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Office of Financial Analysis State Aid Research Intern

Program Office/Description: 

The State Aid Unit implements the Education Law's formula based process for state aid assistance to local public school districts.   This includes synthesis of data from numerous department systems into the state aid system for the purposes of calculating state aid.  It also includes review of district claims for the reimbursement-based aid programs.

The Assignment (Description of Job): 

Assistance is needed to research, summarize, and organize information on school district finance and state support for local schools. Activities will include reading and researching statute, regulation, and policy and procedural guidance around school district organization, finances and revenues and how they contribute to student outcomes.   

Assignment Type: 
Professional Development Plan : 

The successful candidate will interact and communicate with various program offices and administrative areas within NYSED, gaining professional communication, presentation, research, and organizational skills. Additionally, the successful candidate will obtain a working knowledge of policymaking in New York State, including developing practical guidance to help ensure successful roll-out to stakeholder groups and organizations.

Desired Skills, Abilities, & Educational Background: 

Candidates should be familiar with MS Office applications, including Excel and PowerPoint. Candidates should be interested in Public Policy and Practice, in pursuit of  advanced degrees in policy (MPA, MPP), or undergraduate degrees in education policy, social sciences, political science, economics and/or sociology.


Candidates must be available to work at the State Education Building Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays, up to 20 hours per week. Candidates are able to work remotely only on Mondays and/or Fridays.

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 (PIMS-SU23-1 ) 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: 
Fiscal Analysis and Research Unit

Danielle Albert

Number of Interns Requested: 
Degree Level: 
Summer 2023
Pay Rate: