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CAUCUS CUNY SCHOLARS – SPRING 2019

DESCRIPTION: The City University of New York is proud to offer an exciting Spring internship opportunity in New York City for a select number of CUNY students.  The Program will be coordinated by the Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government & Public Affairs and a Campus Faculty Coordinator at each of the City University's colleges. The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus City University of New York Scholars Program will provide highly qualified individuals the opportunity to learn by doing in the district offices (in NYC) of state legislators that comprise the membership on the Caucus.  Once selected, participating students will learn first-hand how New York State government serves the needs of diverse communities around the City of New York.

The Caucus CUNY Scholars Program is a local internship program for students who are interested in the workings of the New York State Legislature. The Program enables students to learn about the work performed by the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus, as well as the services provided by the State Legislature to communities of color and need in and around the City of New York.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The Program is open to any student who has completed 30 credits by the beginning of the Spring 2019 term.  Any major may apply, but students who wish to be considered should demonstrate an interest in state government and politics. 


INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS: Interns will serve up to 10-15 hours per week for the duration of the semester. Placement will be in the New York City offices of Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus Members (NYS Assembly and NYS Senate).

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Students must submit a resume and at least 2 confidential faculty recommendation forms along with their application. Visit C-102 to speak with an Internship Advisor.


STIPEND AND/OR ACADEMIC CREDIT: Each student will receive a $2,000 award. All Caucus CUNY Scholars will participate in the Program's academic component, which consists of weekly seminar meetings with their Campus Faculty Coordinator, as well as seminars with members of the Legislative Caucus, faculty, and others. In addition, each student will draft a scholarly research paper and a written log consisting of internship experiences and analysis for their Campus Faculty Coordinator.

 

Credits should be arranged by students with their Campus Faculty Coordinator.  All credit arrangements should be made prior to the first day of the Caucus CUNY Scholars Program.

 

DEADLINE: November 21, 2018


BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE

DESCRIPTION:  The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on improving the systems of democracy and justice. A singular institution – part think-tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group – the Brennan Center combines research, scholarship, legislative and legal advocacy, and communications to win meaningful, measurable change in the public sector.

We are seeking interns to provide administrative and clerical support to staff in our New York office in our Communications, Democracy, Development, Justice, and Liberty & National Security Programs/Departments.

QUALIFICATIONS: Interns must have a passion for our issues and excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidates are independent, detail-oriented, and highly organized. Experience with Windows XP, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word, a must. Database experience very helpful. Must be open to evolving responsibilities.

These positions are only open to current undergraduate students.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities: All interns will assist with general administrative, research and clerical work for the Brennan Center, including filing, photocopying, answering phones, shipping and mailing, coordinating meetings, drafting routine correspondence and covering the reception desk. Additionally, there will be opportunities to attend and observe substantive meetings, events, and conversations on program work.

In addition to administrative and reception duties, specific responsibilities for each department include:

  • Development – Assisting in event organization; updating the fundraising database; researching funding opportunities; tracking public appearances; and assisting in donor correspondence.
  • Communications – Tracking and organizing press coverage; managing our press database; creating press clips and tear-sheets; building and updating press lists; creating and editing event transcripts; and assisting with public and private events.
  • Democracy – Providing support for litigation, assisting in the research for and rollout of reports, and aiding the program's advocacy efforts in Voting, Money in Politics, Fair Courts, and Redistricting.
  • Finance – working closely with Controller/Accountant on account analysis, reconciliation, and presentation preparation for the annual Audit; assisting in processing payables and receivables; and backing up Accounts Payable staff, after learning software and systems.
  • Human Resources – assist the HR Specialist and HR Director with research projects, on-boarding of new hires, recruiting support, filing and auditing of personnel files, and assisting human resources staff.
  • Justice – Tracking developments in criminal justice; building lists of key stakeholders; conducting background research; assisting with report research, editing, and rollout; and administrative support.
  • Liberty & National Security - conducting research on program issues, such as surveillance, religious and racial profiling, and counter-terrorism initiatives; copy-editing and cite checking research papers, blogs, op-eds, or other materials; assisting with scheduling, mailing publications, and maintaining contact lists.

SCHEDULE: 15-25/week during fall/spring semesters; 40/week during summer

COMPENSATION: $13.00 per hour.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Make an appointment in C-102 for the details of the application process.  A resume is required for the appointment.

DEADLINE: December 15, 2018 at 5:00pm. However, candidates will be considered on a rolling basis and decisions made as soon as appropriate candidates are identified.


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