Student Internships In Government


interns_aThe New York State Department of Civil Service today announced that more than 400 internship opportunities are available throughout New York State government across a wide array of State agencies—both upstate and downstate. More than 1,500 students have participated in the Student Intern Program since its launch in 2012.

The Student Intern Program is one component of Governor Cuomo’s New New York Leaders Initiative, which is focused on drawing new and highly-skilled individuals to the State workforce through both a fellowship and internship program.

Through this program, undergraduate and graduate students are exposed to the work of governing, while gaining valuable hands-on program experience and interaction with government leaders and policy-makers.

“Governor Cuomo is committed to ensuring that the state workforce is diverse, talented and prepared to meet tomorrow’s challenges,” said Lola W. Brabham, acting commissioner of the New York State Department of Civil Service. “Through these public service internships, we will continue to shape the next generation of leaders by providing them with valuable skills and marketable work experience that will assist them as they begin new careers.”

The Student Intern Program Internship Portal is hosted by the New York State Department of Civil Service and allows applicants to view job descriptions, create profiles, specify occupational interests, and upload resumes, writing samples, and letters of recommendation. Students can apply for multiple internships at the same time.

The program is open to graduate and undergraduate students at colleges and universities throughout New York State, as well as New York State residents enrolled elsewhere. Opportunities include paid and unpaid positions and internships may provide academic credit depending on the policy of the intern’s educational institution.

Three internship sessions are offered each year: spring, summer and fall.

The Department of Civil Service is hosting the Student Intern Program Internship Portal through which interested students must:

• Submit an application, which includes providing contact information; academic background; occupational, employment and geographic preferences; and activity involvement.

• Upload a resume. Uploading of a two to three-page writing sample illustrating your writing and analytical skills and a letter of recommendation are optional.

• Identify preferred internships.

The Spring 2017 application period began on Oct. 2 and runs through Friday, Dec. 23, 2016.

If you have any questions or would like more information on the New New York Leaders: Student Intern Program, contact the student intern program staff at or at 518-473 -9945.

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