Jobs and Internships

The Carter Center

Center for International Environmental Law Jobs, Internships, and Fellowships

Commission on International Religious Freedom Employment and Internships

Council on Foreign Relations

The Council on Hemispheric Affairs Internships

Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice Initiatives

DevEx International Development Job Board

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Careers

European Central Bank Job Opportunities

European Roma Rights Center Internships and Employment Opportunities

European Union (EU) Internships

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Jobs and Internships

Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development

Freedom House Employment and Internships

The Heritage Foundation

Human Rights First Internships and Jobs

Human Rights Watch Careers, Internships, and Fellowships


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

Inter-American Development Bank Employment and Scholarships

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

International Atomic Energy Agency

International Center for Transitional Justice Careers

International Commission of Jurists Employment and Internships

International Committee of the Red Cross Jobs

International Court of Justice

International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia Jobs and Internships

International Development Law Organization Employment

International Foundation for Election Systems Jobs and Internships

International Justice Mission

International Labor Organization Jobs, Internships, and the Young Professionals Program

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Directory of Economic, Commodity and Development Organizations

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Employment Opportunities

International Organization for Migration Employment

International Service for Human Rights

Lawyers Without Borders internships

National Democratic Institute Employment

North American Development Bank

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Peace Brigades

Permanent Court of Arbitration Employment and Internships


United Nations Foundation Careers and Internships

United Nations Children’s Fund

United Nations Development Organization Internships

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization Internships

United Nations Job Openings

United Nations Internships
Deadline: Send application no later than six months before the date you would like to begin work.

United Nations Office of Legal Affairs Employment

United Nations Population Fund Employment

US Central Intelligence Agency Internships and Careers

US Committee for Refugees Careers and Internships

US Court of International Trade Clerkships and Internships

US Customs and Border Protection Careers

US Department of Commerce Careers

US Department of Justice
Legal careers

US Department of State

US Foreign Service Officer Exam

US International Trade Administration

US International Trade Commission

US Mission to the United Nations (New York City)

US Peace Corps

US Securities and Exchange Commission

US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

US Trade and Development Agency

US Trade Representative

White House Fellowships

Women in International Trade

World Bank Employment and Internship Programs

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 Career Services Library)

Careers in Admiralty and Maritime Law by the American Bar Association, Law Student Division, 1993 edition.

Careers In International Law by the American Bar Association, Section of International Law and Practice, 1993 edition.

Federal Law-Related Careers Directory by the Federal Reports Inc., 1994 edition.

Internships and Careers in International Affairs by James P. Muldoon Jr., 1994 edition.

Internships and Careers In International Law: A Guide for Graduate and Law Students by the American Society for International Law, 1996 edition. (also available in the NYLS Law Library 1st Floor Reference Area JX1291 .I58 1996 Ref)

International Law Career Guide: A Guide to Career Paths and Internships in International Law by American Society of International Law, 1997 edition.

International Jobs: Where They Are & How to Get Them by Eric Kocher, 4th edition.

International Opportunities Resources Guide by National Association for Law Placement, 1999 edition.

Now Hiring: Government Jobs for Lawyers by American Bar Association Law Student Division, 1997-1998 edition.

Public Interest Job Search Guide: Harvard Law School’s Handbook & Directory for Law Students and Lawyers Seeking Public Service Work by Stacy M. DeBroff, 1998-1999 edition.

Public Service in International Law: A Guide to Professional Opportunities in the United States and Abroad by Yale Law School, 1998 edition.

Study Abroad/Etudes a l’etranger/Estudios en el extranjero by UNESCO, 1998-1999 edition.

Working Abroad by Godfrey Golzen & Margaret Stewart, 1981 edition.

Newsletters (all available in the NYLS Career Services Library)

International Career Employment Weekly (published once every two weeks)

The National and Federal Legal Employment Report (published every month).