Summer Legal Intern

Position Summary:

HDC is the nation’s largest municipal housing bond issuer for affordable housing projects and offers an opportunity to gain insight into, and experience with, City government, public finance and the affordable housing industry.  We are looking for interns to work on real estate closings for affordable housing projects including construction, preservation loan and conversion loan closings.

Intern Responsibilities:

Under the direction of a mentor attorney:

  • Assist in all aspects of documenting, negotiating and closing new construction and preservation financings and conversions of construction loans to permanent financing.
  • Review contracts, leases, title and other documents related to financings and HDC programs.
  • Research and prepare memoranda on affordable housing law and in connection with HDC transactions, programs and policy issues.
  • Perform general legal work as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • 1Ls must have had Real Property

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some prior real estate, affordable housing, public finance, and/or New York City government experience and/or coursework preferred.
  • Interest in public service and affordable housing.

HDC fully supports a legal intern’s application for credit or stipend from their school/university.

If not available, HDC offers an hourly rate of $20 dollars per hour for a  pre-determined number of hours during the course of the semester.

How to Apply:

Law students interested in applying for the HDC Summer Legal Internship should submit their resumes accompanied by a cover letter to or fax to (646) 304-4819.

As of August 2, 2021, all HDC hires and interns must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability.

If you are offered an internship at HDC, this requirement must be met by your start date, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by HDC.

 HDC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

HDC is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, HDC will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of the internship, please contact Human Resources by emailing HR@NYCHDC.Com.