Externship Program

Mobilization for Justice’s Externship Program enables associates from private law firms to work in MFJ’s practice areas on four-to-six-month rotations. Externs receive supervision and training from MFJ Supervising Attorneys on all aspects of litigation and carry a full caseload. A one-week overlap at the end of each rotation enables the outgoing extern to transfer all of his or her cases to the incoming extern. Currently two law firms–Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP–participate in the program.

Firms interested in providing externs should contact Jeanette Zelhof, Executive Director, at jzelhof@mfjlegal.org.

In 2012, externs from Cleary Gottlieb and Willkie Farr spoke about their experiences in preventing evictions and preserving affordable housing for low income New Yorkers. Click here to watch a four-minute video.