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The Suffolk County Leaders in Training Internship Program

To apply, please submit all required documents to:
intern@suffolkcountyny.gov
A list of all required documents is below.

Internship Application

The Suffolk County Leaders in Training Program provides college students with real world experience in public service. An internship with Suffolk County provides a valuable opportunity to view the inner workings of County government as well as the ability to gain professional-level public sector experience.

A complete application comprises of the following:

Upcoming Session:

Summer:

Applications Due By: April 22nd, 2022

Start Date: End of May

End Date: Beginning of August

Requirements: 15 hrs per week minimum

*The start and end date of the summer program is flexible and may vary depending on the department you are placed in.

Qualifications/Area of study

The Suffolk County Leaders in Training Program is open to residents of both Suffolk and Nassau Counties. We encourage students of all areas of study to apply; our program has included students with a focus in Business Management, Media Relations, Finance, Sociology, Political science, Biology, and more.

Participating Departments Include:

  • County Executive’s Office
    • Community Affairs
    • Intergovernmental Affairs
    • Community Recovery
  • Department of Social Services
  • Real Property Tax Service Agency
  • Minority Affairs & Youth Bureau
  • Economic Development & Planning
  • Department of Health Services
  • Department of Human Resources, Personnel and Civil Service (specifically for those interested in diversity, inclusion, human resources, organizational management, data analytics and racial equity)

This is an unpaid internship.

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901