The Office of Career Services: Internship Opportunities

Announcement of New Internship Opportunities

Dear Queensborough Community College Student:

If you are interested in or have any questions about internships please take the time to either call (718) 631-6297 or e-mail SGrossman@qcc.cuny.edu to make an appointment with me. I will be happy to discuss your internship options with you.

Check out our Guide to Internships and Cooperative Education for more information on how to take advantage of internship opportunities.

Below are Internship Opportunities for your consideration.

Fall 2015 Internship for the Office of Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand

Major(s): Social Sciences; Political Science; Office Administration Technology

Position Information

Position Type (Full-time, Part-time, Internship, or Volunteer)*: Internship

Position Description*: Our office is seeking highly motivated students to serve as interns in our New York City Headquarters for our Fall 2015 Internship Program.
780 Third Avenue, Suite 2601 New York, New York 10017

Our internship program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders and prepare them for future public service opportunities. Students are provided with a unique vantage point from which to observe and participate in government work. Interns will be placed in a number of departments in the Senator’s office including Constituent Affairs, Community Outreach, Press and Operations.

Qualifications for Applicant: 3.0 GPA

Application Deadline(s): 7/24/15

Desired Start Date: Approximate hours per week: 16

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CUNY IT Specialists Internship Program

Major(s): IT; Math and Computer Science

The CUNY IT Specialists Internship Program provides currently enrolled CUNY students with paid internships - starting rates average from $12 to $14 an hour - at participating NYC government agencies in Helpdesk/Technical Support, Programming, Databases, GIS, Web Development & IT Business Analysis.

Requirements

  1. Be a current CUNY registered undergraduate or graduate student.
  2. Be authorized to work under INS laws at on-campus jobs.
  3. Major in a computer-related field or another field that develops strong computer skills.
  4. Have taken at least 2 semesters of computer-related courses or have related work experience.
  5. Be available to work 15, 19, 28, or 34 hours a week during school and possibly full-time between semesters.

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DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
This program provides a unique opportunity for hardworking, passionate future leaders to gain hands-on experience in Democratic politics, strengthen their understanding of the political process and prepare for the political opportunities. In addition to typical intern duties, interns will have the chance to volunteer in community outreach projects and grassroots organizing, assist at DNC functions, take tours across the Washington, D.C. area and attend weekly meetings hosted by DNC staff. Each department offers a unique learning experience, ultimately contributing to the success of Democrats throughout the nation.

Departments:

Accounting Department
The Accounting Department manages both the budget and finances for the DNC. Department responsibilities include, but are not limited to: ensuring Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings are completed timely and accurately in compliance with FEC guidelines; maintaining vendor relations, coordinating timely payments, processing invoices and reimbursements, tracking donor deposits, and helping to administer DNC’s joint fundraisers with various campaigns and states. Interns can expect to assist in these processes, completing tasks including filing, drafting reports in and out of excel.

Association of Democratic State Chairs (ASDC)
The Association of State Democratic Chairs provides guidance, support, and technical assistance to state Democratic parties. It trains new state chairs, vice chairs, executive directors, and staff. It serves as a liaison for state parties and coordinates meetings and forums. A list of current state chairs, state party headquarters, and executive directors is available from the ASDC office. Interns can expect to provide support to the ASDC training and operations departments by helping to plan and manage ASDC events and trainings, maintaining and consistently updating the ASDC member database, and communicating with members by drafting emails and using basic digital skills.

Chief Executive Officer’s Department
The office of the CEO provides central management of the Democratic National Committee. It coordinates the work of DNC Divisions to ensure an efficient and coordinated strategy and program. The Chief Executive Officer develops the strategic plan for the DNC as it relates to supporting a democratic president’s agenda and the election of Democrats at Federal and state levels and insuring that the strategy is implemented. The CEO also oversees the day-to-day operation of the Committee. Interns can expect to assist in these processes by preparing briefings for upcoming meetings, booking travel and providing further operational support.

Communications Department
The Communications Department facilitates the DNC's interaction with the public. Using traditionalmethods of communication (e.g. press releases and media events) in combination with new media tools (e.g. website content and online tools), communications works to promote President Obama's agenda and provide support to our state parties, Democratic candidates and officeholders. Through our rapid response, research efforts and regional press teams, communications holds Republicans accountable, advances the party’s principles, and helps Democrats win elections. Interns can expect to assist in these processes by media monitoring, list building and maintenance, drafting written materials, and assisting with general needs of the department.

Digital Department
The Digital Department specializes in online organizing, advocacy, and fundraising, communicating directly with the DNC's long-time subscribers and newly-recruited members. By using the DNC's own website and email lists, as well as social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, the digital department is continuing to build on the Obama campaign's success to harness online interaction and participation to help pass the President's agenda and elect Democratic candidates across the country. Interns can expect to assist in these processes by creating content, monitoring social media and collecting stories for upcoming projects.

Finance Department
The Finance Department oversees the fundraising operations at the DNC and is responsible for raising the funds that fuel Democratic Party activities in all 50 states. An intern in finance will learn the ins and outs of political fundraising. Interns will assist finance staff in the planning and execution of DNC fundraisers across the country. Typical daily intern tasks will consist of promoting upcoming events, managing donor databases, processing contributions, as well as other administrative tasks. However, the most rewarding part of being an intern in finance is being able to help staff local fundraising events with top Democratic leaders.

Marketing Department
The Marketing Department is responsible for the direct mail and telemarketing fundraising at the DNC. Marketing staff work closely with the communications, research and political departments to ensure that our messaging to our donors is in line with our paid and earned media efforts. Marketing also handles the merchandise produced and sold by the DNC. Interns can expect to assist in these processes by taking phone calls, sorting mail, managing databases, creating mail packets, participating in production calls, mail calls, and strategy meetings.

Media Center
The DNC Media Center is responsible for all of the media needs of the DNC and Democratic members of Congress. The studio manages all video, television and other operations for media production including satellite shoots for live television, in studio shoots for members of congress, and on location shoots for the President and other members of the Executive Branch. Interns can expect to participate in these processes by assisting on the video shoots with members of congress, cataloging and organizing video equipment, and digitizing tapes from past election cycles for our opposition research efforts.

Office of the Chair
The Chair’s Office is responsible for assisting, staffing, and prepping the Chair in all of her DNC-related responsibilities. Interns can expect to assist the Deputy Director and provide support for Chair’s Office to maximize the Chair’s efficiency and efficacy in leading the Democratic Party. Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to: Compiling daily news clips, managing data, conducting research, and periodically operating the front desk.

Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary coordinates the planning of all National Committee, Executive Committee and Standing Committee meetings. This office also serves as the DNC’s liaison to the National Committee members. As the Party’s official record keeper, the secretary’s office maintains the DNC’s official membership lists and coordinates archival storage of the Party’s official records. It also compiles the list of national convention delegates, oversees convention voting operations, and publishes the official proceedings of each convention. Interns can expect to assist in these processes by monitoring media, helping plan and staff DNC meetings and by responding to correspondence, among other projects.

Operations
The DNC Operations department is responsible for management and monitoring of the committee’s day to day business and legal activities. The department ensures that the business operations are efficient and effective and that the committee resources are managed in a way that allows for the implementation of the strategic plan as determined by the executive director. Interns can expect to assist in these processes by performing essential office duties, such as filing invoices, managing databases, responding to correspondence, staffing events, and helping to plan intern events. Interns will have the opportunity to interact with every department of the DNC, fostering a strong understanding of business operations for a mid-size organization.

Party Affairs and Delegate Selection (PADS)
This department oversees the institutional affairs of the Democratic National Committee: party rules, the delegate selection, DNC and convention standing committees, official appointments and nominations, and early preparations for the convention. Interns can expect to assist in these processes by monitoring media, conducting legislative research, preparing briefs and memos, and staffing meetings.

Political Department
The Political Department develops and implements the coordinated campaign strategy on behalf of the DNC with Democratic candidates at federal, state and local levels. The political department also coordinates the interaction between the Party, state parties, and allied organizations. Interns can expect to assist in these processes by preparing briefs and memos for principal travel and events, conducting intensive research on a variety of projects, in addition to providing staff with full office support.

Research Department
The Research Department is responsible for fact-checking Republicans and defending Democrats. They do the deep digging on Republican presidential candidates to find the information that helps Democrats win national elections. They are responsible for knowing all there is to know about key political players. They hold Republicans accountable through tracking their events, monitoring news and social media, diving into news and video archives, and gathering various types of data to pull out information that will be used in ads, press releases, articles, speeches, and debates to name a few. Interns can expect to assist in these processes though monitoring media, transcribing, tracking and collecting data.

Technology Department
The Technology Department provides the DNC and its affiliates with data-driven solutions to high-level strategic and operational problems. The department is responsible for designing, building, and supporting an ever-increasing number of innovative applications and large-scale databases. Technology interns are exposed to the next, newest, and greatest advancements in political technology. Interns will be asked to take on special projects for various teams in the Technology department and, from time-to-time, other departments of the DNC. Each internship will be uniquely tailored to the skill-set of the individual selected, but will be designed to enhance each intern’s understanding of the critical strategic role that technology plays in every facet of the Political process.

Voter Expansion
The DNC Voter Expansion Program seeks to make the voting process easier and more accurate by ensuring that each eligible voter is able to register, each registered voter is able to cast a vote and that each vote is accurately counted. Interns will conduct research and writings about a variety of voting rights and election administration issues, including state compliance with federal election laws, redistricting, and legal and legislative developments on the state and national level that affect the right to vote. Interns can expect to assist with research on various topics, draft memos to succinctly summarize research, help develop our online and social media presence, and participate in on-going projects about voting rights and voter protection.

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NYPD Internships

Fall 2015 semester

Deadline to apply: July 17, 2015

Must be done for credit: Minimum 24-30 credits and Minimum GPA 2.5.

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IT INTERNSHIPS ($11-$14/hour)

The CUNY IT Specialists Internship Program provides currently enrolled CUNY students with paid internships at participating NYC government agencies in Helpdesk/Technical Support, Programming, Databases, GIS, Web Development & IT Business Analysis.

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Be a current CUNY registered undergraduate or graduate student.
  2. Be authorized to work under INS laws at on-campus jobs.
  3. Major in a computer-related field or another field that develops strong computer skills.
  4. Have taken at least 2 semesters of computer-related courses or have related work experience.
  5. Be available to work 15, 19, 28, or 34 hours a week during school and possibly full-time between semesters.

To be eligible for an internship, students must register an account and post their resumes in our online resume database. Registering with us gives students access to job announcements and notifications about free technical training. City agency partners also have access to the database and often contact students directly to set up interviews.

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MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION METRO YORK REGION

Finance - must have knowledge of Excel. Intern will be recording Investments for the four accounts into an investment rollforward worksheet. The intern will be exposed to Sales, purchases, realized and unrealized gains on investment. This role will take up 2 days a week for the summer and reports to the CFO.

IT/Data Entry - must have basic knowledge of databases and understand the importance of data integrity and accuracy. This intern will work on cleanign up our current database and will also learn the process of gift acceptance and acknowledgement. This role will take up 2 days a week for the summer and reports to the Database manager.

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MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION METRO YORK REGION

Major(s): Office Admin Tech; Psychology; Social Work; Marketing

We are looking for 1 intern that would be able to help with all database projects for the summer.

The skill sets needed would be:

  • strong computer skills, experience working with databases
  • ability to work independently
  • detail-oriented
  • ability to meet deadlines and complete projects

The type of work this intern would be responsible for:

  • preparing database files for monthly post-wish evaluation
  • preparing database for quarterly and year-end report
  • updating Wish Survey project -- add data to database, create binder for other departments to utilize
  • monthly project of changing wish status for each record
  • closing off wishes project

The location for this role must be in the MNY office.

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MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION METRO YORK REGION

We are looking for 1-2 interns that would be able to complete internet searches on a veriety of topics including wish destination information, passport/visa requirements for different countries, cost-comparisons for different wish items, etc.

The skill sets needed would be:

  • strong computer skills, ability to search internet
  • ability to work independently
  • detail-oriented
  • strong written skills
  • ability to meet deadlines and complete projects

The type of work these interns would be responsible for:

  • research based on projects provided by staff
  • adding results to master itineraries
  • preparing cost comparison reports to management teams

The location for this role does not matter -- either MNY or Buffalo.

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MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION METRO YORK REGION - VOLUNTEER RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

2015 Intern Assignments

Computer Science Major: Microsoft Office, Access and “Wiki” , Research & Writing Skills

  1. Organize a Tele-Town Hall Meeting with Volunteers to secure ideas on new products and services
  2. Set up a Wiki to foster communication with Volunteers
  3. Research/Catalogue information on free/reasonable priced training space for volunteers in the 5 boroughs and Nassau county, M-F evenings and Saturdays
  4. Assist in Preparation of Volunteer Training Schedule for FY 2016
  5. Develop Volunteer Training Evaluations
  6. Develop and Administer Annual Volunteer Satisfaction Survey
  7. Attend Volunteer & Career Fairs
  8. Data Entry: Photos on “E” drive, Birthday Cards, etc
  9. Develop access database for matching of volunteers to assignments
  10. Assist with writing and data collection for Volunteer e-Newsletter
  11. Collect demographic information/establish community profiles for targeted communities for recruitment in Brooklyn & the Bronx
  12. Prep for Tough Mudder Special Event
  13. Research rewards and recognition possibilities for volunteers i.e. Movie Screenings, Restaurant weeks, Theatre week discounts, Food etc.
  14. Assist in development of templates for Volunteer in a Day Program

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MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION METRO YORK REGION

INTERNSHIP POSITIONS

Program Services Intern
The Program Services department (Wish granting) is responsible for the processing of each and every wish that comes through our doors as well as hosting those children from across the country and around the world whose wishes are granted in Metro New York and Western New York.

Summary: Provide support to program services staff responsible for the coordination and administration of wishes

Office Locations: Buffalo, Metro New York (Lake Success, Long Island)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in coordinating the process of granting wishes by using Make-A-Wish policies, guidelines and procedures (includes referrals, volunteer assignments, wish coordination)
  • Research all options for delivering wishes in the most cost-effective and high level quality manner
  • Perform various clerical functions such as filing, typing, data entry, copying, recording information and mailing correspondence, creating itineraries, contacting vendors for donations, etc.
  • Enter wish family information into database
  • Maintains hard copy files and up-to-date information in database
  • Answer phones and make follow-up calls as directed
  • Track progress of wish interviews in conjunction with wish coordinator
  • Will help to liaise with vendors (i.e. Give Kids the World for Disney wishes) and constituencies (i.e. volunteer corps, medical community) involved in the wish-granting process
  • Special projects as needed

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Volunteer Resources Intern
The Volunteer Resources department is responsible for recruiting, screening, placing, training, managing and recognizing the outstanding efforts of our volunteer corps.

Summary: Provide support to volunteer resource staff

Office Locations: Buffalo, Metro New York (Lake Success, Long Island)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with preparation of training programs
  • Data entry into Raiser’s Edge database
  • Track volunteer time and assignment information
  • Follow up with volunteers for annual forms due
  • Perform various clerical functions such as filing, typing, copying, data entry and using office equipment
  • Special projects as needed

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Special Events Intern
The Special Events department is responsible for creating, managing and coordinating our internal and cultivation events throughout the year.

Summary: Provide support and assistance to special events staff on all internal events

Office Locations: Buffalo, Rochester, Metro New York (Lake Success, Long Island)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with phone calls and follow up to vendors, donors and sponsors of events
  • Assist with managing and coordinating volunteers for events
  • Assist Special Events Manager with creation of event reports, save-the-date invitations, sponsor packages, etc.
  • Coordinate sponsorship packages mailing
  • Create, coordinate and log all auction items, certificates, bid sheets, description sheets for silent and live auctions
  • Follow up with past vendors, restaurants, sponsors, donors, attendees to be part of this year’s events
  • Event preparation: gather and set up inventory supplies, arrange transportation and assist with set up and clean up at venue
  • Assist with special “thank you” mailings after events which include sending out copies of programs, plaques and wish books)
  • Post event follow-up with auction item winners to arrange for shipping and payment
  • Assist with calls in the office about tickets, general event questions, auction item donations, updating charts, updating reports from payments and website, and sponsorship questions
  • Perform clerical functions such as filing, typing, data entry and copying using office equipment
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned

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Development Intern
The Development department is responsible for the fundraising efforts for the organization. There are many fundraising initiatives-working with corporations and foundations, generating donated goods and services (in-kind), developing cause-related marketing campaigns, generating funds for our endowment, raising money in the schools and in the workplace, as well as our internal and external events.

Summary: Provide support to development staff. This intern position will work with the following areas: External Events, Internal Events, National & Corporate Partnerships

Office Locations: Buffalo, Rochester, Metro New York (Lake Success, Long Island)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Gather and research data for grant prospects and proposals
  • Write, edit, and collaborate with development coordinator on grant proposals
  • Work with development coordinator to acknowledge donors through thank you letters, phone calls, etc.
  • Research major gifts prospects
  • Input major gifts prospects/donor info into Raiser’s Edge database
  • Assist with major fundraising campaigns
  • Assist with all areas related to the major events produced by the organization
  • Help to manage/coordinate volunteers for events
  • Perform clerical functions such as filing, typing, data entry and copying using office equipment
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned

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Accounting/Finance Intern

Summary: Provide support to Finance Department

Office Locations: Buffalo, Metro New York (Lake Success, Long Island)

Essential duties and responsibilities:

Help with coordination of accounting activities, which include but are not limited to:

  • Day to day activities including journal entries, account/bank reconciliations
  • Investment roll forward spreadsheets
  • Record purchases and sales of investments
  • Month end Financial statement preparation and review
  • Budget preparation and input
  • Perform clerical functions such as filing, typing, and copying using office equipment
  • Special projects as needed

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*NOTE: Must have finance or accounting background*


Office Operations Intern

This intern position requires project minded individuals to work with the Operations, Finance and Information Technology areas of the Foundation.

Summary: Provide support to Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and/or Information Technology & Administration

Office Locations: Metro New York (Lake Success, Long Island)

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Make-A-Wish Foundation - Medical Outreach 1

We are looking for 1 intern that would be able to help with determining medical eligibility and create guides to key contacts within assigned hospitals.

The skill sets needed would be:

  • knowledge of medical terminology or ability to learn
  • strong communication skills
  • ability to work independently
  • detail-oriented
  • ability to meet deadlines and complete projects

The location for this role must be in the MNY office.

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Make-A-Wish Foundation - Medical Outreach 2

We are looking for 1 intern that would be able to help with evaluating our presentations by using pre/post surveys and ensuring attendee information is recorded.

The skill sets needed would be:

  • knowledge of medical terminology or ability to learn
  • strong excel skills or ability to learn
  • ability to work independently
  • detail-oriented
  • ability to meet deadlines and complete projects

The location for this role must be in the MNY office.

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Make-A-Wish Foundation - Medical Outreach 3

We are looking for 1 intern that would be able to help with analyzing referral trends through past fiscal years and create guides to key contacts within assigned hospitals.

The skill sets needed would be:

  • knowledge of medical terminology or ability to learn
  • strong excel skills or ability to learn
  • ability to work independently
  • detail-oriented
  • ability to meet deadlines and complete projects

The location for this role must be in the MNY office.

Medical Office Administration Technology -INTERNSHIP PROJECT INFORMATION FORM - Medical Outreach 3.pdf

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ACCOUNTING INTERNSHIP

Major(s): Accounting

Internship positions now available at an established, fast growing property management company.

This is an opportunity to add real world, hands on experience to your resume.

Candidates who have been chosen to participate in our internship program may be interacting with accounting staff, department heads, and outside auditors from various CPA firms.

Interested applicants can arrange for an interview by e-mailing john.yee@aarsny.com

MARKETING INTERNSHIP

Major(s): Business; Marketing; English

Internship positions now available at an established, fast growing property management company.

This is an opportunity to add real world, hands on experience to your resume.

Candidates who have been chosen to participate in our internship program may be interacting with management and internet marketing department.

Candidates should be majoring in Marketing or English.

Interested applicants can arrange for an interview by e-mailing john.yee@aarsny.com


To view previous internship opportunities, click here.

Be aware that The Office of Career Services will be sending you a notice in your weekly TigerMail “Newsletter” alerting you to NEW internship opportunities that become available. Many of them have time sensitive information. If you find one that you want information about, make sure to print the information about the opportunity you’re interested in and bring it with you.

Thank you for your attention.

Susanne Grossman,
Office of Career Services
Internship Coordinator/Placement Advisor
L-429
(718) 631-6297