City Corps Internships and Fellowships

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In Syracuse, we have a positive history of working with youth who want to apply their talents in the public service sector. Internships and fellowships are an opportunity to do that while making an impact on our city and how it serves people. We are looking for fellows that are thoughtful students, interested in municipal government, and believe in problem solving for good. As a Syracuse intern or fellow, you become a member of City departments responsible for projects, tasks, and research. 

The major difference between internships and fellowships is that internships are for college classes or for college credit while fellowships are paid positions. You are not required to be a resident of the city of Syracuse to intern for the city but you are required to be a resident to do a most paid fellowships. In special instances, we have partnerships with universities and institutions that bring fellows from across the world. Those opportunities go quickly! Be sure to subscribe to this page for updates (scroll to the bottom of the page) so you never miss an announcement.


We are excited that you are interested in joining our team. You’ll help us improve how the city delivers high-quality experiences to residents, businesses, and visitors whether online or in-person. In this section, you will find our 2022 City Corps Internship and Fellowship Application to complete online or via email/mail.

In the application, you will be asked for which opportunities you are seeking an internship or fellowship.


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Download the Internship Application(PDF, 671KB)



This internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students in any major.


Our selection process may vary depending on the volume of applicants, the position, or the interviewing department. However, our standard process involves:

  • a resume and cover letter review
  • screening for a select group of candidates
  • a first round of interviews with placement department
  • in some instances, an applicable exercises
  • And if you are applying for a fellowship, a final interview with Human Resources

Internships can be as short as a Summer or Winter Semester or as long as your internship program will allow at your school. Your internship length will be defined before receiving your final internship acceptance letter.


Our internships are for college credit or class experience. Some departments offer fellowships which are paid. In some instances, we can provide direct funding for a limited number of fellows if they have work-study rewards as part of their financial aid. We execute these work-study arrangements with your college or university. If you are a work-study student and would like to do your work-study at a City of Syracuse department, please be proactive in communicating with your school financial aid and us about the possibility of securing external funding for your internship so that we can provide needed documents in a timely manner. This is also a question you will encounter in our application.