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Executive Chamber Internship Program

Internship Program

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 Application




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;
  • resumé;
  • 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.




Department of New Media

Gubernatorial Appointments Office

Correspondence Unit

Counsel's Office

Department of State

Lieutenant Governor's Office

Regional Affairs Office

Washington, DC

Congressional Affairs Office

New York City

Civil Rights Office

Press Office


Regional Affairs Office



Long Island