Office of Accountability

Office of Accountability Internships

Currently, due to the fiscal constraints at NYSED, most the Student Internships are non-paid, academic credit based experience. However, there is specific funding for students attending SUNY Institutions.

The Office of Accountability has fully utilized the services of undergraduate and graduate student interns on a regular basis.  Typically, interns are referred from the Department's Undergraduate and Graduate Student Intern Program.  Under the direction of an Associate, the selected intern(s) will assist staff in the implementation of the Regents strategic vision for P-12 and to prepare for internal meetings, distribute agendas, compile summaries of the discussions, and ensure that assignments of the various subcommittees of the work group are coordinated.  This opportunity will provide the selected intern(s) with a valuable experience as it pertains to school accountability.

Interns will be trained to conduct research, analyze data, and assist with preparing reports pertaining to issues regarding school accountability.  Selected interns will assist in developing correspondence to the field, such as identification of schools for registration review and/or persistently lowest achieving, adequate yearly progress targets, supplementary performance indicators for special schools and other issues relating to school accountability. Selected interns will participate in numerous workgroups to assist staff in the work of the Office.

Interns will receive an orientation to the State Education Department (SED), and its system of accountability.  The selected intern(s) will have opportunities to learn how to review performance data and to participate in a variety of meetings alongside SED staff. This internship would be beneficial to students pursuing degrees in education, social sciences, history, policy studies and/or other related fields (inclusive of law students with similar interest).

Continuously, we seek research interns for the following positions, primarily NYC-based placements:

How to Apply

There are other internship assignments in the Department through the Graduate Student Intern Program (undergraduate students are encouraged to still apply). Individuals interested in applying for one of these internships must first complete the required application (include transcript, resume, and cover letter).  We will review the application, and schedule candidates to be interviewed.  There is a two-phase interview process:

  • Phase I is the face-to-face interview.
  • Phase II is the written interview.  Candidates must submit an academic/professional writing sample (of their choosing).  In addition, they must complete the Student Intern Project, which is provided with the invitation to be interviewed.  These can be submitted prior to the interview or a date determined by the Interview Team.

SUNY Undergraduate or Graduate Students should apply at:                                                                                 SUNY internship description:

All other undergraduate or graduate student applicants must complete the required application on the website below.

For any questions regarding these internship positions, please contact Paulette Coppin, Associate at 718-722-2777 or Crystal Cumberbatch-Greene, Supervisor at 718-722-5963.

Last Updated: August 7, 2017