Internship Opportunities with
New York State
Governor Cuomo’s Student Intern Program is a centralized location that provides access to all New York State government internships.
The New New York Leaders: Student Intern Program provides a centralized location to access all New York State government internships.
The Student Intern Program welcomes applications from students attending undergraduate and graduate programs at colleges and universities throughout New York State, as well as New York State residents studying elsewhere. Each intern works in a particular area within a New York State executive branch agency or department, and has opportunities to:
- Gain valuable experience
- Interact with government leaders and policymakers
- Perform rewarding and meaningful work
- Receive academic credit
Interested students use an internship portal to view job descriptions, review and identify preferred internships, submit applications, and upload resumes.
Available internships can be filtered by degree concentration, occupational interest, location, and state agency. Students can apply for multiple opportunities with one application using the portal, and each host office or agency review applications to identify select candidates.
The Department of Civil Service hosts the Student Intern Program Portal, where students can:
- Submit an application, including contact information, academic and occupational details, employment and geographic preferences, and activity involvement
- Upload a resume
- Provide a writing sample
- Identify preferred internships
- Provide a letter of recommendation to support their application (optional)
The FALL 2019
application period has ended.
The SPRING 2020 application period runs from September 30, 2019 through December 20, 2019.
You will need a personal NY.gov ID to access the information below. If you do not have a personal NY.gov ID, please create an account.
For Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Student Intern Program, visit the FAQ page.
Once a state agency submits a preferred candidate profile, the Department of Civil Service provides the agency with a list of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment.
Agency access to the internship portal is limited to Human Resources professionals only.
Agencies will be able to access the internship portal to post internships for SPRING 2020 from September 30, 2019 through December 13, 2019.
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- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (518) 473-9945