Nassau County’s annual College Internship Program – for the 5th year in a row – is underway next week, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced today.
The number of college credits for participation in the program, is decided upon by the respective school; and, the 200-hour internship can be fulfilled over the 10-week period, in any way agreed to upon by the respective department head.
“While this is an “unpaid” position, it comes with a wealth of invaluable experience,” County Executive Mangano said. “I’m glad to have a hand in helping to shape the minds of our future leaders.”
This year’s 55 interns either attend – or just graduated from – Hofstra, Adelphi and Nassau Community, as well as CUNY and SUNY schools around the tristate area. They have varied majors and individual skill sets, and are assigned to the relevant county department for them.
The departments include: Probation, Taxi & Limosuine Commission, Information Technology, Youth Board, Minority Affairs, Mental Health & Chemical Dependency, Treasurer, Housing, Human Rights, Consumer Affairs, County Attorney, and, for the first time, the Sheriff’s Department civil unit.