Fordham Career Services Blog

Friday, August 22, 2014

Internship Opportunity: NYS Assembly Members Office

A fast-paced New York City community office of progressive legislator is looking for interns!

The New York State Assembly Members Office is looking to hire students interested in public service. You'll have the opportunity to get real-life experience in an active government office. The program offers interns the chance to engage in legislative research, offer administrative support, and help with constituent services. Successful candidates are outgoing and have strong research and writing skills. We aim to create an experience that is tailored to individual interests while exposing students to the dynamic day-to-day work of elected officials. Spanish-speaking a plus.

Responsibilities:

Constituent services, conducting legislative research, drafting correspondence and outreach materials, special events planning assistance, and office management tasks.

Qualifications:
Strong writing and interpersonal skills, proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, interest in public and community service, highly organized, proactive, and able to multi-task.  Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.

For more information and to apply today, head to CareerLink, Job ID# 36508.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Part Time Job Opportunity


Check out this exciting job opportunity from staffing agency Robert Half, looking for recent grads! The opportunity available is a temporary job with the potential to lead to a permanent position. Pay rate for temps is $40/hour.

Top NYC client has a large-scale 3+ month consulting to hire engagement for new college graduates.  This is a great opportunity to gain experience with a Fortune 100 company / financial institution in NYC. 

These project roles require savvy individuals with great analytical and writing skills.  Fantastic written and oral communication skills are also required. 

Required criteria for this role:
-Recent college graduate (2013, 2014) with focus in Finance, Accounting, Psychology, Criminal Justice or Economics; Masters / JD a plus
-GPA of 3.2 or higher
-Technical thinker with strong attention to detail.  Problem solving skills, sense of curiosity and a good team player.

Job Description: 
Running internet searches, copy and pasting findings into templates, analyzing numerical data trends and writing concisely on your findings. 

For more information and to apply today, head to CareerLink, Job ID# 36032.

Internship Spotlight: Jennifer Minerva


By Jennifer Minerva, FCRH 2016

Seeking a summer internship in policy research, I scoured Fordham’s Career Services website which led to me to many available research positions at several companies. One position that caught my eye was the Education Policy and Programs Internship with RMC Research-New York. I have always had an interest in education policy, specifically with parent and community engagement initiatives. RMC Research has offices across the country in California, Oregon, Colorado, Florida, Virginia, New Hampshire, and New York. RMC offers evaluation services, professional development, consulting, and technical assistance to its many clients including the federal government, non-profits, private businesses, and foundations. While doing research on the company, I found that the New York office focuses on parent and family involvement strategies, the area of research I am particularly interested in. I sent in my resume, cover letter, and writing sample, and patiently waited for a response.

After two rounds of interviews and a writing activity, I was offered the position of Education Policy and Programs Intern for the summer of 2014. RMC gave me the flexibility to choose my own schedule and hours, as long as completed 275 hours by the end of summer. On the first day of my internship, I was assigned three research projects to work on throughout the summer. I worked on curating and vetting resources for RMC’s Parent Central website, maintaining the Virtual Advanced Placement Webinar Series platform, and supporting the collection of universal broadband research. These three projects allowed me to expand my knowledge on community engagement initiatives as well as gain exposure to professional learning communities sustained by online platforms and the challenges municipalities face in providing universal broadband access. I worked directly with research associates and other interns to achieve my goals and complete each project to the best of my ability.

As a result of my internship experience, I am more certain of what opportunities I want to pursue next. RMC gave me the opportunity to not only grow as a professional, but grow as a person. I am very fortunate for the skills I have gained and people that I have met.

Thank you RMC Research-New York for a fulfilling summer both professionally and personally.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Two Available Fall Internship Opportunties


1. GCK Partners is looking to hire a full time energetic and ready-to-learn PR intern to start in the fall. 

About Us:
With 40 years of combined experience in luxury goods, fashion, entertainment, hospitality and art/design, GCK Partners specializes in public relations and media relations, events, celebrity service, business development and brand management. GCK Partners is a boutique agency where each team member plays a crucial role and we encourage creativity and determination, which are essential to our success. Our core mission is securing great press coverage for our clients in top magazines, newspapers, websites and broadcast television. In addition, we manage a range of high profile events from new product launches and store openings to film premieres and award presentations. Our clients include luxury leading brands.

Job Description:
- Identify and compile client media coverage
- Maintain agency lists of editors, stylists, celebrities and industry resources
- Assist creation of media alerts, fact sheets and other materials
- Work with agency team on special event planning and execution
- Maintain agency media library
- Research/monitor cultural events

Internship Position Requirements:
- Organized self-starter with ability to multi-task
- Strong attention to detail is a must
- Advanced written and verbal communication skills
- Takes initiative and has a creative mindset
- Has a positive attitude, discreet and professional manner
- Proven project management skills
- Preferred experience in marketing/communications industry and interest in the luxury/fashion industry is ideal
- Knowledge of current events, trends, culture

Interested? Apply today and learn more via CareerLink, Job ID# 34556.


2. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is accepting additional applications for Fall 2014 internships in ALL museum departments including (but not limited to):
Curatorial, Development, Education, Exhibition Management, Marketing, Media and Public Relations, and Publishing and Digital Media.

Internships are also available with Guggenheim special projects and initiatives such as the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project, the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, and the Panza Collection Initiative.

The Fall 2014 Internship Program will begin in mid-September and end on Friday, December 12. Fall internships are either full- or part-time, depending on the department. All internships require a minimum commitment of 16 hours (2 days) per week, and a number of openings require a 3 or 4 day per week commitment. Candidates must be of junior-year college level or above to be considered.

*Please note, $500 travel stipends are available for all Fall 2014 intern placements!*

Internship Program Description
The objective of the Internship Program is to offer practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum fields. Interns gain a general knowledge and broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum, as well as specific skills related to a particular department’s activities. Interns are assigned to a department based on their academic backgrounds, professional skills, interests, and career goals. Interns participate in the ongoing work of the department and complete specific projects or portions of larger departmental initiatives. For a full list of departments that offer internships, please see: www.guggenheim.org/internships.

Museum Culture Seminar Program
The Museum Culture Seminar Program forms an integral part of our Internship Program. The program includes field trips to sites such as auction houses, galleries, corporate collections, and other museums. Discussion with Guggenheim Museum staff from a range of departments and awareness of a range of museum-related issues is facilitated. A field trip outside of New York City is planned for the end of every session.

For more information or to apply today, head to CareerLink, Job ID# 35431.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

STEM Diversity Career Expo: September 19


Coming SOON: STEM Diversity CAREER EXPO for Minorities, Women, and Wounded Warriors for those in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic career fields will be taking place in NYC! Pre-registration is open today!

TIME & LOCATION:  Friday, September 19th, 10am to 3pm at Wyndham New Yorker Hotel – Grand Ballroom, 481 8th Avenue & 34th Street.

Pre-Register today by posting your resume online at: www.eop.com/stemexpo

Here are a few of the many companies and government agencies who have already signed up and are wanting to recruit your talent: Bayer Corporation, National Credit Administration, Hess, Novo Nordisk, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Defense Contract Management Agency, Prudential, New York Power Authority, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, US Department of State, Mass. Electric Construction Co. – just to name a few.

Your resume will appear on a CD database given to all recruiters one week after the CAREER EXPO! If you are not able to attend, post your resume anyway since it will appear on the CD Database link either way.

By pre-registering, you will insure your entry into the STEM Diversity CAREER EXPO much faster than not registering.

We look forward to welcoming you as a job candidate at this great EXPO located at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel on Friday, September 19, 2014.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fall Internship Opportunity: Brooklyn DA


The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office is accepting applications from college students for unpaid internships with our office during the fall school term.

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office is one of the largest prosecutor's offices in the country, serving 2.5 million residents of Brooklyn. Brooklyn is one of the most dynamic business and cultural centers of New York, and, by number of residents, the 3rd largest city in the country. Our Office partners with the community at large by working with local and regional community groups as well as other law enforcement agencies to improve public safety, to increase the quality of life for the community, and to ensure all its citizens are treated fairly, justly and with compassion. With the arrival of District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson in January, 2014, the Office is positioned to become the preeminent platform for the criminal justice system in the nation, making this an especially exciting time to join the Office. Our goal is to hire the best and most committed public servants. Our ADAs come from a diversity of backgrounds and we are committed to hiring and retaining lawyers and staff who represent a wide range of diversity in every sense of the word.

College intern duties may include trial preparations, such as interviewing witnesses with Assistant District Attorneys, and drafting subpoenas; duties supporting community related programming may involve organizing special events and trainings.  Interns are assigned to one of the specialized bureaus listed below or to a general trial zone.  Applications should include a copy of your resume, a one-page statement of interest (not longer than 1 page) indicating which area(s) of the office you are most interested in, along with a copy of your resume, college transcript, and three references.  Language skills in Spanish, Creole, and Russian are helpful but not required.

Interested? Applications should be sent in ASAP. For more info and to apply, head to CareerLink, Job ID# 34369.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Available Full Time Fellowship: Great Oaks Foundation


The Great Oaks Foundation is looking to fill some fellowship spots they have available! More information about the Tutor Corps Urban Education Fellowship is below:

The Great Oaks Tutor Corps is at the heart of our organization. Tutors will engage in individualized tutoring with our students for several hours daily.  In addition, tutors serve as the primary contact for each of their students' parents, and are responsible for creating strong relationships with those families. Tutors are also responsible for a variety of other tasks related to the operation of the school day such as monitoring hallways and stairwells, supervising student lunch, organizing work spaces, assisting administrators, and leading clubs and activities.  Graduates get to work with urban students in communities in NYC, Newark or Bridgeport CT.

Tutors have the opportunity to help transform lives and to coach and mentor students, while building lasting relationships. The tutors also have the opportunity to be considered for the Teacher's Residency in partnership with NYU.

This is a full time opportunity.

For more information and to apply today, head to CareerLink Job ID# 34874.