Any student would be wise to consider an internship as part of their academic experience. Employers and graduate schools look for students with one or more career-related experiences. Along with the information provided on this webpage, you may find it useful to view the Frequently Asked Questions.
Internships are supervised, career-related work experiences that may be combined with reflective, academic study that helps you to learn by doing. They are available to High School, College and Graduate Students (Grad school, Law school etc...) during the fall, spring or summer, and they typically are at least twelve weeks in length. By embarking on one or more, you will be able to sharpen your skills, begin a network of employer contacts, assess your strengths and test classroom theories in real world settings.
Personally: Boost your maturity and self-confidence; improve your human relations skills; prepare for life after graduation; enjoy a greater clarity about career decisions.
Academically: Integrate classroom theory with real-life experience; understand the relevance of your course work when compared to career related work; increase your motivation to learn; make use of resources that may not be available to you on campus.
Professionally: Explore a potential career field; develop career-related skills and abilities; establish a pre-professional work history; observe professional people and behavior; build a network of professional contacts and gain a competitive edge for employment or graduate school admission.
Financially: See Hourly Rate Schedule.
After your application and résumé are received and reviewed by the department, you will be notified of whether or not you've been selected to move forward in the process.
If you wish to take your internship for credit, be sure to contact your school's career center or academic advisor to fill out any necessary paperwork. It will also be your obligation to keep the department updated on the status of any credit you will be receiving for an internship as well as any required paperwork the department will have to fill out on your behalf.
Fall Internships - July 15
Spring Internships - November 15
Summer Internships - March 15
Note: You are not guaranteed acceptance into an Internship position after an interview.
Note: We cannot guarantee that you will secure a site for any given semester, or that you will secure exactly the type of work/learning experience you desire. The various departments of the Broome County Government will do their best to provide worthwhile internships as frequently as possible, however, that will be up to their discretion.