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.

The CUNY Pipeline Program ( January 15, 2016)

The CUNY Pipeline Program

The Pipeline Program is a CUNY-wide initiative designed to provide educational and financial support to CUNY undergraduates from groups currently underrepresented in our nation’s universities who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in preparation for college-level teaching and advanced research. The Pipeline Program is a year-long program that includes several components.

  • Pipeline Summer Institute (PSI)– The Pipeline Program provides orientation to the world of graduate education through a six-week summer research institute at the CUNY Graduate Center. In the summer institute, fellows take a research seminar in either the social sciences or the humanities designed to introduce them to graduate-level work and research skills. They also take courses on critical thinking and writing, Grad School 101, and intensive GRE preparation. An important outcome of the PSI is the drafting of a research statement that forms the foundation of later activities.
  • Monthly Colloquia– In the fall and spring semesters, fellows attend monthly colloquia at the Graduate Center focused on the graduate admissions process. They also work in small peer mentoring groups led by MAGNET fellows (these fellows are Graduate Center doctoral students who are also from underrepresented groups). We try to provide as much overlap between the academic discipline of the Pipeline students and MAGNET mentors.
  • Research Project– Research and scholarly writing is the foundation of any graduate school application. Pipeline students conduct a research project directed by a CUNY faculty mentor (chosen by the student). This project forms the basis of students’ research statement or statement of purpose…that important piece of a grad school application.
  • Research Conference– An important focus of the spring colloquia sessions is to help students prepare to present their research in a conference setting.  Pipeline students report on their research project at the annual CUNY Pipeline Conference held at the Graduate Center in March and submit a thesis based on this research at the end of the academic year.
  • Supportive Environment– Everyone involved with the Pipeline Program (faculty, staff, mentors, and your fellow students) is dedicated to providing a safe, fun, intellectually stimulating, and caring environment. We spend a lot of time together and due to a relatively small cohort we really get to know each other and grow to care about each other as scholars and as human beings.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to qualify for admission into the CUNY Pipeline Program, a student must:

  1. be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  2. have an interest in pursuing a career in college teaching and research;
  3. have a minimum GPA of 3.2;
  4. be scheduled to graduate in the spring of the senior (or final) year;
  5. be a junior enrolled in one of CUNY’s senior colleges and have earned at least 80 credits;
  6. be a full-time registered student in one of the CUNY senior colleges

Other Rules

  • Students majoring in law, business, or medicine are not eligible to participate in the Pipeline Program. There are several similar programs in these fields so we encourage you to look into them.
  • You are required to have a faculty mentor (typically from your CUNY campus) for the duration of the program. In some cases students may switch mentors; however, this is strongly discouraged.
  • Pipeline students are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful manner during the program. We strive to create and uphold an inclusive and challenging academic environment.
  • Pipeline students are expected to be punctual and not have outside school or work commitments during the Pipeline Summer Institute.
  • To be eligible for the above stipends the requirements for each must be met.

An application MUST include:

  • 2 essays (you will copy and paste the text into the online application). Essay topics can be previewed here.
  • CV or resumé (also copy and pasted into online app)
  • Contact info for your faculty mentor (entered in the online app).
  • Official college transcript sent to the Educational Opportunity and Diversity office at the CUNY Graduate Center (address here).
  • At least 2 letters of recommendation (one from your faculty mentor) emailed to

Essay Topics

Prepare these essays before you start the online application.

  • Essay 1: Discuss a diversity issue of local or national concern and its significance to you?
  • Essay 2: Discuss your own research interests and how you came to develop these interests. Was there a specific course or project that made you realize you want to teach and do research at the college level? How do you intend to pursue these interests in graduate school?

Stipend Amounts and Requirements

Pipeline Fellows receive stipends during the course of the program totaling approximately $6,000.

  • Stipend for participating in the Summer Institute
  • Stipend for Graduate Record Exam (GRE) fee
  • Stipend to cover graduate school application fees
  • Stipend for participation in the spring research conference
  • Stipend for completion of the thesis at the end of the program

Deadline: January 15,2016

Applications received by this deadline will be fully reviewed. We will continue to accept applications after the priority deadline until we have assembled a full cohort. We may call applicants in for individual and/or group interviews. We will typically have decision by early April.