9/29 deadline: Social Justice Post-Graduate Fellowship is Now Open

The New York City Social Justice Postgraduate Fellowship (SJPF) is a program for law school graduates to gain professional experience within municipal government.

Social Justice Post-Graduate Fellowship (SJPF) Social Justice Post-Graduate Fellowship (SJPF)

The New York City Social Justice Post-Graduate Fellowship (SJPF) is a full-time program for law school graduates to gain professional experience within municipal government. In its second year, the SJPF Program term will run from January to October of 2018.

Placement in New York City government offices lies at the heart of the SJPF Program. Fellows will be placed within mayoral and non-mayoral City agencies, offices, or the City Council in roles that complement their skill sets, interests, and expertise. The work is legal in nature. Fellows work on projects that foster equity for underserved and under-resourced communities, and engage in issue areas that impact communities that experience disparate outcomes in the five boroughs. In this capacity, Fellows have the opportunity to collaborate with senior-level policymakers, elected officials, and participate directly in the work of policymaking and governance.

While taking part in the work of government, NYC Social Justice Fellows are required to participate in educational and professional enrichment programming throughout the term that will help them serve as effective government leaders.
ELIGIBILITY:
Prospective applicants should:

  • Have graduated from an ABA-certified law school no earlier than May 2014
  • Be admitted to the New York State Bar or be taking the appropriate steps to gain admission, as determined by the SJPF Program staff
  • Demonstrate an interest in public service
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice

STIPEND and BENEFITS:

  • Selected fellows will receive a stipend of $46,500.00 for an anticipated 9-month fellowship term
  • Fellows will be full-time employees of the City of New York and eligible for benefits in accordance with civil service title regulations

APPLICATION:

  • The application will be accepted until September 29, 2017.
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Internship Opportunities at the United Nations

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Why be a United Nations intern?

If you are thinking of entering the world of diplomacy and public policy, an internship at the United Nations could be the ideal start for you.

The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of the United Nations. You will be given a real chance to work with our people. As part of our team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring career professionals and senior management, you will be exposed to high-profile conferences, participate in meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as organizational policy of the United Nations. Initially you will take on the amount of responsibility you can shoulder; the potential for growth, however, is yours to develop.

Can you be a United Nations intern?

  • Are you enrolled in a Master’s or in a Ph.D. programme, or in the final year of a Bachelor’s programme; or within one year after graduation from a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. programme?
  • Do you have excellent command of English or French?
  • Are you neither a child or a sibling of a United Nations Secretariat staff member?

 

4/20 deadline: Brooklyn District Attorney’s Internship Program

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4/23 deadline: Downtown Brooklyn Arts Management Fellowship

Applications deadline: April 23, 2017 at midnight.

The Downtown Brooklyn Arts Management Fellowship Program is a paid 11-month opportunity for a cohort of young people to gain experience and skills for careers in arts management.  The program aims to increase the diversity of staff in cultural organizations by creating a route into arts management without having to take unpaid internships or earn a master’s degree. It is sponsored by four organizations in the Brooklyn Cultural District:  BRIC, Mark Morris Dance Group, Theatre for a New Audience, and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts.

Fellowship Experience

Fellows will rotate through 12-week work experience assignments at all four partner organizations.  Assignments are available in all core areas of arts management, including Development, Marketing/Community Engagement, Education, Curatorial/Programming, Production/Tech and Administration/Finance.  Fellows will be assigned a mentor during each placement to help maximize the learning experience.  It will be possible to do more than one rotation in an area of interest, but fellows will also be encouraged to experience multiple areas of work experience.

Fellows will also attend a professional development program once or twice each week that will teach leadership abilities, and offer instruction on valuable administrative skills such as how to read a financial statement.  The curriculum will include speakers, group activities, a group project, and networking opportunities.  The fellowship year is intended as a springboard for each fellow’s professional network and career in arts management.

Eligibility

  • College graduation between spring 2015 and spring 2017; or 3-4 years of work experience that substitutes for college
  • Strong interest in working for a cultural organization
  • Some experience in arts producing, presenting or administration – paid or unpaid
  • Excellent communication skills and strong computer literacy
  • Available to work full-time on weekdays, with flexibility for evening and weekend activities
  • Authorized to work in the US
  • We seek diversity across cultural background, racial identity, gender identity, economic background and physical ability.

Schedule and Pay

This is a full-time, 11-month program starting in September 2017.  Fellows must be available for full-time work on weekdays, and are flexible to attend evening events. The fellowship will pay an annual salary of $33,000 plus sick and vacation leave and medical insurance.

Applications will be accepted until April 23, 2017 at midnight. Decisions will be announced in May 2017.

The Partners

BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.

Theatre for a New Audience opened its Polonsky Shakespeare Center in the Brooklyn Cultural District in 2013.  The Theatre has the mission to develop and vitalize the performance and study of Shakespeare and classic drama.

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) uses the visual arts as a point of departure for exploring new artistic production across a variety of disciplines. Through exhibitions and programming, MoCADA incites dialogue on pressing social and political issues facing the African Diaspora and fosters a dynamic space for the creation and continuous evolution of culture.

Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG), founded in New York City in 1980 by choreographer Mark Morris, has a mission to develop, promote, and sustain dance, music, and opera productions by Morris and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community.

To Apply

Please apply here.

Questions?

Please contact Betsy Smulyan at bsmulyan@bricartsmedia.org.

3/31 deadline: YouthBridge-NY Fellowship Program

The heart of YouthBridge-NY is its two-year Fellowship program, where high school juniors and seniors from diverse backgrounds participate in intensive trainings on leadership and diversity.

The fellowship kicks off in late August with an overnight orientation retreat, where participants get to know each other through team-building games, outdoor activities, and workshops on topics like diversity, social justice, and leadership.

Throughout the first year of the program, first-year teen Fellows participate in skill-building workshops and team-based learning opportunities; second year Bridgers are immersed in experiential learning opportunities and mentoring with successful professionals.

Each YouthBridge-NY fellowship year concludes with an End-of-Year Celebration and Bridger Graduation in June. In addition, throughout the fellowship, Fellows and Bridgers are invited to participate in volunteer opportunities, group outings, and other special events. As YouthBridge-NY alumni will tell you, the varied aspects of the YouthBridge-NY fellowship come together to create lasting friendships and an amazing network of support for years to come.

Applications are only open to 10th graders for participation during their junior and senior years. Rolling admissions: applications are considered in the order in which they are received.

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 31, 2017.

Summer Internship Opportunity with Public Advocate Letitia James’ Office

The Office of the Public Advocate offers several full-time, part-time, and summer internship opportunities with academic credit from colleges and universities.  

The Office of the Public Advocate  also offers a number of volunteer opportunities. Please note that volunteer opportunities do not require college experience. However, those with work experience in law, social work, public policy, and journalism are especially welcome. Please email cover letter and resume to their volunteer coordinator,  Joan Laufer at jlaufer@pubadvocate.nyc.gov.

There is a rolling application process. 

Click here for more information on internships or volunteering.