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Tech training and internships for CUNY students

Tech Talent Pipeline (TTP) Residency by New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) | CUNY (multiple colleges)

Internship or short-term job, Training for a new job

Adults, Young adults

3 to less than 6 months, Daytime

Last updated onOct 09, 2020

This three-month program provides tech training and paid work experience to college students.

TTP Residency is a semester-long program that gives hands-on experience to upper level Computer Science students. CUNY students join the program in their junior or senior year. The program beings with training on web development and professional skills. After training, students begin paid internships at NYC businesses in developer or software engineering roles. Students also get help finding a job after graduation.

Who it's for

TTP aims to serve people that are underrepresented in the tech industry. The program is open to students who:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Are juniors or seniors at a participating CUNY college (CCNY, John Jay College, College of Staten Island, Brooklyn College, or Medgar Evers College)
  • Have successfully completed a data structures course at a CUNY college
  • Have no technical internship experience
  • Have NOT completed another Tech Talent Pipeline-funded program, such as CUNY Tech Prep
  • Are eligible for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services, which includes those who:
    • Are 18 years or older
    • Are eligible to work in the US
    • Are registered for selective service, if required by law
    • Earn less than $50,000 per year


The program includes a full-time, one-month web development course during winter break or at the beginning of summer break. This is followed by a nine-week, full-time paid summer internship.

Next Steps

Applications for this program are currently closed. Please check SBS’s website for updates.

Once open, the application process follows these steps:

  1. Juniors and Seniors at participating TTP residency colleges submit an online application that is reviewed by TTP Residency staff. Applications include participant information, past experience, course transcripts and essay questions.
  2. Students may then be asked to take a HackerRank assessment (dependent on the school).
  3. After students are selected by program staff, they will attend at 15-minute speed interview held by tech employers, which asks behavioral and short technical interview questions.