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 any of the following areas: curfew, juvenile justice, drinking age, student rights, medical and behavioral treatment, and voting. Our internship program also allows for interns to design their own projects under supervision.

Typical responsibilities may include:

  • Monitoring media coverage and legislation on a specific issue
  • Researching and analyzing court opinions
  • Using statistics and research studies to develop arguments from a youth rights perspective
  • Writing articles for our blog and website
  • Creating how-to documents for our chapter leaders
  • Connecting with activists running campaigns in their community
  • Managing our social media accounts
  • Supporting other team members 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. (If you can’t commit to 15 hours, you can fill out our volunteer application form.) 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
  • Commit to a minimum of three months

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? (Please pick at least two.)
CurfewDrinking AgeGrassroots campaigning and activismJuvenile JusticeMedical and Behavioral TreatmentStudent RightsVoting AgeAnother issue (Please explain below.)

Please check the project(s) that you are particularly interested in. (You may select as many as you like.)
Researching and summarizing laws, court cases, and news itemsWriting and editing content on our websiteWriting how-to documentsBuilding connections with activists and other organizationsManaging social mediaI would like to contribute in another way (Please explain below.)

Which of the following social media platforms are you comfortable with?
FacebookTwitterTumblrInstagramSnapchatRedditOther platforms (Please explain below.)

Please upload a copy of your resume:

Thank you!