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ESD Careers & Jobs

See openings and opportunities available at Empire State Development

Want to help build a better tomorrow for the people of New York State? We’re looking for highly motivated, creative problem solvers to join our team. We are a collaborative group with a strategic approach to implementing a broad range of programs. Our agency provides assistance aimed at promoting a vigorous, growing state economy by encouraging business investment and job creation. If you’d like to join ESD, please explore the career opportunities below.

Empire State Development Jobs Requiring a Civil Service Examination

In addition to the job listings above, ESD also has openings for competitive New York State Civil Service positions within the Department of Economic Development, which require applicants to take an examination in order to become eligible.    

Find out more about the New York State Civil Service examination process.

To see all ESD jobs, including Civil Service job openings on the NYS State Jobs website, click here

Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities for college students are available throughout the year. ESD offers a paid summer internship program from May-August, with listings starting in March. These opportunities are designed to provide a deeper understanding of particular areas of academic study as well as hands-on experience in career fields of interest. In the past, summer interns have been placed with a variety of ESD departments and subsidiaries in NYC, Albany, Buffalo and in regional offices throughout the state. Internship placement opportunities may include Strategic Business Development, Marketing, Finance, IT, the Office of Motion Picture & Television Development, Legal, and more.  Summer interns also have the opportunity to engage with senior-level executives through participation in our speaker series events and other professional enrichment programs offered by ESD and partner organizations.

Unpaid internship opportunities may also be offered throughout the year and are limited in duration.  Students should ask whether their school offers academic credit for unpaid internships.

For a list of internship opportunities, application instructions and deadlines, visit the State jobs website.