2021-2022 – Opportunities Available

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To learn more about each organization, click on “participating organization” on the left.

For The Many

 

Position #1 – Community Engagement Intern

Number of student positions: 1

Position Background: We are working on local and state level issue campaigns related to housing justice. To win these progressive statewide policies we need to make calls to our community members to gather popular support for these campaigns in order to pressure elected officials to pass the legislation. Additionally, we will endorse a number of local progressive candidates for the 2021 General Elections in November who we will make calls for in order to help them win their elections.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Deep Canvassing, calling community members to build support and mobilize them around our progressive campaigns (issue and electoral). Plugging in supportive community members who are also interested in phonebanking for progressive campaigns.
  • Voter Engagement Phonebanking, calling constituents about local elections
  • Relational Recruitment, talking to your friends/family/peers about the campaigns and seeing if they would like to make a call to a legislator and/or join you for a deep canvassing shift

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills and work ethic
  • Strong communication skills
  • Interest in and desire to support the mission of For The Many
  • Interest in volunteer recruitment, community outreach, electoral/issue campaigns

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the political process and issue campaigns, receive first hand experience moving through the political process, strategy and tactics used in issue and electoral campaigns at the local and state level
  • Phonebanking, talking to the community about our campaigns, recruiting potential volunteers and members
  • Deep Canvassing, learning to connect with community members on the phone, encourage them to share their experiences, ask them elicitive questions, and gauge their support of campaigns
  • Familiarity with digital organizing tools, including Thrutalk and peer-to-peer texting programs
  • Relational Organizing, organizing your own networks to take action for progressive issue and electoral campaigns in NY

Fortune Society

Position #1 – Volunteer Services Programs Intern

Number of student positions – 1

Position Summary: The goal of the Volunteer Services Programs Intern is to support The Fortune Society’s Volunteer Services department in creating training, marketing, and facilitation materials for a new volunteer program “Resume Academy” as well as other volunteer programs. The intern will be working alongside the Director of Volunteer Services in managing multiple projects related to service programs.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Create/edit documents needed to train volunteers in specific programs
  • Create/edit Power Point slides, graphics, flyers, training/program documents
  • Email volunteers in specific programs, create calendar invites, and track attendance
  • Facilitate program in-person at LIC office 1x/week (2 hours 5-7pm)
  • Facilitate tutor remote meetings and take notes (tutors meet with each other 1x/mo to discuss best practices)
  • Send satisfaction surveys and write analysis (1x/quarter)
  • Conduct various research and display in 1-2 page reports
  • Write volunteer newsletter (1x/quarter); interview volunteers and staff, collect and synthesize data from volunteers, write short articles/highlights/data snapshots

Desired Qualifications

  • Proven passion and desire to promote the mission and work of Fortune
  • Ability to receive and respond productively to constructive criticism
  • Ability to conduct journalistic interviews and write short articles for wide audience
  • Strong ability to work with Canva, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, Google Sheets, PowerPoint, Zoom, Outlook
  • Strong writing, editing, fact checking, proofing, research, and verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrated public speaking skills, very comfortable facilitating remote meetings
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain experience building and developing volunteer service programs including the training and supplementary documents
  • Enhance ability to be an effective team player through Volunteer Services
  • Further develop public speaking and presentation skills in a professional setting
  • Increase knowledge of understanding and working with the formerly incarcerated population

African Services Committee

To work at this organization, skills in one of the following three languages are required. Click on the language that applies to you to see the available opportunities. 

Position #1 – Hotline and Administrative Volunteer (French)

Number of Student Participants: 1

Responsibilities:

  • Assist attorneys with interpretation and translations
  • Conduct legal research for attorneys
  • Screen potential clients for immigration eligibility through the legal hotline
  • Return client calls
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a bachelor’s or master’s program in International Relations, Social Sciences, or related Global fields
  • Cultural awareness of and sensitivity to vulnerable immigrant populations
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment
  • Strong organizational and communication skills with high attention to detail
  • Fluent or highly conversational in French
    • Must be able to converse expertly with native speakers about a variety of sensitive and detailed topics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Intern will learn about the African Services Committee as well as various social services available to immigrant populations in New York.
  • The intern will deepen understanding of immigration law, policy, and practice in the United States.
  • Intern will develop problem solving skills, client service skills, and intercultural social work skills.
  • Intern will learn how to manage client affairs within established deadlines, to provide the best service possible.

Position #2 – Hotline and Administrative Volunteer (Spanish)

Number of Student Participants: 1

Responsibilities:

  • Manage requests for legal assistance
  • Return client calls
  • Screen potential clients for immigration eligibility
  • Assist staff with translations and legal research
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a bachelor’s or master’s program in International Relations, Social Sciences, or related Global fields
  • Cultural awareness of and sensitivity to vulnerable immigrant populations
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment
  • Strong organizational and communication skills with high attention to detail
  • Fluent or highly conversational in Spanish
    • Must be able to converse expertly with native speakers about a variety of sensitive and detailed topics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Intern will learn about the African Services Committee as well as various social services available to immigrant populations in New York.
  • The intern will deepen understanding of immigration law, policy, and practice in the United States.
  • Intern will develop problem solving skills, client service skills, and intercultural social work skills.
  • Intern will learn how to manage client affairs within established deadlines, to provide the best service possible.

Position #3 – Hotline and Administrative Volunteer (Creole)

Number of Student Participants: 1

Responsibilities:

  • Manage requests for legal assistance
  • Return client calls
  • Screen potential clients for immigration eligibility
  • Assist staff with translations and legal research
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a bachelor’s or master’s program in International Relations, Social Sciences, or related Global fields
  • Cultural awareness of and sensitivity to vulnerable immigrant populations
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment
  • Strong organizational and communication skills with high attention to detail
  • Fluent or highly conversational in Creole
    • Must be able to converse expertly with native speakers about a variety of sensitive and detailed topics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Intern will learn about the African Services Committee as well as various social services available to immigrant populations in New York.
  • The intern will deepen understanding of immigration law, policy, and practice in the United States.
  • Intern will develop problem solving skills, client service skills, and intercultural social work skills.
  • Intern will learn how to manage client affairs within established deadlines, to provide the best service possible.