Graduate Student Internship Program

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Graduate Student Internships

Current Assignments

Location: Albany & New York City, NY

We are pleased to announce that the Graduate Student Internship Program will be continuing throughout 2014. At this time, we are offering non-paid, credit-based experience for prospective candidates. Should you have a continued interest, please be sure to work with your supporting school to ensure that they may accommodate a credit-based experience. Due to the State's current fiscal situation, paid opportunities with the New York State Education Department's Graduate Student Internship Program have been suspended.

Department Portrait

The NYS Education Department serves as the administrative arm of the Board of Regents and under the direction of the Commissioner, carries out legislative mandates and Regents policies. The Department plans, funds, monitors, and coordinates educational servcies from pre-kindergarten to graduate school for local school districts, non-public schools, colleges and universities, and other educational institutions. The Board of Regents and the Department also oversee 48 licensed professions, provide vocational and educational services to individuals with disabilities, guide local government records programs, and operate the State Archives, Library, and Museum.

Graduate Student Intern Program

The New York State Education Department has an ongoing commitment to ensuring that the workforce of the Department is reflective of the rich and vastly diverse cultural mosaic that is embodied in the people of the State of New York. As such, the Graduate Student Intern Program is intended to provide a diverse group of graduate students with work assignments that provide an opportunity to participate in educational leadership and learning situations in the areas of public policy and administration, as well as management and legal services. All internships are part-time when school is in session.


Candidates must be currently enrolled in a Master's degree, Terminal degree, or J.D. degree program approved by the State Education Department. Candidates are expressly prohibited from pursuing employment with both the State Education Department and SUNY system/CUNY system/ Legislature/etc. (No dual-employment).

Program Term

The Department's Graduate Student Internship Program has been continued for 2014.

Steps for applying

  1. Please complete an application Microsoft Word Document Icon(166 KB)
  2. Send a copy of your resume.
  3. Provide proof of academic enrollment such as a recent transcript or a statement from your school on school letterhead.
  4. Review the list of Current Assignments and choose your top three choices of assignment, then indicate your choices in your e-mail.
  5. E-mail the documents listed above and your top three assignment choices to


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Last Updated: May 16, 2014