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Job Opportunities

Summer Graduate Internship Program

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is committed to increasing opportunities for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers by providing safe, affordable housing and facilitating access to social and community services. More than 400,000 New Yorkers reside in NYCHA’s 334 public housing developments around the five boroughs, and another 235,000 receive subsidized rental assistance in private homes through the NYCHA-administered Section 8 Leased Housing Program.

To fulfill its vital mission and even better serve residents while facing dramatic reductions in traditional government funding, NYCHA is developing new financing options and building innovative partnerships across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. These strategies are helping NYCHA to address many key challenges, from preserving aging housing stock through timely maintenance and modernization of developments, to increasing resident access to a multitude of community, educational and recreational programs, as well as job readiness and training initiatives.

NYCHA is one of several agencies participating in New York City’s Summer Graduate Internship Program.  These internships allow students to make important contributions to the City while participating in a challenging and rewarding work experience.

To complement the work experience, graduate interns participate in a special seminar series that features top City officials presenting overviews of municipal government, specific agencies, and the latest issues confronting the City.

Internship Opportunities
Various NYCHA departments are seeking summer graduate interns. As positions become available, information will be posted on this website as well as on the website administered by the New York City's Department of Citywide Administrative Services. 
When a position is posted you may apply by submitting your resume with a cover letter indicating the position for which you are applying.

Internship Dates
Internship positions do not have a specific start and end date but may be held for a maximum of 13 weeks during the period from May through September.

Qualification Requirements
Candidates must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted into a graduate degree program in an accredited college, university or law school, that will start in the fall of 2013.

Candidates should be computer literate, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; have strong analytical and research skills, knowledge of statistical analyses and evaluation methodology; have the ability to write clearly and persuasively, work on multiple projects, initiate work independently and complete specific tasks in a timely fashion; be willing to develop generalist skills while on the job in a wide range of disciplines.

Application Process
Interested candidates may fax cover letter and resume to (212) 306-5194, e-mail to or mail to:
New York City Housing Authority
Human Resources Department - Employment Division
Summer Graduate Internship Program
90 Church Street, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10007

Salary Range
Summer Graduate Intern $427.50 - $720.50 per week