Campaign Career Orientation and Spring/Summer Internship Opportunities

If you are interested in political campaign career and internships related to the area, please check out the below message from the Hans Riemer’s Office announcement.
Campaign Career Orientation and Spring/Summer Internship Opportunities
I wanted to pass along a quick opportunity if you’d be willing to send to any students you know that are interested in campaigns and are looking to dip their toe in politics and/or bolster their resume.
Our campaign (Hans Riemer for County Executive) is hosting a Campaign Career Orientation (we’ll give people an overview on what a career path in political campaigns looks like and have voter reg/vote by mail forms for anyone that needs them), and I wanted to extend the invitation to your students. The event itself is nonpartisan — our goal is to give folks a baseline understanding of if a job on a campaign is right for them and an overview of roles on our team.
We’re hosting a virtual session (4/11; 5pm) and in person session (4/4; 5pm). Feel free to RSVP on those links. While we would prefer that folks were in person, know that’s impossible for most of y’all if you’re in school out of state!
Would you be willing to pass along the invitation to your department + students? Would love to get as many folks there as possible and give folks an overview of if a career in campaigns is something that makes sense for them as they’re thinking about their life post-college (and is certainly something I wish I had when graduating a few years ago!)
In addition, we are bringing on a talented team of college interns. I would love it if you could pass along the job description to your class/department — want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to join our team and learn!
For further information, please contact Mr. Aziz Yakub // Campaign Manager by emailing to internships@hansriemer.com

If you get an offer for an internship position, please contact Prof. Kang, MK (Myung-koo.Kang@Baruch.Cuny.Edu) for a course credit.

Two Internship Announcements

Here are two internship/fellows positions. The first one is for Climate Change, and the one is a paid internship for the Center for an Urban Future. If you’re interested, please apply them soon!

  1. Summer Internships for the Climate Change

Here is the announcement from the CCL for summer interns and fellows. The application deadline is very soon, March 31. So, if you are interested, please hurry up!

My name is Steffanie Munguía and I am the Student Engagement Manager for Citizens’ Climate Lobby/Citizens’ Climate Education (CCL). CCL is a national nonprofit organization that builds grassroots support for climate legislation. I’m reaching out today to share some opportunities that may be of interest to your students (below and attached) and learn how we can better support your institution.

We are currently recruiting students and recent graduates to join our team as interns or fellows. We have opportunities with a variety of different departments that may appeal to students across many disciplines. These experiences provide valuable work experience, networking opportunities, and may include academic or financial benefits. You can learn more about our current openings on our website. The application deadline is March 31st, 2022.

For students looking to deepen their learning outside of the classroom, we offer a free Climate Advocacy Certificate Program each semester. This provides valuable transferable skills in advocacy, climate science, and communication over the course of a 15-week remote course. Students interested in enrolling in next semester’s program should sign up by June 1st, 2022.

CCL is a growing organization and often has open positions that we advertise here. We also post climate related jobs from other organizations in our jobs forum.

 

  1. Paid Internship Positions at the Center for an Urban Future

My name is Stephanie and I’m the Events and Operations Manager and Intern Coordinator here at the Center for an Urban Future (CUF). We’re an independent, nonpartisan public policy research think-tank that produces innovative analysis on economic development and workforce development issues in New York City, with a focus on promoting economic diversity. One pillar of CUF’s work is around CUNY as a key space for community and economic development —some examples of this work can be seen herehere, and here.

I’m reaching out because every semester we hire an internship crop of 4-5 policy research interns to support our work, and we’re specifically interested in making this paid opportunity available to more CUNY students. If at all possible, I would love to partner with you on sharing this opportunity with your college’s student network! We are eager to get even more CUNY applicants, and in turn interns, into our cohorts.

Our research assistants get hands-on experience conducting data analysis, phone interviews, writing policy memos, and more. They are also often cited as contributors to our work as seen here and here. Specifically, we think this program is best targeted to students pursuing degrees in public policy, urban planning, journalism, economics, government, social science, or related fields.

If you have any recommendations for any further steps we can take, or want to point your students in our direction, that would be great! Our internship posting with instructions for submitting applications can be seen on our website here, but I’m also attaching a shareable flyer.

We are still looking to fill a few more spots for this summer at 20 hours a week and $15/hour! The deadline for this upcoming cohort is 4/15, though early applications are also appreciated.

3 Internship Opportunities

Three Internship Opportunities

  1. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries Office is looking for Spring interns. See the below announcement SPRING 2022 District Office Internships with U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries
  2. Urban Green Council is looking for summer interns. See the below message.

My name is Sam and I am reaching out on behalf of Urban Green Council. We are a NYC-based nonprofit dedicated to transforming buildings for a sustainable future in New York City and around the world. I’m reaching out because we are currently hiring interns for Summer 2022. We are looking to fill four positions:

  • Policy Internship
  • Education Development Internship
  • Education Program Internship
  • Fundraising Internship

These roles are great opportunities for current Baruch College students to gain experience in the sustainability industry. A full job description and application instructions can be found on our Jobs and Internships page.

  1. Future Leaders in Action is also looking for summer interns.

My name is Milly Seraus-Roache. I am the new Executive Director of Future Leaders in Action. Kirsten, our former ED and current board chair shared your contact information with me and I am writing because we have recently opened the application period for our Summer 2022 fellowship program and would love it if you could pass the opportunity along to your students.

FLIA believes that everyone should have access to growth and leadership opportunities regardless of socioeconomic conditions. Since 2015, we have placed over 70 fellows to work full time for 3 months on capacity building projects at various youth-focused organizations across the country. FLIA has a high-touch approach to working with fellows and commits to paying a living wage stipend, as well as, providing ongoing professional development and mentoring throughout the fellowship.

FLIA is currently looking to hire for 8 fellowship positions in Central Iowa and the New York City metro area. Fellows would be placed with some really awesome partners.

Here is a link to apply and learn more about the program.

And here is a link to all the job descriptions.

And don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions about the fellowship.

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Prof. MK Kang (myung-koo.kang@baruch.cuny.edu)

Congressional Election Campaign Internship

The Brian Mannix Congressional campaign in the NY-8 district in Brooklyn is looking for interns. Currently, they are looking for interns to join their campaign, reaching out to local colleges and universities for students that want to gain experience on a dynamic Congressional campaign.
Currently, they are looking for students interested in:
  • Organizing and Field Operations
  • Donor Outreach and Development
  • Communications
  • Digital Campaigning
  • Data Analysis
  • Public Policy
If interested, please contact Mr. Dan Whitely, (330)-329-3334, the Chief of Staff.

Election Campaign Internship for the Spring

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is running for re-election in a competitive primary for New York’s 12th Congressional District. Carolyn has been a tireless fighter for progressive causes for over 20 years, being an original co-sponsor of the Green New Deal and a co-sponsor of Medicare for All. She has been rated the #2 most effective member of Congress by govtrack.us, and is currently serving as Chairwoman of the powerful House Oversight Committee.

To learn more about this internship opportunity, please see the attached PDF file below: Maloney Campaign Organizing Fellowship

The Dr. Wendy Heyman Public Interest Fellowship

The application forms for the Dr. Wendy Heyman Public Interest Fellowship are now available online.  This $3,000 fellowship is for students who are interning (unpaid) or volunteering at “Common Good” sites where the work makes a difference in the world.  There are 16 $3,000 fellowships available for the Spring 2021 semester.
Applications will be accepted and fellowships will be granted on a rolling basis now through January 29, 2022.

Internship Opportunity at the Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator Gillibrand’s office is seeking highly motivated students to serve as interns in the New York City Headquarters for the upcoming Spring 2022 internship program.

Their internship program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders and prepare them for future public service opportunities. Students are provided a unique vantage point from which to observe and participate in government work. Interns will be placed in a number of departments in the Senator’s office including Constituent Affairs, Community Outreach and Operations.

The spring 2022 internship program application is open now at https://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/help/internships. All applications should include an updated resume, cover letter, writing sample, letter of reference, and transcript (unofficial is acceptable). A minimum of 20 hours per week is expected of interns, although we would prefer full-time availability.

To learn more, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about internship opportunities in the Senate. If you have any additional questions, you could reach out to Emile Bazile (NYC Operations Manager)by email at emile_bazile@gillibrand.senate.gov.

If you get an offer for this internship opportunity, please contact Prof. Kang, MK (myung-koo.kang@baruch.cuny.edu) for your course credit for doing this internship activity.

Press Operation Intern at a Congresswoman’s Office (Deadline Dec.15, 2021)

The District Office of Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (1651 3rd Avenue at 92nd & 3rd Avenue) is currently looking for a press intern to support the Congresswoman’s press operation. This is a 3 month position starting in January 2022. Please find a description below and circulate with your students. Please note that this is an in-person internship.

Press Internship Description

Press interns will play a central role in the Congresswoman’s press shop and will get one-on-one training by the NY Press Secretary and face time with the Congresswoman, a senior member of the New York Congressional Delegation and a member of the Democratic leadership as Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Interns will assist with coordinating and advancing the Congresswoman’s press conferences, drafting press releases and advisories, staffing internal and external events, pitching calls to the New York press corps in advance of press conferences, monitoring media coverage in local papers, and managing a daily list of news clips relevant to the work of the Congresswoman. Our office is a fast-paced work environment in which excellent writing, computer, research and organization skills are highly appreciated, as is a strong interest in current events and local politics. The office is flexible on time and school schedules.

No previous communications internships or experience is necessary but an interest in local NYC politics is critical.

Students interested in applying can contact me by December 15, 2021 at adrien.lesser@Mail.house.gov with the following materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • 2 writing samples

For more questions, please contact Prof. Kang (Myung-koo.Kang@Baruch.Cuny.edu)

New York State Senate and Assembly Undergraduate Sessions

New York State Senate and Assembly

Undergraduate Sessions Assistant Internship Programs for 2022

The New York State Senate and Assembly Sessions Internship are comprehensive academic programs which give qualified students direct access to state government and the legislative process. Strong personal initiative and principles are essential for success in the programs.

Over the past 9 years, more than 70 Baruch students have participated in the Albany Senate and Assembly Session Assistant internship programs during the spring semester. Many of them have been selected for competitive fellowship programs, such as New York City Urban Fellows, and/or have gone onto graduate school.

If you are accepted to the programs, you will:

  • Spend the spring semester (January-May 2022) living and working in the state capital!
  • Earn a $6,600 stipend and 15 credits!
  • Work full-time with a NYS Senator or Assembly member

Want to get well prepared? Register for one of the following virtual information sessions hosted by Prof. Michael Feller, Campus Liaison Officer.

  • Thursday Sept 23rd, 12:30pm-1:30pm: RSVP
  • orThursday Sept 23rd, 5pm-6pm: RSVP

If you have any questions regarding the program and the information session, please emailMSPIA.BSPA@baruch.cuny.edu or Prof. Kang (Myung-koo.Kang@baruch.cuny.edu)