NYC Accelerator Internship 2021

NYC Accelerator Internship 2020

NYC Accelerator Internship is a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability,  Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development, and CUNY Institute for Urban Systems Building Performance Lab (BPL). This 15-week paid internship program is designed to train advanced undergraduate and graduate STEM students and match them with companies committed to sustainability. 

Through this program, companies can employ STEM interns with specialized training that will advance your organization’s carbon reduction goals.

If your company is interested in this opportunity, please fill out a short survey by March 5th, 2021 to work with the students and the Mayor’s Office.

A group of diverse CUNY students working together on an assignment.

What training do the interns have?

Interns will come to you from science, technology, engineering and sustainability management backgrounds, and with training from CUNY’s Building Performance Lab. They will have access to CUNY faculty for troubleshooting throughout the internship. This ensures that the interns can address the unique contexts of your facilities and handle unexpected tasks.

How can the interns help my company?

Interns can provide 15 hours or more a week to work on projects according to your needs. Interns may:

  • Contribute to ongoing employer priorities related to capital planning and building energy performance
  • Review existing energy audits and capital needs assessments
  • Document and calculate impacts of existing and planned energy conservation measures
  • Calculate building loads and inventorying key heating, cooling and electricity systems
  • Collect and analyze resident survey information
  • Support implementation of projects customized for your organization's needs

What is required of me?

  • Supervise the intern and evaluate performance at the end of the term
  • Pay at least $13.50/hr for undergraduates or $15/hr for graduate students (paid directly by employer)
  • Sign a commitment letter outlining the hours, stipend, company benefits and supervision provisions
  • Extend company liability, worker’s compensation, and disability insurance policies to cover interns.

What is the timeline?

January 15
Employer submits commitment letter, job description and obtains internal approvals

February 15
Matching and interviews start

March 5th
Intern Start Date

March 2021 to June 2021
Host intern and complete the intern evaluation

Fill out the Survey