Division of Economic Justice
Real Estate Finance Bureau- New York City
The Real Estate Finance Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General has architectural internship opportunities for
volunteers or externships for course credit open for undergraduate and graduate students. During the academic year, this position
requires a commitment to work part-time for a minimum of 15 hours per week for a semester. This position is located in New
REF is charged with the enforcement of Article 23-A of the New York General Business Law (the “Martin Act”) as it relates to real
estate securities, including syndications and cooperative interests in realty such as cooperatives, condominiums, homeowner
associations, timeshares, and senior communities. Part of REF’s role involves reviewing descriptions of property, specifications,
and drawings for new construction projects. Interns will work closely under the direct supervision of a New York Registered
Architect and will be trained in how to carry out the review of these documents to ensure that they comply with the disclosure
requirements of the Martin Act and governing regulations.
Duties will include, but not be limited to:
Reviewing and becoming familiar with applicable statutes, regulations, and local building code related to residential
developments in New York City;
Reviewing floor plans and specifications and descriptions of property and condition reports to ensure compliance with
applicable statutes, regulations, and zoning and local building codes, including Department of Law regulations governing
Martin Act disclosure requirements;
Compiling information about buildings from various government databases;
Assisting in the preparation of deficiency letters to attorneys for property developers concerning regulatory and building
code compliance; and
The position qualifies for NCARB credit for experience requirements in the following categories: Site and Building Analysis, Planning
and Zoning Regulations, Codes and Regulations, Engineering Systems, Leadership and Services.
Candidates must have at least two (2) years of college attendance in an accredited U.S. institution in the field of architecture,
engineering, landscaping, project management or related construction or engineering field. Candidates must also have excellent
communication skills, including excellent writing skills, and should be proficient in MS Word and Excel. U.S. citizenship is not
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.