Help Improve State Government
Future Forward Internship Academy participants experience the challenges and rewards of working in State service by combining academic studies with hands-on working opportunities.
Choose From Five Rewarding Career Tracks
This paid academic and experiential program runs for 12 weeks (37.5 hours/week), offering up to 13 semester credit hours. All majors will be considered.
Track I – Auditing
Track II – Governmental Accounting and Management
Track III – Human Resources and Administration
Track IV – Project Management
Track V – Business Analysis
All placements will be made by the Future Forward Internship Academy program. Track and experiential learning assignments will be determined based upon availability and students’ areas of study. Every attempt is made to provide interns with their stated track preferences.
May 23, 2024 – August 16, 2024
Students must be completing their sophomore, junior or senior year of college at the time of application to be eligible. Applicants must be full-time, matriculated students at a regionally accredited college or university, or one recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable educational practices.
Albany, and on a limited basis in New York City
How to Apply
Applicants must submit required documentation online and by mail.
- Submit online application including resume and writing sample.
- Mail official college transcript and two letters of recommendation in original, sealed envelopes to:
Human Resources Office Mail Drop 12-3
Attention: Future Forward Internship Academy
New York State Office of the State Comptroller
110 State Street
Albany NY 12236
Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request.
Successful participants will receive up to 12-13 upper-level college credits towards a baccalaureate degree.
The experiential portion of each internship consists of supervised, on-the-job training and includes a variety of assignments in the different agency units. Grading is based upon satisfactory completion of the duties assigned by the student’s immediate supervisor.
Attendance and active participation is required at all classes, debrief/discussion sessions and required meetings. Quizzes, LinkedIn Learning, and/or homework assignments will be administered at the discretion of the instructor.
The topic of this presentation will be determined by the student’s final paper. The presentation will be delivered before the entire Academy, including instructors and fellow students. The presentation will be evaluated to determine whether the student adopted the nine principles of public speaking as defined in the public speaking course.
The final paper will consist of 8 – 10 typewritten, double-spaced pages. The topic of the paper shall be based upon the experiential learning component of the Academy and must be approved by your Supervisor.