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2021 Summer Internship Program Update:

DOI is limiting the 2021 Summer Internship Program to Legal Interns only. Anyone interested should apply through the Public Interest Legal Career (PILC) Fair. 

We encourage you to attend the 2021 PILC Fair. This year the fair will be held virtually and will take place on February 4 and 5. Although registration for the event closed on January 14, 2021 (which means you are no longer permitted to apply for interviews) you are currently able to sign up and participate in the Table Talk portion. This limited registration will be open until February 1 at 8:00 AM. 

 Additional information can be found at https://pilcfair.law.nyu.edu/studentinformation/ 

 We apologize for the inconvenience. 

 Please check back in May for updates on the 2021 Fall Internship Program.

 

DOI Internship Program

 

DOI accepts a number of students during each of the Summer, Fall and Spring semesters for internships. Read more about DOI's Internship Program. There is no stipend for these internships, but we will work with you in fulfilling whatever requirements your school may have so that you can receive credit for your work with DOI. For consideration, you must submit a resume with coverletter, unofficial transcript, a brief writing sample and the names and valid contact information for your three references. Selected candidates will be notified.

Please note: all intern candidates must pass a fingerprint screening before they can begin working here, so please submit your resume as early as possible the semester preceding the one in which you desire to do the internship, so the screening process can be completed in a timely manner.

 

Please View Intern Job Descriptions below:

AUDIT INTERN

An internship at the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) will allow you to join a team of anti-corruption experts. At DOI, investigators, attorneys, auditors, and information technology specialists work to expose and stop fraud, corruption and unethical conduct by City employees, contractors, and others receiving City funds. DOI strengthens municipal government by contributing to the effective and efficient operation of government and safeguarding taxpayer funds.

Audit Interns will work under the direction of a senior auditor, ensuring the collection, management and, analysis of data from external sources. Interns can also expect to prepare reports in which they concisely summarize the evidence uncovered during investigations. Interns will participate in every aspect of the investigative process including the opportunity to attend various in-house investigative training sessions.

DOI has audit intern positions available for undergraduate or graduate students in our investigative squads. (Full list of squads can be found here: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doi/offices/inspector-general.page). We are seeking detail-oriented students with excellent organizational and communication skills, who can perform effectively both independently and as part of a team. Experience/courses in accounting, finance, economics, business, public administration or related areas are a plus.

Student internship positions are unpaid. However, DOI will help you fulfill the necessary requirements to receive either college credit or grant money for your internship. Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or law school during the internship period.

The Spring and Fall Internship Program requires a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week for 10 weeks. The Summer Internship Program requires a minimum commitment of 35 hours per week for 8-10 weeks.



INVESTIGATIVE INTERN

An internship at the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) will allow you to join a team of anticorruption experts. At DOI, investigators, attorneys, auditors and information technology specialists work to expose and stop fraud, corruption and unethical conduct by City employees, contractors, and others receiving City funds. DOI strengthens municipal government by contributing to the effective and efficient operation of government and safeguarding taxpayer funds.


Investigative Interns assist investigators with cases that may involve elected officials, City employees or companies that do business with the City. Interns are tasked with obtaining and reviewing evidence, participating in interviews and prepare presentations of evidence. Interns can also expect to write reports in which they concisely summarize the evidence uncovered during investigations. Interns will participate in every aspect of the investigative process including the opportunity to attend various in-house investigative training sessions.


DOI has investigative intern positions available for undergraduate or graduate students in our investigative squads. (Full list of squads can be found here: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doi/offices/inspector-general.page).

We are seeking detail-oriented students with strong writing and research skills, who can perform effectively both independently and as part of a team.


Student internship positions are unpaid. However, DOI will help you fulfill the necessary requirements to receive either college credit or grant money for your internship. Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or law school during the internship period.


The Spring and Fall Internship Program requires a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week for 10 weeks. The Summer Internship Program requires a minimum commitment of 35 hours per week for 8-10 weeks.



COMMUNICATIONS, INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS & OUTREACH UNITS INTERN

An internship at the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) will allow you to join a team of anti-corruption experts. At DOI, investigators, attorneys, auditors and information technology specialists work to expose and stop fraud, corruption and unethical conduct by City employees, contractors, and others receiving City funds. DOI strengthens municipal government by contributing to the effective and efficient operation of government and safeguarding taxpayer funds.


DOI Interns in our Communications, Intergovernmental Affairs and Outreach Units will assist on various projects such as; the creation of training resources and events, receiving and tracking communications and intergovernmental inquiries, collecting daily news clips, and enhancing the agency’s web and social media presence. Interns must be able to perform effectively both independently and as part of a team.


DOI has internship positions available for undergraduate or graduate students in our Communications, Intergovernmental Affairs and Outreach Units. We are seeking detail-oriented students with strong writing and communication skills, the ability to work with minimal supervision, and basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience or course work in communications, media marketing or related areas are a plus.


Student internship positions are unpaid. However, DOI will help you fulfill the necessary requirements to receive either college credit or grant money for your internship. Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or law school during the internship period.


The Spring and Fall Internship Program requires a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week for 10 weeks. The Summer Internship Program requires a minimum commitment of 35 hours per week for 8-10 weeks.



LEGAL INTERN

An internship at the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) will allow you to join a team of anti-corruption experts. At DOI, investigators, attorneys, auditors, and information technology specialists work to expose and stop fraud, corruption and unethical conduct by City employees, contractors, and others receiving City funds. DOI strengthens municipal government by contributing to the effective and efficient operation of government and safeguarding taxpayer funds.


Under the supervision of DOI’s General Counsel Unit, legal interns have the opportunity to work on active cases involving city agencies, contractors and all who receive city funding and benefits. Interns conduct legal research, review contracts, assist in witness interviews, draft memoranda regarding investigations, and interns may accompany investigators to other city agency offices.
DOI has internship positions available for law students in our General Counsel Unit. We are seeking detail-oriented students with strong writing and research skills, who perform effectively both independently and as part of a team.


Student internship positions are unpaid. However, DOI will help you fulfill the necessary requirements to receive either credit or grant money for your internship. Students must be enrolled in law school during the internship period.


The Spring and Fall Internship Program requires a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week for 10 weeks. The Summer Internship Program requires a minimum commitment of 35 hours per week for 8-10 weeks.



IT INTERN

An internship at the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) will allow you to join a team of anti-corruption experts. At DOI, investigators, attorneys, auditors, and information technology specialists work to expose and stop fraud, corruption and unethical conduct by City employees, contractors, and others receiving City funds. DOI strengthens municipal government by contributing to the effective and efficient operation of government and safeguarding taxpayer funds.


DOI Interns in the IT Unit will assist with technical support duties, as well as implementing solutions, tracking hardware and software inventory, assisting IT and other departments with reports, and training DOI staff on new and existing software.


DOI has internship positions available for undergraduate or graduate students in our IT Unit. We are seeking detail-oriented students with experience in computer science, cybersecurity, information systems, or related areas. Interns must be able to perform effectively both independently and as part of a team.


Student internship positions are unpaid. However, DOI will help you fulfill the necessary requirements to receive either college credit or grant money for your internship. Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or law school during the internship period.


The Spring and Fall Internship Program requires a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week for 10 weeks. The Summer Internship Program requires a minimum commitment of 35 hours per week for 8-10 weeks.



How to Apply

Applications can be sent to internship@doi.nyc.gov in accordance with the guidelines below.

Recruitment Schedule for Application Submission

Fall Internship Program [On-boarded 2nd Monday in September. Program ends the 2nd Friday in December]

Open Date: May 15, respective year

Closed Date: June 25, respective year

Spring Internship Program [On-boarded 2nd Monday in February. Program ends 2nd Friday in May]

Open Date: September 15, of the year prior to on-boarding

Closed Date: October 25, of the year prior to on-boarding

Summer Internship Program [On-boarded 2nd Monday in June. Program end 2nd Friday in August]

Open Date: February 15, respective year

Closed Date: March 25, respective year


Application Documents

  1. Cover Letter addressed to Training Division, Intern Recruitment
    1. This is your opportunity to discuss any specialized skills that may set you apart and to outline what you hope to learn or experience during your time with DOI.  This information is crucial for proper placement and your ultimate satisfaction with the program.
  2. Updated Resume
  3. Transcript (Official Transcript not required but preferred)
  4. A recent writing sample no more than 3 pages.

 

Email Correspondence Containing Application Documents

  • All emails must be sent to Internship@doi.nyc.gov.
  • The subject line must state which internship program session you are applying to (ex. “2022 Summer Internship Program”). Please ensure you are submitting your application within the application period.
  • The body of the email should indicate your preferred placement. Choose from the below options:
    • Investigative Auditing
    • Investigations
    • Information Technology
    • Legal / General Counsel
    • Human Resources
    • Fiscal / Procurement
    • Intergovernmental Affairs
    • Communications / Press Office
  • Please be sure to double check your email before submitting to ensure all of the required documentation is attached.
  • Please note, all final candidates will be required to successfully complete a thorough background investigation.

You will be contacted within two weeks of your submission date. If you do not receive a response, please send a follow up email to internship@doi.nyc.gov.


Contact Information:


NYC Department of Investigation

Training Division

Intern Recruitment

180 Maiden Lane, 23rd Floor

New York, NY 10038

Internship@doi.nyc.gov