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City of New York Summer Graduate Intern in New York, New York

Job Description


The New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) provides summer internship programming for college students who are currently enrolled in college, graduating, and recently graduated from a college program. The ACS Commissioner College Internship Program (CIP) is comprised of high-impact service projects led by ACS senior leadership as well as managers in program areas. All our programs are assessed as a critical service need relevant to children, families, and the communities the live in.

Through our internship program, ACS will be recruiting 5 dynamic college graduate students to serve as Summer College Interns in various administrative and/or research assignments throughout the agency and with community partners. The ACS CIP program is entering into its 8th year in the Division of Family Permanency Services, a division of the Office of the Commissioner at ACS. During the internship, interns will support ACS staff and programs to provide services that support families through ACS’ existing programs in divisions which include Child and Family Well-Being, Legal Court Services, Youth and Family Justice, Family Permanency Services, Preventive Services, Policy Planning and Measurement, Information Technology, Public, Private Partnerships, Child Protection, Finance, and Administration.

ACS aspires to provide students with workforce skills and pathways to quality civil service careers with advancement opportunities. In addition, we strive to create opportunities for civic leadership and youth development. During this short-term, you’ll have the unique opportunity to add value as well as your voice to help ACS expand its reach to provide better services that will have a transformative impact on the lives of New Yorkers.

ACS internships and projects include but are not limited to:

  • Assist designing community outreach and educational materials

  • Assist with gathering and editing success stories about the impact of ACS’ Community Partnership Programs

  • Meet other agency staff and program leads to learn about their programs

  • Draft and prepare subpoenas for service

  • Redact Case Records

  • Deliver and pick up items from various agencies throughout the city

  • Conduct community outreach activities

  • Assist in the implementation of programs and services

  • Develop and support partnerships and collaborations with ACS and other government agencies

  • Develop resource directories

  • Conduct literature reviews on juvenile justice related issues

  • Develop partnerships with cultural, business, and educational institutions

  • Assist with project management

  • Take inventory of tech equipment and prepare for distribution

  • Maintain the flow of transactions and requests for equipment and assistance

  • Configure computers, wireless technology, and applications

To apply for the internship, you must an undergraduate or graduate student and must either be currently enrolled in a college or university or must have graduated within one year of the current program year. Graduate interns must be currently enrolled or accepted in a graduate program.

If you’re interested in applying for an ACS summer internship, please refer to the eligibility and application process to see if you are eligible.

Additional Information:

Section 424-A of the New York Social Services Law requires an authorized agency to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-caring responsibilities has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report.

To apply:


For current city employees, go to Employee Self Service (ESS), Recruiting Activities, Careers and search for Job ID# (631927)

For all other applicants go to and search for Job ID# (631927) Click on the "Apply" button.

If you do not have access to a computer, most public libraries have computers available for use.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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.