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


  • 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.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans


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

Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP) Summer Internship (ASAP)



The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP) is one of the oldest and largest non-for-profit mental health training/treatment facilities in NYC. As a summer intern, you will work with ICP’s administrative staff, working on important projects, and being shown both the clinical and administrative in’s and out’s of a non-for-profit. This internship is an excellent way to build your resume, learn about non-for-profit work, see how psychotherapy institutes function, and to develop yourself professionally as well as personally.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • Must be an Undergraduate
  • Demonstrate strong interest in social work, mental health, and/or administrative work
  • Must submit an application.

*For more information and to request/submit an application, please email Trauma and Adult Treatment Program Coordinator, Jenny Schenkler at *

Deadline: Please request an application as soon as possible.

The ICP internship is competitive and requires dedication from interns. Please submit your applications as soon as possible for this excellent opportunity. ICP is conveniently located at the Columbus circle juncture and is easily accessible from the 1, A,B,C,D trains and the 104, 5,7, and 11 buses. For more information on ICP please visit their website here.


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


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


John Jay Vera Fellows Program (3/14/16)

The application deadline for the John Jay Vera Fellows Program is approaching. Vera is a yearlong program that offers students internship opportunities and academic experience. Students will work ten hours a week in an agency that seeks to improve the administration of justice and, at the same time, take a weekly seminar in Interdisciplinary studies. Fellows receive 6 academic credits (3 per semester) and a $3,000 stipend ($1,500 per semester).

Does any of the following interest you? Then consider applying!

  • Improvement of justice administration
  • Influencing public policy
  • Conducting research
  • Delivering a range of social services


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Junior or senior status (60+ credits)
  • GPA of 3.3 (B+) or above
  • Demonstrated interest in social justice and public service
  • Commitment to the program for a full academic year (Fall 2016 & Spring 2017)

Flyer can be found below!


Undergraduate Summer Research Internship- Biological Sciences, Brain and Cognitive Sciences (January 30, 2016)

Undergraduate Summer Research Internship- Biological Sciences, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

BIOThe Department of BiologyDepartment of Brain & Cognitive Sciences and the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines at MIT offer a joint 10-week research-intensive summer training program in the biological sciences, neurosciences or biomedical-related fields to advanced sophomore and junior science majors from other colleges and universities who have an interested in a research career. This summer internship program is funded in part by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Science Foundation, and the MIT School of Science.

Program Eligibility

Only current undergraduate students studying full time in the U.S. are eligible for this summer program. MIT undergraduates are not eligible for this program. If you are an MIT undergraduate, see the UROP Program website. Students studying abroad for more than one semester are not eligible.

In addition applicants must:

  • Be current sophomores or juniors who have successfully completed introductory courses in the biological sciences (Seniors in a 5-year program are also eligible)
  • Maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA in the science courses.
  • Have demonstrated an interest in basic research and in a career in the sciences.

Preference will be given to applicants from non-research intensive colleges and universities. Foreign students are not eligible unless they are currently enrolled as full-time undergraduates at a college or university in the U.S. on a student visa.

Program Goals

The summer program is primarily designed to encourage students from under-represented minority groups, first-generation college students, and students from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds to attend graduate school and pursue a career in basic research by providing them the opportunity to conduct supervised research in a top-notch research institution in a supportive learning environment with plenty of interaction with graduate students and faculty. Over 85% of past participants have enrolled in top graduate programs within two years of completing this summer program. A number of our summer interns were also awarded Goldwater Scholarships, 3-year pre-doctoral NSF fellowships, or 5-year Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study.

This summer program provides a unique opportunity for students who do not have access to top-notch research facilities at their own institution to conduct supervised research in a fast-paced environment with state-of-the-art research facilities, and to experience first hand the social and cultural environment at MIT.

Program Description

Students accepted into the program receive their 10-week practical training in one of over 90 research laboratories affiliated with the Department of Biology or the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences at MIT.

Areas of research are very diverse and include Biochemistry & Biophysics, Bioengineering,Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Chemical Biology, Computational & Systems Biology,Developmental Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Human Genetics, Infectious Diseases,Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Medicine & Human Disease, Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Cognitive Sciences, Computational Neuroscience, Systems Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Plant Biology, Structural Biology, Systems Biology, or Virology.

In addition, students receive training in reading and discussing scientific research papers, are exposed to scientific writing, practice giving oral presentations on their summer research and meet with various faculty to discuss scientific careers.

Students accepted into the program receive:

  • Campus housing.
  • A weekly stipend.
  • Travel allowance to and from MIT (domestic travel only).
  • An MIT email account.
  • Subsidized pass to the athletic facilities.
  • Wireless internet access.
  • Access to the MIT Medical Department.
  • Organized social activities and weekend outings.

Students are expected to work full-time in the laboratory, to participate in weekly lab meetings, and attend weekly academic and research seminars. The weekly seminars cover such topics as applying to graduate school, giving an oral presentation, writing a research abstract, learning about various career options available to Ph.D. graduates. These seminars are designed to help students improve their presentation skills and to be more competitive applicants. Students will also have the opportunity to attend departmental retreats, research symposia, research seminars, and meet with various faculty members

During the summer, students have several opportunities to give oral presentations on their research. At the end of the program students give a poster presentation on their research, submit a 5-page research summary, and a one-page personal statement about their summer experience at MIT.

Students are also invited to participate in weekend social activities, visit a local Biotech, and visit Boston and its vicinity. Students take a guided tour of Boston and the Freedom Trail, a one-day trip to Martha’s Vineyard, a 4th of July barbecue, and a Boston Harbor cruise.

Students in the MIT summer program live together on campus in shared suites with kitchens. This housing arrangement promotes social interactions and provides a wonderful opportunity to forge long-lasting friendships with peers in the program.

The application deadline is January 30, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Late submissions will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by March 15, 2016.

A complete application consists of:

  • The submitted online application form
  • Three letters of reference from science faculty, to be submitted electronically. At least one letter must be from a research mentor or lab supervisor. Please note that applicants must include a letter of reference from their most recent research experience (including if applicable from a summer research experiences at another institution).
  • Unofficial college transcript (scanned or otherwise, to be submitted electronically)

Please address any questions to

Click here to apply.

2016 Spring Undergraduate Internship Opportunity: American Civil Liberties Union Foundation- Immigrants’ Rights Project, New York City

2016 Spring Undergraduate Internship Opportunity

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation- Immigrants’ Rights Project, New York City

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.  Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than a million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin. The Immigrants’ Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) seeks applicants for Spring Undergraduate Internships in New York, starting in January 2016.

Stipends are available for those students who do not receive outside funding and/or course credit. Arrangements can be made with educational institutions for work/study or course credit.


The Immigrants’ Rights Project (IRP) is a national project of the American Civil Liberties Union with offices in New York and California. The internship will be in our New York City office. Using targeted impact litigation, advocacy and public outreach, the Project carries on the ACLU’s commitment to protecting the rights and liberties of immigrants. In federal district and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court, the Project conducts the nation’s largest impact litigation program dedicated to defending and expanding the rights of immigrants, enforcing the guarantees of the Constitution, and achieving equal justice under the law.

The Project has focused on challenging laws that deny immigrants access to the judicial system, impose indefinite and mandatory detention, and constitute discrimination on the basis of “alienage” by governmental and private entities. In addition, the Project has been challenging constitutional abuses that arise from immigration enforcement at the federal, state, and local levels, including litigation against worksite and home raids, local anti-immigrant employment and housing laws, and improper enforcement of federal immigration laws by local sheriffs.  IRP’s efforts in the enforcement arena seek to ensure the constitutional protections of the Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, combat racial profiling arising from actual or pretextual immigration enforcement that subjects immigrant communities to racism and hostility, and challenge government policies and practices that undermine or deny immigrants’ ability to effectuate their existing legal rights.


The internships require an 8-10 week commitment with a preferred start date of January 15, 2016. The internships are part-time with weekly hours that are negotiable. The number of interns accepted varies.


Interns will work under the direct supervision of the Project’s office manager and paralegals and will have the opportunity to work with the attorneys and staff of the Immigrants’ Rights Project on a range of significant issues and projects.  The work will include:

  • Conducting factual research.
  • Developing web-based informational updates.
  • Providing assistance to the department.
  • Handling written and telephonic inquiries from people seeking legal assistance.
  • Assisting in the maintenance of case files and compiling of press files.
  • Tracking current legislation related to immigration.
  • Other projects as assigned.


  • Commitment to civil liberties and immigrants’ rights.
  • Strong interest in social justice and legal issues.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly web-based research and facility with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Proficiency in Spanish preferred, but not required.
  • Demonstrated initiative to see projects through to completion.
  • Ability to perform administrative tasks as well as research and writing.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.


The ACLU seeks a diverse pool of applicants.

  • Candidates from non-traditional educational background and community colleges are encouraged to apply.
  • Send a cover letter, resume, and a short (less than five pages) to
  • All materials should be sent in PDF format.

This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment.  The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice. The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer.  We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.  The ACLU undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.

We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: Correspondence sent to this address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed.  Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.

The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU.”

If there are any questions, please contact or the ACLU at