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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

Future Forward Internship Academy

 

The Office of the State Comptroller’s Future Forward Internship Academy enables participants to experience the challenges and rewards of working in State government, through a carefully designed learning experience that combines academic study with hands on working opportunities. The Academy allows students to explore the various services the Office of the State Comptroller provides, by enrolling in one of four courses (Career Tracks):

  • Track I — Auditing
    Available in New York City and Albany locations
    2020 Summer Session 12 Weeks:

    13 Upper Level Credits
    37.5 Hours/Week (22.5 hours in class/experiential learning, 15 hours on Agency payroll)

    ACADEMIC COMPONENT
    The Auditing track provides an academic focus on accounting coursework, which lends itself to those who may be pursuing or interested in pursuing a degree within the accounting field. In addition, this track allows students to gain professional knowledge and experience performing various tasks that an auditor would perform: working with a team on the completion of an audit; drafting reports and memoranda regarding audit findings; etc. Available in New York City and Albany locations.

    EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
    Students may be assigned to work with audit teams in the Division of State Government Accountability, Bureau of State Expenditures, the Division of Investigations or Payroll, Accounting and Revenue Services.
  • Track II — Governmental Accounting & Management
    Albany Location Only
    2020 Summer Session 12 Weeks:

    13 Upper Level Credits
    37.5 Hours/Week (22.5 hours in class/experiential learning, 15 hours on Agency payroll)

    ACADEMIC COMPONENT
    The Governmental Accounting & Management track allows students to participate in an academic program that prepares them for business leadership. This track offers those students seeking a broader overview of business management practices an opportunity to expand their knowledge base regarding basic business practices and models. In addition to the academic component, students will have the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge within the Office of the State Comptroller in a variety of capacities. Available in Albany only.

    EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
    Students may be assigned to the Office of Operation’s Oil Spill Remediation unit, the Bureau of Contracts, the Bureau of Financial Reporting or Payroll, Accounting and Revenue Services.
  • Track III — Human Resources & Administration
    Albany Location Only
    2020 Summer Session 12 Weeks:

    12 Upper Level Credits
    37.5 Hours/Week (22.5 hours in class/experiential learning, 15 hours on Agency payroll)

    ACADEMIC COMPONENT
    The Human Resources & Administration track offers students an opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and abilities pertaining to the various core business functions of human resources. This track offers students an overview of staffing and personnel, employee compensation and performance review, and labor relations. Students will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the key operations of human resources through hands-on professional experience. Only available in Albany.

    EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
    Students may be assigned to the Office of Human Resources, the Division of Budget and Policy Analysis, the Labor Relations unit, the Bureau of Finance, or the Program Management Office.
  • Track IV — Project Management
    Albany Location Only
    2020 Summer Session 12 Weeks:

    12 Upper Level Credits
    37.5 Hours/Week (22.5 hours in class/experiential learning and 15 hours on the Agency payroll)

    ACADEMIC COMPONENT
    The Project Management track focuses on the core components of project management from start to finish. Students, through completion of the course, will not only formulate and execute a project of their own, but they will also be responsible for the presentation of the final product. Their project will be presented to various constituents and stakeholders, and students will receive feedback from their peers on the feasibility and quality of their project. Only available in Albany.

    EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
    Students may be assigned to work on projects in any division within the Agency.
  • Track V — Business Analysis
    Albany Location Only
    2020 Summer Session 12 Weeks:

    13 Upper Level Credits
    37.5 Hours/Week (22.5 hours in class/experiential learning and 15 hours on the Agency payroll)

    ACADEMIC COMPONENT
    The Business Analysis track focuses on the knowledge areas of business analysis, which are a collection of logically (but not sequentially) related tasks that describe specific activities which accomplish the purpose of their associated knowledge area. Students will actively participate in exercises to gain a better understanding of how business analysis, enables change in an organization by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders. This course teaches students how to articulate needs and rationale for change and design and describe solutions that can deliver value. Students will study the ways business analysis is performed on a variety of initiatives within an organization. Students will understand the role of the business analyst and how the analyst’s role aligns the designed and delivered solutions with the needs of stakeholders. Students will become familiar with understanding enterprise problems and goals, analyzing needs and solutions, devising strategies, driving change, and facilitating stakeholder collaboration.

    EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
    Students may be assigned to work in any division within the Agency.

PLACEMENTS
All placements will be made by the Future Forward Internship Academy program. Track and experiential learning assignments will be determined based upon availability and students’ areas of study. Every attempt is made to provide interns with their stated track preferences.