Careers in NYC Schools

Internship Opportunities

The New York City Department of Education is the largest system of public schools in the United States, serving 1.1 million students in over 1,800 schools. New York City’s public schools are led by Chancellor Carmen Fariña, a veteran educator committed to partnership with all stakeholders of the school community, and to supporting teachers so they can provide a quality education to all students. An internship with the DOE offers you the opportunity to gain experience in the field of public education, while working for one of the most dynamic agencies in New York City.

Current Opportunities

This year's summer internship program opportunities range from helping the Office of Arts and Special Projects administer the Summer Arts Institute program to working with the Office of Safety and Youth Development to assist with the implementation of the students in Temporary Housing's Open House Event. Current opportunities are listed below. Please continue to check back throughout April as additional opportunities will be posted.

DOE-001-Instructional Service Procurement Unit: Instructional Service Procurement Intern

DOE-002-Office of Arts & Special Projects: Arts Intern

DOE-003-Office of Strategy & Support: Employee Engagement and Development Intern

DOE-004-Office of Strategy & Support: Communications and Social Media Intern

DOE-005-Internet and Data Center Technologies: Technical Support Engineer Intern

DOE-006-Office of Safety & Youth Development: Special Projects Intern for Students in Temporary Housing

DOE-007-Operations: Grants Analyst Intern

DOE-008-Office of School Support & Supervision: Workflow Management and Communications Intern

DOE-009-Office of School Support & Supervision: Supervisory Support Intern

DOE-010-Office of School Health: Personnel, Budget and Data Intern

DOE-011-Office of Interschool Collaborative Learning: Showcase Schools Intern

DOE-012-Office of Field Support/Business Services: Budget Planning and Reporting Intern

DOE-013-Chancellor's Strategic Response Group: CSRG Communications Intern

DOE-014-Office of Communications & Media Relations: Press Intern

DOE-015-Division of Early Childhood Education: Pre-K for All Intern

DOE-016-Division of Specialized Instruction & Student Support: Special Education Office Operations Intern

DOE-017-Office of Leadership: Communications Intern

DOE-018-Department of Literacy and Academic Intervention: Literacy and Academic Intervention Intern

DOE-019-Special Education Office: Special Education Instructional Team Intern

DOE-020-Department of Human Resources: Walk-in Center Intern


DOE-021-Office of District Planning: Mapping for District Planning Intern

DOE-022-Office of District Planning: Database Assistant for District Planning Intern

DOE-023-Division of Human Resources: Medical, Leaves and Records Administration Intern


Eligibility Requirements: Current undergraduate students who meet the eligibility criteria of a B average or greater may be considered for an unpaid internship. Additional eligibility requirements may be noted in postings.

Required Documents:
Please submit a cover letter (be sure to include the full internship title), resume, unofficial transcripts, two letters of recommendation (which may be from a professor or an employer), and a one page essay describing your reason for pursuing the specific internship.

Send to: Please email all documents, as well as any questions you may have, to SummerInternshipProgram2016@schools.nyc.gov.

Time Commitment: The internship begins on June 20 and concludes on July 29. All interns must be available during this timeframe.

Interview Process: Candidates meeting all eligibility requirements will be granted a phone interview. The most highly qualified candidates will be invited to a series of interviews with final selections being made by May.