Public Service Corps ~ Program Information

PSC Interns (Photo by: Michael Evangelou, PSC Intern)
Photo by: Michael Evangelou, PSC Intern

Since the program's inception in 1966 as the NYC Urban Corps, over 100,000 students from more than 100 colleges and universities have participated in PSC's public-sector internships.

The Public Service Corps currently offers Federal Work-Study Program internships as well as placements in which students may work for academic credit. Students choose from internship opportunities in many City government agencies. Public Service Corps interns work in full-time assignments during the summer, and part-time during the academic year.

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PSC and America Reads 
The Public Service Corps participates in America Reads, a national initiative to help children read well in the early grades. PSC interns may choose assignments to work as literacy tutors in day care centers, schools and libraries across New York City.
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Public Service Corps students may explore a wide range of professional career areas including law, research, finance, education, social work, environmental studies, accounting, office administration, health, information systems, graphic arts, journalism, engineering, and computer technology.

Information for Agencies:

Academic Year Commitment Form
Summer Commitment Form
Frequently Asked Questions for Agencies
Agency Hire

Intern Evaluation Form
Payroll Schedule

Information for Schools:

Payroll Schedule 

FAQs for Participating Schools

Information for Current Participants:

Payroll Schedule

PSC Handbook 

As Public Service interns, students will:

  • Gain valuable credentials, contacts and references for future employment
  • Apply their classroom learning in the workplace
  • Gain marketable skills and expertise
  • Obtain exposure to the broad range of professional opportunities in the public sector
  • Learn more about specific career options within City government