Skip to main content


Program Office/Description: 

The Office of Communications is responsible for the preparation and/or distribution of  materials regarding the programs, policies, and activities of the State Education Department to the general public, media, and other relevant audiences. Distribution methods and platforms generally include press releases, website, social media, direct email, and newsletters.

The Assignment (Description of Job): 

Office of Communications Fall 2021 Internship

-Developing and implementing social media campaigns on various social media channels
-Drafting news releases, newsletters, and other NYSED communications
-Managing website content
-Developing graphics
-Assisting communications staff with other duties as assigned

Assignment Type: 
Professional Development Plan : 

The intern will gain experience in a fast-paced government communications office and develop writing, social media, web, and other skills. The intern will also have the opportunity to work with internal and external stakeholders to develop interpersonal communication skills.

Desired Skills, Abilities, & Educational Background: 

Most importantly, candidates for this internship should have excellent writing skills. Knowledge of social media platforms is preferred. Graphic design and/or web posting experience are a bonus but not required. Intern candidates enrolled in communications, government, or related programs will gain valuable experience in this internship.


Interns may work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the semester. The schedule of work days/hours is flexible and can be arranged with the supervisor. 

Application Instructions: 

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume, transcript (student copy is acceptable), and completed internship application to   Please include the Assignment Number (CFO-F21-1U) in the subject line of your email to reference this assignment.

Internship Program: 
NYSED Internship
Program Area: 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Program Office: 
Office of Communications

Emily Goodenough

Number of Interns Requested: 
Degree Level: 
Fall 2021
Pay Rate: