Summer Graduate Intern Position with NYC Department for the Aging


To apply for the Summer Graduate Intern opportunities, visit:


Job Descriptions

DFTA-002-Active Aging:

Identifies and Coordinates with Community:

Conducts outreach within the NYCHA community seeking grandparents/elderly relatives caring for children under the age of 18.

Provides case assistance/advocacy and referrals as needed.

Represents the unit in community, tenant and other related meetings.

Will co-facilitate support group and trainings.

Participates in special projects as needed (Grandparent’s Day and summer events).

DFTA-003-Emergency Preparedness:

Under the direct supervision of Assistant Commissioner:

Learn emergency preparedness information to assist in giving at minimum one presentation per week to community partners and staff.

Assist in review of emergency preparedness plans including analyzing, writing up findings and making recommended improvements.

Assist in review and updating emergency plan for DFTA.

Track DFTA staff completion of Coastal Storm Plan training.

DFTA-004-BCS Health Promotions:

Keep on Track is a volunteer run blood pressure monitoring program that trains volunteers to take blood pressure readings using a digital monitor.  Keep on Track helps seniors control existing cases of hypertension, and also has identified cases of this silent killer.  The program is administered via DFTA’s community partners.  The program design includes monthly/bi-weekly monitoring sessions where participants’ blood pressure is monitored and recorded.  Education and medication compliance as defined by program protocols is also stressed with participants.

This intern would be responsible for assessing the status of Keep on Track programs, interviewing possible volunteers for the program, providing appropriate training for the volunteers and implementing the Dashboard, and Internet based personal health record developed by the NYC Department of Health.  The intern would be working with existing programs in neighborhood centers, naturally occurring retirement communities and innovative senior centers in NYC, as well as developing new sites from among this group.  This would be accomplished through one-on one and group meetings with the volunteers and potential volunteers.  The intern’s main purpose would be first to gauge the effectiveness/relevancy of the existing program overall; and second to address/remedy any needs/deficiencies of Keep on Track through in-service training and/or an infusion of new volunteers.


The intern will be involved in a number of projects over the summer.  The primary project will be to assist in a mental health grant funded project, SMART-MH.  The intern will assist in interviewing older adults to identify their social service and mental health needs.  In addition, the intern will analyze data generated in the field and produce reports as required through the grant.  General responsibilities will involve data collection through interviews, data entry, and data analysis.

DFTA-006-Program Development:

The graduate intern will be assisting on several projects.  The intern will be assisting on the implementation of NY Connects in NYC, a `no wrong door’ approach to providing information and assistance to individuals and caregivers with long term care needs, about long term care and support services.  The intern will assist staff in researching and analyzing effective program models, conducting interviews and participating in educational forums and outreach efforts.  The intern may be participating in several other division projects using similar skills sets.

DFTA-007-Planning – Planning Analyst:

The Planning and Policy Analysis Unit seeks a motivated, organized and detail-oriented individual with good quantitative skills to serve as the Planning Intern. The Planning Intern (PI) will work closely with the Unit’s Director and Policy Analysts to help enter and analyze data collected from the entire Agency in order to assure the efficient and timely production and delivery of reports to the agency’s senior management.  The PI will benefit from hands-on experience with data collection, analysis, and presentation, as well as the opportunity to enhance research skills and gain an overall perspective on the day-to-day functions of New York City government. The goal is for the PI to have worked with the Planning team to determine specific enhancements needed in one or more reports and implement changes to achieve those enhancements so that the reports will provide the full range of needed data to manage DFTA programs.  Duties include but are not limited to:

· assisting with the administration of a Needs Assessment Survey and analyzing the results;

· working with Planning and DFTA’s internal staff on developing a system for identifying, managing, tracking, and reporting outcomes;

· working with Planning and DFTA’s internal staff on developing a quality assurance and quality improvementprocess;

·working with Planning and Analysis staff to interpret data and prepare results for presentation to management (includes preparing reports, entering data and reviewing data); and,

·conducting analyses of departmental data to look for inefficiencies and assure data quality.

DFTA-009-Assigned Counsel Project

Intern would be responsible for administrative duties including but not limited to the following:  overseeing the function and input of data for the Assigned Counsel Project Database, filing and providing limited technical support to ACP staff, maintaining and updating ACP Resource files, answering the main ACP phone.  Special duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Qual Requirements

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in an accredited college, university or law school.

To Apply


Applicants can go to and search for Job ID#185849

Please indicate on your resume or cover letter which posting you are applying for.

DFTA-002-Active Aging

DFTA-003-Emergency Preparedness

DFTA-004-BCS Health Promotions


DFTA-006-Program Development

DFTA-007-Planning – Planning Analyst

DFTA-009-Assigned Counsel Project

Please do not email, mail or fax your resume to DFTA directly.

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

03/24/2015 09/30/2015

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