Internships (and Jobs) of the Week: Social Impact, Education, Law & Government

Attention May 2020 Graduates: 2020 NYC Urban Fellows Program

The New York City Urban Fellows Program is a highly selective, nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with volunteer service opportunities and a seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. The program is designed to introduce a diverse group of graduates to local government and public service. You’ll be placed at an array of agencies – a great way to build a network and identify pathways to a career in public service. Find additional application instructions here

AmeriCorps VISTA – Paid Community Engagement Work

A recent Drew alum brought to our attention a terrific opportunity through AmeriCorps VISTA and its local affiliate HOPES. VISTA is a year long paid volunteer position through AmeriCorps in which individuals work with a local non-profit organization. In this case, volunteers would participate and assist in building various programs that HOPES offers. HOPES currently has five open positions: Healthcare VISTA, Financial Literacy VISTA, College Readiness VISTA, School Safety and Security VISTA, and Workforce Development VISTA. For more information contact Leanza Rodriguez (C’19) at or head straight to the application here.

Summer Teaching Fellowship in a Charter School

Uncommon Schools is currently recruiting for its 2020 Summer Teaching Fellow positions in several locations including Newark, Camden, and Brooklyn. It is a paid 7-10 week teacher preparation program designed for rising college seniors who are committed to pursuing a career in education. You do NOT have to be an education major to apply, but a demonstrated interest in working with K-12 students is a plus. Uncommon is also looking for candidates who are interested in working for Uncommon after they graduate!

Change of Scenery after Graduation? 2020 Cleveland Foundation Public Fellows

Another Drew alum shared information about the Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship. Similar to the Urban Fellows program in NYC, this is a 12 month, paid fellowship where you will be immersed in public policy and professional development opportunities in the City of Cleveland starting in September 2020. You’ll move through the program with a small cohort and with close mentorship – another great pathway into public service and policy. Be sure to let the Career Center know you’ve applied so we can let our Drew alum contact know!

Interested in advocacy, working with children, counseling, or nonprofit experience?

Pinwheel Place is a small, grassroots nonprofit that provides residential care for children at risk for abuse and neglect while coordinating medical and/or psychological services based on the needs of the child. They work primarily with children from birth to five years of age and are considered New Jersey’s first crisis Nursery. Interns will assist with maintaining social media presence effectively in collaboration with the Outreach Coordinator, but autonomy and creativity are encouraged! If you have a passion for child welfare, building community on and offline, and a team spirit, contact them today!

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Posted by Greg Townsend
Greg Townsend Director, Center for Internships and Career Development Greg Townsend