The Office of the Nassau County Comptroller Internship Program was created to cultivate Nassau’s leaders of tomorrow, prevent the ‘brain drain’, and tap into the incredible potential of Nassau County’s youth. The program, with its dedicated interns, seminars, and carefully cultivated inclusive environment provides students with a full experience of how their local government works.
**Fall and Spring internships are only offered for credit.**
One of the essential goals of the program is to provide interns with access to individuals who can impart knowledge gained by real-world experience. Each intern's specific supervisor will be responsible for their day to day progress, the Director of Programs and Community Engagement will be charged with monitoring the overall performance of an intern.
Students wishing to acquire a variety of employment experiences -- for pay, college credit, or strictly volunteer experience -- will join a stimulating, fast-paced environment and learn the many facets of municipal government. Days/hours are flexible. Remote-work internship opportunities are available. All interns must be residents of Nassau County.
Nassau County is in a unique position to provide opportunities to individuals from all different types of fields. Students are placed in departments according to their area of concentration, where they will learn about the field they find most interesting.
Public Information/Public Affairs
Intern will work and learn in a fast-paced government office, working with the Director of Public Information and Policy and Deputy Director of Public Information and Content Development.
Responsibilities include monitoring press engagement; cultivating intra-office press clips; and supporting the messaging of the office by developing engaging content for press, social media, and related channels.
Prospective interns should be a communications, journalism, or political science major interested in getting first-hand experience in government. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suites, and related software is preferred.
Intern will report directly to Fiscal Officer, who will not only supervise the position but also provide an educational component to each assigned task. Intern will not only perform tasks as directed, but they will be encouraged to develop new ideas and systems to aid in the ongoing improvement of accounts payable/claims management. Former interns who have served in this position have gone on to work in several large-name investment institutions.
Responsibilities include: assist with organization and maintenance of current archive, review claims that are past retention date and prepare for destruction, investigate and catalogue various documents, review and catalogue inactive contracts, and assist in general office support under direct supervision of Fiscal Officer.
Applicant must be self-starter, able to negotiate projects as directed and generate ongoing feedback. Relevant majors include: Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Pre-Law, Operations, and IT.
Intern will assist with a variety of projects and ongoing organizational work. Responsibilities include open enrollment follow-up, filing, research, and other assistance with ongoing projects. Interns will work primarily in Microsoft Excel
Applicants should be organized self-starters with a strong attention to detail. Specific majors are not required for this internship; however, candidates are required to have strong working knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Excel.
Intern will work on a variety of projects with the Office of the Nassau County Comptroller Field Audit Division, including working with auditors to conduct components of financial and operational audits and perform related duties as required and assist with special projects.
Applicants must be undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of nine (9) accounting credits or a graduate student pursuing MBA/MS with some Accounting/Audit courses.
Applications Due By: September 10, 2018
Start Date: Late September-Early October
End Date: TBA
Requirements: Minimum 10 hrs a week and attendance at all seminars