New York Seasonal Jobs

Job Information

City of New York SUMMER GRADUATE INTERN - Community Boards in New York, New York

Job Description

TASK FORCE: Community Boards

UNIT: Community Boards

JOB TITLE: One (1) Summer Intern

CONTROL CODE: CBR Intern-24-01


The Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is the City government's chief financial agency. OMB's staff of analysts and experts assembles and oversees the Mayor’s expense and capital budgets, which fund the services and activities of approximately 90 City agencies and entities.

We work with the City’s 59 Community Boards implementing the Charter’s mandate to involve the boards in the budget process. This includes holding various meetings and consultations between community boards and agencies, creating geographic based budget documents for the capital and expense budgets, providing technical assistance to the boards as well as working with them through all phases of the post-Preliminary, Executive and Adopted Budgets.

Also help oversee the boards’ operating budgets, provide technical budget assistance to the boards, and monitor their personal service and other than personal service expenditures.


The intern will lead the following project under general supervision, with latitude for independent initiative and judgement:

Prepare for the FY 2023 District Consultations, prepare for the FY 2023 Borough Level Budget Consultations, help publish the Fiscal Year 2022 Adopted Budget Register and other geographical documents and help prepare the electronic submission of community board priorities for Fiscal Year 2023. Work with the boards and monitor their operating budgets.

Intern will develop understanding of how City Charter has been designed to enhance Civic engagement in the budgeting process, specifically by:

  • Learning how the Charter requires the Community Boards to consult with Agencies and make budget requests

  • Learning how OMB has developed procedures to make those consultations as effective as possible

So, an OMB Community Affairs intern comes away with a sound understanding of both theory and practice of Civic engagement, and what it takes to make a genuine professional contribution through one’s work – a truly unique experience!

  • Supporting DMs in preparing Agenda submissions:

  • Working on all aspects of the IRM Form

  • CBs preparing agendas

  • Agendas submitting responses

  • Note-takers

  • Helping all with technical questions using system

  • Participating in any Borough Coordinator training sessions at end of summer prior to Fall Consultations

  • Helping edit CB Agendas prior to submitting to agencies

  • Participating in any Note-taker training sessions at end of summer prior to Fall Consultations


Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in an accredited college, university or law school.

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.