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

Policy Intern/Fellow Program for Students and Recent Graduates

 Spring 2020 

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 is seeking energetic undergraduate or graduate interns, or post-graduate policy fellows, to assist OIG-NYPD in a wide range of projects examining NYPD policies and practices.  This internship offers an opportunity to work on cutting-edge issues in a high-profile environment.  Interns and fellows will assist in reviews and ongoing investigations, research and draft policies, summarize research, support OIG-NYPD operations, review investigative materials, as well as participate in internal staff meetings and external meetings with key stakeholders. These positions are unpaid.

Qualified candidates should be enthusiastic about working in government and on police accountability, law enforcement, civil rights, and criminal justice issues. 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.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, transcript, and a short (5-10 page) policy or academic writing sample via email or postal service to the address below. 

Jeanene Barrett

Director of Policy Analysis

Office of Inspector General for the NYPD

NYC Department of Investigation

180 Maiden Lane, 18th Floor

New York, NY 10038

[email protected]

(Subject Line: Policy Internship/Fellowship 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.