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.

GENDER JUSTICE ADVOCATES PROGRAM (3/31/2017)

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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!

CUNY Becas 2017 (2/28/2017)

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The CUNY Becas program of the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute offers scholarships to CUNY undergraduate and graduate students who have little or no access to other funding sources. CUNY Becas does not discriminate based on immigration status so undocumented students can encouraged to apply. The scholarship can only be used for tuition and it covers up to $6,330.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Academic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Commitment to service in the Mexican community.

Application Materials:

  • Completed application form
  • Most recent transcript, can be an unofficial student copy
  • Two short essays of one-page max each
    • a personal statement with attention to your community service within the Mexican community
    • a financial statement that explains why you would benefit from being awarded CUNY Becas. If applicable, discuss any unusual personal or family circumstances.
  • A letter of recommendation and recommendation form

Click HERE to learn more information about CUNY Becas or to access the application.

 

America Needs You Fellows Program

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The America Needs You Fellows Program helps high achieving, first-generation college students succeed in college and their careers. Freshman can also apply! (see eligibility requirements below).

Eligibility Requirements

  • You are a first-generation college student (neither of my parents have a bachelor’s degree)
  • You are a freshman attending a 4-year or community college
    • If attending community college, you must intent to transfer to a 4-year school (ANY provides transfer support)
  • You are a college freshmen or a college student with no more than 30 credits by by 3/1/2017 if on a semester schedule
  • You are available to attend regular Saturday workshops
  • You are a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or eligible for full-time work in the U.S. by July 2017
  • You are considered low-income by HUD standards

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Program Benefits

  • Individualized support from a successful professional
  • 28 intensive workshops over a 2-year period
  • Counseling and academic support, up to $2,000 in grants
  • Diverse professionals and internship/job opportunities

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017. 

If you are a freshman, please take advantage of this fantastic opportunity; not many fellowships are available for freshmen! For more information on the America Needs You Fellows Program and how to apply click HERE. If you have any further questions, email Alexander Rendon at alexrendon13@gmail.com.

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.