A NYRA intern reading youth rights booksNYRA interns learn to use research-based evidence to support our advocacy work.

Our internship program is designed for individuals, of any age, who are interested in youth rights, nonprofit management, advocacy, and public relations. Interns are given the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in a variety of areas, including project management, research, writing, online communication, and outreach. Interns will be able to select and lead key projects in one of the following areas: curfew, drinking age, student rights, and voting. Our internship program also allows for interns to design their own projects under supervision.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring media coverage and legislation on a specific issue
  • Researching and analyzing court opinions
  • Using statistics to develop arguments from a youth rights perspective
  • Writing articles for our blog and website
  • Posting in social media channels
  • Creating how-to documents for our chapter leaders
  • Supporting volunteers in your focus area

Interns work remotely and are able to set their own schedule. We accommodate full and part-time interns who commit to a minimum of 15 hours per week. Interns may use this opportunity for academic credit, volunteer service hours, or just gaining valuable experience. Our internships are unpaid.

All applicants to should be able to:

  • Write a strong, research-based argument
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how age discrimination affects young people
  • Work collaboratively in a virtual environment
  • Manage their own time

If you would like to apply for an internship, please fill out the form below. You may also contact us with any questions you have. Positions are open until filled.

Intern Application Form

Which of the following issues are you interested in?
CurfewDrinking AgeVoting RightsFreedom of expression in schoolsPrivacy rights in schoolsPunishment procedures in schoolsStudent-controlled educationAnother issue (please explain below)

Please upload a copy of your resume:

Thank you!