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City of New York SUMMER GRADUATE INTERN in New York, New York

Job Description

Hours: Temporary 10-week position; 35 hours / week

Work Location: 777 3rd Ave, NY, NY 10017

From the pedestrian plaza in Times Square to the Far Rockaway Library, the Department of Design and Construction is building for you.

As the City's primary capital construction project manager, we build many of the civic facilities New Yorkers use every day. We provide communities with new or renovated structures such as firehouses, libraries, police precincts, courthouses, senior centers, and more. To successfully manage our portfolio, we collaborate with other City agencies, as well as with emerging and world-renowned architects and consultants.

Our work doesn’t stop at buildings we also design and improve vital infrastructure. Our staff delivers roadway, sewer, and water main construction projects in all five boroughs. We provide sidewalks, street reconstruction, water mains, sewers, and pedestrian ramps quality infrastructure that is essential for a healthy, resilient city.

The Borough-Based Jails Program was established for the design and construction of four modern, smaller, humane borough-based jails. These jails will replace the aging facilities on Rikers Island and allow the City to permanently close Rikers in 2027. Design-Build teams are working to design and construct the new borough-based jails in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. DDC is working with the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) and the NYC Department of Correction (DOC) to implement the City's plan.

DDC’s Summer Internship Program is an opportunity for a select group of students to gain valuable experience in the architecture, engineering, design, safety, and construction management professions within a public service context. Students will gain hands-on technical experience through specific field assignments and a mentoring relationship with senior-level technical staff. They will also have the opportunity, through a combination of seminars, site visits, and on-the-job training, to learn about the challenges of upgrading and constructing the City’s public buildings and street infrastructure.


Authorization to work in the United States is required for this position. NYC Department of Design and Construction does not provide sponsorship for international employees. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that they meet all qualifying requirements for this position, at the time of application.

All applicants, including City Employees:

Please go to NYC Government Jobs | Explore Careers | City of New York, go to Search for Open Jobs, and type in the Job ID # listed above. Submit job application as prompted. Do not apply via Employee Self-Service (ESS), e-mail, mail, or fax your resume to DDC directly. The application deadline for the Summer Internship Program is March 31, 2024.


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.