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.

Housing and Community Problem Solving Undergraduate Internship

In this internship, students are academic-participants in a project exploring ways communities work to address conflicts and concerns regarding housing issues and the ways by which they attempt to resolve them.

Students selected for this internship will work in the organization, learn the role that the organization plays in community life and explore its role in dealing with issues of housing in the community. In the academic component of the internship, students enroll in ISP 392. This course focuses on how communities work to address local problems and develop means to resolve them by considering how government, not for profits, and landlords/developers negotiate community based housing issues on a local level.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Prof. S. Leftoff in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at sleftoff@jjay.cuny.edu or at 212.237.8452. For the flyer, click HERE. For the application, click here

 

Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students

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My (Un)Documented Life is a blog whose mission is to post up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants and to provide a sense of community to their diverse group of readers.

My (Un)Documented Life posts scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, ways for navigating the educational systems, information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DAPA, and much more information.

Opportunities showcased on the blog with upcoming deadlines includes the UCLA Law School Fellows Program, for those who are pursuing top law programs and legal careers, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, for those who will be transferring to 4-year colleges, and the Public Policy and International Affairs Program, for those who are pursuing graduate degrees in public policy and international affairs.

To view other opportunities posted on the My (Un)Documented Life blog click HERE.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans

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The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans awards thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing any graduate school in the U.S. with up to $20,000 per year for one to two years.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of parents who were not U.S. citizens at the time of their births; someone born outside the U.S. and adopted by U.S. citizens; a DACA recipient
  • You must be a college senior or holder of a bachelor’s degree
  • You must not be beyond your second year in the graduate program for which you request support
  • You must not yet be 31 years old, as of the November 1 application deadline

 

The deadline to apply is November 1, 2016.

For more information on the Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans and how to apply click HERE

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) Program (10/7/2016)

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The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program helps undergraduate students to pursue STEM careers by participating as interns in one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities where they perform research, under a faculty mentor.

Internship appointments are 10 weeks long for the Summer Term (May through August) or 16 weeks long for the Fall (August through December) and Spring (January through May) Terms. Note: Not all DOE laboratories/facilities offer internships during the Fall and Spring Terms.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have an undergraduate cumulative minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all completed courses as a matriculating student.
  • Must be 18 years or older at the time the internship begins.
  • Must be a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien at the time of applying.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident Alien.
  • Applicants are limited to participation in the SULI program to no more than two internships.
  • Applicants can apply to the SULI program a maximum of three times.

Deadline: Friday, October 7, 2016 at 5:00PM ET

For more information, instructions on how to apply and the complete list of responsibilities, please click on the respective hyperlinks.

 

Art & Justice Fellowship Program (4/14/16)

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The Art & Justice Fellowship Program is an opportunity to receive a $2,000 scholarship, 6 academic credits, and internships at NYC museums like the MoMa, MET, Queens Museum, and El Museo del Barrio. The fellowship is a great opportunity to network, become apart of a community that focuses on issues related to art and justice, and to build your resume.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • Open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
  • Strong interest in the visual arts
  • At least one 100 level course in Art History or Studio Art at john Jay College (a minor in the Arts is also a plus)
  • Cover Letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the program
  • One reference from a professor (name and email contact)
  • Unofficial Transcript from John Jay College
  • A Resume
  • Finalists will go through an interview process by a representative of the Art & Justice Fellowship Program

Deadline: Applications must be emailed to Professor Claudia Calirman, Director of the Art & Justice Fellowship Program by April 14th, 2016

Those chosen for the Art & Justice Fellowship will take two classes- one in the Fall of 2016 and another in Spring 2017. Internships will begin in the Spring of 2017 and allow students to apply the skills and knowledge they gained in taking the required courses to excel in their internships. The fellowship also offers research experience with select faculty members from the Art & Music Department and those selected receive specialized academic advisement from a faculty mentor. For more information and to interact with the Arts & Justice Fellowship see their Facebook page here.

Only 10 applicants will be selected so make sure you establish a competitive application and get all of the requirements in on time. 

 

Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program (Rolling deadline)

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The McNair program at John Jay College, is looking for scholars who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree. The McNair program’s goal is to increase the amount of underrepresented students in graduate programs, with the ultimate goal of pursuing a PhD, through the use of creating and completing an original research project. Perks include:

  • Information about gradate school and admission requirements
  • Yearly stipend of $2,000
  • FREE GRE prep
  • Countless networking opportunities
  • Opportunities to travel out of state
  • A Faculty mentor in your discipline

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Genuine interest in pursuing a doctoral degree;
  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency;
  • 3.0 or better grade point average;
  • Upper Sophomore or Junior rank (i.e., 60-75 credits completed);
  • Low-income background, first generation college student and/or a member of a group under represented in graduate education (especially African American, Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander).

Having a graduate degree creates more opportunities for career options along with an increased salary.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. That is, the McNair program will continue to admit scholars until all of their slots are filled. A compete application includes the application itself, two letters of recommendation and an unofficial transcript.

If you are interested, please visit the official page of the McNair program at John Jay which includes more information and the application itself, by clicking here