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.

Central Queens Y - Ladders for Leaders Program

Major(s): All Majors

What is NYC Ladders for Leaders?
Ladders for Leaders is a nationally recognized program that offers high school and college students the opportunity to participate in paid professional summer internships with leading corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies in New York City.

Who can apply?

  • Youth between the ages of 16-22 who are enrolled in high school or college
  • A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0
  • Resident of one of the five boroughs of New York City
  • Anyone with prior work experience either paid or volunteer
  • Legally allowed to work in New York City

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INTERSECTIONS: International Internship Program

Major(s): All Majors

Our internship will be on an ongoing basis, and ask that you review our internship link at http://www.intersections.org/internship-opportunities for more information.

To be a part of our internship program, you must be fluent in English and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. In addition, the applicant should be proficient in her or his required field of work and should be qualified with the knowledge of computer languages and MS Office. We promise that this academic internship program will be a great benefit to your students.

CUCE NYC 4H JUNTOS MENTOR POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: 4-H Juntos Mentor Intern
Compensation: Volunteer, field placement &/or credit bearing
Contact/Supervisor: Lucinda Randolph Benjamin, Family & 4-H Youth Development
Tel: (212) 340-2907 | Email: lr26@cornell.edu

PROGRAM GOALS: Cornell Cooperative Extension-NYC (CUCE NYC) is seeking intern/volunteer mentors to support the 4-H Juntos Program at MS 390 in the Bronx. Working as a team, the mentors will provide guidance and leadership for a group of 60 students, with a ratio of 5-10 students per mentor over a period of 2 hours per session. Mentors will facilitate weekly 4-H workshops and provide leadership for community outreach projects and special activities involving parent engagement, field trips and career exploration that reinforce STEM education, college preparation and leadership to improve the overall outcome of their mentees.

The Mentor’s Responsibility to Mentee

  • A commitment of at least one year in a relationship with their 4-H Juntos Group.
  • Spend a minimum of 40 hours per year engaged in programmatic activities with middle school youth, including biweekly youth meetings and special activities (e.g. career exploration events, public presentations events, field trips, and parent meetings)
  • Lead group in completing the requirements of the 4-H Juntos program including:
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CUCE NYC 4-H TECH WIZARD VOLUNTEER MENTOR JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title: 4-H Tech Wizard Mentor Intern
Compensation: Volunteer, field placement &/or credit bearing
Contact/Supervisor: Lucinda Randolph Benjamin, Family & 4-H Youth Development
Tel: (212) 340-2907 | Email: lr26@cornell.edu

PROGRAM GOALS: Cornell Cooperative Extension-NYC (CUCE NYC) is seeking intern/volunteer mentors to support the 4-H Tech Wizards project in several school and community based agencies across New York City. Working as a team, the mentors will provide guidance and leadership for a group of 20 students, with a ratio of 6 students per mentor over a period of 2 hours per session. Mentors will facilitate weekly workshops and provide leadership for community outreach projects and special activities involving parent engagement, field trips and career exploration that reinforce STEM education to improve the overall outcome of their mentees.

The Mentor’s Responsibility to Mentee

  • A commitment of at least one year in a relationship with their 4-H Tech Wizard Group.
  • Spend a minimum of 40 hours per year engaged in programmatic activities with middle school &/or elementary youths, including weekly youth meetings and special activities (e.g. career exploration events, public presentations events, field trips, and parent meetings)
  • Lead group in completing the requirements of the 4-H Tech Wizards program including:
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Kupferberg Holocaust Center at QCC - Stipend paid

Major(s): All Majors; History; Social Sciences; Psychology; Sociology

The KHRCA offers three internship programs each Fall and Spring semesters. Students are required to apply by the application deadline and submit all required materials. Interns meet with the program director for one hour a week for twelve weeks. There is a final presentation required for each internship program that connects directly to the subject matter covered. On completion of the program the intern will receive a stipend of $360. Internships are not only limited to students attending Queensborough Community College, but are also open to others who meet the program's eligibility criteria and time commitment.

The application deadline for the Spring Semester is: Friday, February 12th, 2016.

EXPLORING THE HOLOCAUST
Fridays 12pm-1pm
Students selected to participate in this internship will meet weekly at the Holocaust Center to examine the impact World War II had on residents living in Europe's Jewish communities. Through readings, videos, group discussions, and presentations by local residents who lived in Europe at that time, students will gain a strong understanding of the Holocaust. Student interns will be trained to use this knowledge to conduct an intensive interview of local survivors and present his/her story to the other interns as well as members of the QCC community.

IDENTIFYING AND DEALING WITH HATE CRIMES IN OUR COMMUNITIES
Thursdays 9am-10am
Students selected to participate in this internship will meet weekly at the Holocaust Center to explore legislation dealing with hate crimes and meet with representatives of city and state agencies who deal with victims of hate crimes in assisting them in seeking justice. Agencies such as: the New York City Police Department Hate Crimes Unit, the Queens District Attorney's Office the LGBT Anti-Violence project, United Sikhs, and other such groups will participate in the project. Student interns will be trained as to the various legal steps taken by these agencies in determining if a hate crime has been committed and follow the prosecution of such a crime. Each intern will be required to visit two of the participating agencies for hand on experience.

ASIAN SOCIAL JUSTICE INTERNSHIP
Wednesdays 11am-12pm
Students selected to participate in this internship will meet weekly at the Holocaust Center to examine and discuss the impact of World War II on those residents living in occupied Asia, particularly the story of the Comfort Women. The program is led by a scholar specializing in gender issues in Korean history. Student interns will be trained to use this knowledge to conduct an intensive remote interview of survivors and present his/her story to the other interns and interested members of Queensborough Community College.

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Office of Public Advocate Letitia James

Major(s): Journalism; English; Social Sciences; Political Science; Pre Law; All Majors; Urban Studies;

The Office of Public Advocate Letitia James is now recruiting spring and summer interns.

There are openings in our Constituent Services, Outreach, Communication, Administration, Legal and Policy Departments.

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IT internship with Department of Corrections-Desktop Support Rikers Position

The NYC Correction Department is seeking a Desktop Support intern to assist the agency in providing assistance in its IT Division. The position entails the following:

  • Performing desktop support services at both the Bulova HQ for DOC and Rikers Island.
  • Completion of assigned desktop support tickets.
  • Fixing desktop hardware, software and peripheral issue a of varying complexity.
  • Advising senior desktop support techs of any issues and supplies used during repairs
  • Intake of technology product deliveries, movement of boxes, hardware and other heavy items
  • Installation of telephones and other desktop hardware
  • Other tasks as needed

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INTERNS

Lighthouse Guild is the leading not-for-profit vision + healthcare organization with a longstanding heritage of serving the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired, as well as those with multiple disabilities or chronic medical conditions.

We help people of all ages who are at risk for, or are experiencing, vision loss. We provide services, research and education, and advocate to help people with low vision and blindness.

Summary:
Lighthouse Guild seeks an intern to perform administrative tasks which are associated with computer, network and printing related issues on a daily basis. He/she may also be required to perform other IT related duties.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inventory technology across the enterprise and record information on spreadsheet.
  • Diagnose and repair computer related issues.
  • Diagnose simple network problems and resolve them quickly and effectively.
  • Assist with Help Desk function as needed
  • Provide other administrative support required for the operation of the IT Department as needed.

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Hudson Guild Communications Intern Description

Major(s): Graphic Design; Communications; Marketing

Title: Communications Intern
Department: External Relations
Site: Hudson Guild’s Elliott Center (441 W. 26th Street, New York, NY 10001)
Availability: This internship requires a minimum of 10 hours a week. Dates/times flexible.
*Only part-time college students will be considered for this position.

Intern Description:

Hudson Guild seeks a self-motivated undergraduate student to assist the External Relations team with fundraising and marketing efforts. The intern will play a key role in supporting the Communications Associate with daily communications activities, including contributing to social media and the e-newsletter; recording and analyzing analytics; managing press materials; coordinating print production; and attending events. Ideal candidates should be well organized and willing to take on a diverse array of tasks. Some design experience preferred.

The intern will participate in staff meetings, be expected to think creatively and strategically to contribute to the External Relations team, and work collaboratively with a variety of program staff as needed. The intern will be supervised by the Communications Associate.

Hours are flexible, with a minimum of 10 hours on-site at Hudson Guild's West 26thSt. location.

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Summer Internship Program - New York Mets (Flushing, NY)

Major(s): Marketing, Communications-Media Relations, Accounting, External Affairs-Community Outreach, Human Resources, Metropolitan Hospitality, Procurement

Summary:
We are seeking talented students who are interested in summer internship opportunities within the New York Mets' front office. The Summer Internship Program is designed for qualified students who are entering their Junior or Senior year of College; recent graduates and graduate students may also apply. The Interns selected will make a significant contribution to the Organization during the 2016 season. The internships will be compensated on an hourly basis.

Please note: If you are selected to participate in the interview process, the first round will include a digital interview (HireVue).

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Disney Theatrical Group

Disney Theatrical Group is currently seeking interns for our Summer 2016 internship program. This multifaceted program provides a hands on, engaging learning opportunity to the next generation of theatre makers, managers, producers and administrators who are seeking experience in a professional theatre setting.

In order to qualify for the internship, the candidate must be a full time student currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution with a focus on or demonstrated interest in theatre or performing arts. Applicants must have completed their freshman year and plan to return to school for at least one semester at the completion of the internship.

We are now accepting applications for the following internships:

Creative Development Internship

Creative Services Videography Internship

Domestic Licensing Internship

Domestic Touring Internship

Education & Outreach Internship

Group Sales Internship

Theatre Operations Internship

Please click on the live link for each position above or visit disneyinterns.com and search "theatrical."

We are looking for the brightest talent to add value to our already outstanding team. We know that you regularly work with the best and brightest students. If you have talented students who are looking for paid internships and an opportunity for hands-on experience in arts administration, please encourage them to apply. We have also attached a printable flyer for your convenience.

Applications will be accepted until March 5, 2016.

New York State Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell’s New York City community office opportunities

Winter/Spring Interns

New York State Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell’s New York City community office is seeking Winter/Spring Interns. Students interested in public service will have the opportunity to get real-life experience in an active, fast-paced government office. This unpaid internship program offers students the chance to engage in legislative research, offer administrative support, and help with constituent services. Successful candidates are personable and have strong research and writing skills. We aim to create an experience that is tailored to individual interests while exposing students to the dynamic day-to-day work of elected officials. Students may also be able to receive academic credit from their schools. Spanish-speaking a plus.

Responsibilities: Constituent services, conducting legislative research, drafting correspondence and outreach materials, special events planning assistance, and office management tasks.

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Winter/Spring Fellows

Major(s): Pre-Law, All Majors, Political Science, English, Journalism, Social Sciences, Urban Planning

New York State Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell’s New York City community office is seeking Winter/Spring Fellows. Students interested in public service will have the opportunity to get real-life experience in an active, fast-paced government office. This unpaid fellowship program offers students the chance to engage in policy and legislative research, draft correspondence and press materials, help with constituent services, and offer administrative support. Successful candidates are personable and have strong research and writing skills. We aim to create an experience that is tailored to individual interests while exposing students to the dynamic day-to-day work of elected officials. Students may also be able to receive academic credit from their schools. Spanish-speaking a plus.

Responsibilities include: Constituent services, conducting policy and legislative research, drafting correspondence, outreach, and press materials, special events planning assistance, completing one individualized research or policy project (to be determined in conjunction with the Internship Coordinator), and office management tasks.

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Information Technology-Mayors Office

The NYC Mayor’s Office is looking to hire 3 Unpaid interns immediately in the Help Desk Support area. The position can be P/T 2-3 times a week if needed & it’s a great opportunity for the students to gain practical experience and based on performance they could possibly be hired full-time. They are willing to provide training and guidance as needed but they only want interns that are able to perform well and that are motivated to take on these tedious tasks. There would need to be interviews with the Help Desk Managers along with a vetting process that includes an NYPD background check.

Some of the assignments the intern would handle:

  • Help Desk Support
    • Imaging PCs
    • Asset Management
    • Inventory
    • Trouble-Shooting
    • Help Desk Phone Support

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Office Assistant (Intern)

Major(s): All Majors, Office Administration Technology, Urban Studies, Urban Planning

We are currently seeking interns to assist our Assembly office that represents the areas of Crowne Heights, Prospect Lefferts Garden, Wingate, and East Flatbush. The position is responsible for assisting the Constituency Service Manager and Chief of Staff in managing the activities of the office unless otherwise noted. This position is part-time and reports to the Chief of Staff.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Primary phone coverage (first to answer all incoming calls)
  • Prepare and mail packages
  • Sort and distribute incoming mail
  • Assist in all aspects of publication orders including inventory & maintenance of inventory
  • Assist constituency manager with constituent issues as needed
  • Assist in the creation of various documents (letters, e-blast, listserv spreadsheets)
  • Assist with bookkeeping
  • May be called upon to assist with special projects and assume responsibility for its implementation and development
  • Filing of materials in general file area
  • Assist in the creation of a system for responding to telephone messages
  • Pleasant telephone manner
  • Able to "think on feet"
  • Must have superior organizational skills and accuracy
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Applicant must be a College Student, College Graduate or High School Student with at least 2.0 GPA and have an interest in government, community service, policy analysis, communications, and/or event planning. Some knowledge of office functions. Students of all majors may apply.

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NYC Housing Court Navigator Program

What do Court Navigators do?

Court Navigators:

  • Help in using computers located in the courthouse to obtain information and fill out court forms using the Do It Yourself (DIY) computer programs.
  • Help find information about the law and how to find a lawyer on a website called Law Help
  • Help persons find resources in the courthouse and outside the court to assist in resolving their cases.
  • Help persons collect and organize documents needed for their cases.
  • Accompany persons during hallway negotiations with opposing attorneys.
  • Accompany persons in conferences with the judge or the judge's court attorney.
  • Respond to a judge's or court attorney's questions asking for factual information on the case.

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Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD

Major(s): Criminal Justice, Pre-Law, English, Journalism

Investigator’s Internship Program for Students
Undergraduates or Graduates
Spring 2016

OIG-NYPD is seeking Undergraduate or Graduate student Interns to assist OIG-NYPD Investigators in a wide range of Investigative projects. The position offers Interns an opportunity to work on cutting-edge issues of public concern in a new, high-profile environment. Interns will support OIG-NYPD operations and assist Investigators in conducting confidential and sensitive investigations into the operations, policies, programs, and practices of the NYPD. They will review investigative material and related documentation, assist Investigators with interviewing the public, complainants, witnesses, and law enforcement professionals, and will be educated on other investigative tactics. Interns will be expected to analyze problems and deficiencies relating to complex police operations and assist in the preparation of well-organized and written investigative reports. They will also assist in screening and investigating complaints filed by the public related to NYPD. Interns will also participate in internal and external meetings with key stakeholders, and help develop strategies and policies. The positions is unpaid.

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Senator Jose Peralta Internship Program

Major(s): All Majors, Political Science, Social, Urban Studies

The office of Senator Jose Peralta offers internship opportunities year-round for qualified high school and college students. The program is offered in the Senator’s district office in East Elmhurst, Queens. The 13th Senatorial District encompasses Corona, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and segments of Woodside and Astoria. Senator Peralta represents the most diverse district of all 62 senatorial districts.

The internship program provides students with an opportunity to observe and participate in the workings of the New York State Senate. Interns become a working part of the office and are offered opportunities to assist professional staff in public events, press, administrative tasks, constituent services and community outreach. Duties will vary based on experience.

Internships are not paid.

Requirements:

  • Summer interns must commit to a minimum of three full days per week
  • Fall and Spring interns must commit to a minimum of three part-time days per week, hours are flexible
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher)
  • Strong preference for candidates to speak and write Spanish

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The office of New York State Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas

Major(s): All Majors, Political Science, Urban Studies, Office Administration Technology

The office of New York State Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas is currently seeking part-time and full-time interns for the Spring and Summer of 2016.

Assembly member Simotas represents the 36th Assembly District in Astoria, Queens. She is the first Greek-American woman elected to office in New York State, and the first woman elected to office from her district. Assembly member Simotas serves as the Chair of the Task Force for Women’s Issues. Assembly member Simotas, who took office on January 1st, 2011, has a long record of public service, having worked at all levels of government and served on the boards of various community organizations. She is a graduate of the New York City public school system, and received her bachelor’s and law degrees from Fordham University.

Interns will take on a wide range of responsibilities, including assisting the Assembly member and her staff with policy research, constituent services, and communications. Course credit is available for those eligible.

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Communication/Policy Assistant (Intern)

Major(s): All Majors, English, Journalism, Pre-Law, Urban Planning, Political Science, Social Science

We are currently seeking interns to assist with the communications and legislative efforts of our Assembly office. Our office represents the areas of Crowne Heights, Prospect Lefferts Garden, Wingate, and East Flatbush. Through effective execution of wide-ranging and multi-faceted administrative duties, this position supports two key areas of our work: 1) Communications, Engagement, and Policy and 2) Administration. This position is part-time and reports to the Chief of Staff. The responsibility of the role will require you to work with other staffers and specifically to support the Special Assistant/Communication Coordinator.

  • Keen ability to work independently, show initiative, and take ownership.
  • Excellent judgment, poise, and professionalism
  • Able to re-prioritize tasks and support staff
  • Assist in the management and distribution of all communications i.e. (e-newsletters, marketing materials and mass emails)
  • Support the compiling, distribution and track reports, brochures, invitations, and other communications to support stakeholder engagement
  • Provide administrative support for key engagement
  • Maintain all distribution and email list for the office
  • Draft, edit, and format documents (memos, letters, flyers, presentations, and etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Some knowledge in Microsoft (excel, word, and powerpoint)
  • Representing the assemblywoman at events and community meetings
  • Assisting with legislative and historical research
  • Drafting correspondences to the community

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American Diabetes Association

Major(s): Health Related Sciences

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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