Program Requirements - Credit Calculation

Students are expected to be present at all sessions. If a student must miss class due to extenuating circumstances, it is the responsibility of the student to notify the instructor of his or her intended absence from the class, in addition to the Internship Academy Program Coordinator. It is also the responsibility of the student to complete any missed work and submit it to the instructor in a timely manner.

  • The Experiential Learning Component constitutes 45% of a student’s final grade, and will be based on an evaluation from the supervisor.
  • The remaining 55% of the final grade will be allocated to the academic component; this 55% will be calculated as follows:


Attendance/Class Participation

Attendance and active participation is required at all classes, debrief/discussion sessions and required meetings. Quizzes will be administered at the discretion of the instructor.


Oral Presentation

The topic of this presentation will be determined by the student’s final paper. The presentation will be delivered before the entire Academy, including instructors and fellow students. The presentation will be evaluated to determine whether the student adopted the nine principles of public speaking as defined in the public speaking course.


Final Paper

The final paper will consist of 8 – 10 typewritten, double-spaced pages. The topic of the paper shall be based upon the experiential learning component of the Academy and must be approved by the lead instructor for the assigned Track.

All students are required to attend weekly meetings with their assigned lead instructor. Attendance at these weekly meetings is crucial to successful completion of the Internship. Lead instructors will provide guidance for completing required course work, as well as helping students understand the Office of the Comptroller’s mission, and how the projects assigned for the experiential learning component tie into the Comptroller’s Strategic Priorities. During these weekly meetings, students will also receive guidance on their final project and research paper.

Supervised on-the-job training is characterized as Experiential Learning, and will include a variety of assignments in the various units within the agency. Grading will be based upon satisfactory completion of the duties assigned by the student’s immediate supervisor; as indicated above, this component comprises 45% of the students’ final grade.

The Office of the New York State Comptroller is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer