Intern (Fall 2018) - Funding Agreements

Funding Agreements New York, New York


Make Your Mark on New York City

Our Vision: To make New York City the global model for inclusive innovation and economic growth, fueled by the City’s diverse people and businesses.

Our Mission: To create shared prosperity across New York City’s five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs.

NYCEDC’s Funding Agreement Department is looking for a part time intern who will support a team of project managers during various stages of project implementation, including coordinating the completion of various reporting requirements, providing updates to internal and external stakeholders, and reviewing critical project documentation. The intern will also process payments, compile approval documents for the NYC Office of Management & Budget and the NYC Comptroller and liaise between various departments within NYCEDC.  Administrative responsibilities will include document management, departmental presentations, and general support as outlined below.

Your Internship: This internship requires a commitment of up-to 3 days /week during the academic year (for current students).

Responsibilities:

  • Work with department staff to facilitate the implementation of contracts funding capital construction projects throughout NYC
  • Assist department with compiling and analyzing data on current and historic capital contracts
  • Conduct research on nonprofit and community based organizations, including trends, potential opportunities for outreach, and other development efforts
  • Assist in reviewing, approving, and tracking a large volume of reimbursements requests from client organizations
  • Coordinate and liaise between external agencies, internal departments, and funding recipients the collection and maintenance of compliance documentation
  • Work with project managers to develop and implement process solutions to improve operational efficiency, including reviewing internal training manuals and documents.
  • Monitor and track internal inquiries by other department and agencies  
  • Perform general department office duties
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Eligible students include any college student currently enrolled in either undergraduate or graduate program with preference given to rising juniors and seniors
  • Teamwork and problem-solving skills, a willingness to accept responsibility, ask tough questions, and have a solutions oriented approach
  • Passion for public service and New York City
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Outstanding academic record
  • Detail oriented, ability to multitask and resourceful
  • Interest in Municipal Government
  • Background coursework in Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Finance, Marketing, GIS.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter. The cover letter should outline how this position aligns with the individual’s personal career goals and ambitions.   

About the Funding Agreement Department:
A Funding Agreement is a contract that enables NYCEDC to provide funds to non-City organizations for projects that provide the City with a public benefit. . Funding recipients include small community organizations, internationally recognized cultural institutions, and private entities implementing key economic development projects.

About NYCEDC:

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is a non-profit organization that reports to the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding.  The NYCEDC is charged with encouraging economic growth in New York City through a variety of means, including facilitating real estate development, improving infrastructure, attracting and retaining businesses, and conducting economic research and analysis. Additional information on NYCEDC can be found by visiting http://www.nycedc.com/.           

New York City Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.