NEW YORK, NY –The New York State Department of Civil Service today announced that New York State has hundreds of internships available, and reminded college students to apply for fall semester opportunities before the application deadline on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015.
“The internship program continues to connect a new generation of young leaders seeking opportunities and experience in State government,” said Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. “Internships provide valuable opportunities for students to enhance their academic education with hands-on work experience.”
New York State has 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. Opportunities include both paid and unpaid positions. Internships may include academic credit, depending on the policy of the educational institution.
The website is one component of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s New New York Leaders initiative, which attracts new talent to state government through both a fellowship program and an internship program. The internship website allows applicants to 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.
“New York State continues to offer students diverse opportunities for professional development,” said Civil Service Executive Deputy Commissioner Lola Brabham. “The Governor’s internship program offers a host of opportunities in fields like finance, engineering, public relations, information technology and health care. These opportunities can significantly enhance students’ resumes once they begin seeking career employment.”
The internship program is open to resident graduate and undergraduate students as well as students who attend schools in other states, but reside in New York. To apply, visit nysinternships.com.