Internship Site Search Resources

Internships in Government


New York City Government Summer Internships:

The Department of Citywide Administrative Services provides a comprehensive internship guide listing internship opportunities at over twenty-five different city agencies. Paid internships are available.

Broome County Government Internships:

Broome County offers several Graduate level Internships to students within various departments. Paid internships are available.

Broome County Legislative Internship Program

Broome County also offers a specific Legislative Internship Program to students throughout the spring, summer, fall and winter. Interns with the Broome County Legislature have the opportunity to conduct research, act as a communicator between the Legislature and the other branches of the government, prepare and present data and reports to the Legislative Assistant or Clerk, assist with the drafting of press releases and Legislative Proclamations, and more. You can read more about this opportunity and view profiles of past Broome County Legislature Interns at the link below.


Internship Opportunities in New York State Government:

Comprehensive list of NYS internship opportunities in a variety of State departments and divisions.

Intern with the New York State Assembly:

The New York State Assembly Intern Committee sponsors the Graduate Internship at the State Capital starting every January. The Graduate Internship provides full-time research or policy analysis positions with Assembly leaders, committees and research staffs. Graduate Scholars are required to attend Issue Policy Forums and the course provided by the Faculty Advisor or Professors-in-Residence. Graduate Scholars have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the legislative process and New York State government and to apply their ideas and research skills in the legislative process. Paid internship. Check application deadlines.

State of New York Executive Chamber Internship Program:

The Executive Chamber Internship Program offers an outstanding opportunity for motivated college juniors, seniors, new (or recent) graduates and graduate students to gain real world government experience working closely with the Governor's staff. Interns work from 10 to 13 weeks, and may be placed in the Appointments Office, Intergovernmental Affairs, Legislative Affairs, Press Office, Scheduling Office, Office of the Secretary to the Governor, State Operations, Special Projects, as well as offices focusing on economic development, education, energy, the environment, health, and homeland security. Positions available in NYC and Albany. Intern responsibilities will range from administrative work to substantive research.

Federal and other Washington, D.C. Internships

Making the Difference Federal Internship Directory

Student Jobs.Gov: A portal for federal internships

SUNY Brockport Washington Program

All SUNY students are eligible for this program. Students work in Washington D.C. full-time four days a week (Monday through Thursday) for 15 weeks in governmental offices or at organizations involved in studying or attempting to influence public policy or the policy-making process.

Washington Internship Institute

The Washington Internship Institute is an educational nonprofit organization that helps place students in an internship of interest to them in Washington, D.C. There is an application process and a tuition fee for this program, but need based scholarships are available. To learn more and see the many possible internship placements, follow the link below.

Internships in Nonprofit



Idealist is an interactive site where you can search nonprofit internships and identify nonprofit organizations in your area of interest throughout the country.

Nonprofits in Broome County

First Call for Help Directory

This is a comprehensive directory for human services nonprofit organizations in Broome County. It can be used to search for nonprofits that may be relevant to your interests. You can search by city, program, or agency to find a potential internship site.

 International Internships

Select the subject area titled "Public Policy, Public Administration, Government" in this internship search engine to search for relevant internships throughout the world.

Other General Resources

Other Internship Search Engines (there is a nonprofit job category on this search engine)

Binghamton University Career Development Center (CDC) Online Resources

CDC Hardcopy References

The CDC South is located in LSG 500, below the Glenn G. Bartle Library on the main campus. Among its reference resources is a shelf labeled "Internships." Relevant materials on this shelf include the following:

  • A "Graduate Student Internships" binder inclusive of many types of internships that coincide with MPA Internship requirements
  • "The Internship Series: Washington Internships in Law & Policy" This resource is a 2007 publication from the Career Education Institute that compiles internship listings from a variety of policy centers, national coalitions, research groups, and nonprofits in Washington, D.C. Examples include the Center for Education Reform, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, the National Assembly of Health and Human Services, and Amnesty International U.S.A.

Last Updated: 7/24/14