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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

DOI is currently accepting applications for its Spring and Summer 2020 Internship Program. Students interested in the Spring Internship Program are encouraged to submit an application by October 15, 2019. Students interested in the Summer Internship Program are encouraged to submit an application by February 28, 2020.


Applicants should submit a complete application by email to internship@doi.nyc.gov. In the subject line, please indicate whether you are applying for a Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 position.

A complete application must include: 

• Cover Letter

  1. Addressed to Mr. Stephen Whitehurst, Intern Coordinator.
  2. Please indicate that you are applying for an Audit, Investigator, IT, Legal, Intergovernmental Affairs and Outreach internship. For Audit and Investigator internships indicate at least three Investigative Units that are you are interested in working with.

• Resume

• Transcript (official or unofficial)

• A writing sample of 5 pages or less

Please note: Failure to include all application materials in a single email submission may delay consideration of an application.


Final candidates will be required to successfully complete a thorough background investigation.


Contact Information:


NYC Department of Investigation
Intern Recruitment Division
180 Maiden Lane
New York, New York 10038

Questions can be directed to internship@doi.nyc.gov