Jobs and Internships

Two Commission staff members sitting at a table speaking with a woman.  Tablecloth says, “NYC Human Rights” and there are Commission materials on the table.
Staff and family sitting at City Hall steps
Staff during potluck
Staff during softball game

Top photo: Commission team members tabling at career fair.  Bottom photos: Commission staff participating in Employee Engagement Committee events and tabling at a community event.

What We Do

The NYC Commission on Human Rights combats discrimination and harassment in New York City by enforcing the NYC Human Rights Law, fostering positive intergroup relations, and educating New Yorkers about their protections under the law. From our staff attorneys, to our community relations specialists, to our IT and operations teams—every member of our staff has a vital role in serving this mission.

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.


Please visit to learn more about positions available at the NYC Commission on Human Rights.


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Former interns of NYCCHR.

In addition to earning academic credit, internships at the Commission provide opportunities for hands-on education and training in a range of functions throughout the Commission. This may include conducting legal and policy research, organizing community events, or developing public education materials.

Graduate Social Work Students

The Commission hosts Master of Social Work (MSW) students looking for a unique field placement experience in our Social Work Unit. MSW students from a variety of concentrations and fields of practice interested in public service are encouraged to join us. Click here or email to learn more.

Employee Engagement and Wellness

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Commission staff participating in CCHR Bowling League.

Creating a vibrant workplace culture is essential to supporting our employees. We strive to foster community through the Employee Engagement Committee (EEC) which develops thoughtful and engaging programming for staff year-round. The EEC has organized:

  • Take your child to work day
  • Heritage potlucks
  • Bake-off competitions (on various holidays)
  • Annual staff-wide holiday party
  • Annual bowling league
  • Annual participation in the NYC Government Softball League

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the EEC has established virtual events that promote connection and camaraderie including monthly trivia games and online scavenger hunts. Members of the committee also lead a weekly Virtual Community Hour for staff to share their experiences during the pandemic, overcome challenges with working remotely, and create a nonjudgmental space for self and community care.

Beyond the EEC, the Commission fosters engagement through a variety of affinity and working groups such as the:

  • Anti-Racism Working Group
  • LGBTQI Affinity Group
  • Mental Health Working Group

Staff members and interns at every level are welcome to participate in these activities or create additional groups.