Presidential Internship Program
Have you ever wondered how decisions are made and colleagues from different departments collaborate within a higher education environment? Here's your chance to experience higher education administration first-hand as a Presidential Intern.
The NYU Presidential Internship Program seeks to identify up to five (5) full-time, undergraduate students who will begin their junior year of study at NYU in Fall 2022 and who have a commitment to exploring their professional futures and gaining real-world, high-level work experience in a higher education setting. Presidential Interns must be enrolled at NYU New York during the fall and spring semesters of their junior year. Study away is encouraged at other points throughout their time at NYU.
The NYU Presidential Internship Program aims to:
- Award paid internships to NYU students who demonstrate academic commitment as well as a keen interest in exploring a professional career in university administration;
- Provide enriching career development and mentorship experiences through structured program content and real-world experiences;
- Introduce NYU students to NYU’s valued work behaviors, including: Adaptability, Collaboration, Interpersonal Skills, and Problem Solving & Decision Making; and
- Support students from multiple backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other under-represented groups in their exploration of the multiple career paths to top tier positions in higher education administration.
The program will introduce Presidential Interns to higher education careers in fields such as:
- Academic Affairs;
- Campus Safety;
- Capital Projects and Facilities;
- Enrollment Management;
- Human Resources;
- Information Technology;
- Campus Safety;
- Student Affairs;
- University Development and Alumni Relations; and
- University Relations and Public Affairs.
This structured program offers rising juniors meaningful work experience in an NYU Administrative Unit or School (Host Unit), structured leadership development opportunities, mentorship from a high-level NYU administrator, and a paid internship. Upon successful completion of the first program year, including positive performance in internship placement, participation in cohort activities, and maintaining good academic standing, Presidential Interns are expected to participate in the program for a second consecutive academic year.
Presidential Interns will meet as a cohort in a learning environment to develop and strengthen professional skills and competencies as well as converse with senior administrators as they hear about various career opportunities within university administration. The program helps prepare Presidential Interns who apply for employment opportunities or graduate school during their senior year.
In the first program year, Presidential Interns are expected to commit 15 hours per week to the program during the fall and spring academic semesters. First-year Presidential Interns will receive an hourly wage of $20. This 15-hour per week commitment includes both work in a Host Unit as well as paid professional development activities like seminars and events with senior university leaders. These professional development activities are an integral part of the Presidential Internship Program and will be tailored to the specific needs and interests of the Presidential Interns.
Rising juniors in good academic standing are eligible to apply for the cohort beginning in the fall; we encourage applications from first-generation college students and other under-represented groups in our community. Presidential Interns begin the program in the fall semester of their junior year. We expect Presidential Interns to make a two-year commitment, pending positive feedback from Host Units and the Program Administrator at the conclusion of the first year.
In addition to working in their assigned Host Units, Presidential Interns must commit to attending all cohort sessions, which will be scheduled around classes, for a total expected commitment of 15 hours per week. Given these time demands, participation in the Presidential Internship Program should be each intern's primary extracurricular commitment, aside from academic coursework (e.g., Presidential Interns should not have other jobs or participate in other internship programs). Presidential Interns must be enrolled at NYU New York during the fall and spring semesters of their junior year. Study away is encouraged at other points throughout their time at NYU..
Eligible Host Units are expected to provide challenging work and mentorship to their Presidential Interns for nine months from September through May. Work will consist of a combination of tasks within the Host Unit (13-15 hours per week) and participation in a robust set of program-related professional development activities (approximately 1-2 hours per week). The Internship Program will cover the costs of each Presidential Intern's wages. Units will apply for an initial one-year intern placement, and may be able to renew their participation in the internship program for subsequent years based on positive placement experience and student interest.
The Presidential Internship Program is currently recruiting applicants for the 2022-2023 Academic Year.
April 12, at 8:30 am
April 13, at 1pm
April 13, at 6pm
|Drop-in Questions & Answer Sessions via Zoom Link here (no registration required)|
|April 25, 2022||Closing Date: Interested students must submit an online application by midnight Eastern Time|
|April 29, 2022||
The Selection Committee will notify student finalists.
|May 2-5, 2022||Student finalists will interview with members of the Project Committee (via Zoom, exact time to be determined).|
|May 16, 2022||
Project Committee will notify the selected cohort of Presidential Interns.