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CUNY Career Launch Internship

CUNY Launch is recruiting undergrads who have not had paid internship experience but are ready to apply skills learned in the classroom to the workplace. You will work for 7 weeks between early July and mid-August for 19 hours a week. You can take a summer class, keep your part-time job, or take care of your family while you intern with the CUNY Career Launch.
Pay Rate: $20/hr.

DEADLINE: February 20, 2024

CUNY Career Launch Summer Internship     

CUNY Launch is recruiting undergrads who have not had paid internship experience but are ready to apply skills learned in the classroom to the workplace. You will work for 7 weeks between early July and mid-August. You can take a summer class, keep your part-time job, or take care of your family while you intern with the CUNY Career Launch.   

Pay Rate: $20/hr.
DEADLINE: February 20, 2024

Salem Media Internship

Want to break into the ever-changing world of radio and digital media? There’s no better place to start than by interning with the morning show with Joe Piscopo on AM 970 The Answer. Whether your dream career is hosting a morning show on the radio, anchoring a newscast, producing a talk show, or becoming a marketing expert, there are plenty of internship opportunities at AM 970 The Answer and Salem NY to immerse you in the world of digital and on-air media. As a production intern, you will learn what it takes to put together a live show by working closely with our programming and on-air staff.
Pay Rate: $16/hr.

DEADLINE: February 29, 2024

Brooklyn Navy Yard Summer 2024 Internship Program

BNYDC’s Fall Internship Program connects college-attending students to a wide range of paid internship opportunities with businesses within the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Over the course of an 8-week session, students will be connected to Brooklyn Navy Yard-based businesses and departments according to their future career interests, skill sets, and educational background.
Pay Rate: $16/hr.

DEADLINE: March 8, 2023

Cato Institute Internship Program

Are you trying to begin a career in policy, operations, or law? Do you want a rich education in contemporary policy issues—and the philosophical, historic, and economic underpinnings of those issues? A Cato internship might be right for you. All Cato interns attend the same intensive seminar series, which covers a broad range of history, philosophy, policy, and professional development topics. Interns also assist with events and occasionally help Cato staff with other day-to-day needs.
Pay Rate: $17hr.
Academic Credit

DEADLINE: March 10, 2024

The Port Authority of NY & NJ Summer Internship Program

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey offers paid internships to students that provide the opportunity to work with knowledgeable and experienced professionals on assignments critical to operating, maintaining, and expanding the transportation infrastructure for one of the greatest economies in the world. Assignments include hands-on projects to cultivate technical, writing, communication, and team-building skills. The diversity of our businesses creates a variety of opportunities for students to gain exposure to the work of a first-class public agency. Some areas include: Engineering, Architecture, Finance, Sustainability, Operations, Planning, Project Management, Marketing, Social Media, and much more.
Pay Rate: $17.20-$28.85

DEADLINE: March 16, 2024

New York Amsterdam News Summer Internship

Intern positions are available in the editorial and digital departments. Amsterdam News interns must be located in New York City and have a passion for writing about the Black community. Interns participate in weekly video conference meetings with staff, editors, and the internship coordinator. Interns are provided with significant opportunities to boost their professional profiles plus ongoing references as they seek opportunities in media or other fields.
DEADLINE: March 22, 2024

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Internship

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has partnered with CUNY to provide paid internship opportunities to CUNY students. CUNY students. Interns will be exposed to real-world work experiences at the largest public transit authority in the United States. Internship positions will vary across MTA divisions including but not limited to accounting/finance, technology, engineering, and human resources. communications and law.
Pay rate: $20/hr.

DEADLINE: March 29, 2024

LifeSci NYC Internship

LifeSci NYC Internship Program is the City of New York's innovative, paid internship program to develop the city's next generation of life sciences leaders. The program provides quality internships for undergraduate students, while offering curriculum and training support with refined “hard” skills in the sciences and “soft” skills of professional and personal development. Work with NYC industry partners to develop relevant and attractive experiences, including frameworks, resources, and structured activities to expand, diversify, and cultivate the city's emerging talent pool.
Pay Rate: $15/hr.

EARLY DEADLINE: December 31, 2023

FINAL DEADLINE: March 31, 2024

Office of U.S. Senator Charles Schumer

Your interest in Senator Schumer’s internship program is a positive indication that you are an informed member of your community with a willingness to learn and contribute significantly to the Legislative branch of our government. This internship presents an opportunity for both a unique learning experience and an inside look at the political process. Applicants must be hard-working, have strong writing and communication skills and have a demonstrated interest in public policy. While applicants from all backgrounds will be considered, students from New York are strongly encouraged to apply. Interns in the state offices assist staff with constituent service work, our scheduling team or are press team. Paid internships are available to interns who have been accepted into the internship program and are able to certify financial need and meet eligibility criteria.
Pay Rate: $1,000 – $1,500 Stipend

Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis

The Borgen Project Internship

The Borgen Project have several internship and volunteer openings that may be of interest to you, these range from HR, PR/Marketing to writing and journalism. All internship and volunteer programs provide experience in advocacy, mobilizing and fundraising, coupled with real industry exposure and an insight into the nonprofit world. Borgen Project remote internships are work from home roles, weekly deadlines must be met, meetings will be held online and a weekly update of your progress submitted.
Academic Credit


Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program

The Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program is a team of dedicated professionals focused on providing individuals with meaningful college experience, relationships and life. Currently, we are establishing a team of devoted college student mentors to provide support to students with intellectual disabilities. College Mentors will provide academic, internship, community and social supports to students enrolled in Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program. 

Mentors are thoroughly trained and supervised by our program coordinator and are involved in a variety of activities with our students.



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