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Public Service Internships

NYU Community Fund

The NYU Community Fund Internship Program seeks to provide full-time students with the knowledge and skills needed for entry level positions within various nonprofit organizations.

The Community Fund Internship Program is a semester long non-credited, non-paid internship program in partnership with nonprofit organizations in Lower Manhattan that have received funding through the NYU Community Fund.

The NYU Community Fund is the university's workplace charitable giving program, currently celebrating its 26th year of providing support to small and medium sized nonprofit organizations. The program has a mandatory requirement of one full semester of volunteer work, followed by the opportunity to continue work in additional semesters. Admission into the program is available in Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

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NYC Public Service Corps

The New York City Public Service Corps (formerly known as the Urban Corps) began more than 40 years ago as an alternative to on-campus placements for students receiving Federal Work-Study Program financial aid. Public Service Corps internships are for undergraduate and graduate Work-Study students. With more than 30 city agencies participating, students may chose from a myriad of internship opportunities related to their college major.

For an application and more information about the NYC Public Service Corps, please contact Jason Schultz, Assistant Director, Office of Civic Engagement, at (212) 998-2097, or


The NYUServiceProject provides opportunities for students to learn about societal issues from diverse perspectives. This team will bring advocates from different arenas together to engage in conversations, trainings, planning sessions, and service. Students will have the opportunity to intern at 30 non-profit organizations throughout New York City or intern at a government agency within the New York City Government. These are unpaid internships, however, students who qualify for Federal Work-Study are able to use it for this program.

As part of the NYUServiceProject, students with previous volunteer experience, are able to apply to be an intern within a non-profit or government agency. For more information, please click here.

Funded Internship Award

The Wasserman Center for Career Development sponsors a select number of students in unpaid non-profit* internships. If funding is available, this award is offered during the fall, spring, and summer.

To apply, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in a degree-granting program at NYU with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Already have secured an unpaid internship with a non-profit organization* for the semester, working a minimum of 7 hours per week over at least 10 weeks during the Fall and Spring semesters, and a minimum of 20 hours per week for a minimum of 8 weeks during the summer
  • Demonstrate financial need

*Note: Non-profit organizations are defined as organizations not conducted or maintained for profit, whose net earnings are devoted exclusively to charitable, educational, or recreational purposes. 

For more information, please visit The Wasserman Center for Career Development.

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