4/27 deadline: Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office Is Accepting Applications For High School Summer Interns

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced on Monday the launch of the application process for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in participating in the summer internship program.  The five-week paid internship is open to students who live and /or attend high school in Brooklyn, and are interested in learning about the different careers and responsibilities within the criminal justice system. The internship runs from July 9 to August 10, 2018.

District Attorney Gonzalez said, “We are thrilled to once again open our doors to high school students eager to learn about the criminal justice system. This type of exposure can help a student shape their goals, and imagine themselves pursuing a career in law. This internship is a great opportunity to observe how all the parts of our criminal justice system work together.”

Selected students will be assigned to one of the many specialized units within the DA’s office, while also getting an overview of the criminal justice system. They can expect to assist with legal research and analysis; assist prosecutors preparing for trial; work on discovery; file maintenance and organizing court documents; participate in trial zone workshops; participate in judicial, legal and law enforcement-related field trips; and observe criminal proceedings including trials, guilty pleas and sentencings.

Interns will receive a MetroCard to cover their transportation needs which are being provided by the United Federation of Teachers.

During the five-week paid internship participants will receive a $150 stipend per week, and a weekly MetroCard. Internship hours will be: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm. Applicants are required to provide their most recent school transcript, a one-page resume, one letter of recommendation, and must submit a 300-word typed essay (12 pt. font and double-spaced) on why they are interested in interning with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office and what impact they think it will have on their future career goals and aspirations.

To apply, please visit: http://apply.brooklynda.org  beginning March 13, 2018, to upload transcript, essay and resume. Only the recommendation letter should be emailed as an attachment to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office at hsinternships@brooklynda.org, with the subject line: Recommendation Letter (Applicant’s First and Last Name). All application materials must be received no later than Friday, April 27, 2018. For questions or assistance, please contact the High School Internship and Youth Initiatives Program Coordinator at (718) 250-4873.

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4/2 deadline: Brooklyn Navy Yard Summer Internship

internship.PNGThe Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation’s Summer Internship Program connects graduating college-attending or college-bound undergraduate students to a wide range of work opportunities with businesses within the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Over the course of an 8-week session, students will be connected to Yard-based businesses and departments according to their future career interests, skillsets and educational background.

BNYDC’s Internship Program participants are exposed to real world work experiences, provided professional and career advisement, and opportunities to network with peers and a variety of business owners and industry leaders within the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Eligibility

Must be:

  • A NYC Resident ­or attend a NYC-based college
  • A college-bound or college- attending undergraduate student
  • Students must be able to present documentation that indicates they meet the above criteria.
  • If under 18, working papers must be provided. Working papers can be obtained from your school.

For more information, click here.

2/28 deadline: Artist in Residence Program

The Artist in Residence (AIR) program will sponsor residencies to approximately 6-8  local artists from Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights communities. Residencies of four to ten weeks include studio space, stipends and program supplies. AIRs become part of a dynamic community of artists participating in the libraries other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop between the artists and Brooklyn Public Library. Artists also have the option of creating a piece of art during the residency period that will belong will become a part of the library’s collection. Artists selected for this program are at all stages in their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture.

This program is in partnership with STooPS Bed-Stuy.

Submit your application by February 28th.

OBT 2018 Open House: Paid Youth Internships

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Brooklyn Legal Pipeline Initiative for Brooklyn college students

The Brooklyn Legal Pipeline Initiative (BLPI) is designed to provide students from diverse backgrounds, who live or attend college in Brooklyn, direct instruction on how to successfully apply to and fund a law school education. Participants will additionally attend a networking event where they will have the opportunity to socialize with practicing attorneys and judges and identify potential mentors.  Students who attend all sessions will be offered an opportunity to obtain a summer internship. Stipends may be available to defray certain transportation and ancillary costs associated with the internships. This program is co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA), The Defense Association of New York (DANY) and the Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA).

Selected students will attend five (5) two-hour classroom sessions, once a month, starting in February 2018 that will be moderated by volunteer judges, attorneys and law school administrators. Classes will be held at the Brooklyn Bar Association’s landmark building located at 123 Remsen Street in downtown Brooklyn. These classes will be held from 5:30- 7:30 PM on dates to be announced and will address the following topics:

Session 1The Legal Profession – What is a lawyer? What do they do? – Panel discussion with judges and attorneys describing the areas in which they practice.

Session 2 Applying to Law School – Course selection- Time management – Writing skills – IRAC – The LSAT’s – Paying for law school – Guided questions and answer session with a  career counselor and a law school admissions officer.

Session 3Networking and Mentoring – Each participant will be paired with an Attorney Mentor – Developing a resume and cover letter.

Session 4 Internships –Interview Skills – Professionalism.

Session 5Mock Interviews – Each participant will participate in simulated interviews and will receive immediate constructive feedback.

July -August 2018 – Summer Internship Program

Click The Brooklyn Legal Pipeline Initiative to download the application, which is also available online at www.brooklynwomensbar.org and www.defenseassociationofnewyork.org.