Governor Cuomo's Executive Chamber Internship Program offers an outstanding opportunity for motivated college juniors and seniors, recent college graduates and graduate students to gain real government experience working closely with the Governor's staff.
Interns may be placed in various departments within the New York State Executive Chamber in either the New York City, Albany or Washington, DC office.
Intern responsibilities will range from administrative work to substantive research. All interns should be ready to work hard, learn quickly, and cooperate with a diverse team serving the people of New York State.
Internship Dates & Application Deadlines
To learn about other internship opportunities in New York State Government, click here.
HOW TO APPLY
To be considered for an Executive Chamber Internship, students must be:
- a US Citizen or foreign national eligible to work in the United States;
- 18 years of age or older;
- a New York State resident or attending a New York State college, university, or law school;
- available to work at least 20 hours per week;
- currently enrolled as a junior or senior undergraduate, graduate/law student, or recent graduate; and must
- hold a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Executive Chamber internships are unpaid. Some colleges and universities provide additional stipends, tuition waivers, or temporary loans to help cover internship expenses. Please inquire with your respective institution about their policy regarding internship compensation as well as college credit.
In addition to the attached application, students must submit the following documents to the Internship Director by the application deadline:
- cover letter explaining why he or she is seeking an Executive Chamber internship;
- unofficial transcript(s) from every college/university you have attended;
- a writing sample of 1000 words; and
- two letters of recommendation from professional sources
The Executive Chamber receives hundreds of applications for internships each semester. Due to the large number of applications and the limited internship openings, we are unable to respond to every candidate. Should we choose to pursue your application further, we will contact you to schedule a preliminary interview.
After the preliminary interview, the applicant may be selected for a second round of interviews with a particular office that would best utilize her or his talents and interests. Applicants will be notified of their selection on a rolling basis. In the case of the fall semester, students will be notified before school begins.
Fall 2012 Internship Openings
Department of New Media
Gubernatorial Appointments Office
Department of State
Lieutenant Governor's Office
Regional Affairs Office
Congressional Affairs Office
New York City
Civil Rights Office
Regional Affairs Office