Internships with the Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD

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

Policy Intern Program for Students and Recent Graduates

Spring 2018 (January 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 is seeking energetic graduate student interns and/or post-graduate policy fellows to assist OIG-NYPD policy analysts and investigators in a wide range of projects relating to NYPD policies and practices. This internship offers an opportunity to work on cutting-edge issues of public concern in an energetic high-profile environment. Interns and fellows will assist in active reviews and investigations of NYPD policies and practices, research and draft policy documents, summarize pertinent research and documentation, support OIG-NYPD operations, review investigative material, participate in internal staff meetings and external meetings with key stakeholders, and help develop strategies and policies. The positions are unpaid. Undergraduate students are not eligible.

The qualified candidate 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 criminal background check.

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

Candace McCoy
Director of Policy Analysis
Office of Inspector General for the NYPD
NYC Department of Investigation
80 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038 (Subject Line: Policy Internship Spring 2018)

Applicants participating in a formal internship, fellowship, or externship program through their graduate schools should specify the duration of the program and the number of weekly 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 from January through May.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the posting will close once the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the email address above.


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