New New York Leaders: Student Intern Program

The Intern Program provides college students the unique opportunity to work with State agencies to gain experience and a greater perspective of the professional world.

The program prepares students for careers in a wide array of occupational areas including but not limited to: public policy, legal specialties, budgeting, scientific research, human services, and contract management.

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.

To see what New York State agencies participate in the program and to get an idea of the types of internship opportunities that may be available, click here to view opportunities posted for the current session.

You may filter the list by several criteria, including degree concentration, occupational interest, and location.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a US Citizen or foreign national eligible to work in the United States
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be currently attending a New York State college, university, or graduate program, or be a resident of New York State, attending a college, university or graduate program outside of New York State. For Summer Internships Only: Attending a New York State school or being a New York State resident is NOT required.
  • Have completed a minimum of one (1) year as a student at a degree-granting two or four-year College or University (completion of one year’s worth of academic credits over a more extended period of time may qualify part-time students for participation in the Student Intern Program); or a currently enrolled graduate student or accepted in a graduate degree program
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, or equivalent to a C

Professional Skills

  • Good analytical and evaluative skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organizational skills, efficiency and flexibility
  • Computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft products (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint), email software, internet searching, and other programs

Applicants may come from any academic discipline. Candidates must be available to work at assigned New York State offices. Opportunities are available statewide.

The FALL 2013 application period runs from April 15, 2013 through August 31, 2013.

If you have any questions or would like more information on the New New York Leaders: Student Intern Program, please contact our Student Intern Program Staff or at (518) 473 – 9945.