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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.

Wasserman Center Internship Grant

Internship grants from the Wasserman Center for Career Development were established to provide financial assistance to students pursuing non-paying internships in the arts, education, public service, or non-profit sectors, or within other industries that do not traditionally pay their interns. Typically, the Wasserman Center is able to offer approximately 100-120 $1,000 grants during the fall, spring, and summer terms. The number of grants is subject to change based on available funds. Applications are reviewed by the Wasserman Center Internship Grant Committee and representatives from various NYU academic departments.

To apply, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program at NYU with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Already have secured a non-paying internship at a non-profit organization or within an industry that does not traditionally pay their interns
  • Intern a minimum of 10 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

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. 

Visit the Wasserman Center for Career Development for more information, or apply directly through NYU CareerNet. Contact with any questions.

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