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.

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 School Health to ensure students have access to important services. Current opportunities are listed below. Please continue to check back throughout April as additional opportunities will be posted.

DOE-006-Office of Communications and Media Relations:  Press Intern

DOE-007-External Affairs and Communications:  CSRG Communications Intern

DOE-008-Office of Communications and Media Relations:  Communications Intern

DOE-011-Office of Interschool Collaborative Learning:  Program Analysis 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 the postings.

Required Documents: Please submit a cover letter (be sure to include the full internship title), résumé, 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

Time Commitment: The internship program begins on June 8 and concludes on July 31. 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.