GENDER JUSTICE ADVOCATES PROGRAM (3/31/2017)

Gender Justice

The Gender Justice Advocates Program is designed for John Jay students who are passionate about women’s rights, LGBTQ equality,  and creating a hospitable campus culture free of barriers, prejudice and bigotry and interested in event planning, and meeting new people. Advocates learn about local and national gender justice efforts, receive training in social justice organizing, and build bridges between their academic interests and professional ambitions.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Open to all undergraduates
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA for sophomores and beyond
  • Enthusiasm for gender advocacy
  • Desire to learn about gender-based programs, policies and resources
  • Ability to commit to the program for one academic year and fulfill the duties as listed below
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Participate in Tuesday weekly Gender Justice Meetings during community hour
  • Attend at least 2 site visits each semester
  • Plan and implement one event each semester that supports the Women Center Gender Justice’s (WCGJ) tenets
  • Work collaboratively with the WCGJ staff to develop a year-long advocacy campaign
  • Attend a minimum of 2 events sponsored by the WCGJ each semester
  • Promote the WCGJ mission and events through outreach, tabling and social media
  • Ability to work a minimum of 5 hours per week in the Women’s Center for Gender Justice
 Advocates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per semester.

 

To learn more about the opportunity or to access the application 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

 

Trial Advocacy Opportunity with the NYC Law Department (John Jay Students only)

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The New York City Law Deportment is in need of volunteers to serve as jurors for their trial advocacy program which supports junior attorneys at Fordham Law School. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about trial practice and to learn about the work that is done by the Law Department.

The program will be held on Friday, January 13 from 9 am until 5 pm at Fordham Law School.  A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

If you would like to volunteer your time on January 13th, please e-mail John Campbell at the Law Department at jcampbel@law.nyc.gov.  If you have any questions, you can e-mail or call John at 212-356-4081.  Please treat this as a firm commitment if you agree to volunteer because people are relying on your participation for the program to run effectively.

Google Lime Scholarship Program

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Google is dedicated to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and network retreats for computer science students with disabilities.

Recipients of the 2017 Google Lime Scholarship will receive a scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded to each student based on their academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science. The reward includes $10,000 for students studying in the U.S. and $5,000 for those studying in Canada- based on tuition costs!

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be an undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student currently enrolled at a university in Canada or the U.S.
  • The scholarship is open to international students studying in the U.S. or Canada and undocumented students are eligible to apply as well
  • You must be a full time student in the 2017-2018 academic year
  • You must be pursuing a degree in a technical field (ex: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software engineering)
  • You must be a student with a visible or invisible disability
  • You must demonstrate leadership and commitment to and passion for technology

Application Requirements:

  • Contact, education and experience information
  • Current resume & unofficial transcripts
  • Three essays – this is your opportunity to show us your passion for computer science
  • Two recommendation letters from a professor, adviser or supervisor

The deadline to apply is December 4, 2016

For more information on the Google Lime Scholarship Program and how to apply click HERE

Pinkerton Community Fellowship application, Academic Year 2016-17 (February 12, 2016)

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Pinkerton Community Fellowship application, AY 2016-17

We are currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Pinkerton Community Fellowship. To learn more about the Fellowship and to apply for the next cohort, please read this page in full.

Commitment and Compensation: The Pinkerton Community Fellowship is a 15-month program that begins in June of 2016 and runs through August of 2017. The community fellowship components are listed below:

Field placement: Community Fellows benefit from intensive experience at leading nonprofit community-based organizations that address a diverse range of youth justice issues.

  • Starting in June, fellows serve 35-hours per week during the first summer (June- August 2016);
  • 14-hours a week during the fall and spring semesters; and
  • 35-hours during the winter session(January 2017) & during the second summer (June – August 2017).
  • Coursework- In addition to the placement, fellows earn twelve-credits through an upperclass two-semester Practicum in Youth Justice course that is designed to enhance their understanding of the issues related to their work.
  • Seminars- Fellows also participate in on-going personal and professional development seminars throughout the fellowship period, Community Fellows earn a total of $12,750 throughout their 15-month commitment. The stipend is distributed as follows:
  • $3,500 for the first summer
  • $2,000 for each fall and spring semesters
  • $1,000 for full-time hours during the winter break; and
  • $4,250 during the second summer. (Serving the second summer is contingent upon receiving high performance ratings by both the host site and the PFI staff.

In addition to the stipend, Pinkerton Community Fellows receive:

  • An unlimited monthly metro card to cover travel expenses each month
  • An opportunity grant of $1,000 to help alleviate financial burdens that might arise during the fellowship period

Qualifications:

  • Current sophomore or junior (meaning you must be a junior or senior in AY 2016-17)
  • GPA of 3.0 or better
  • High level of responsibility, leadership, and commitment
  • Demonstrated genuine passion for youth justice

Application Timeline

  • Final deadline: Friday, February 12, 2016, at 5pm
  • Finalists will be interviewed and notified in March
  • The fellowship begins in June 2016

Application Process

To apply to be a Pinkerton Community Fellow, you must submit:

  • A written response to the following three (3) questions:
    1. Pinkerton Community Fellows work closely with young people who are involved in the justice system or who are at risk of entering the justice system. Describe your experience working with at-risk youth. If you have not worked with at-risk youth, describe any experience that involved leading, being a role model, or providing support to a group. In your response, please discuss your strengths in this sort of work and at least one area that you’d like to improve. (250 words max.)
    2. Describe an accomplishment you are proud of (from school, work, volunteering, or any other context) that involves working with young people or relates to the criminal justice field. In your response you should describe:
      1. what you accomplished,
      2. what challenges arose and how you overcame them,
      3. how you worked with your colleagues and/or supervisor, and
      4. what you learned in accomplishing the goal.

While you should touch on all four parts of the question (if they’re applicable to you), you should not actually label the parts in your response. (300 words max.)

  1. According to the US Department of Justice, the rate of youth in confinement in the United States decreased by over 40% from 1975 to 2010. Even with that improvement, however, the United States still places considerably more young people in confinement than other industrialized nations. Briefly describe one strategy that could be implemented in New York City to help reduce the number of young people subject to confinement, and explain why it could be an effective approach. (150 words max.)
  • A one-page resume. (Your personal statement and resume should be uploaded below as one PDF or Word doc.)
  • An unofficial transcript.
  • A recommendation form from a faculty member or supervisor. (Send this link to one professor or supervisor who will complete the recommendation on your behalf.)

To apply, complete the fields below (including the files to upload) before 5pm on Friday, February 12, 2016.