Internship Opportunities

Find information below for internships!



CUNY Cultural Corps

The City University of New York (CUNY) is partnering with New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs and The Rockefeller Foundation to launch the CUNY Cultural Corps, which will create opportunities for CUNY students to work in the City's cultural sector starting in Fall 2016. Modeled after the CUNY Service Corps, which provides hundreds of CUNY students with paid work experience in civic-oriented jobs in community-based organizations and government agencies, the Cultural Corps aims to be a strong student pipeline for successful alumni into New York City's arts and culture institutions. These institutions include non-profit cultural organizations involved in the visual, literary and performing arts as well as public-oriented science and humanities institutions including zoos, botanical gardens and historic and preservation societies.

CUNY Service Corps

Building on CUNY's history of service to New York City, the CUNY Service Corps creates opportunities for students, faculty, and staff at the University to work on projects that improve the city's short and long-term civic, economic and environmental sustainability.

CUNY Tutor Corps

The CUNY Tutor Corps in Math and Computer Science brings students from CUNY colleges into middle and high school classrooms, helping them become highly effective tutors and teaching assistants in the mathematics and computer science. The Tutor Corps is a partnership between CUNY, the Office of the Mayor, New York City Department of Education (DOE), and others.

CUNY Tech Prep

CUNY Tech Prep is an industry-informed program for exceptional computer science students in the CUNY senior college system. CUNY Tech Prep is designed to provide students with industry exposure to software development and a connection to tech jobs post-graduation.

CUNY Internship Programs

Building from the success of the former IT Specialists Internship Program, CUNY Internship Programs is expanding our relationships with New York City agencies to include internships in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). For over a decade, numerous interns have been hired by their agencies through this program, some moving into leadership positions where they oversee current CUNY interns. Students who are part of CUNY Internship Programs gain valuable experience working to help their fellow New Yorkers, as well as becoming part of the future of NYC's workforce.

CUNY/311 Project

The CUNY/311 Project, is a collaboration between the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) and the City University of New York, provides qualified CUNY students with the opportunity to work as part-time Call Center Representatives within New York City's Customer Service Center. 311 provides New Yorkers with one easy-to-remember number to access all City agencies and services. The CUNY 311 Project provides human resource support for CUNY students referred from CUNY campuses. CUNY 311 Project support staff recruits and hire students, monitor on-site performance, and administer payroll.


C-SURP is a ten-week program that offers a hands-on research experience and is open to students interested in five key research areas: environmental science, nanoscience, neuroscience, photonics, and structural biology. All CUNY undergraduates completing their sophomore or junior year may apply. CUNY Community College students with at least 30 credits at the time of application are also encouraged to apply. CSURP is also open to students enrolled at universities in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.


Hostos Community College Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program is designed to serve first and second year students through a three-part approach. Throughout the year, students participate in engineering software training preparing them for internships or science/ engineering majors. In the summer, the Program provides a six-week academic enrichment that focuses on services and activities aiming at improving the skills and performance of Pre/freshman students in college level courses leading to CSTEP targeted professions.

CUNY Startup Accelerator

During the 4 months of the Accelerator, you will work with your own team and with other CUNY entrepreneurs along the 4 gear program. You will take your idea from early ideation stage to a well-defined launch plan. You will translate your idea into a business model, form your founding team, research your competition, build a pilot and iterate based on customer feedback.

Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York

The mission of the Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York initiative is to facilitate, encourage and enable a significant increase in the participation of women in both higher education and entrepreneurship in fields related to technology in the New York market. Through strategic initiatives and purposeful integration with key institutions and program in the city of New York, WiTNY targets high school girls getting ready for college, undergraduate and graduate women, preparing them to secure a rewarding and lucrative position in the technology industry.

Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government & Public Affairs

Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government & Public Affairs, The CUNY Women’s Public Service Internship Program (Offered in the Fall semester, application deadlines in early July of semester prior to internship).
Students intern 10-15 hours per week.
Students will receive $2,000.00.
Applicants must have completed at least 30 credits, carry a 3.0 GPA, and must submit 2 confidential recommendation forms.
Students seeking academic credit must attend a weekly seminar at their college.
All majors may apply

Contact Yvonne Rosario-Quiroz or Aleris Gonzalez in Career Services

NYC Ladders for Leaders

The Ladders for Leaders is a nationally recognized program that offers high school and college students the opportunity to participate in paid professional summer internships with leading corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies in New York City. The program is an initiative of the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and supported by the NYC Center for Youth Employment and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City.


Program Qualifications & Requirements:
Unpaid Projects
  • You must be a junior, senior, or graduate student matriculating in a degree program, either part-time or full-time in an accredited college or university. Undergraduate students must have and maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade point average (GPA), and graduate and Ph.D. students must have and maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA to qualify.
  • Unpaid interns work a minimum of 14 hours a week (at least four, but no more than eight. consecutive hours per day).
  • Students pursuing an associate’s degree at a two-year college must have at least 48/50 credits and need an internship as a requirement for graduating in the semester in which the internship is being done. Various situations exist according to the college attended and will therefore be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
(Paid) Stipend Projects
  • You must be a full-time student (undergraduate, 12 credits; graduate, 6 credits), matriculating in a degree program in an accredited college or university as a junior, senior, or graduate student. Ph.D. students will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Required to work part time (20-28) hours a week, at least four but no more than eight consecutive hours per day) during the academic year; they may work full time (35 hours a week) during the winter (January) and summer breaks.
  • Undergraduate students must have earned 60 credits to qualify and maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA). Graduate and Ph.D. students must have and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

The HACU National Internship Program (HACU)

Whether you are a student looking for an internship or a federal agency or corporation looking for an intern, we feel confident that we can help you in your pursuit.  We are always in search of the best and the brightest to fill our many internship opportunities.  We are also looking to partner with government and corporate sector organizations interested in developing the next generation of dedicated public servants and business leaders.
Our website contains information about our mission, upcoming program dates and deadlines, and ideas about how to get involved with our organization.  Thank you for your interest in the HACU National Internship Program!  
For information on HACU's Corporate Internship Program, please click here.

Mayor’s Office Internship Program

The Mayor’s Office Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop the capacity to solve New York City’s most pressing issues. The mission of the Mayor’s Office Internship Program is to build a diverse pipeline of future public service leaders. This highly selected diverse group of men and women collaborate with staff to better the Office of the Mayor and New York City.

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

Must be currently enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in college.

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer program for students to explore their interests in medicine, dentistry, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health, and more. The program takes place at our 12 partner institutions and offers students a chance to develop healthcare skills, plan academic journeys, get clinical exposure, and network.

SHPEP offers students a variety of academic and career experiences:

  • Academic enrichment in the basic sciences and quantitative topics.
  • Learning and study skills development, including methods of individual and group learning.
  • Clinical exposure through small-group rotations in health care settings, simulation experiences, and seminars.
  • Career development sessions are directed toward exploring the health professions, the admissions process, and developing an education plan.
  • A financial literacy and planning workshop that informs students of financial principles and management strategies.
  • A health policy seminar series to expose scholars to current health policy issues, the policymaking process and analysis, health care financing, and the social determinants of health.
  • An introduction to interprofessional education that addresses effective collaboration across health professions.
For more information or assistance with the application process please contact Yvonne Rosario-Quiroz, Assistant Director, Career Services

Department of Energy,  Student Programs & Internships

These student programs allow participants taking at least a half-time academic, technical, or vocational course load in an accredited high school, technical, vocational, two- or four- year college or university, graduate or professional school to be part of a cooperative-learning environment. The program is comprised of two different types of paid internships:

  1. The Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) provides maximum flexibility because the nature of the work does not have to be related to the student's academic or career choice.
  2. The Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) provides the opportunity to perform work that is directly related to your area of study. 

The American Civil Liberties Union ACLU

The Communications Internship offers the opportunity to learn about the breadth of the ACLU’s work and how the Communications Department supports it through branding, public relations and communications strategy, and producing content for the ACLU blog and website, multimedia and social media channels.


The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) is the City's lead agency for youth employment programs. DYCD is committed to expanding opportunities for New York City's young people. Our employment programs help youth between the ages of 14 and 24 gain work experience and further their education.

New York Leaders: Student Intern Program

A program with paid and unpaid internship opportunities for resident graduate and undergraduate students as well as students who attend schools in other states, but reside in New York.

New York State Senate - New York State Senate Student Programs offers undergraduate and graduate students exciting opportunities to learn about state government and to experience firsthand the legislative process.

New York State Assembly

The New York State Assembly program gives qualified students the chance to work in the New York State Assembly. The program is not just for political science majors.

New York State Office of the State Comptroller’s Future Forward Internship Academy

The Academy provides a unique, highly engaging opportunity for diverse talented, full-time college students to experience government service.

New York State Museum

Choose from assisting in research laboratories, clerical work, assisting in the museum's interactive children's area called discovery place, helping school children in the after school program or working with visitor services providing information and special programs to museum visitors.

New York State Public Health Association Internship Opportunities

Students will have the opportunity to design public health newsletters and/or news blasts; organize and design public health workshops/conference; serve on Advocacy and Membership Committees; Plan public health outreach activities for National Public Health Week and via social media.

Port Authority Internship Program

The Port Authority offers many internship opportunities during summer and throughout the academic year. Our internships provide graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to work with knowledgeable and experienced professionals on assignments related to the student’s major. These assignments will include hands-on projects to cultivate technical, writing, communication and team-building skills.

NYPD Cadet Corps

Take a Leadership Position in a Better Educated NYPD

The Cadet Corps is an opportunity unlike any other — providing you with real life training and experience through hands-on work that makes a difference.

Depending on your assignments, you may have the opportunity to directly apply the skills and knowledge gained in your college studies. We will strive to place you in a position where you can leverage your major, while testing your abilities and challenging your commitment to improving the quality of life for everyone who calls New York City "home."

Student Conservation Association

Do you have a passion for the environment? Ready to travel to new places and take on new challenges? Want to find a way to turn your conservation interests into a career?

Join SCA’s nationwide network of young conservationists and explore green career opportunities with professional internships in the field. Whether your dream is to lead public programs as a park ranger, trek the backcountry as a field scientist, or explore new sustainability solutions as an urban planner, SCA has something for you

NYC Economic Development Corporation

NYCEDC hosts students for 10–12-week paid internships. We place interns within individual departments where they contribute to a variety of economic initiatives. Our interns can look forward to attending intern network events, training sessions, and site visits. When internships become available, they can be found on our Jobs Openings page.

Arts Intern

Arts Intern supports engaging, challenging, career-building internships at cultural organizations. Apply for paid summer positions.

Let's Get Ready

BE A MENTOR. MAKE AN IMPACT. Let’s Get Ready provides free SAT prep, admission counseling, and post-enrollment mentoring to students from low-income backgrounds and first-generation-to-college students to help them get into and graduate from college. Our peer-driven program is administered by volunteer college students, keeping costs low and ensuring outstanding success rates.

Let’s Get Ready envisions a future in which students from all socioeconomic backgrounds have the support they need to attain a college education.

See our volunteer opportunities and paid internships for college students.

LES Ecology Internships

The LES Ecology Center (Ecology Center) has pioneered community-based models in urban sustainability since 1987. We provide unique e-waste and composting services, environmental stewardship opportunities, and educational programming to all New Yorkers who want to learn about environmental issues and take responsibility for creating solutions through action.

United Nations Careers

Why be a United Nations intern?

If you are thinking of entering the world of diplomacy and public policy, an internship at the United Nations could be the ideal start for you.

The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the United Nations. You will be given a real chance to work with our people. As part of our team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals and senior management, you will be exposed to high-profile conferences, participate in meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as organizational policy of the United Nations. Initially you will take on the amount of responsibility you can shoulder; the potential for growth, however, is yours to develop.

US Department of State Internship Programs

Experience the thrill and rewards of working in a student program at the U.S. Department of State. Whether you’re a high school student looking for summer employment, or a college or graduate student seeking a substantive internship supporting U.S. foreign policy, there’s no limit as to how far our opportunities can take you. At the U.S. Department of State, you’ll have the opportunity to gain insight into U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, explore new career avenues and acquire lifelong skills as you represent America to the world.

Our two programs, (1) U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid), and (2) Pathways Program (paid), enable students to obtain job experience in a foreign affairs environment.

The career opportunities are endless—and they all start right here.  Begin by finding out which office is right for you, or speaking with a Diplomat in Residence about student programs with the U.S. Department of State.


Discover an insider’s perspective on FBI operations while gaining unparalleled experience with our Honors Internship and Visiting Scientist Programs, or begin a career directly after graduation with our Collegiate Hiring Initiative. To learn more about these opportunities, explore the sections below.

Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney's intern program offers training and direct experience working in one of New York City’s most exciting museums. If you are a college student interested in learning more about how museums work or are considering a museum career, we encourage you to apply. The Whitney’s internship program seeks talented people of all backgrounds—we value diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, gender expressions, and abilities.
The Whitney offers full-time, paid internships in the summer, and part-time, unpaid internships during the academic year.

New York Public Radio

NYPR internships are designed to be a learning experience for sharp, enthusiastic self-starters, with or without radio skills. Our interns do meaningful work across a variety of shows and departments, are an integral part of the team, and assist with all aspects of work. Over the course of the internship term, interns can learn a variety of skills, including reporting, editing, production, field recording, digital audio editing, taping, Pro Tools, mixing promos, planning live events, research and more. 

Department of Energy Internships

These student programs allow participants taking at least a half-time academic, technical, or vocational course load in an accredited high school, technical, vocational, two- or four- year college or university, graduate or professional school to be part of a cooperative-learning environment. The program is comprised of two different types of paid internships:

  1. The Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) provides maximum flexibility because the nature of the work does not have to be related to the student's academic or career choice.
  2. The Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) provides the opportunity to perform work that is directly related to your area of study.

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