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. 

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.

Trial Advocacy Opportunity with the NYC Law Department (John Jay Students only)

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The New York City Law Deportment is in need of volunteers to serve as jurors for their trial advocacy program which supports junior attorneys at Fordham Law School. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about trial practice and to learn about the work that is done by the Law Department.

The program will be held on Friday, January 13 from 9 am until 5 pm at Fordham Law School.  A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

If you would like to volunteer your time on January 13th, please e-mail John Campbell at the Law Department at jcampbel@law.nyc.gov.  If you have any questions, you can e-mail or call John at 212-356-4081.  Please treat this as a firm commitment if you agree to volunteer because people are relying on your participation for the program to run effectively.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans

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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

Google Lime Scholarship Program

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Google is dedicated to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and network retreats for computer science students with disabilities.

Recipients of the 2017 Google Lime Scholarship will receive a scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded to each student based on their academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science. The reward includes $10,000 for students studying in the U.S. and $5,000 for those studying in Canada- based on tuition costs!

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be an undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student currently enrolled at a university in Canada or the U.S.
  • The scholarship is open to international students studying in the U.S. or Canada and undocumented students are eligible to apply as well
  • You must be a full time student in the 2017-2018 academic year
  • You must be pursuing a degree in a technical field (ex: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software engineering)
  • You must be a student with a visible or invisible disability
  • You must demonstrate leadership and commitment to and passion for technology

Application Requirements:

  • Contact, education and experience information
  • Current resume & unofficial transcripts
  • Three essays – this is your opportunity to show us your passion for computer science
  • Two recommendation letters from a professor, adviser or supervisor

The deadline to apply is December 4, 2016

For more information on the Google Lime Scholarship Program and how to apply click HERE