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 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.

The Chew

We are looking for interns for the Spring of 2015 for three different positions: Production Intern, Script Intern, and Accounting Intern, they are all paid positions.

Job Descriptions are as Follows:

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must still be in school. Must be available at least 2-3 full days per week.

Production: Are you interested in pursuing an internship for one of daytime's top television talk shows? Do topics like food, lifestyle and fun peak your interest? If so, The Chew would be a great fit for you! We are looking for Production Interns for the Fall semester. Interns will assist producers, coordinators and PA's in the various aspects of Production. Responsibilities will vary day-to-day and include, but are not limited to: general office duties, assisting PA's and Audience PA's in the studio and other general tasks that pertain to the general production of the show. We are looking for eager students who are genuinely interested in television production, are comfortable in a fast paced environment, and are willing to be helpful, courteous and attentive to detail.

Script: Looking for 1-2 interns who can come regularly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 7:15am – 2pm.

They will:

  • Sit in the control room during each show.
  • Help Script Coordinator in the control room set up for the show.
  • Pass out/collect binders/papers to appropriate Producers
  • Make and distribute copies of any script changes.

Since The Chew is filmed in front of a live studio audience, the Script Intern must be able to distribute any last minute script changes quickly to producers; therefore, he/she must be comfortable in a fast paced environment.

Applicants must be in school and must be available to work at least 1 or 2 of the days listed.

Accounting: We are looking for interns who are interested in pursuing a career in television production, accounting and finance. We are looking for candidates who are responsible, accurate with numbers and are interested in television production accounting. Duties include, organizing files, running to and from studio and other outlets, data entry, analyzing financial data and overall support for the Accounting Department. Areas of exposure will be Budgeting, Cash Flows, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Petty Cash, and day to day scheduling.

If students are interested they can e-mail

City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism

To address the underrepresentation of minority journalists in newsrooms, the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism will launch a diversity initiative that includes an all-expenses-paid, two-month summer internship program for 20 participants and free tuition for five students. The three-year diversity initiative is supported by $1.2 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The CUNY J-School will recruit participants from historically black colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, CUNY, the State University of New York (SUNY) and the membership of associations representing underserved populations, such as the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association.

The program will begin in Summer 2015. The 20 participants will intern for two months at journalism outlets in New York, while receiving supplemental instruction from the CUNY J-School’s faculty. Knight funding will cover the students’ travel expenses, as well as housing and living costs for the period.

At the end of each summer, five of the students will receive scholarships covering their entire tuition at the CUNY J-School, if they choose to apply and are accepted. They will have two years from the time of their offers to decide if they would like to pursue the graduate school opportunity.

“This program gives deserving students from all over the country the opportunity to receive intensive journalism training in the nation’s top media market,” said Sarah Bartlett, dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. “By strengthening their skills, we enhance their future employment prospects, while helping to increase the diversity of the industry’s newsrooms and our own classrooms.”

“For newsrooms to be able to innovate, they need to include a variety of backgrounds and perspectives; diversity is key to innovation,” said Marie Gilot, Knight Foundation program officer for journalism. “The students who join this program will hone their skills and make key connections, so they are better prepared to meet the demands of some of the best newsrooms in country.”

Joanna Hernandez, who has been the director of career services at the CUNY J-School for the past two years, will lead the initiative. Hernandez is the National Association of Hispanic Journalist’s representative on the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC) and a former president of UNITY: Journalists of Diversity.

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism prepares students from a broad range of economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds to produce high-quality journalism at a time of rapid change. It offers a Master of Arts in journalism and an M.A. in entrepreneurial journalism, and is seeking approval for an M.A. in social journalism, which it expects to launch in 2015.

Support for City University of New York is one part of Knight’s efforts to encourage newsroom diversity and advance excellence in journalism. The Knight diversity initiative includes previous work with historically black colleges and universities, including journalism programs at Morgan State and Hampton University; the International Center for Journalists “Back to the Newsroom” initiative; sponsorships of annual conferences (Asian American Journalists Association, National Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists); and more.

For more information on the CUNY J-School’s new diversity initiative, contact Dean Sarah Bartlett at sarah.bartlett@journalism.cuny.eduor Joanna Hernandez at

New York College of Podiatric Medicine

IT Specialist wanted for a year round internship. May be done for credit.

If interested please bring resume to: Office of Career Services: Library 429 and give to Susanne Grossman, Internship Coordinator/Placement Advisor.

New York College of Podiatric Medicine

53 East 124th Street

New York, NY 10035

Internship with Congresswoman Grace Meng

U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng is serving her first term in the United States House of Representatives. Grace represents the Sixth Congressional District of New York encompassing the New York City borough of Queens, including west, central and northeast Queens.

Grace is the first Asian-American member of Congress from New York, and the first female Member of Congress from Queens since former Vice Presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro.

Internship Description:
Our program is designed to provide unique opportunities to learn first-hand about the political and legislative process and the interaction between the Congresswoman and her constituency. This is a non-paid internship. This program is worthwhile for students to develop an understanding of the various levels of government and the relationship they have with the local communities.


Make a Difference in the Life of a Child

Majors: All Majors

Internship/Volunteer opportunity

Reading Partners NYC is a nonprofit literacy organization that empowers community members city-wide to tutor in elementary schools. Tutors work one-on-one with students using our evidence-based, easy-to-follow curriculum. This semester, you can work with Reading Partners in one of our 14 schools to learn about education and literacy, and to make a difference in the life of a child!

Reading Partners interns are eligible for Cooperative Education credits. You can also volunteer with a commitment of as little as one hour per week.


Gotham Casting

Majors: Communications and Theatre Arts; Business

Job Description: Gotham Casting is looking for a Casting Intern. This will be an internship for the Fall Semester.

You will be responsible for assisting casting directors in all aspect of casting from scouting and recruiting during street casting or researching cast online.

We are looking for a variety of skills:

  • social media expert
  • sales and marketing
  • PR/event management

Interns will be needed 2 days a week


American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

All Majors; Criminal Justice; Law

If you’re interested in internships in Law you should look at the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. All internships are posted on: http://ACLU.ORG

Holocaust Resource Center and Archives (HRCA)

Majors: All Majors, History, Social Work, Psychology, Speech Communications and Theatre Arts.

KHRCA at Queensborough Community College

Responsibilities: students will spend a portion of the semester exploring the backgrounds of the Holocaust and meeting people who became victims of the many tragic events that took place during this period. The interns will be required to interview a local Holocaust survivor and document his/her story.


CUNY IT Specialists Internship

Majors: Computer Science; Computer Information Systems Students

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.


  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.


Construction Management Assistant Internship Opportunity

Engineering, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Management

Employer Name: NYC School Construction Authority (SCA)

Contact: Ruby Saake
Tel: 718-752-5047
Fax: 718-752-3047

Contact Address: 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

Position Setting

The School Construction Authority (SCA) was established by the New York State Legislature in December 1988 to build new public schools and manage the design, construction and renovation of capital projects in New York City's more than 1,200 public school buildings, half of which were constructed prior to 1949. The SCA is solely accountable for planning, real estate, and budgeting, as well as the scoping, design and construction of new schools, additions and capital improvements to existing schools.


City University of New York Tech Apprenticeship Program

Attention CUNY Computer Science &
Computer Information Systems Students!

  • Are you expecting to complete your bachelor’s or master’s degree in May 2015?
  • Do you want to become a better programmer?
  • Do you want to gain exposure to exciting local start-up companies and industry leaders?
  • Do you want to improve your chances of landing a good job upon graduation?

If you answered YES to all of these questions, read on!

The CUNY Institute for Software Design and Development, in partnership with the New York City Council and a network of New York City-based start-ups, is launching CUNY Tech Apprenticeship Program (CUNY-TAP, formerly the Advanced Software Development Program) to begin in the fall of 2015. The program, which will provide one year of immersive training to a select group of motivated and talented CUNY computer science and computer information systems students, will culminate in the summer of 2015 in a full-time, paid 12+ week placement at a local technology firm.


Sports Editorial Intern

Job Description

Complex Media is looking for editorial interns to join our Sports channel for the fall semester. Candidates must be enrolled in college and should be able to dedicate at least 2-3 days per week.

Complex needs interns who are flexible, willing to learn, and dedicated hard workers. Working in the editorial department will give interns the opportunity to gain invaluable editorial skills and learn the web and print processes.

Please include your resume, cover letter, and writing sample(s). Please specify which days you are available.


Lighthouse Guild

All Majors: Facilities Intern Solicitation

Facilities Intern
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 mental conditions. We have a new internship opportunity in our Facilities department.

Job Summary: The volunteer will assist maintenance workers by conducting routine building maintenance work. Intern will perform semiskilled and unskilled manual tasks related to the maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds, equipment, and appliances. Work assignments may be in any of the building trades.

Principle duties and responsibilities

  • Performs preventive building maintenance duties, caulks windows and doors, repairs and replaces broken windows.
  • Performs routine plumbing repairs such as unstopping toilets, sinks or urinals, fixing water leaks, leaking faucets, and water fountains.
  • Performs routine electrical repairs such as changing light bulbs or fluorescent lamps and assists in repairing ballast and light fixtures.
  • Assembles and moves furniture, hangs pictures and bulletin boards, makes name plates, moves and sets up tables and chairs.


Life Light Street Productions - Administrative Assistant

Job purpose: The Administrative Assistant helps support the day-to-day operation of the office.

Position type: Volunteer/Intern position for 1-2 semesters. Schedule can be discussed and is flexible; training available.

Primary duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the executive director, the Administrative Assistant will perform a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:

  • Answer general phone inquires with a professional and courteous manner; deals with inquiries and directs calls appropriately.
  • Use computer word processing, spreadsheets to prepare reports, memos documents.
  • Purchase, receive and store the office supplies ensuring that basic supplies are available.
  • Make travel, meeting and other arrangements for staff.
  • Update and ensure the accuracy of the organization's databases.
  • Greets guests, ensures they are comfortable while advising staff that guests are waiting.
  • more…


Life Light Street Productions - Volunteer Coordinator

Job purpose: The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for the overall delivery of services by volunteers, and the support and training of volunteers with Life Light.

Position type: Volunteer/intern to stipend position for 1-2 semesters.

Primary duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the executive director, the Volunteer Coordinator will perform a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:

  • Implement and evaluate all volunteer recruitment, orientation and training.
    • Recruit, screen, interview and check references of all volunteers.
    • Research and initiate visits to external volunteer training programs such as United Way and other agencies.


Life Light Street Productions - Social Media Support Specialist

Job purpose: The Social Media Support Specialist is responsible for supporting the ongoing management and growth of Life Light’s social media presence in alignment with business strategies and long-term vision.

Position type: Internship position for 1-2 semesters.
Primary duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the executive director, the Social Media Specialist will perform a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:

  • Collaborate to develop marketing and communications plans that leverage the social media space.
  • Work with team (especially the web designer) to create content across social media networks, including blog posts, tweets, status updates, photos and videos.
  • Research and/or develop measurement tools to provide progress reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director specifically related to social media.


Life Light Street Productions - Agency Description

Life Light Street Productions is located in Jamaica, Queens. Life Light Street Productions is a non-profit organization that uses media production training to introduce young adults to documentary film production and career exploration. We work with youth with a criminal justice history, in addition to youth from under resourced communities.

Participants will learn a set of skills related to documentary production, professional communication and interpersonal relationships, including: Developing ideas for documentaries, research and writing for documentaries, organizing and conducting interviews for documentaries, planning a documentary project, working with cameras, general audio and video technology, editing techniques, legal and ethical considerations of documentary filmmaking and critical thinking about television media.

The media production training is used as an intervention tool for youth vulnerable to gang involvement or living in communities of greatest need. Life Light’s mission is to help instill hope for a second chance, to develop knowledge in television production and college preparation, and to build access to professional networks and alternative career paths.


Liberty Tax Service

Marketing Intern:
Liberty Tax Service is seeking 2 Marketing interns to assist with Social media marketing, creating and implementing marketing campaigns and recruitment strategies.


  • Create signage, newsletters, email campaigns, online promotions, etc.
  • Provide support to social media efforts to target new audiences.
  • Assist with trade shows and special events to promote company and increase attendance.
  • Research and analyze competitor marketing and sales materials.
  • Collaborate on team presentations for management and clients.


  • Pursuing an Associate's or Bachelors Degree in Marketing or Business
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills.
  • Possess creativity, flexibility, variety, and growth potential.
  • Should be open-minded, a fast learner, enthusiastic, and adaptable.
  • Two month commitment (January 1, 2015 through February 28, 2015)
  • $50 weekly meal stipend and Metrocard will be provided
  • Office location is 7119 80th Street Suite 8-308 Glendale, NY 11385


NYPIRG - New York Public Interest Research Group

Major(s): All Majors, Social Science, Political Science, Environmental concerns, Psychology

NYPIRG, the New York Public Interest Research Group, is your student advocacy group at QCC. We are a student-directed non-profit organization on 18 campuses across New York.

We work on a variety of issues including: higher education affordability, hunger and homelessness, consumer protection, voter mobilization and environmental protection.

We offer an internship for 3 or 6 academic credits through QCC's urban studies internship program. Interning with NYPIRG is an amazing, hands on way to hone your skills in public speaking, media outreach, coalition building, event planning, and time management.



Major(s): Communications, Office Admin. Tech.

NBC is looking to hire an intern for the Fall 2014 semester. The program runs September 15th-December 12th with the NBC Advertising Standards Department. It is a paid internship!

The intern's responsibilities, among other duties, will encompass:

  • Supporting the department as needed in connection with the review of commercial advertisements, including identification of ads in high risk categories.
  • Participating in Ad Standards continuing digitization efforts, including assisting with our internal website.
  • Assisting with the logistics of the Ad Standards history project and the company-wide Advertising Standards Council.


NYC School Construction Authority College Internship Program

Academic Year & Summer - College Internship Program

Position Setting

The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) is a public sector entity, responsible for building new public schools and managing the design, construction and renovation of capital projects in New York City's more than 1,200 public school buildings.

Our mission is to design and construct safe, attractive and environmentally sound public schools for children throughout the many communities of New York City. We are dedicated to building and modernizing schools in a responsible, cost-effective manner while achieving the highest standards of excellence in safety, quality and integrity.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time sophomore or junior currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelor Degree program in economics, finance, public administration or a related discipline.
  • Candidates must possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Strong verbal and written language skills are important.
  • Cumulative 3.0 or above grade point average.
  • Required materials include: cover letter, resume, official transcript, class schedule and proposed work schedule.


Reading Partners

Major(s): Education, English, Speech Communications and Theatre Arts, Psychology, Social Work

Help a student succeed. Become a Reading Partner.

Who We Are
Reading Partners is a local nonprofit that provides literacy intervention to students in 14 NYC elementary schools. We partner community volunteers with at-risk students who are reading 6 months to 2 ½ years behind grade level.

Internship Highlights

  • 3-15 hours per week
  • Assist with tutoring and organizational projects
  • Gain experience in education, administration, and communications
  • Reading Centers are open Monday-Thursday at local schools across NY
  • The opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child!


Steve Israel for Congress - College Internship Program

Congressman Steve Israel was first elected to Congress in 2000. Following the 2010 census and redistricting, Congressman Israel was elected to represent the newly drawn 3rd Congressional District on the North Shore of Long Island.

Congressman Israel’s 2014 campaign is looking for motivated college students to add to the team of dedicated interns. The internship will start in early September and last until Election Day – November 4, 2014.

Job Description:
Interns will perform a variety of tasks throughout the campaign. The following is a list of the most frequently required tasks:

  • Assist Field Organizer in daily activities.
  • Execute the field plan created by the Field Director.
  • Conduct voter outreach following specific data driven voter targeting to maximize turnout on Election Day.
  • Recruit and train new volunteers for voter outreach.
  • Use the Voter Activation Network (VAN) database to enter and track voter data.
  • Participate in GOTV the weekend before the election.

If there is anything not listed above that you are interested in or if you have any questions about the previously listed tasks do not hesitate to discuss it with your field organizer.


Tony Avella for State Senate

Subject: Great Opportunities for all students
We here at Tony Avella for State Senate are looking to expand our team by reaching out to students who are interested in working on an exciting local State Senate race. Campaign volunteers and interns are vital to our success!

Campaign Volunteers have the opportunity to work on everything from canvassing to outreach to fundraising. If you can donate an hour or commit to a regular schedule, and everything in between, we can use your help! We offer flexible hours and the chance to help make change happen.

Campaign Interns have the opportunity to work in structured environment, on the substantive needs of the campaign. Intern assignments vary widely, and we strive to develop internships that are focused on the intern’s scholastic or professional interests. Interns are expected to commit to a regular schedule, and are offered practical experience and the chance to learn how a political campaign is built from the ground up. We can work with you to obtain course credit, as well.

We are also looking for Canvassers for Primary day (September 9th). Going door to door and encouraging people to get out and vote will be the final knot that ties all of our work together. This is a crucial part of our planned success and would be a wonderful opportunity for any student. Primary Day would be an excellent experience to take part in.

Being involved in our campaign will allow students to gain a first hand insight into local politics, fine tune your personal skills/persuasive techniques, work in a team setting, and network/build references for your resume.

To apply, contact us at, with a brief description of your interests, which role you prefer, and your availability. For interns, please also send a resume.

The New York County District Attorney's Office Human Resources

Interpreters needed-Criminal Justice -The New York County District Attorney Inernships

College Internship - Internship Opportunities

The internship enables college students to gain first-hand exposure to the criminal justice system and local law enforcement in the borough of Manhattan. Students work closely with Assistant District Attorneys and other staff who are investigating and prosecuting criminal cases, providing support to crime victims, assisting with investigations, and analyzing pending legislation, among other tasks. Internship assignments will be based upon the student's interests, skills, and the needs of the office.

Internship Prerequisites

Applicants should have a solid academic record, but we consider academic performance to be only one indicator of an applicant’s potential. Equally important are the qualities of personal character, integrity, judgment, and maturity. Prior leadership experience and a demonstrated commitment to public service and the community are valued qualities. We encourage students to have taken at least one criminal law-related class. United States citizenship is not required for internship placement.


Cooke & Co

Who: Cooke & Co -- a creative strategy shop in Brooklyn (DUMBO) in NYC. We develop advertising, branding, messaging and strategy for big brands and interesting causes.

What: Cooke is interviewing fall interns for positions in strategy, account management and copywriting. The internships will consist of working alongside Cooke&Co's account leads, production lead and creatives to help manage a campaign for a large brand this fall. The agency is small (6 people) so this would be a very hands-on experience. We would be able to provide a monthly stipend and/or school credit.

Please send resume/cover letter to

Thank you!

Assistant Patient Navigator Internship Program

Sponsored by
NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation
NYC Department of Health
Deadline?September 11, 2014, 5pm

Internship Overview: Assistant Patient Navigator (APN) Program

The APN Program is a paid internship experience (approximately $12/hour). The program is ideal for undergraduate students, recent graduates, and certificate students in health and human services fields with knowledge of and/or an interest in community health, public health, and health education to gain hands-on experience in the burgeoning patient navigation field.

APNs work with medical staff and Senior Patient Navigators to guide patients through all stages of a colonoscopy, from scheduling an appointment to completion of the procedure.

APNs traditionally intern for at least 12 hours per week (and up to 15 hours/week) for two semesters. Each APN is matched with a hospital site and a Senior Patient Navigator, based upon factors such as the hospital’s location and patient population. The sites participating in the 2014-2015 academic year APN Program are:

  • Gouverneur Health (located at: 227 Madison Street, Manhattan, 10002)
  • Kings County Hospital Center (located at: 451 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, 11203)
  • Metropolitan Hospital Center (located at: 1901 1st Avenue, Manhattan, 10029)
  • Queens Hospital Center (located at: 82-68 164th Street, Jamaica, 11432)


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
(718) 631-6297