$1,000 DISH Promotions Scholarship (5/31/2017)


Dish Promotions is having a writing contest and the winner will be awarded with a $1,000 scholarship.

Applicants must answer in 600 to 1000 words, the following:

Explain what makes watching a sporting event live more valuable than watching it pre-recorded, and why this is different from most other programming.

Additionally, two professional sources are required (Wikipedia does not count as a professional source). Also, all applicants must use perma.cc if they choose to use online sources and use MLA citation style for their work. *Citations will not be included in the word count limit.*

To learn more about this 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


The Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) Fellowship (11/1/16)


The Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) have continuously supported students pursue graduate degrees in public policy and international affairs. The PPIA Fellowship begins with the completion of a Junior Summer Institutes (JSI), a seven week summer program that prepares students for these graduate programs, and other leadership roles.

Students selected for the 2017 JSI Fellowship cohort will study at one of five participating universities: Carnegie Mellon UniversityPrinceton UniversityUniversity of California, BerkeleyUniversity of MichiganUniversity of Minnesota.

Students also receive a stipend of up to $1,500, housing at their JSI university, books and materials related to their summer course, and other benefits that can be found on the PPI website, here.


  • Must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident
    • UC Berkeley and Princeton University can accept international students who are studying at US institutions.
  • Applicants must have an expected graduation date between December 2017 and August 2018.
  • Must not have attained a Bachelor’s Degree prior to start of Junior Summer Institute.
  • Must be committed to completing a Master’s Degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.
  • Must be interested in contributing to the diversity of perspectives present in the PPIA Fellowship Program.

The deadline to apply is November 1, 2016.

For more information on the application process follow this link.

The Pinkerton Community Fellowship (February 12, 2016)

The Pinkerton Community Fellowship is a professional development opportunity for John Jay College undergraduates interested in working in juvenile justice. (Graduate students in Forensic Psychology and Forensic Mental Health Counseling can apply for the Pinkerton Graduate Community Fellowship.)

Over the course of the 15-month internship, Fellows work with organizations that serve justice-involved youth (such as Advocates for Children and the Center for Court Innovation), in addition to taking a two-semester course to supplement their fieldwork experience and participating in other professional development activities.

If you meet the requirements detailed above and are interested in applying for Cohort 5 of the Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative (beginning in June 2016 and finishing in August 2017), please supply your information below and (if possible) register for an information session. The full application is also available online here.

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) and during the second summer (June – August 2017).
    • Coursework – In addition to the placement, fellows earn twelve-credits through an upper-class 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


  • 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:
    • 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.)
    • 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:
      • what you accomplished,
      • what challenges arose and how you overcame them,
      • how you worked with your colleagues and/or supervisor, and
      • 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.)

*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.