Our team fights for justice for all.

To join the NYCDS team, please view our Job Postings below, select the position of interest, and follow the instructions to apply. Internship opportunities are listed at the bottom of this page.

Job Postings

Trial Attorney Positions

NYCDS hires a new class of recent law school graduates every fall and accepts applications from experienced criminal trial attorneys year-round. If you are interested in applying for a trial attorney position, please email jobs@nycds.org with a cover letter explaining your relevant trial or courtroom experience and commitment to criminal defense work, along with a copy of your resume. Cover letters should be addressed to Mr. Stan Germán.

Internships

If you are interested in an internship at New York County Defender Services, please email internship@nycds.org with a cover letter explaining why you are interested in working with us, the time period that you would like to intern, and a copy of your resume. Cover letters should be addressed to Mr. Sidney Lester. We accept internship applications on a rolling basis.

New York County Defender Services is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, orientations, experiences, and communities to apply.