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

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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.

 

 

The Roger H. Davis Memorial Scholarship (6/5/17)

The Roger H. Davis Memorial Scholarship

The Roger H. Davis Memorial Scholarship is named after Roger H. David, an activist for LGBT rights who participated in the Stonewall Uprising. To honor his generous spirit, this scholarship aims to recognize fierce advocates for LGBT justice. One selected student will be given a minimum award of $500. 

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have completed at least 12 credits at John Jay College
  • Be Enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program 
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average

To apply, you must go to https://jjay-scholarships.fluidreview.com/awds/ and complete:

  • the John Jay College General Scholarship Application,
  • write a 500 word essay describing your role as a fierce advocate for LGBT justice, and;
  • submit two letters of recommendation. 

 

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.

CUNY 311 Call Taker (4/16/2017)

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The CUNY 311 Project is hiring students! 

Responsibilities 
– Answer incoming calls within the 24-hour/7-day/week operation in a professional and courteous manner.
– Maintain customer satisfaction.
– Identify customers’ needs and assist accordingly.
– Enter call data into a computerized tracking system.
– Perform routine clerical work such as copying, filing and faxing as needed.
– Collaborate with DoITT and CUNY Program staff as needed.
**Please visit the Center for Career and Professional Development for possible opportunities of obtaining academic credit using this experience.**

Qualifications
• Currently a student in good standing at a City University of New York college and graduating no sooner than December 2017.
• Undergraduate students, at time of application, must hold a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and maintain enrollment in at least 6 credits while working with CUNY 311.
• Graduate students, at time of application, must hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and maintain enrollment in at least 3 credits while working with CUNY 311.
• Be available 18 hours per week for three 6 hour shifts.
• Have strong computer skills and be proficient with Internet.
• Have excellent telephone etiquette and communication skills.
• Be proficient in English and have strong reading and writing skills.
• Only students with strong attendance and punctuality skills should apply.
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity or to apply, log into your John Jay Careers Online account and look for JOB ID: 24556. 

Hope Reichbach Fellowship (2/24/2017)

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The Hope Fund looks for college students who are pursing a future in civic leadership in the non-profit sector. Hope provides accepted students with $350 per week of fulltime work at a Brooklyn-based organization, plus unlimited Metro cards, as well as mentorship and a network of contacts.

Eligibility

You are eligible to apply for the Hope Reichbach Fellowship if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • You are a resident of New York City.
  • You are a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college.
  • You demonstrate financial need.
  • You are available for a full time, 10-week long summer internship.

Application Materials

  • Completed application form
  • Resume
  • Two References
  • Short Essays (click link below for details)
  • FAFSA worksheet or letter from your school’s Financial Aid Office

Deadline: February 24th, 2017 at 5PM
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

 

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.