Interested in the Civil Service? – Check out these opportunities for students in NY State

The New York State Department of Civil Service has a diverse set of internship offerings for students of all age levels, majors, and occupational interests. These internships allow students to explore different New York State offices while also gaining valuable experience and skills. Numerous state departments are currently accepting applications and the internship positions cover a wide range of interests, from the graphic design intern with the Office of Prevention of Domestic Violence to immigration policy research with the Department of State. Access the full list of internships and requirements here. Several internships that are currently open stand out as great opportunities for students interested in government, policy, and law. Please refer to the site for further information about these internships and instructions on where to send a resume and cover letter.

Students with at least a Sophomore standing can qualify for the following internship opportunities through the Department of Civil Service:

  • Continuous Quality Improvement Intern with the Office of Children and Family Services of Rensselaer County (Public Policy)
  • Food Waste Program Assistant with the Department of Environmental Conservation in Albany County (Public Policy)
  • New York State Hazardous Waste and Radiation Management Program Assistant with the Department of Environmental Conservation in Albany County (Policy Enforcement)
  • Office of Employee Relations Intern with the Department of Labor in Albany County (Public Policy)
  • Student Assistant with the Office of Victim Services in Albany County (Public Policy, Law)
  • Student Assistant with the DOCCS Correctional Facilities in Sullivan, Oneida, Erie, Dutchess Counties (Criminal Justice)

Students with at least a Junior standing are eligible to apply to the following internship opportunities:

  • Investigative Assistant Intern with the Department of Motor Vehicles of Albany County (Homeland Security)
  • Procurement Intern at the Office of Children and and Family Services of Rensselaer County (Law)
  • Student Intern at the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision of Albany County (Criminal Justice)
  • Student Intern at the Division of State Police of Albany, Orange, Suffolk, Ontario, Dutchess, and Genesee Counties (Criminal Justice)

Students with a at least a Senior standing can apply to the internship opportunities listed below:

  • Brownfield Opportunity Area Intern with the Department of State of Albany County (Public Policy)
  • Climate Change Intern with the Department of Conservation of Albany County (Public Policy)
  • Consistency Unit Intern with the Department of State of Albany County (Public Policy)
  • Intern at the Division of Human Rights of Bronx, Erie, Monroe, Onondaga, Broome, Albany, Nassau, and Westchester Counties (Public Policy, Law)
  • Immigration Policy Research Assistant at the Department of State of Albany County (Public Policy, Law)
  • Investigations Intern at the Department of Human Rights of Kings County (Law)
  • Local Waterfront Revitalization Project Intern with the Department of State of Albany County (Public Policy)
  • Research Assistant for the Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth at the Office of Children and Family Services of New York City (Law)

Graduate Students are eligible to apply for the following internship opportunities:

  • Adult Services Intern at the Office of Children and Family Services of Rensselaer County (Public Policy)
  • Child Care Intern at the Office of Children and Family Services of Rensselaer County (Public Policy)
  • Childhood Trauma and Learning Research Assistant at the Office of Children and Family Services of Rensselaer County (Public Policy)
  • Commission for the Blind Intern at the Office of Children and Family Services of Erie County (Public Policy)
  • Investigator at the Division of Human Rights of Bronx County (Law)
  • Graduate Policy Research Intern at the Office of Children and Family Services of Rensselaer County (Public Policy)
  • Graduate Research Assistant at the Office of Mental Health of Albany County (Public Policy)

 

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