State lists student internships online
There are more than 400 student internships available in New York state government, and the Civil Service Department now has a website that lists all of them.
The website -- find it HERE -- allows students to view and apply for internships in numerous state agencies upstate and downstate.
The publicity release says the website is a product of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’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 website, applicants can view job descriptions, create profiles, specify interests, and upload resumes, writing samples and letters of recommendation.
“The internship program is designed to attract and mentor a new generation of talented leaders for New York State,” the release quotes Cuomo as saying. “I’m encouraging the best and brightest young minds to apply, dedicate some time to public service and acquire valuable skills.”
“Internships provide an opportunity to enhance academic course work with hands-on experience,” said Civil Service Commissioner Jerry Boone in the news release. “Internship experience can provide an edge in an increasingly competitive job market.”
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.