EducationCUSP Internship Program

Thank you for your interest in hosting a CUSP student intern. We are no longer accepting position submissions for
academic year 2015-16. If you have any questions please contact us at

The NYU CUSP Internship Program is flexible to meet the needs of students and employers. Students enter the one year master’s program from a range of academic and professional backgrounds and rapidly develop their skills in urban informatics techniques. CUSP interns possess skills in: data mining and processing; database management; data analysis; visualization; and web integration.

Hosting an intern does more than give students a place to work, it sets the stage for a unique and well-rounded learning experience that develops practical skills, hones students’ interests, and creates a world of diverse opportunities for career advancement. We hope your organization will be interested in playing a role in our students’ development, catalyzing their skills and effort to advance your mission.

Internship Structure:
Students are available to intern with external organizations in the New York tri-state area during the spring semester (January – April 2016) and summer term (May – July 2016). Interns are generally available to work 15 – 20 hours a week, but the schedule — including the start date — is determined between the host and the student.

Following the Internship Fair, interviews, scheduling, and placement are done between students and the respective organizations offering the internship. During this time, we ask that you outline goals and expectations with students (including a general or initial schedule for their internship). Establishing these guidelines will allow you to communicate better throughout the internship term and provide students with feedback for their work.

  • Determine the projects and length of the internship based on your organization’s needs.
  • Complete the “Host Organization Interest Form” form below.
  • Attend the NYU CUSP Internship Fair on November 20th to kick-off the interviewing process. If you’re unable to join us, you can reach out to students after this date to schedule individual interviews.
  • Make an internship offer to the student, communicate goals, set a start date and schedule.
  • Coordinate with your organization’s HR department to ensure your intern can get straight to work on the agreed upon start date.
To learn more, please visit our FAQ page.

Please provide information about your company, the internship(s) role available, possible projects and duties that will be assigned, necessary skills, prospective manager and the point of contact for the onboarding process (typically someone in HR).

If you have any questions, please contact: CUSP Internship Program