College students encouraged to apply
Civil Service Commissioner Jerry Boone announced the application deadline is approaching for hundreds of internship opportunities available within New York state government. He encouraged college students to submit applications for the fall semester as soon as possible. The application deadline is Sept. 8.
"Attracting the best and brightest young people to state government is an important step in developing a new generation of talent that works for the people," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. "I encourage interested college students to apply for an internship, which will help them develop well-rounded skills and experience working in public service."
New York created a one-stop website, www.nysinternships.com, that allows students to view and apply for internship opportunities across an array of state agencies both downstate and upstate.
The website is one component of the governor's "New New York" leaders initiative, which is focused on attracting new talent to state government through both a fellowship program and an internship program. On the internship website, applicants can view job descriptions, create profiles, specify interests and upload resumes, writing samples and letters of recommendation. Students can apply for multiple internships at the same time.
Boone said, "We continue to offer a wide variety of outstanding opportunities across numerous professional occupations. Gov. Cuomo's internship program continues to offer hands-on experience in finance, engineering, public relations, criminal justice, information technology and health care, as well as a host of other professional disciplines."
The program is open to resident graduate and undergraduate students, as well as students who attend schools in other states, but reside in New York. Opportunities include both paid and unpaid positions. Internships may include academic credit depending on the policy of the educational institution. To apply, visit nysinternships.com (you can watch the internship video for more information).