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.

New Internship Opportunities for your consideration

Policay and Communications Intern - Councilman Robert E. Cornegy Jr.

Major(s): Business Administration, Marketing, English, Journalism, Public Administration-Policy-Relations, Communication

Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr.'s office seeks a self-starting team member interested in how the myriad forms of communication from traditional newspapers to social media play a vital role within politics.

Position: Policy & Communications Intern

Reports to: Kegan Sheehan, Director of Policy & Communications

Experience: No prior government experience is required. Rising high school seniors and college undergraduate students are preferred. For undergraduates, students majoring in Business Administration, Marketing, Journalism, Public Administration/Policy/Relations, Communication or another closely related field are highly desired.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and major social media platforms
  • Excellent use of syntax, grammar, and traditional English rules
  • Able to work independently as well as collaboratively with others
  • Self-motivated, creative, highly organized, and detail-oriented
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills
  • Open to growing throughout the experience
  • Research skills/abilities

Job Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in managing a social media platform for a public figure
  • Assist in the production of press releases, quotes, advertisements, and other material that properly and professionally represent the Council Member
  • Research information regarding legislations the Council Member has instituted and/or supports
  • Answer calls made to the Legislative Office

Work days and hours are flexible.

To Apply: Please send your resume along with an essay of your choice to our Youth Ambassador, Amirah Ford ( with the subject line "Policy and Communications Intern Application." The essay choices may be (but are not limited to): an English paper, a social studies paper, a personal statement, or memoir.

Constituent Services Intern - Councilman Robert E. Cornegy Jr.

Major(s): Liberal Arts and Sciences; Office Administration Technology; Urban Studies

Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr.'s office seeks a compassionate team member interested in serving the constituents of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Northern Crown Heights and aiding the District Office.

Position: Constituent Services Intern

Reports to: Shawn Francis, Director of Constituent Services

Experience: No prior government or community services experience is required. Rising high school juniors, seniors and college undergraduate students are preferred.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Microsoft Excel
  • Able to work independently as well as collaboratively with others
  • Passionate about public service
  • Produce creative and innovative ideas surrounding community and civic engagement
  • Open to growing throughout the experience
  • Research skills/abilities
  • Superb people and communication skills

Job Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Update databases
  • Assist with the constituent concerns and follow ups
  • Assist with Participatory Budgeting, a democratic process where constituents directly decide how to allocate a public budget
  • Attend, organize, and host various community focused events and meetings

Work days and hours are flexible.

To Apply: Please send your resume to our Youth Ambassador, Amirah Ford ( with the subject line "Constituent Services Intern Application."

Office Management Intern - Councilman Robert E. Cornegy Jr.

Major(s): Office Administration Technology

Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr.'s office seeks a compassionate team member interested in serving the constituents of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Northern Crown Heights and aiding the District Office.

Position: Office Management Intern

Reports to: Jacqueline Wright-Williams, Receptionist and Scheduler

Experience: No prior government or community services experience is required. Rising high school juniors, seniors and college undergraduate students are preferred.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Microsoft Excel
  • Able to work independently as well as collaboratively with others
  • Passionate about public service
  • Produce creative and innovative ideas surrounding community and civic engagement
  • Open to growing throughout the experience
  • Research skills/abilities
  • Superb people and communication skills
  • *Preference given to bilingual candidates*

Job Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Update databases
  • Organize meeting requests, invitations, and citation requests
  • Greet and assist constituents
  • Help maintain a clean, productive professional District Office

Work days and hours are flexible.

To Apply: Please send your resume to our Youth Ambassador, Amirah Ford ( with the subject line "Office Management Intern Application."

Arts & Cultre Intern - Councilman Robert E. Cornegy Jr.

Major(s): Museum and Gallery Studies; VAPA; Art and Design; Office Admin. Tech

Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr.'s office seeks a compassionate team member interested in the arts, humanities, and culture that compose Bedford-Stuyvesant and Northern Crown Heights.

Position: Arts & Culture Intern

Reports to: Joseph Grant, Director of Arts & Culture

Experience: No prior government or community services experience is required. Rising high school juniors, seniors and college undergraduate students are preferred.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Microsoft Excel
  • Able to work independently as well as collaboratively with others
  • Passionate about public service
  • Produce creative and innovative ideas surrounding community and civic engagement
  • Open to growing throughout the experience
  • Research skills/abilities
  • Superb people and communication skills

Job Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Organize and plan arts and culture events within Northern Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant
  • Interact and collaborate with local museums, galleries, and other cultural centers within the district
  • Organize the Bedford-Stuyvesant Art Walk
  • Provide creative, unique ideas to better the community, events, and our office artistically and culturally

Work days and hours are flexible.

To Apply: Please send your resume to our Youth Ambassador, Amirah Ford ( with the subject line "Arts & Culture Intern Application.

LeGaL (LGBT Bar NY) is Seeking a Nonprofit Fundraising Undergraduate Intern

The LGBT Bar Association of New York (LeGaL Foundation) is looking for a summer intern to assist our Executive Director with the organization’s fundraising efforts that support LeGaL’s vital legal services.

LeGaL’s development intern will help with events, foundations, membership and major donors. This is a unique opportunity to assist in LeGaL’s expansion of its legal services , to learn in significant detail about the operation of a non-profit, to make contacts in the LGBT legal community and beyond, and to work closely with the organization’s Executive Director.

These internship positions will provide someone with substantial experience in nonprofit development, grants, events planning, researching donor prospects, solicitation strategizing, in addition to gaining experience working with our Executive Director, as well as legal and communications staff.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Research new foundations to apply for funding
  • Help in writing minor proposals and reports
  • Research and develop events in new fundraising markets
  • Research event venues and caterers, and help to get quotes
  • Help with organizing our LGBT Pride presence
  • Help in researching potential donors
  • Help in conducting in depth researching into new fundraising markets
  • Provide support in sending mailings and invitations.
  • Help with maintaining database records
  • Each internship position will also have its share of “busy” work including envelope stuffing (but we all pitch in in this small but high energy office).

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Current Internship Opportunities for your consideration

About Met Council on Housing

Major(s): Business; Business Marketing; English; Communication Studies; Office Admin Tech

For over 50 years, Metropolitan Council on Housing has been at the forefront of the housing justice movement. We fight for the rights of New York City tenants and we believe that every New Yorker deserves safe, decent, affordable housing. We are working to shape New York City and State legislation as well as organizing tenants to fight back against unjust policies and unethical landlords. We are committed to democratic, anti-racist, and anti-sexist intersectional organizing practices, which places issues of discrimination, both small- and large-scale, at the center of our organizing.

About Housing Justice Outreach Intern:

Interns at Met Council will be involved in organizing, research, policy, communications and advocacy work. Interns will learn about the policy making process in New York City and State along with the nuances of housing policies.

Educating tenants about their rights is an important part of our programs, and we expect our interns to play an important role in running our tenant help hotline and handling tenant cases.

Advocacy & Organizing

  • Recruit volunteers and participate in phone banks and rallies.
  • Work on the Tenant Help Hotline, assisting tenants with their calls.
  • Manage numerous tenant cases, including initial phone intake and follow up.
  • Learn about field organizing and constituent services.

Canvassing & Outreach

  • Help mobilize neighborhood residents through door knocking, phone banking, and flyering
  • Build membership and grassroots community participation for the organization.
  • Alert community members to upcoming events through calls and flyering.
  • Record contacts made, contact results, and information collected in an organized manner.
  • Ensure accuracy and usability of data and information collected.


  • Update our social media accounts.
  • Attend press conferences.
  • Write for the Tenant/Inquilino newspaper


  • Open to college and graduate students.
  • Familiarity with NY housing policies preferred but not required
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask successfully
  • Bi-lingual (English/ Spanish) a plus

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to and include why you are interested in working in Housing.

Met Council on Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, women, transgender, transsexual, and intersex people, lesbian, gay, queer, and bisexual people, and people who live or have lived in poverty are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is an Unpaid Internship. School credit available when applicable.

Allurez Social Media Intern

Major(s): Business Marketing; New Media; Digital Art and Design

Social Media Intern (For Credit Unpaid)

Career opportunities that shines like gold and sparkle like diamonds. is a direct to consumer brand of luxury fine jewelry proudly made in the USA.

We are experts in E-commerce with a deep focus in technology and innovation. Our corporate office is located in Great Neck, NY on Long Island just a few steps from public transportation. The company is growing rapidly and we are looking for a Social Media Intern who can help us keep up with our social media marketing demands while also expanding the brand into additional national and international markets. This is a position with lots of potential for growth.


  • Research trends in digital marketing and search engine optimization
  • Create, Maintain and Update Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and other social media
  • Photograph lifestyle images of the jewelry to post on social media
  • Interface with sales representatives from outside companies to negotiate ad space, pricing and terms
  • Assist designers in the creation of banners


  • Marketing education
  • Strong working knowledge of Social media (Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and others)
  • Photography skills is a preference
  • Understanding of SEO is preferred
  • Outstanding excel skills and knowledge of advanced formulas
  • Highly creative and interpretive skill set is mandatory

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, a pertinent portfolio and create a design that keeps in theme with our brand's current imagery and tone to

Real Estate investment firm

Major(s): Business, Real Estate, Finance

We are a Real Estate investment firm based in Queens and looking to grow.

As an acquisitions associate you will be making outgoing calls to originate appointments and negotiate potential deals. The leads will be provided through our in-house research team. You will also be trained on how to evaluate the financial breakdown of an income producing property.

In this role you will:

  • Report directly to the Principals of the company
  • Work flexibly with respect to time and location
  • Learn from seasoned experts and grow in real estate investing


  • Experience with Excel, PowerPoint, Word
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to work diligently in a team environment as well as independently with our office

Too apply please send resume as well as your available work schedule to

Allurez Copywriter Intern

Major(s): English; Journalism; Business Marketing

Copywriter Intern (For Credit Unpaid)

Career opportunities that shines like gold and sparkle like diamonds. is a direct to consumer brand of luxury fine jewelry proudly made in the USA. We are experts in E-commerce with a deep focus in technology and innovation. Our corporate office is located in Great Neck, NY on Long Island just a few steps from public transportation. The company is growing rapidly and we are looking for a Copywriter Intern who can help us keep up with our marketing demands while also expanding the brand into additional national and international markets. This is a position with lots of potential for growth.


  • Collaborate with teams to concept and write product description communications: ad campaigns, demand generation e-mails, social posts, marketing, blog posts, sales promotions, event announcements, etc.


  • Outstanding excel skills and knowledge of advanced formulas
  • Highly creative and interpretive writing skill set

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, a pertinent portfolio and create a design that keeps in theme with our brand's current imagery and tone to

Summer Intenship (college)

Major(s): Office Admin. Tech.; Business

Utopia Claims Concepts is an independent medical examination consulting business that was established March 2003 and is located in Oakland Gardens New York. We are currently seeking two (2) summer clerical interns to assist with our day-to-day operations. The ideal candidate would be willing to commit to a 15-hour work week, a team player, eager to learn and willing to work in exchange for gaining real world work experience. The positions will be credit bearing and will commence June 4, 2018 through August 27, 2018. The duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Filing
  • Copying
  • Data entry
  • General clerical duties.

The applying students must undergo an interviewing process prior to selection, in efforts to ensure that a proper fit to the organization is made. Interested candidates please feel free to contact me Donald Wilson ext. 104;, Constance Harmon ext. 111, and/or send resume to the contact information above to discuss any further details. Thank you.

Donald Wilson
Chief Executive Officer

Research Foundation Of The City University Of New York and the New York City Housing Authority

Major(s): Office Admin. Tech.

Paid Internship;

Position Title: Student Customer Information Representative

Department: Office of Academic Affairs

Location: 23-02 49th Avenue, 5th floor, Long Island City, NY 11101

CUNY Internship Programs has partnered with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to provide part-time employment opportunities for eligible CUNY students. Students will be employed at the NYCHA Customer Contact Center using customer service skills to provide assistance to the residents of public housing units.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answer incoming calls regarding housing maintenance issues in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Verify customer information is accurate, identify customers' needs and provide solutions.
  • Meet team qualitative and quantitative targets.
  • Perform basic administrative tasks as needed.


  • Current CUNY student in Upper Freshman status or higher with a GPA of 2.5 or above as an Undergraduate student; 3.0 or above as a Graduate student.
  • Be enrolled in 3 credits or more per semester as a matriculated student.
  • Ability to work 16 hours per week and at least one weekend day (Saturday or Sunday).
  • Strong computer skills and internet proficiency.
  • Excellent telephone etiquette and communication skills.
  • Be proficient in English, bilingual Spanish a plus.
  • Ideal applicant should possess previous retail or customer service experience.
  • Not a current Research Foundation employee.

Salary: $13.00/hour ($14.00/hour after six months; $15.00/hour after one year)


Shifts (9-1pm, 1-5pm and 5-9pm) are assigned based on candidate availability and the needs of the business. Student employees will be scheduled to work 4 hour shifts over 4 days for a total of 16 hours per week. Shift must remain the same for all four days.

How to Apply:

Email resume and current semester schedule to

The Research Foundation Of The City University Of New York Is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans With Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer.

Administrative Intern - Hotels Wholesaler

Major(s): Office Admin. Tech

Starting middle of May
Ending middle of August

Position: Administrative tasks and data entry.

The following specific qualities are required:

  • Be extremely accurate
  • Be very focused and committed
  • Be a fast learner

Brief Info: We are a small, boutique and luxury hotels wholesaler, located in a midtown building. We work exclusively B2B and our clients are mainly European.

Compensation: Reimbursement of expenses and transportation.

Contacts: Please contact by email:

Previous Internship Opportunities for your consideration

Assembly member Harvey Epstein

Major(s): Business Admin., Urban Studies, Office Admin. Tech. Political Science

The office of Assembly member Harvey Epstein is seeking dedicated, detail-oriented, and organized students who are passionate about public service. Those applying should be self-motivated and able to complete tasks in a timely manner, as well as being comfortable taking constituent phone calls.

Responsibilities include:

  • Answering phones and taking detailed messages
  • Greeting all office visitors
  • Meticulous data entry
  • Collaboration with the team on special projects and events
  • Assisting with constituent casework
  • Research on community issues
  • Drafting constituent communications
  • Attending community events when needed

We prefer full time interns but we are also accepting part time interns so there is some flexibility. Office hours are 9:30AM-5:30PM, Monday through Friday.

Applicants should send their resumes to

New York Amsterdam News

Major(s): Journalism, English, Digital Photography

As New York City's legendary weekly Black newspaper, our history in the city spans nearly 110 years covering local, national and international issues impacting the Black community. We also have a legacy of mentoring the next generation of journalists through our internship program.

Through the years, college students from around the world have launched their careers interning at our publication. We are proud to have former interns who are working journalists at major news outlets including CBS News, CNBC, Fox News, Spectrum News NY1, ESPN, Buzzfeed and others.

Our program allows students to work closely with our staff of writers and editors to craft articles that get published in our newspaper and online regularly. The internship allows students to get a real newsroom experience covering a wide variety of issues. Students leave with an array of clips and experience that will take them to the next level. Some students continue writing for us after the internship is over as freelancers.

Intern positions are available in our editorial, digital and photography departments. Amsterdam News interns must be located in New York City and have a passion for writing about the Black community. We offer a paid internship for Summer, which is currently full. Our Fall and Spring internships are unpaid, for-credit and will last 13 weeks (10-20hrs/week). We will be accepting applications for our Fall program soon. Interns during the school year also have preference for our paid Summer program.

If you know of any students interested in applying, applicants must submit a résumé, cover letter and three writing samples to

AutoCAD Intern Post

TITLE: AutoCAD Intern
Reports to: Manager
Department: Drafting Department

Company Overview

Lippolis Electric, Inc. is a fully bonded, licensed and insured electrical contracting company serving clients throughout the New York metropolitan area. The team is looking for an intern for their Pre-Construction Department in Long Island City office to assist with AutoCAD drawings using MEP software. This is an excellent opportunity for work experience creating documentation in AutoCAD for electrical planning in a large campus of complex commercial and residential buildings. The student will get exposure to various groups within the Pre-Construction Department including planning, and project management for construction projects.

Job Responsibilities

The intern will work with the AutoCAD manager to:

  • Update electrical system AutoCad drawings to reflect requirements of the Pre-Construction Department
  • Drawing modifications to include updating existing CAD files to match the needs of electrical planning
  • Attending project meetings
  • Assisting with basic tasks for the Drafting Department

    Qualifications & Skills
    • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student
    • Must be pursuing a degree in Architecture or Engineering
    • Experience with AutoCAD and building documentation
    • Must be personable, self-motivated, and self-directed
    • Must have a strong aptitude for learning new software
    • Required to have the ability to operate Revit MEP is a bonus but not required at this time
    • Required to have the ability to operate Navisworks is a bonus but not required at this time

Those interested in applying for the position, please send your resume to Diane Magri, HR Director, at All resumes will be reviewed and responded. If there are any questions regarding hours and salary please call Diane Magri at 914-738-3550, extension 129.

CUNY Service Corps - Puerto Rico

Summer 2018 Student Application

Thank you for your interest in CUNY Service Corps – Puerto Rico, a new and exciting service opportunity for CUNY students. In partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo, CUNY Service Corps is offering students like you the opportunity to play a meaningful role in The New York Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Effort. The State of New York is mobilizing students from both CUNY and SUNY to travel to Puerto Rico this summer and work with non-profit organizations already rebuilding on the ground. The Service Corps is looking for motivated, hard-working students to be a part of this service community. If selected as a participating student, you will:

  • Work with skilled trade professionals performing building and construction tasks to help rebuild communities and neighborhoods in Puerto Rico
  • Earn a stipend
  • Earn academic credit
  • Build workplace and community service skills

All Travel, Food, and Lodging Expenses Paid!!!
Tuition and Fees Waived

MTA Long Island Railroad

All Aboard! Fast Track to a Great Career at the LIRR!

Summer Intern Opportunities - Applications accepted January to February. Must be enrolled in school full time the following fall to be eligible.

Positions include:

  • Summer Engineer - Must have 2 years of Engineering studies completed.
  • Summer Department Interns - Commonly seeks students majoring in Accounting, Finance, IT, Business/Public Administration, GIS/Geography, Legal. Departments include: Controller, Legal, Management & Budget, Procurement, Safety & Training, Strategic Investments, Transportation Services.

We regularly recruit to fill operations related and entry-level positions, such as:

Assistant Conductor: Works on-board and around trains. Requires strong customer service and cash handling experience, ability to pass math & vocabulary tests, and a stringent training program including qualifying exams.

Assistant Signalman/Signal Helper: Works with crossing gates, signals and switches, includes digging. Requires electronics experience. Trade schools is desirable.

Block Operator: Involved in train movement throughout LIRR system. Prior air traffic control or related operational experience, and strong multi-tasking skills are preferred.

Car Appearance Maintainer: Responsible to keep our train cars clean. Related cleaning maintenance experience required and prior light mechanical experience is preferred.

Car Repairman Trainee: Builds, rebuilds, repairs, replaces and inspects locomotives, railroad passenger cars and components (diesel and MU).

Carpenter (B&B Mechanic): Must have 4 years journeyman experience or completion of an apprentice program. Ability to pass theory & practical tests.

Electrician: Must have 4 years journeyman experience or completion of an apprentice program or vocational/ technical school and 4 years experience in motor control, HVAC, electricity, relay logic or electronics experience.

Locomotive Engineer: Responsible to safely and efficiently operate LIRR locomotive engines and electric trains. Prior experience operating heavy equipment and a CDL is desirable. Ability to pass an aptitude test, 6-week non-compensated training program, and a one-year compensated training program-both with mandatory qualifying exams.

Machinist: Experience operating grinders, borers, drills, sanders, lathes and milling machines. Auto mechanic experience, HVAC, welding experience is a plus.

Mechanic: Tech trade school certificate with emphasis on diesel engines and heavy equipment repair is required. Knowledge of diesel/gas engine repair, overhaul and troubleshooting.

Oiler: Responsible to clean shop areas with light mechanical duties. Requires related experience; light mechanical background is a plus.

Plumber: 4 years journeyman experience or completion of an apprentice program. Ability to pass theory and practical tests.

Station Appearance Maintainer: Responsible to keep stations, ticket offices/waiting rooms, and office areas clean. Related cleaning experience and customer service experience is preferred. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Ticket Clerk: Responsible to sell tickets at various stations. Prior cash handling and customer service experience and driver's license are required.

Trackworker: Responsible for the installation and maintenance of LIRR train tracks. Requires heavy lifting and construction-related work, with the desire to work outdoors in all types of weather.

Staff and Technical positions include:

Engineers: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and related engineering work experience. Areas of concentration include:

  • Structural/Civil Engineering (Track, Structures, MW Disciplines)
  • Electrical Engineering (Signal and Power Disciplines)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Equipment Discipline)
  • Telecommunications Engineer (Communication Discipline)
  • Junior Engineer (All Disciplines)

General Foreman: Manages Electricians, Machinists, and maintenance workers to meet objectives for train car overhaul, running repair, inspection and car cleaning maintenance programs. BS-Engineering or related field or 7 years solid technical and first line supervisory experience in a large scale manufacturing or production environment.

Construction & Project Management/Civil Engineering: (Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related field is preferred. The number of years of experience vary among the various.) Responsible to manage a wide-range of construction and capital improvement projects and initiatives. Management of project scopes, budgets, and schedules, while ensuring the safety of others and meeting the project quality goals.

Positions include:

  • Assistant/Senior/Project Managers
  • Project Coordinators
  • Project Schedulers
  • Estimators
  • Project Management Trainee

Budget Administrator: BS degree in Accounting/Finance & 4 year related budgeting/finance experience.

Contract Administrator: BS degree in Business is desirable and 5 years related contract experience is required.

Buyers (various levels): Prepares invitation for bid packages, analyzes vendor qualifications, quotes, cost/price analysis.
Depending on the position level, educational degrees and the number of years of required experience vary. Accredited Purchasing Practioner (APP) and/or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) certifications are desired.

Seasonal Opportunities: Applications accepted January to February and work Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Positions include:

  • Summer Ticket Clerk - Responsible for the sale and accounting of various types of tickets and MetroCards.
  • Summer Special Service Attendant - Responsible for providing excellent customer service while handling and selling food and beverages to LIRR customers.

For more information and to apply, go to the MTA website and click on the Long Island Rail Road hyperlink.

The MTA-LIRR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

IPOF Now! Local Community Curator Summer 2018

Major(s): Museum & Gallery Studies; Art & Design

Project Background

Weeksville Heritage Center's mission is "to document, preserve and interpret the history of free African American communities in Weeksville, Brooklyn and beyond and to create and inspire innovative, contemporary uses of African American history through education, the arts, and civic engagement." Honoring the 50th anniversary we incorporate the theme Rediscovering Weekesville.

The exposition In Pursuit of Freedom NOW! will be an intimate sentiment on the notion of freedom for African Americans. Perspectives will be rendered from original, historical artworks and material from the Weeksville archives collection of photographs, maps, documents, videos, and oral histories to contemporary perceptions of current, local and emerging African American artists. The project will tour various locations in Brooklyn with varying components of the project available at our Education and Cultural Arts Campus located in the Crown Heights section of Central Brooklyn. Ancillary public programming will support the exhibition experience throughout the year.

Using a contemporary lens, In Pursuit of Freedom NOW! will focus on archiving activism as it relates to defining freedom for African Americans. It will recount history and use the information to shed light on contemporary issues of social and economic equality, identifying approaches taken in the past and documenting and suggesting options for the future. Starting with the exploration of documented accounts of freedom during slavery to current realities not bound by popular ideas of freedom relating to physical license. Through the unique history and programming garnered from our Education and Cultural Arts Campus, WHC will create tour-able events that compliment on site activities. Through the creation of a school based education curriculum, oral historians, professional as well as local adult and youth community curators and various art disciplines. Each will address social, political, cultural, and generational issues and be made available online. The intention is to interactively engage participants as part of the discursive process and to reiterate the interpretation of the community of Weeksville. WHC will analyze a "just society" during this project, as a "just society" was the inspiration for Weeksville's founder James Weeks, a free African American who purchased his first property in 1838, 12 years after slavery was abolished in New York State, and invested a generous amount of savings for the establishment of this community for persons of color.

Weeksville became a self-contained oasis in the still segregated North. It drew workers, intellectuals, and artists. Black owned businesses schools, churches and benevolent associations as well as orphanages to care for children and homes to care for the aging were established. By 1850, it was the second-largest community for free Blacks in the United States.

Through a recursive process, In Pursuit of Freedom NOW! will be the companion project to our permanent exhibition "In Pursuit of Freedom" which takes the visitor on a journey through Brooklyn's abolitionists and anti-slavery activists and how they actively shaped the history of both the city and the nation. In Pursuit of Freedom is housed on our Education and Cultural Arts Campus while In Pursuit of Freedom NOW! will expand on the ideas in the initial exhibition and be a tour-able panel exhibition with photographic representations of objects, documents and images from the Weeksville archives, unconventionally and unexpectedly coupled with the oral histories of the growth changes and challenges facing the community over the past 20 years

Position Description

The local Community Curator will support the planning of historical and art exhibition and public programs and additional public engagement strategies during the run of IPOF Now! Historical mobile exhibit & Forward Ever art exhibit at Weeksville & partner venues and cultural orgs around the city. The Community Curator will comprehensively plan, execute, assist curator and document these pop ups and programs while simultaneously creating a strategy and systems for Weekesville's outreach.

The Community Curator will provide artistic contributions, installation assistance, levent logistics and public facing support. The Community Curator is responsible for the successful execution of exhibit, programs, visitor experience and exhibit participant evaluations. The Community Curator may be asked to work on several exhibitions and programs simultaneously, therefore good project management, time management, and communication skills are critical for success in this role. The Community Curator position will spans Summer 2018 From May 1st, 2018 - July 28th 2018.

The Community Curator will work with lead curator on archival research, conceptualization, writing and planning to create social action based popup exhibition, public programs, panels, dialogues and live experiences relating to our exhibit and pressing social issues in the black community. The Community Curator will support programs around upcoming pop up exhibits, partnership projects and more, contributing to the intellectual framework for a social justice oriented museum paradigm, rediscovering Weeksville.

Areas You Will Be Working Within: History Exhibition - Ipof Now!

Exhibition conceptualization, carrying out background research and writing written material on exhibition pieces (labels, etc.); writing materials and articles for the website; writing articles for internal and external publications. Work on exhibition proposals, exhibition planning, and ideas for innovative exhibition content. Illustrate key moments in weekesvilles history.

Public Programs & Pop Up Exhibits

Submit leads for pop up exhibits sites. Event planning and managing public facing programs. Work closely with curator to determine various educational goals and arts infused touchpoints for programs. Conceptualize and plan program logistics, write program descriptions.

Art Exhibition - Forward Ever!

Call for artists, artist outreach and studio visits. Install & Collaborate with Team to develop exhibit ideas and components.

Community Outreach

Assist with External Affairs Director in liaising with community partners, managing community programs and identifying and cultivating potential partners, and helping to maintain healthy relationships with past and future partners. Liaise with Weeksville ambassadors and other supporters.

Organizational Strategy

Create mechanisms for improving on processes and create systems and standard operating procedures. Coordinate and recruit volunteers. Host team meetings with prospective volunteers to keep them in the loop. Host individual check in meetings, infused with accountability, with curator and team members to report out on the status of their projects.

  • Guide Weeksville in futurist thinking and cutting edge social justice trends to deepen our practice, systems and outcomes.
  • Advise, Assist and Administer with and for Curator as Needed.

Creative Concepts / Project Management

  • Create, design and make recommendations for improving exhibit display and presentation for pop ups. Make recommendations for improving exhibit elements durability & mobility.
  • Manage logistics for Pop Up's including site visits, sketches of space, spatial arrangement and more for select exhibitions.
  • Help manage, liaise and source visual artists, performing artists and other creatives by setting systems and forms.
  • Become fluent in the status of all current projects and the administration of them.

Shared Accountability & Professionalism:

  • The Community Curator has the responsibility to fulfill responsibilities to the best of their ability, while actively seeking clarification, help, or guidance from Curator to ensure tasks are carried out in a timely and professional manner. No calls, No shows, late work, non communication will ultimately result in termination of contract. Curator will be equally accountable for success of project and contractors understanding.
  • The Community Curator & Curator agree to communicate in a transparent manner to ensure that responsibilities are relevant, prioritized, doable and ensuring balanced workload.
  • The Community Curator will always get consent from Curator prior to outreach. The Community Curator agrees to discuss partnership ideas with Curator prior to outreaching on WHC behalf. Once approved the Community Curator will copy Curator on all communication with third parties and understands that the Curator have the final say in important decisions that involve third parties.
  • The Community Curator will send weekly update emails to Curator, and other project personnel to keep in the communication loop, relay progress, understand MOI updates, and ensure goals are met.
  • The Community Curator will make themselves available for for in person check in meetings ever 2 weeks, infused with accountability.
  • The Community Curator will be available weekly for phone check in meetings.
  • The Community Curator will advise, assist and administer with and for Founding Director as needed.
  • WHC will work to ensure that this working relationship is mutually beneficial on both ends, while considering this Community Curatoratorial position as a platform for high quality professional development experience for those who are willing to learn about museums, social justice, and arts organizing.


For your commitment and hard work ethic, WHC offers enrichment benefits and perks.

  • An Honorarium to be determined by availability
  • An opportunity to learn more about how grassroots activist museums functions and flow.
  • An opportunity to curate shows and be involved in the curatorial process.
  • Opportunities to earn quality professional development experiences, conferences, workshops networking.
  • Connections to a network of new and like minded museum lovers who are down for social justice,,
  • An WHC T-shirt to wear at company events and other branded swag.
  • Leadership Opportunities to scale your career to the next level. Take a leadership role as project mgr. executing on deadline with logistics of large scale events, festivals and exhibits.


  • Excellent communication skills, both on the telephone and in-person. Amicable and outgoing, with innate ability to enthusiastically and effectively interface with the public on a daily basis.
  • At least three years in public facing positions including: communications, public affairs, tour guide, sales, customer service, tourism or a related field.
  • Ability to adjust to daily operational needs and fully support a small lean startup organizational culture, where everyone does everything. Ability to work well independently and as part of a team, and create a culture of accountability and efficacy among volunteers, interns, subcontractor, artists, art handlers and other collaborators domestically and abroad.
  • Bachelor's degree or 2+ years college experience. Preferred fields include communication, museum studies, hospitality, marketing, social work, anthropology and performing arts.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
  • Fluency in one language other than English is a plus.
  • Physically capable of standing for extended periods of time. Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Good Listener, Thoughtful. Demonstrated project management experience; leading and working among diverse people.

Work 1-2 Days Per Week - Modest Stipend

Send career materials (resume, cover letter, writing samples or artist portfolio)

Monica O Montgomery, Curator, IPOF Now!

Editorial-Communications-Intern (DOC) JD

Position Title: Communications, Editorial Intern

Agency Description: The New York City Housing Authority's (NYCHA) mission is to increase opportunities for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers by providing safe, affordable housing and facilitating access to social and community services. More than 400,000 New Yorkers reside in NYCHA's 328 public housing developments across the City's five boroughs and another 235,000 receive rental assistance in private homes through the NYCHA-administered Section 8 Leased Housing Program.

Unit Description: NYCHA's Department of Communications (DOC) develops and disseminates NYCHA's messaging to multiple audiences including residents, employees, community partners, media, and the general public through numerous communication channels. DOC communicates NYCHA's mission, values, long-term vision, and core promises and also serves as the key point of inquiry and outreach to media on topical and ongoing issues.

Internship Responsibilities:
The New York Housing Authority's Department of Communication is seeking an intern to assist the Intern will support Editorial and Strategic Communications team members with day-to-day writing and research assignments.

Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Research, write, edit and copyedit stories for NYCHA Journal (print and online), NYCHA Now, NYCHA Connect (Authority's intranet), and other publications.
  2. Support development of testimony for City Hall hearings.
  3. Special projects as assigned; may include copy for reports, video scripts, and radio; assistance at press conferences and events; live streaming from NYCHA events; social media reporting.

Daily Tasks/Duties:

  • Research, write and edit stories for stories for various publications.
  • Copyedit and proofread copy and articles for website, Journal, NYCHA Now, and other publications and published materials.
  • Cover press and NYCHA events as needed.
  • Develop content for social media and special projects such as one-time only reports, publications and scripts, and other projects.
  • Participate in issue planning meetings.
  • General administrative functions and communications duties, as assigned.
  • Assist with related projects as needed.

Qualifications / Areas of Study:

Candidates must be currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program studying journalism, writing, English, or political science with previous related work or internship experience in either government or media organizations.

Candidates will be required to submit writing samples for consideration.

Skills and Experience:

  1. Excellent verbal, copyediting and proofreading skills.
  2. Likes to read; is well-informed about current events; curious; has a good sense of humor; interested in social justice; engaging personality.
  3. Demonstrates professional demeanor and understanding of strict deadlines, be reliable and dependable.
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated record as a self-starter and team-player with a positive attitude and "can do" spirit.
  5. Some experience or interest in communications, preferably in a media outlet (including student newspaper), government, or nonprofit organization.
  6. Proficiency with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  7. Ability to assimilate and analyze data.

Family Partnerships Intern JD

Job Description: Family Partnerships Intern
Title: Family Partnerships Intern
Work Location: Bronx
Division/Work Unit: Community Engagement and Partnerships
Department: Family Partnerships Department

The Department of Community Engagement & Partnerships (CEP) engages and connects NYCHA residents to critical programs, services, and the priorities with NextGeneration NYCHA-the Authority's 10-year strategic plan. Family Partnerships manages partnerships with external providers and City agencies offering youth, senior and social services. Family Partnerships connects residents to critical services and implements programs and policies that support household stability and tenancy, individual advancement, and aging-in-place.

The Family Partnerships Department is looking for an Intern to focus on strategic development using a service delivery model for seniors/elderly residents of NYCHA developments. The Family Partnerships Intern will analyze and survey statistical information to develop a Family Partnerships Senior Services Resource Manual.

Reporting to the Family Partnerships Administrator, the FPD Intern will be engaged in the following:

  1. Assist with creation of a guide to engage and connect seniors to community services.
  2. Summarize service needs identified in NYCHA senior survey and assist with analyzing survey data.
  3. Identify potential community partners and compile resources to address service needs.
  4. Gather information to identify best practices for connecting and engaging seniors.
  5. Assist with drafting senior services guide.
  6. Conduct fact checking and editing of draft senior services guide.
  7. Conduct other research-related tasks, as required.


  • Effective communication skills (written/oral)
  • Research/Data analysis
  • Data collection or data management experience
  • BA, BSW, MSW, MPA (preferred, but not necessary)
  • Strong commitment to the preservation of affordable housing
  • Experience working with low-income communities (preferred, but not necessary)
  • Good research, computer, analytical, time-management, and organization skills.
  • Experience working with the aging community (Gerontology major preferred, but not necessary)

DHS Executive Office

Major(s): Business, Economics

Supervisor Info: Name: Robert Cowan
RC: 7101 - DHS Executive Office
DP: AAAA - Commissioner's Office
Phone: 212-631-7397

Alternate Supervisor Info: Name: Anne Mabus
Phone: 646-438-1006

RC or Program Head: Name: Hunter Gradie

Related Career Field: Public Policy, Business

Internship Description:

  • Provide analytical support to the Executive team, including:
  • Synthesizing and analyzing content gathered through stakeholder feedback, data and secondary resources [20%]
  • Research issues, local laws, organizations, best practices [20%]
  • Facilitate meetings and discussions [10%]
  • Support project management activities, such as:
    • Tracking and following up on deliverables/tasks with team members [5%]
    • Distributing follow-up items [5%]
    • Meeting scheduling [5%]
    • Note-taking [5%]
    • Assist with workshop planning by:
      • Drafting materials (agendas, invitations, handouts, presentations, etc.) [10%]
      • Managing RSVPs [10%]
      • Coordinating with venues [5%].

Required Skills:

  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint abilities, as well as familiarity with other MS Office applications;
  • Good with details and time management;
  • Comfortable engaging with members of the public and high-level executives;
  • Committed to rapid execution;
  • Friendly and flexible;
  • Able to communicate in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and in writing;
  • Basic familiarity with MS Office applications;
  • Understanding of/interest in the NYC homeless shelter system preferred;
  • Preference will be given to candidates pursuing a major in a relevant field (public administration, social work, urban planning).

Preferred Coursework: Public policy, business, economics

Skills to be Developed: Interpersonal, Interviewing, Writing, Computer, Organizational, Analytical, Oral
How to perform at a high level, manage projects, and implement programs

Type of Intern Desired: College

Hours Per Week: 20 Hours

Location: 33 Beaver, 17th Floor, Executive Office New York, NY 10004

Time of School Year: Full Year

Desired Start Date: 1/15/2018

Projected End Date: 7/27/2018

Please send resume and cover letter to Robert Cowan -

Office of Evaluation and Research

Major(s): Research methods; Social policy, Urban Studies, Business

Internship Description

Supervisor Info: Name: Edith Kealey
RC: 1369 - Office of Evaluation & Research
DP: BER2 - Evaluation & Research
Phone: 929-221-7348

Alternate Supervisor Info: Name: Irene Dominguez Orellana
Phone: 929-221-7369

RC or Program Head: Name: Kinsey Dinan

Related Career Field: Research and Evaluation

Internship Description:
The research intern will contribute to research studies and evaluations that are conducted by OER staff. Responsibilities are determined by the unit's research portfolio and may include: literature reviews; primary data collection through surveys, interviews, and site visits; administrative data look-ups; data entry and analysis using Excel and/or SPSS; and meeting documentation/note-taking.

Required Skills: Command of MS Excel and Outlook. Attention to detail. Strong analytic skills preferred.

Preferred Coursework: Research methods; social policy

Skills to be Developed: Interviewing, Writing, Computer, Analytical

Type of Intern Desired: College and Up

Hours Per Week: 14+ Hours

150 Greenwich Street
4 World Trade Center
New York, NY 10007

Time of School Year: Spring

Desired Start Date: 1/10/18

Desired End Date: 5/31/18

Please send resume and cover letter to supervisor (Edith Kealey -

Fair Hearing Administration

Major(s): Social Science, Pre-Law, Business

Internship Description - Fair Hearing Administration

Supervisor Info: Name: Nadine Lopez-Flores
RC: Fair Hearing Administration
DP: Fair Hearing
Phone: 718-637-2501

RC or Program Head: Name: Anne Marie Scalia

Related Career Field: Law

Internship Description:

The intern will be responsible for assisting the Director of the MICSA Fair Hearing Division with the drafting of appeals of decisions rendered by the State Administrative Law Judges that incorrectly reverse the Agency's determination regarding Medicaid benefits. In order to determine whether the decision should be appealed, the intern will be required to listen to the audio tape of the hearing and review the State file. Also, the intern would be required to conduct legal research to determine whether the Agency in making its determination applied or relied on the correct State policy or whether it was the judge that misapplied or misinterpreted the policy. In terms of the benefits for the intern, we have had interns in the past that were pursuing a legal career and from their feedback, it proved very beneficial. and helped them in furthering their careers in the legal field. The tasks involved with this type of job are the same they would need in their legal careers. For example, learning to draft a proper land well-organized legal document, conducting legal research, learning to make legal arguments and cite case law.

Required Skills: Good writing skills and organization skills, ability to navigate though different websites in order to conduct research.

Preferred Coursework: Any pre-law or other legal courses

Skills to be Developed: Interpersonal, Interviewing, Writing, Computer, Organizational, Analytical, Oral

Type of Intern Desired: College

Hours Per Week: 7 hours, 5 days a week is preferable but we are flexible. At least 3 to 4 hours per day, three days a week will be needed.

Location: 111 Livingston Street, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Time of School Year: Full Year

Desired Start Date: 4/2/18

Projected End Date: 12/31/18

Please send resume and cover letter to Madelyn Flores -

Office of Medical Director

Major(s): Social Services, Public Policy, Medicine, Healthcare, Healthcare Policy, Health Sciences

Internship Description

Supervisor Info: Name: Fabienne Laraque
RC: DSS-DHS Office of Medical Director
DP: Office of Health Care Policy
Phone: 212-361-7990

RC or Program Head: Name: Fabienne Laraque

Related Career Field: Social Services, Public Policy, Medicine, Healthcare, Healthcare Policy

Internship Description:

The DHS Office of the Medical Director (OMD) is seeking an intern to assist with both office administrative needs and limited program tasks. The intern will be trained and supervised by the Special Assistant to the Medical Director, with additional oversight from Medical Director Dr. Laraque. Tasks will include:

  1. Organizing the OMD shared folders by working closely with each staff member to ensure that folder structures and titles accurately reflect the processes and responsibilities of the office.
  2. Scheduling all-staff meetings, including preparing the agenda
  3. Preparing and maintaining extensive health facility contact lists, involving research online, cold calling hospitals, and preparing a clean spreadsheet.
  4. Draft protocols/procedures for administrative tasks (making purchases, using budget, arranging travel)
  5. Develop internal contact and resource list for internal communications, operations and emergency response
  6. Assist in purchasing, solving work process, and assisting in solving IT problems

The intern will have the opportunity to learn the work of the medical office and of office management.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organizational skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office

Preferred Coursework: (None)

Skills to be Developed: Interpersonal, Writing, Computer, Organizational, Analytical, Oral

Type of Intern Desired: College

Hours Per Week:

33 Beaver St, Floor 13
New York NY, 10004

Time of School Year: Full Year

Desired Start Date: 4/2/18

Projected End Date: 8/3/18

Please send resume and cover letter to supervisor (Fabienne Laraque -

FIA Operations

Major(s): Social Work, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Affairs, Sociology, Social Welfare

Internship Description - FIA Operations

Supervisor Info: Name: Kendra Ellis
RC: 0533 - FIA Operations
DP: CPF2 - Chief Program Officer - FIA / OCSE
Phone: 929-221-6928

RC or Program Head: Name: Lisa Fitzpatrick

Related Career Field: Social Work, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Affairs, Governmental/Inter-governmental affairs, Sociology, Social Welfare.

Internship Description:

  • Developing and maintaining detailed reports and spreadsheets to assist with the implementation of key programmatic initiatives.
  • Reviewing, editing, and routing high level correspondence for executive staff.
  • Conducting statistical research and in-depth program assessment to assist with strategic planning.
  • Analyzing FIA/OCSE/MICSA policies and procedures and working with the operational divisions of each program improve processes for maximum efficiency.
  • Liaising with the Office of Management Information Systems (MIS) to develop and modify systems to support the Home Visit Needed/Home Bound status and Reasonable Accommodation processes.
  • Attending internal and external meetings providing briefings as necessary to the Director of Program Initiatives.

Required Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Coursework: (None)

Skills to be Developed: Interpersonal, Interviewing, Writing, Computer, Organizational, Analytical, Oral

Type of Intern Desired: High School or College

Hours Per Week: 20-35 Hours

150 Greenwich Street, 31st Fl
4 World Trade Center
New York, NY 10007

Time of School Year: Summer - Fall - Spring

Desired Start Date: 1/15/2018

Desired End Date: 12/31/2018

Please send resume and cover letter to supervisor (Kendra Ellis -

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

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