Internship Program

Program Info

The Office of the Nassau County Comptroller Internship Program was created to cultivate Nassau County's leaders of tomorrow, prevent the ’brain drain’ of young adults leaving our County, and tap into the incredible potential of our young adults. With its dedicated interns, seminars, and carefully cultivated inclusive environment, the program provides students with a full experience of how their local government operates.




Summer 2021 Internship Program (10 weeks: June 4, 2021 - August 12, 2021)

Applications will be accepted from March 29, 2021 through April 30, 2021. The summer 2021 internship program will be limited to full-time, paid internships only. 


Accounting

Interns will assist with several account balance analyses and the preparation and issuance of the County’s financial statements. Interns will gain an understanding of the financial statements and governmental standards that the County must meet. The intern will be assigned other duties as needed. Applicants should be analytical and comfortable working independently when necessary. Strong communication skills are required as the individual will have to document their analyses and assist in proofing the financial statements. This position requires a proactive candidate interested in gaining a meaningful experience. Prospective interns are required to be pursuing an accounting degree. Candidates with plans to attain CPA certifications are preferred, but not required. 


Audit

Interns will assist Field Audit Teams with ongoing audits and special projects. Common responsibilities include data cleansing and analysis, preparation of charts, review of documents, substantive tests of transactions, and research. Interns may also be asked to attend meetings with the Audit Team, take notes, and assist in drafting the meeting minutes. Interns will work primarily in Microsoft Excel and Word. Applicants should ideally be pursuing a degree in Accounting and possess strong analytical and computer skills. Prospective interns should be organized, detail orientated, and comfortable working in a team environment or independently when necessary. Communication and writing skills are necessary as the individual will be asked to document their work, including the creation of audit work papers. 


Vendor Claims 

Interns will assist with reviewing claims that are past retention date and prepare them for destruction, investigate and catalogue various documents, review and catalog inactive contracts, assisting with the organization and maintenance of current archive, and assist in general office support under the direct supervision of the Fiscal Officer. Applicant must be self-starter, able to negotiate projects as directed, and generate ongoing feedback. The intern will be encouraged to develop new ideas and systems to aid in the ongoing improvement of claims management. Relevant majors include: Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Pre-Law, Operations, and IT.


Legal

Interns will report to the Chief Counsel and the Counsel to the Comptroller assisting on a variety of projects, which may include researching County laws and regulations;; contract analysis, analyzing operational and financial data and preparing documents and data to release to the public. Applicants should have strong critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills with strong oral and written communications skills and very strong attention to detail. Prospective interns should be enrolled in Law School with an interest in Public Service. Priority will be given to those who have taken a course in or have experience in legislative drafting, administrative law, or any statutory interpretation. Experience or courses in finance or accounting is preferred, but not required


Payroll/Health Benefits

The 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 great attention to detail. Specific majors are not required for this internship; however, candidates are required to have a strong working knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Excel.


Communications/Social Media

Primary responsibility focuses on developing engaging content for digital channels, including social media and the County website. Interns will create video and written content to drive messaging of the office and assist in other communications activities, including press conferences; monitoring press engagement; cultivating intra-office press clips; and ultimately supporting the messaging of the office by developing engaging content for press, social media, and related channels. Prospective interns should be a Communications, Political Science, Public Policy, Videography, Journalism, Media Arts, or other relevant major interested in getting the first-hand experience in government with a passion for creating content and working on short and long-term projects. Knowledge of Canva, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suites, and related software is strongly preferred.

Policy and Research/Community Engagement

Intern will assist with various research activities intended to provide insight into how to efficiently allocate resources, inform the policy-making process, and improve the quality of life in Nassau County. Specific research responsibilities may include conducting literature reviews, organizing data sets, and drafting technical reports and research briefs. Relevant majors include Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration, Communications, and Journalism.



Summer 2021

Applications Due By: April 30, 2021

Apply online.