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City of New York HR Summer College Intern in New York, New York

Job Description

The Office of Chief Medical Examiner investigates cases of persons who die within New York City from criminal violence, by accident, by suicide, suddenly when in apparent health, when unattended by a physician, in a correctional facility or in any suspicious or unusual manner or where an application is made pursuant to law for a permit to cremate a body of a person.

We exist to provide answers in support of families, victims and community during times of profound need.

The OCME Human Resources & Labor Relations team serves as an organizational partner for the facilitation of all workforce management, recruitment and engagement processes and policies. The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) Human Resources Unit seeks College Aide(s) to assist the Recruitment, Payroll & Timekeeping, and Labor Relations sections. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • The development of new personnel request forms for better tracking and more user- friendly submission

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of digitizing employee personnel files and migrating to appropriate systems

  • Reconcile HR records against other agency systems and records

  • Initiate employee personnel folders and file licenses, doctor’s notes, employee updates, and other associated documents

  • Assist with contacting candidates and scheduling interviews

  • Assist in the physical migration of separated employee files in the file room

  • Assist with the maintenance of OCME-DNA records

  • Assist with the compiling of data

  • Assist with planning and organizing events

  • Will assist the Labor Relations, Timekeeping & Payroll, and Recruitment sections with tracking, record keeping and retention of data

  • Will access secure and confidential systems

  • Under direction, assist with the creating of advertisements to be used to promote agency initiatives

  • Communicate with agency stakeholders to create a repository of agency images to be used for social media posts

  • Other duties as assigned.


As of June of the Program year the prospective interne must be a student matriculated in a college or be a recent college graduate (winter/spring term of the Program year).

NOTE: Appointment to this title is only valid for the duration of the Program, June - August each year.

Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.