Joining our program is easy but first be sure you meet the following requirements.

  • You must be a currently enrolled CUNY student
  • You should have taken at least two semesters of courses pertaining to your major
  • You must be able to legally work in the United States
  • Your schedule should allow you to work a minimum of 15 hours per week

Interns are able to participate in the program for up to three years or six months after graduation, whichever comes first. This is pending you maintain enrollment in a CUNY school.

Once you establish that you meet all of the requirements you should register for a CUNY Internship Programs Symplicity account (even if you already have a Symplicity account for your school). Using the Symplicity platform you will be able to submit your profile, register for information sessions, search for current internship listings, and apply for your internship.

*Be sure to verify your email by clicking the link that will be sent to the email address you use to register. After verifying your email address, log in and RSVP for an information session. After attending an information session, you can start applying to open positions! If you hit any bumps in the road you can always email us at

  1.  Visit Simplicity to create your account.
  2.  Verify your e-mail address within 24 hours of receiving e-mail confirmation.  Then wait for your account to be approved.
  3.  Once you receive your account approval e-mail, set up your log-in within 24 hours. Then create your profile, and upload your resume.
  4.  After submitting your resume you will receive an email requesting that you come to our office for a mandatory information session. All interested candidates must attend an information session and resume/interview prep session.  After attending the information session, your resume will be approved and you can begin to apply to positions posted in the job board.
  5.  You may update your resume any time after it has been approved. There is no need to contact us after you make a change. Our office will review the updated resume and approve it back into the system.
  • Begin by attending an information session offered at least once biweekly. Most sessions are currently held at our office near Borough Hall in Brooklyn, NY but are occasionally held elsewhere. You can reserve a spot by logging into your Simplicity account.
  • Start preparing documents you may need such as a resume, cover letter, class schedules, and a list of references.

All available positions are posted on our Symplicity site and you get to apply to positions that interest you. You can only have one position at a time.

Applying does not guarantee placement but we regularly have new positions being added so you can always apply to other positions. The time it take an intern to secure a placement in the program can vary based on the potential intern. If you register for an account and attend an information session, you can begin applying for positions immediately.

Each program has specific instructions on how to apply. Be sure to follow all instructions closely to ensure you are not disqualified for submitting an incomplete application.

  • For City Agencies – City Agencies often require different documents from applicants. In general, you should be prepare for each position with a resume, cover letter and a list of references. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • For DOE – The Department of Education application opens in May and can be accessed via the Symplicity site. Check the site for the application deadline.
  • For NYCHA – The NYCHA Call Center Representative position application can be submitted two ways. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
    • Log in to your Symplicity account and apply directly from the site


  • For 311 – The CUNY 311 project accepts applications via the Symplicity site and holds training for Call Center Representatives during the summer and winter breaks. Check the site for the application deadline.

After applying for a position you should be sure to regularly check your email and voicemail. If the agency is interested in meeting you then you will be contacted for an interview. Be sure to gather the following documents to bring with you to the interview:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Class schedule
  • References

If the agency does not contact you, feel free to log back into Symplicity to apply for other positions.