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


Major(s): All Majors

To volunteer contact Met Council’s Volunteer Services Department at 212-453-9675 or
Volunteering opportunities are typically available Sunday-Friday in all five boroughs
We can always use the help of Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, and Yiddish speakers

Hunger & Food Access

Seniors & Housing

Crisis & Family Violence

Met Council Main Office

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Alley Pond Environmental Center

Major(s): Education, Science related

We are looking for an intern who is interested in working with children in an educational setting, as well as is comfortable with nature and animals. We are looking for someone who may be available Monday and or Friday mornings.

This is an unpaid internship but can be used for credit if you have a student who needs such a placement. Exceptional interns who may be looking for per diem work are often considered when paid positions become available.

Contact Susanne Grossman in the office of Career Services at (718) 631-6297 or e-mail for more information.

Announcing a Spring 2017 Internship Opportunity

Major(s): Education, All Majors

Reading Partners provides an opportunity for volunteers from the community to give a fraction of their time each week to tutor an elementary school student one-on-one in reading using a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum. With just 1 hour a week, you can make a huge difference in the lives of children who have fallen behind in reading and are at risk of falling further.

Reading Partners is recruiting for their program at PS 33 in Queens Village and PS 40 and PS 48 in South Jamaica. No previous tutoring experience required. For more information, go to and submit a volunteer form online. Please feel free to contact Stephanie Caban for additional information on Reading Partners at or 646 807 9028

Queensborough students can obtain 3 college credits for the Reading Partners internship by enrolling in UBST 101. Interested students can contact Prof. Donald Tricarico at for information about this course and visit the “Urban Studies” page on the Social Sciences Department’s website:

ZR Equities

We are a Real Estate investment and development firm looking for an intern to assist in development and launch marketing strategies in various different sectors.

Interns will be spending time inputting data and building databases. Our office is located in Queens and we invest in the boroughs. Individual will have the opportunity to learn the trade of the business and have an opportunity to continue and start a career with the firm.

All resumes should be emailed to

The Refugee Resettlement Office - Education and Employment Intern

Major(s): Pre-law, Social Work, Political Science

Program Description: The Refugee Resettlement Office of Catholic Charities Community Services provides assistance to those with refugee, asylee, and certified victim of trafficking status from diverse backgrounds, offering a variety of case management, employment-based, and educational services that help clients find employment and feel secure in their new community. To further help us with this goal, we are looking to bring on interns who are interested in learning about and engaging in our office functions while interacting one-on-one with clients to help them work towards financial self-sufficiency. We also provide social services to unaccompanied minors as a part of the Safe Passages Family Reunification Program, including home-study and post-release services for children and youth being released from detention centers to their sponsors.

Major Objective: To provide administrative support and direct educational and employment services to clients in the resettlement process.


  • Tutor in ESOL, computer basics, and employment readiness
  • Assist in school enrollments and job applications
  • Perform mock interviews and interview preparation
  • Develop client resumes
  • Facilitate workshops
  • Research in education, housing, mental health, and other resources available in NYC
  • Accompany clients to appointments
  • Assist in administrative tasks

Duration: January 17, 2017 – April 28, 2017

Benefits: Interns are able to work with a diverse, multicultural staff and client population, learn more about the challenges that refugees/asylees face and the services that are available to these populations in New York City, provide a service to the office that is integral in the resettlement process, and engage in the detailed intricacies of non-profit programming and management.



The Office of Senator James Sanders Jr. is seeking Economic Development Interns. If you are interested in helping to develop an urban community by stimulating economic growth as an economic development intern, please contact Latoya Benjamin, Director of Economic Development at the office of NYS Senator James Sanders Jr.

Major(s): Business, Political Science

We are seeking Undergraduate and Graduate students majoring in Economic Development or Urban Planning with proficiency in analytical research; experience performing community economic development field research or having a minor in Finance or Economics; Demography is a plus.

Interns will work closely with our Director of Economic Development on project tasks that will include but are not limited to:

  • Policy-relevant research
  • Gathering analytical data
  • Market research and analysis
  • Prepare program cost analysis
  • Development and presentation of policy goals
  • Research and track demographics of the district
  • Accompany Director of Economic Development to meetings and provide minutes
  • Create a dataset of useful resources

To apply please send resume and cover letter immediately via email:

Current Internship Opportunities for your consideration

Asian American Legal Defense And Education Fund Spring 2017 Internships

For Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law Students

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), founded in 1974, protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans through litigation, legal advocacy, and community education. For more information about AALDEF, please visit our website at

Spring internships are available in the following program areas (open to all unless otherwise noted):

  • AALDEF Fundraising Events: Provide administrative support in preparation for AALDEF’s annual gala. Computer experience with databases, graphics and design programs is helpful. **Undergraduate students ONLY. Workstudy grants accepted.**
  • Voting Rights: Legal research and writing on Voting Rights Act litigation, document anti-Asian discrimination and other barriers to voting, assist in organizing legal trainings, correspond with boards of elections around the country and preparing voting rights facts sheets.

Description of Internships: Interns are supervised by attorneys and AALDEF staff in specific program areas. These internships are not paid positions, but academic credit can be arranged. Interns work between 8 to 25 hours per week. Internships usually commence with the start of classes (end of January) through late April or early May.

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Field-Based Research Internship Program (Unpaid)

Major(s): Neuroscience, Psychology, Public Health, Biostatistics, Law, Medicine, Social Science

Located at the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI), CPEG is a multidisciplinary research group (incorporating epidemiology, psychology, medical geography, psychiatry, etc.), which utilizes a wide range of methods (e.g. field-based interviews, genetics, MRI and fMRI) to understand child psychopathology and substance use. All of our activities are designed to answer important questions and to help fill knowledge gaps concerning children's mental health. Our internship program is highly competitive and attracts talented individuals from across the country and around the world.

**Current Studies**

Stress & Justice Adolescent Imaging Study aims to longitudinally examine the effects that family history has on adolescent substance use patterns and differences in developing cognitive control and related brain neurocircuitry. We will follow 150 youth from early adolescence (ages 12-14) through mid-adolescence (ages 15-17), assessing socio-cultural context, conducting quarterly substance use assessments, and administering formal cognitive tasks in conjunction with Multimodal MRI scans. Study sample is being recruited from families in the South Bronx who previously participated in our Stress & Justice Studies. Interviews conducted in English or Spanish.

Stress & Well-Being Follow-up Study examines the effects of children’s direct exposure to the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center on mental health disorders, substance use or abuse, other risky behaviors, and physical health as these individuals enter into adolescence and emerging adulthood. This study includes clinical interviews and collection of biological samples on young adults that were directly exposed to 9/11 at ages 0-12 (currently ages 15-27), who will be compared to unexposed controls. These interviews are conducted in English.

First Responders Follow-up Study investigates the long term effects on mental and physical health of teens and youth whose parents were directly exposure to the September 11, 2001 attack. Exposed parents include first responders, evacuees and emergency workers. on young adults that were indirectly exposed to 9/11 at ages 0-12 (currently ages 15-27). This study will include clinical interviews, psychological tasks that assess risk and emotional function, and collection of saliva samples for genetic studies. These interviews are conducted in English.

Interns will recruit study participants, conduct field-based, structured clinical interviews, assist with other aspects of study support, and may assist MRI lab technicians as well. This internship may also provide an opportunity to become involved in other research projects.

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Previous Internship Opportunities for your consideration

Urban Studies Spring 2017 Internships

The Social Sciences Department offers courses that award graduation and transfer credit for internships in the urban professions. Recent opportunities have been in fields like criminal justice, politics, public service, education, and social work.

Students considering an internship for next semester should begin planning at this time. Many internships have an application period that closes before the end of the year, like the Partners in Education Program at the NYPD.

Please visit the Social Sciences Department web site and click on the Urban Studies Program for course pre-requisites and other information.

Students interested in internships for the Spring 2017 semester should email Prof. Donald Tricarico at

Website Developer Sponsor-A-Pet Program

The Sponsor-A-Pet charity program is looking to hire a website developer to build an interactive website to allow the program to function. A WordPress template will be used and the work will be to customize the template and make it function within the program scope. The site will be built from your home or office (telecommuting) for College credit.

Sponsor-A-Pet was created to allow people to have their pet “sponsored” who are having difficulty paying for their pets food needs and preventing the pet from being surrendered to high-kill shelters or released into the wild. 8 million pets are surrendered yearly to shelters because their owners can't afford food with 4 million pets put to sleep. Sponsor-A-Pet hopes to decrease that number and keep families together.

To apply please submit your website building credentials (no resume needed) to:

Bridges and Tunnels 2017 College Internship Program

Major(s): Business, Engineering, All Majors

MTA Bridges and Tunnels is one of the largest bridge and tunnel agencies in the world serving more than 800,000 vehicles each weekday (over 280 million vehicles each year) at its seven bridges and two tunnels while helping support the transit services of the MTA.

MTA Bridges and Tunnels is pleased to announce its 2017 College Summer Internship Program. The internship will run from late May 2017 through September 2017 with some flexibility to accommodate college schedules, and is available to full-time matriculated undergraduate students who have minimally completed two semesters during the 2015-2016 school year, as well as matriculated graduate students currently enrolled in graduate studies. Employment is conditioned upon continuance as a student in college or graduate school in Fall 2017.

Work locations:

2 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, Randall's Island, in New York City, or One of our seven bridges and two tunnels in New York City


$15 per hour for qualified undergraduate students
$18 per hour for qualified graduate students

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Business & Criminal Justice Internship Summer 2017

Major(s): Business; Criminal Justice

Business internship for the summer 2017 is available to apply for in the following areas:

  • Accounting/Finance
  • Administrative
  • Business Development
  • Customer Service/Support
  • Distribution/Warehouse
  • Equipment Support
  • Facilities/Maintenance
  • Human Resources
  • Inventory Management
  • IT/Software Development
  • Legal
  • Logistics/Transportation
  • Marketing
  • Project/Program Management
  • Quality Assurance/Regulatory
  • Sales/Telesales
  • Security/Protective Services


To qualify, individuals must demonstrate excellent academic performance in their undergraduate program, sound business acumen, leadership potential, strong work and personal ethics and a team orientation. Superior communication and excellent quantitative skills are also required.

Deadline to apply is the middle of January.

To apply please bring resume and cover letter printed out for review to Career Services either Monday 10:00-11:30, Tuesday or Thursday 2:00-3:30.

Congressman Joseph Crowley

14th Congressional District

The Office of Congressman Joseph Crowley (NY-14) is now considering applications for prospective interns in the Queens and Bronx offices for the Winter/Spring 2016/17 period. Candidates will be considered for full or part time internships. Priority will be given to candidates that reside within the 14th Congressional District, although all candidates from the New York City area are encouraged to apply.

While responsibilities of interns vary, common tasks include working with staff to assist with federal casework, conducting research and writing copy, attending official events with staff, scheduling, data entry, assisting with the planning of events, answering phones, and assisting constituents. The internship is an excellent way for students interested in pursuing a career in government, politics, or public service to get acquainted with the inner workings of a local federal office.

Interns must have excellent writing and communication skills, along with a positive attitude. As the Congressman’s district encompasses some of the most ethnically diverse communities in the world, applicants with knowledge of other languages are encouraged to emphasize that information in their resumes.

The internship in the office of Congressman Crowley is unpaid.

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16 THINGS - Internship/Work

Major(s): VAPA, IT, Website Development, Graphics, Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship

Students/Grads who want Skills, Excitement, Challenges, Experience, Income

Business • TV • Books

  • Public TV Series; Cool Moves Hip Hop Music Video; Telethon:
    From Talent To Aps, Ads, Dp, ACS, Pas, Editors, Sound, Gaffer, Script Supervisor, Graphics, Hair/Make-Up, Publicist. From Pre & Post Production To Marketing.

  • IT/Computer Programming, Web-Site Development, Graphics:
    Developer & Builder Software, Audio, Streaming Video, Etc.
    For Tv Shows, Special Programs, Books & App Development.

  • Business, Entrepreneurship, Social Media, Marketing, PR:
    Learn The Ins & Outs Of Business By Working On Real World Programs. Opportunity To Learn & Earn To Have Successful Career.

Remote Programs Available Apply On-Line


20 East Broadway, 4th Fl, NYC 10002 • NHFC, 817 Livonia Av., Brooklyn NY 11207
Lyle Benjamin, Exec. Director • 212 213-0257 • 917 683-2625

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

View previous internship opportunities

Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts Center

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.