Terence D. Tolbert Public Service Internship, The City University of New York

The City University of New York is proud to offer an exciting new internship opportunity for one highly qualified CUNY graduate student in New York City. In recognition of his life in service to the City and State, CUNY will sponsor an internship in the name of Terence D. Tolbert (1964-2008).

Beginning in February 2019, the graduate-level intern will experience public and community service in New York City. The successful applicant will also visit the State Capitol, in order to explore public policy and legislative initiatives undertaken on behalf of local communities. The internship will conclude in mid-August.

The Program will be coordinated by the Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government & Public Affairs and is open to any CUNY graduate student in excellent academic standing. Any major may apply, but students who wish to be considered should demonstrate an interest in state government and public affairs.


The qualified student will receive an award of $10,000. The student may be eligible to earn graduate level credits. The student will learn about community service and policy formulation efforts in an experiential environment, while receiving guidance from academic mentors at the University.

Internship Placements:

The intern will be placed for 15-20 hours per week. Placement will be in the office of an elected representative or community-based organization, and will include visits to the State Capitol

To Apply:

The Graduate Center has been asked to nominate 1-2 candidates for consideration for this program. If you are interested in applying, please email careerplan@gc.cuny.edu