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NY- Student Internships

  • 1.  NY- Student Internships

    Posted 10-02-2023 04:39 PM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 10-02-2023 04:38 PM


    Undergraduate and Graduate Internship Opportunities



    For more than 80 years, the New York State Division of the Budget has been the primary fiscal advisor to the Governor, developing, negotiating and implementing one of the largest government budgets in the country.  Encompassing criminal justice, economic development, education, energy, environment, healthcare, homeland security, housing, human services, mental health, transportation, and other public policy areas, work at the Division of the Budget is high-impact public service.  The Division is synonymous with challenge, opportunity, responsibility, and quality.

    We are located in Albany, which has grown over the past four centuries from a small Dutch settlement on the Hudson River to New York State's capital city in the heart of burgeoning Tech Valley. The State Capitol– the historic centerpiece of New York State – is home to the Budget Division. 


    The New York State Division of the Budget (DOB) serves as the primary fiscal advisor to the Governor; developing, negotiating, and implementing one of the largest government budgets in the country. DOB is synonymous with challenge, self-empowerment, collaboration, and high-impact public service.

    At DOB, interns work side by side with career professionals to provide meaningful contributions to efforts that, depending on the specific assignment, may include:

    • Analyzing State agency operations;
    • Developing budgetary and policy recommendations;
    • Evaluating proposed legislation;
    • Negotiating with legislative staff;
    • Monitoring revenues and expenditures;
    • Communicate and coordinate initiatives with federal, state, and local governments
    • Developing and implementing the governor's initiatives; and
    • Monitoring and managing program and project performance.


    Working in the heart of the policy arena, DOB interns have a unique vantage point from which they can learn about the innerworkings of government. Interns may also attend professional development trainings.

    Experience gained at DOB provides a solid foundation on which interns can build a career. Many former interns have pursued career paths within DOB, throughout State government, in leadership roles in the non-profit arena and government management, as well as in the private sector.

    As our work spans the full spectrum of policy areas, from education to housing and public safety, internship opportunities will be available in a variety of policy and program areas this spring.  Internships are expected to continue through the summer and potentially through the school year, with possible remote work options available.


    Qualified candidates have strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills, demonstrate an attention to detail, and work well both on their own and as part of a team.

    The Division of the Budget offers paid hourly internship positions (current hourly rates: $20.87/hr for Graduate Assistants; $16.81/hr for Undergraduate Assistants).

    HOW TO APPLY:     

    To apply for internship positions, please complete the Online Employment Application, Select Internship, and indicate up to six Areas of Interest.

    Applications are held in the Division's resume database for three months, after which candidates may reapply to be considered for future opportunities. When applying, please select "NASBO" in the "How did you hear?" section.

    If you require assistance in applying for employment with the New York State Division of the Budget, or if you have any questions about working for the Division, please contact personnel@budget.ny.gov.

    Contact Info:

    Human Resources Office

    NYS Division of the Budget

    State Capitol

    Albany, NY 12224