Summer Internship Program

The New York City Comptroller is an independently elected official who serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the City of New York. The mission of the Office is to ensure the financial health of New York City by advising the Mayor, the City Council, and the public of the City’s financial condition. The Comptroller also makes recommendations regarding City programs and operations, fiscal policies, and financial transactions. In addition, the Comptroller manages assets of the five New York City Pension Funds, performs budgetary analyses, audits City agencies, registers proposed contracts, determines credit needs, issues and sells City obligations. The Office employs a workforce of 750 professional staff which includes: accountants, auditors, attorneys, information technology specialists, economists, engineers, budget, financial and investment analysts, claim specialists and researchers in addition to administrative and support staff

The Comptrollerís Office is committed to providing a wide range of learning and work opportunities to students with an interest in public service.

Over the course of a nine-week internship program, interns will participate in hands-on departmental projects in their assigned bureau as well as an overall enrichment program that includes networking opportunities, professional development programming and community service activities.

Students are expected to work 28 hours a week on a Monday ñ Thursday schedule.


Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program for the Fall 2018 semester. †Please note, undergraduate students who are graduating in the spring or summer of 2018 must provide proof of enrollment in an accredited graduate degree program for Fall 2018.

The most successful candidates will have excellent communication and research skills and relevant education and experience. We welcome applications from students of all disciplines, especially accounting, computer science, engineering, finance, law, criminal justice, public affairs, public policy, urban studies and related areas of study to any of the above.

Work Assignments

A diverse array of work areas within the Comptrollerís Office offer summer internships, including but not limited to: Accountancy, Administration, Asset Management, Audit, Budget, Contract Administration, Engineering, General Counsel, Information Systems & Technology, Labor Law, Law & Adjustment, Public Affairs, Public Policy, and the Press Office. Hiring needs for each bureau vary by year. Visit†Overview of the Office†for a detailed description of each bureauís responsibilities.

Interns will be able to indicate their Bureau preferences on the internship application. These preferences, along with educational and work experiences, will be taken into account when scheduling interviews and determining final work assignments.

Please be advised, if you are selected to interview for a summer internship position, you will interview with multiple Bureaus which we have selected for you on designated interview days.


Undergraduate interns will receive an hourly salary in the range $13-$15.50, based on college year level. Graduate and Law students will receive an hourly salary in the range $16- $23, also based on year of study. All interns will work a 28 hour week.

Program Term

The program period is from June 11th – August 9th.

To Apply

Click on the Apply button below and fill out the form online. Applications will be accepted from January 2, 2018 through March 1, 2018. The application period will close at 5pm, EST, March 2, 2018.

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