NYC Department of Investigation Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD

Outreach Intern/Fellow Program for Students and Recent Graduates

Spring 2020 (February through May) 

The New York City Department of Investigation’s (DOI) Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD (OIG-NYPD) is charged with investigating, reviewing, studying, auditing, and making recommendations regarding the operations, policies, programs, and practices of the New York City Police Department, with the goal of enhancing the effectiveness of the NYPD, increasing public safety, protecting civil liberties and civil rights, and increasing the public’s confidence in the police force. OIG-NYPD is independent of the NYPD and is part of the New York City Department of Investigation.  For more information, visit

DOI’s OIG-NYPD Outreach Unit is seeking outgoing and community-minded student interns or post-graduate fellows to work on outreach efforts to engage stakeholders across all five boroughs. Under the direction of the Director of Outreach, intern/fellows will assist with implementing strategies to engage a wide-ranging list of stakeholders that includes advocacy groups, elected officials, city agencies, and New York City residents, among others. They will also assist with drafting communications to stakeholders, attend city council hearings, individuals track and monitor legislation, and perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned, all with the goal of advancing OIG-NYPD’s mission. These positions are unpaid.

Qualified candidates should be pursuing or have graduated with a degree in public policy, communications, public administration, journalism, social work, law, government, or related fields. Candidates should demonstrate good judgment, high ethical standards, strong analytical and writing skills, and a proactive attitude. All candidates are required to clear a background check.


  • Experience working or volunteering with community-based, non-profit organizations or advocacy groups.
  • Demonstrated interest in criminal justice, law enforcement, and/or civil rights issues.
  • Ability to listen and interact sensitively with diverse communities and viewpoints.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, transcript, and a short (5-10 page) academic writing sample via email or postal service to: 

Hassan Naveed

Director of Outreach

Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD

NYC Department of Investigation

180 Maiden Lane, 18th Floor

New York, NY 10038

[email protected]  

(Subject Line: Outreach Internship Spring 2020) 


In addition to internships with the Inspector General for the NYPD, the NYC Department of Investigation offers internships with Inspector Generals of other NYC agencies as well as with DOI’s General Counsel unit and other internal functions.  To apply for one of these DOI internships, please visit

Applicants participating in a formal internship program through their school should specify the duration of the program and the number of hours they will be available and/or required to work and include the necessary supervisory procedures for obtaining course credit from their schools. Candidates will be required to work a minimum of 15 hours per week.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the posting will close once positions are filled.  Deadline to submit your resume and cover letter is November 1, 2019. Please direct questions to the email address above.