Internship Opportunities FAQ



Can I propose my own project?

Yes! We strongly encourage organizations to brainstorm projects that are tailored to their needs and are happy to work with you to develop projects that match the students’ skills with your needs.

What students are participating?

All students participating in Pathfinders are 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students currently participating in the Software Engineering Program, AP Computer Science Principles, or Get Ready to Teach Intro to CS (Python) at their schools and are between 14 and 17 years old.

Do hosts have to compensate Pathfinders interns?

No, students are provided a stipend by the NYCDOE.

How many students is my organization expected to host?

Organizations are asked to host a minimum of two students (students are assigned to projects in pairs) and are welcome to host more students.

Who is responsible for supervising students?

Companies / organizations should appoint someone in your office to serve as the supervisor. This person will be responsible for exposing students to office culture, answering questions, and overseeing the students for the duration of the program. New York City Department of Education staff will monitor student progress and provide ongoing support.

Can I still apply if I run a business out of my home? Are there any other restrictions?

Students must report to offices in commercially-zoned workspaces, not in homes. During the school year, students can work up to 3 hours per day after school until 7pm.

Don’t see your questions above?

For questions or to request additional information, contact AHendershot[at]schools[dot]nyc[dot]gov.

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