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Student Internships

Many of the sources listed below will post new opportunities annually or as the opportunities arise throughout the year.  Visiting these websites often may increase the chances of finding new postings/opportunities.

Engineering Technician - Allegany County - Job Opportunities

There is a provisional opening in the Allegany County Department of Public Works for an Engineering Technician.  Interested candidates may submit a complete Civil Service application to the Human Resources/Civil Service Department by Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  There is no fee at this time.


Internship Opportunties with New York State

Governor Cuomo’s Student Intern Program is a centralized location that provides access to all New York State Government internships. See All Summer 2017 internships list here. The Fall 2017 application period runs from April 21, 2017 through September 12, 2017.

ARA Job Openings and Internships

ARA is an employee-owned scientific research and engineering company dedicated to solving critical national problems to improve our safety, security and way of life. Follow this link to the ARA job openings page, including internships.


Useful links to find more information about the opportunities and requirements:


Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC)

Position:  Transportation Survey Technician Positions (May 22nd - August 24th, 2017 - approximately)
Outside data collection. Conduct traffic counts, signal timings, parking, andother surveys. Other duties as assigned. See attached pdf for position requirements.
To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and NFTA-Metro employment application.

Application Deadline is April 14, 2017.

Civil Engineering Internship Position, New York State of Opportunity, Office of General Services, Design & Construction

Position: Civil Engineering Internship Various Business Units, Design, Empire State Plaza Corning Tower, Albany, New York  12242
Number of Positions: 1
How to apply:  all applicants must use the New New York Leaders Student Intern Program to apply for an internship at

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) always encourages and welcomes engineering graduates to seek employment with VDOT. We have a Central Office (CO), 9 – Districts Offices, and the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC) that all employ engineers. At CO, the Structure and Bridge Division has almost 60 staff. Our District offices have approximately 55 Structure and Bridge staff per Office. And, there is also no lack of other opportunities in construction, operations, maintenance, asset management, etc. areas. We have a high need for good candidates. A Masters or other post graduate degree is often a preferred qualification given the highly technical nature of bridge engineering. The “VTRC” likes to see those with Ph.D. degrees apply, given that they do a lot of our applied research.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has internship programs. Applications for Policy Internships are due March 15.  It’s open to U.S. citizens in undergraduate and graduate programs.  You can get more information about this great opportunity: under ‘Internship Program’ link. 

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Internships are available to undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates in their District Office in Washington Heights and their City Hall office. All internships are challenging and substantial, requiring a high level of self-initiative and dedication to the community.

Interns assist with daily office operations, including answering the phones, helping constituents when necessary, and managing office correspondence. In addition, interns help to update social media, and listserv; draft reports, releases, and other written documents for the office; attend events, hearings, and legislative briefings; and work on other special projects based on their interests.

In addition to the many duties listed above, interns will learn firsthand about current events, the local political system, and have the opportunity to create lasting change in Northern Manhattan through the City Council office.

Requirements: Due to the nature of the work that interns will be doing, they must be computer literate (able to use Excel, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Social Media) and have strong writing skills.

How To Apply:

All internships are unpaid, although we do encourage interns to seek academic credit for their internships. The hourly commitment is flexible based on availability, but 10-20 hours per week is recommended.

To apply, provide a one page resume listing your educational background, activities, and any other applicable prior experience; as well as a cover letter.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Start and end dates are flexible.

Please send resume and cover letter to: For any additional questions, please call Russell Murphy at 212-788-7053



Legislative Office: 250 Broadway, Suite 1763

Law and Public Policy students will be given preference for this internship, and will work with our Legislative Director. Interns will work on compiling research of current and proposed laws, city data, and policies in other municipalities based on the office's legislative priorities. These priorities are determined by the committees the Councilmember is a member of and will require the interns to track all legislation the Councilmember sponsors, and be informed of all other legislation of interest.


Legislative Office: 250 Broadway, Suite 1763

Transportation Engineering and Policy students will be given preference for this internship. Councilmember Rodriguez, as chair of the transportation committee, will need interns that will focus specifically on transportation policy. They will compile research of current and proposed laws, city data, policies in other municipalities, news articles, and organizations based on the office's transportation priorities which include, but are not limited to: Vision Zero/pedestrian safety, mass transit, transportation infrastructure, and alternative transportation.


Legislative Office: 250 Broadway, Suite 1763

Journalism and Communications students will be given preference and will work with our Communications Director. Daily responsibilities will include: assisting with press advisories, press conferences, talking points, writing email blasts, and updating the social media accounts.


District Office: 618 W. 177th Street
Social Work students will intern with the constituent services department at our District Office in Washington Heights. Interns will help constituents complete housing, immigration, disability, and other applications. Interns will also be responsible for organizing 1-2 workshops during the internship in order to educate residents on various themes depending on their interests, such as workers rights, tenant rights, or immigrant rights. Bilingual Spanish a plus.


Legislative Office and/or District Office

Interested first or second year college students will gain experience working in an office. Daily responsibilities include: answering the phones, going through the mail, organizing files, and updating the database. Bilingual Spanish a plus.  

USDOT Internship Program:  2017 Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG).  Students (undergraduate and graduate) interested in summer internship opportunities with FHWA/DOT, should visit The student application is open and will close January 20, 2017.

Internships Available With NYS Thruway Authority.  Engineering student intern positions are available in the Thruway Authority’s Cheektowaga office, as well as Suffern, Albany, and Liverpool locations. The positions will be during regular business hours beginning as soon as possible.  Students will work approximately 20 hours per week.  Student interns earn $15 per hour (no benefits).  The Authority is also willing to work with the colleges or universities to establish criteria for an unpaid internship that would allow the students to earn course credits. UB students interested in bridge engineering are encouraged to contact Jerome O’Connor, 228 Ketter Hall.
Applications are available at  The application should be mailed, along with a resume listing relevant coursework to Aja Lownes at the following address:

Ms. Aja Lownes
Office of Equal Opportunity
NYS Thruway Authority
200 Southern Boulevard
Albany, NY 12209

Work with USAID - Student Internships.  USAID offers both paid and unpaid internships for qualified students during the academic year.  USAID seeks to tap the creativity, energy and innovative ideas of individuals and organizations around the world to discover new ways to tackle global challenges.