Summer Internship Program

The Comptroller’s 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 the nine-week 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 – Thursday schedule.


The term of the Summer Internship program is 9 weeks, from June 5th to August 3rd.

Work Assignments

The duties of the office are diverse and include: conducting performance and financial audits of all City agencies; serving as a fiduciary to the City’s five public pension funds totaling nearly $160 billion in assets; providing comprehensive oversight of the City’s budget and fiscal condition; reviewing City contracts for integrity, accountability and fiscal compliance; managing the fair, efficient and effective resolution of claims; ensuring transparency and accountability in the prevailing wage rate-setting process and vigorously enforcing prevailing wage and living wage laws; and promoting innovative policies that enhance City government’s efficiency, integrity and performance for all New Yorkers.

Most bureaus within the Comptroller’s Office offer summer internships. Visit Overview of the Office for a detailed description of each bureau’s 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.


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. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a BA/BS, MA/MS, J.D. or other graduate degree programs.


Currently interns will receive $12-14 (Undergraduate) and $15-$19 (Graduate and Law)  an hour for a maximum work week of 28 hours.

If you need further information regarding internships at the Office of the Comptroller, please contact SummerInternship@comptroller.nyc.gov.  For other inquiries please email recruitment@comptroller.nyc.gov.