Intership Program

2022 Winter Term Applications Deadline has been extended to September 19, 2022

New York City has one of the largest and extremely comprehensive public health and social service systems in the world, there are only a few, if any, challenges New Yorkers can’t get help with. However, that system of services and resources is extremely challenging to navigate for even the most resourceful of individuals.

...and helpNYC is at the leading edge of providing equity in the ability of New Yorkers to connect with programs, services, and information that will help them thrive.

Our Signature Program, the Resource Navigator is the first program of its kind to simplify the navigation of low-barrier services and resources in a person first, system second approach. helpNYC actively works to use technology, best practices, language, and other innovative methods to eliminate barriers and stigmas for those in need to access services, resources, and information from our programs. Even the website is programmed to be accessible on all platforms and bandwidths, especially government-subsidized technology like cell phones and other devices, making our services low-barrier from the first click.

Those who complete our Internship Program will be immersed in and have first-hand experience with using technology to solve challenges that face the needs of underserved New Yorkers. From in-depth training and working experience with a variety of digital marketing platforms to face-to-face outreach and partnership development--our interns play a crucial role in the day-to-day operations of our industry-leading work.

helpNYC is seeking detail-oriented, focused, and organized interns. We are looking for people who are eager to learn about the public health and social services sectors in New York City. The Interns will be working closely with the Leadership of helpNYC and supporting its programs on a daily basis. Interns will be asked to take meticulous meeting notes and take on a wide variety of tasks as assigned.

This is an unpaid internship; hours verification, course credit, and references are provided.

Areas of Work

The interns will focus on one or more of the following areas during their internship with helpNYC: Program Operations, Community Outreach, Organization Partnerships, Digital Marketing, Administrative Support, Advocacy, Communications, Grant Writing, and Fundraising

Intern Responsibilities

  • Fulfill tasks set out by leadership from several areas of the organization

  • Attend meetings and take meticulous notes

  • Perform research on public health and social services organizations and trends

  • Represent the work of helpNYC in an empathetic, compassionate, and professional manner

Intern Requirements

  • In their final year of college or training or a recent graduate and are 18 years of age or older

  • Eager to learn and work on complex tasks and projects

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Proficiency with Google Workspace, Zoom,, Canva, and social media platforms

  • Ability to work remotely and attend in-person meetings and events as needed

  • Be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19

  • Excellent Self-Care Skills and ability to work under pressure

  • Be available weekdays from 11:00a - 4:00p and other times as needed to attend virtual and in-person meetings

  • Have a personal computer and private workspace to work remotely

Program Schedule

helpNYC offers three internship terms a year. Please note the application deadlines.

Summer Term

June 1st - August 31st

Application Deadline: May 1st

Winter Term

October 1st - December 23rd

Application Deadline: September 1st

Spring Term

February 1st - April 30th

Application Deadline: January 1st

Application Requirements

  • Must demonstrate excellent knowledge of helpNYC’s Mission, Values, and Programs

  • All candidates must submit a Cover Letter, Resume, and three references with contact information in separate PDF documents.

  • Be available to interview within one week of application submission

Interested applicants should upload their cover letter, resume, and three references in three separate PDF formatted documents at ONLY PDF formatted documents will be accepted. Learn how to create PDF Documents in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Pages.

Applications that do not meet the Application Requirements listed above will not be considered for the position.

No phone calls or email inquiries will be accepted.