You’re in the right place to start your career.

You’re in the Right Place to Start Your Career!

Our program is designed specifically for rising college sophomores and up and our enrichment activities are for all college students. You do not have to attend a Say Yes Buffalo College to participate in our program. Eligible Say Yes scholars must meet the following criteria:

  1. Graduate of Buffalo public or charter high schools
  2. Live within the city limits at the time of high school graduation

We offer an array of exciting and valuable paid internship opportunities to help you gain practical experience and explore potential career pathways. Our internship opportunities are primarily offered in the summer. Here’s an overview of what you can expect. Please note that corporate internships may begin recruitment in the fall.

Please Note!

It is in your best interest to make an appointment with career services on your campus to have them review your resume and cover letter prior to submitting them to Say Yes. While Say Yes will still review your application, the editing process will not be as detailed as it has been in previous years.

In order to ensure your best chance of being offered an interview, using your career center is your best option. If you have any questions, please contact

Say Yes Internship Timeline

At Say Yes Buffalo, we understand the importance of providing comprehensive support to our interns. That’s why our dedicated internship team is committed to offering coaching and resume assistance throughout your internship journey. We believe in equipping you with the necessary skills and tools to succeed in the professional world. To get started on your internship adventure, please reach out to Johanna Caplan at or by phone at 716-468-0016. Johanna is here to guide you through the application process and answer any questions you may have.

February - May

During this time scholars can expect and find available internships posted to this page. Scholars are advised to check the website regularly as positions can be posted at any time. Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letters to


Once scholars have successfully landed an internship through us, we invite them to our Professional Skills Seminar. This program includes what interns need to know to be successful during their internship. We cover racial, equity and inclusion in the workforce, communication skills, and more. This jumpstart to the summer allows scholars to begin their internships on the right foot.

July - August

Throughout your internship, the Internship and Career Pathways program supervisor will be in contact with you for scholar check-ins. This allows us to learn about the awesome work you’ll be engaged in while providing individualized support to our scholars.

We offer Professional Development workshops curated by the Internship and Career Pathways Program Supervisor which helps to hone in on scholars’ talents while helping them to develop new skill sets.

 At the end of the summer program, we host a luncheon for all current scholar interns and employer partners who worked with our scholars during the summer. This appreciation luncheon serves as the perfect recap as we engage in scholar and employer presentations.

Current Internship Opportunities

Are You Ready to Get Started? 

You can begin your internship search by exploring different options on our website. We encourage students to select opportunities that align with your interests and career goals.

Once you’ve identified the internship(s) you’re interested in, prepare your application materials. This typically includes a resume and a well-crafted cover letter.

Submit your application materials to and we’ll contact you once we’ve received them.

Once your application has been received, our team will review it thoroughly. We consider various factors, such as your qualifications, interests, and the specific requirements of the internship you applied for. We will also review your resume for correctness and to ensure you’re putting your best foot forward. Once we are finished with the edits, our team will contact you with our suggestion edits. It’s important that we remain in contact with you to ensure that you receive and complete the edits, and send us your resume back. Once completed we will submit your application materials on your behalf to the employer.

If you are selected for an interview, please contact Johanna Caplan to ensure that we are able to best support you.

Throughout your internship, you will have access to ongoing supports and resources such as the professional skills seminar and professional development workshops. Our internship team is dedicated to providing coaching and guidance to ensure you make the most of your experience. They can assist with refining your skills, navigating workplace challenges, and exploring future career pathways.

Looking to Provide an Internship?

If you are an employer who is interested in providing our students with internship opportunities, get in touch with our Internships department to learn how you can provide a valuable experience for your company by hiring a current Say Yes Scholar as an intern.

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