Buenas Opiniones’ Scholarship for Latino Students (08/31/17)

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The Buenas Opiniones’ Scholarship for Latino Students is for graduating Latino high school seniors or those who are currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students. Recipients are awarded $2,500 per year for up to four years. 

Requirements

Submit a 500 – 1,000 word essay on your struggles as a Latino student via a PDF (.pdf) file to scholarships@buenasopiniones.com with your full name, email address, Hispanic country or origin, school name, and area of study. 

Eligibility

  • You must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • You must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • You must plan to enroll in a technical, undergraduate or graduate school during SPRING or FALL of scholarship cycle year
  • Merit-based scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students
  • All majors and graduate fields accepted
  • Scholarship awards are $2,500 per application period

If you have questions, send an email to scholarships@buenasopiniones.com.

For more information, visit: https://buenasopiniones.com/scholarship/

John Jay College Presidential Intern (5/5/2017)

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The Office of the President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice is looking for highly qualified undergraduate students for the year-long Presidential Internship Program. The internship is a paid part-time position. Selected applicants will be required to work 20 hours each week.

General Responsibilities Include:

  • Conducting extensive online research and analysis of documents
  • Drafting letters, memos, and concept papers
  • Editing speeches and publications
  • Creating and maintain databases, power point presentations, and promotional materials
  • Attending meetings and events with the President and network with stakeholders
  • Coordinating and manage events and conferences
  • Conducting general administrative duties

Qualifications:

  • Junior or senior at internship start; BA/MA students may apply
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize texts
  • Ability to articulate viewpoints and present information in a concise and accurate manner
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Strong background in writing and editing
  • Computer literacy, particularly Microsoft Office applications (word, excel, power point, publisher)
  • Interest in public policy, governmental affairs, and criminal justice reform efforts
  • Ability to multitask and set priorities

To apply, please deliver your cover letter, resume or CV, and two letters of recommendation (at least one academic) to:

Bettina Muenster Executive Associate for Research and Special Projects President’s Office, Suite 625 524 West 59th Street New York, NY 10019

For more information, click HERE.

Summer Youth Employment Program (3/31/2017)

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The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City residents ages 14-24 with PAID summer employment in July and August for up to six weeks.

Participants are selected by lottery for the program and selected participants are given the opportunity to work in entry-level jobs within the following industries:

  • Arts and Recreation
  • Educational Services
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare/Medical
  • Hospitality/Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing/Public Relations
  • Media/Entertainment
  • Real Estate/Property
  • Retail

Program Requirements

  • New York City Residents
  • Ages 14 – 24
  • Completed Required Document Checklist

To learn more about this opportunity or to access the application, click HERE.

 

NYC Men Teach (02/17/2017)

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NYC Men Teach aims to improve the diversity of the NYC teaching workforce by adding 1,000 male teachers of color into the teacher pipeline by 2018. NYC Men Teach have a commitment to educating and supporting students in urban schools, and they work to highlight the importance of deep clinical, culturally-relevant and restorative practice.

Stop by at their upcoming info session (2/16; L.74.02) to learn more about this unique program. At the info session you will, learn more about the eligibility requirements, benefits, and to access the information session date. click here for the flyer!

Eligibility Requirements 

  • An interest in becoming a NYS Certified teacher
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Experience/Work in urban communities 
  • Committed to working/teaching in NYC public schools

Benefits include: 

  • Dedicated advisement and academic support
  • Monthly Metrocards 
  • Free Certification Exam Practice Tests 

To access the application, click HERE.

Kairos Learning Community Academic Tutor

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The Kairos Learning Community provides academic help and support for the Sunset Park youth community. They offer one-on-one tutoring, after school homework help, summer academic programs and test prep.

They are currently seeking part-time academic tutors to work with students from Pre-K through High School for the following subjects:

  • Reading
  • Math
  • Spanish
  • Writing
  • Science
  • ESL

Note: All academic tutors must speak Spanish!

Please send your resume via email or drop in to one of their offices.

Address 1: 420 42nd Street, Brooklyn NY 11232.

Phone #1: 347-689-3353

Address 2: 6207 5th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11220

Phone #2: 347-844-9233

Email: kairoslearningcenter@gmail.com

Click HERE  to view their flyer.

The Ron Moelis Social Innovation Fellowship (03/03/17)

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The Ron Moelis Social Innovation Fellowship connects students who are fierce advocates for justice, to innovative organizations in New York City (Etsy, Kickstarter, and Warby Parker to name a few). By involving students in the private sector’s deepening interest and commitment to social responsibility, students will be able to:

  • develop professional skills
  • expand their career outlook and,
  • grow through experiential learning

Eligibility Requirements

  • 3.25 GPA minimum
  • John Jay undergraduate student; Junior or Senior by Fall 2017
  • online application that includes:
    • a personal statement reflecting on their understanding on justice and how they intend to apply it in the social innovation sector.

Once admitted, fellows will enroll in a 3-credit elective course and a variety of on and off campus opportunities. Fellows will also receive a $1,000 stipend.

Want to learn more? There will be a kick off event on Wednesday, 2/8 from 5:00-6:30pm.

Please see the attached document for a detailed timeline of important dates regarding this fellowship and more information on this fellowship HERE

All inquiries should go to Heath Brown, PhD hbrown@jjay.cuny.edu

Dominicanos USA Internships (02/28/17)

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Looking for a part-time internship this spring? Apply to Dominicanos USA, a non- profit organization that empowers Dominican‐Americans and other underrepresented populations through civic, social, and economic engagement. They are looking for interns who are highly motivated to fill an array of positions including:

  • Digital Media Intern
  • Civic Engagement Intern
  • Administrative Intern
  • Data Entry Intern

Their goal is to help integrate Dominicans socially, economically and civilly into America while staying connecting with the people back in the Dominican Republic.

Requirements:

• Preferably able to communicate in both English and Spanish
• Punctual
• Passion for helping their community
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office, google docs, Photoshop, and other computer programs is a plus
• Effective written and verbal communication skills a must
• A student in good academic standing
Applications to Positions:
  • Digital Media Intern: HERE
  • Civic Engagement Intern: HERE
  • Administrative Intern: HERE
  • Data Entry Intern: HERE

*All positions are unpaid

 

. Resumes and cover letters can also be sent to Araceli Gomez agomez@dominicanosusa.org