Work for Social Good-The Wilson Center Funded Internship Program

The Wilson Center Funded Internship Program is now accepting summer internship applications through the end of April.

The Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship Funded Internship Program funds up to 15 Pace students each summer to work at local New York nonprofits and social organizations. The goal of the internship program is to offer experiential learning to students interested in working in the nonprofit sector, and to introduce bright, highly-motivated students to nonprofits in need of young talent.

Past interns have worked at Latino U College Access, TADA! Youth Theater, India Home, Sanctuary for Families, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, and Historic Richmond Town.

In order to get involved, students must:
• Be currently enrolled at Pace and graduating from Pace University by December 2017 or later
• Have an interest in nonprofit and/or social enterprise sector
• Work full-time for eight weeks between June and September
• Commit to work 35 hours per week: Total award $4,480 ($16/hr)
• Present learning outcomes to peers during the fall 2017 semester

All majors are welcomed to apply. if you are not sure where to start applying, visit the Career Services Handshake portal to see a listing of available internships and descriptions.

Link of the Week: We Need Diverse Books

We Need Diverse Books is an organization that campaigns for the production of children’s literature that is more inclusive and embracing of diverse, non-majority characters.

weneeddiversebooks-logoWNDB is a non-profit grassroots group that describes themselves as being “committed to the ideal that embracing diversity will lead to acceptance, empathy, and ultimately equality.” WNDB advocates for “all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.” WNDB’s mission is to give children the opportunity to see themselves in more books so that they may identify with characters, feel empowered and visible, and be more interested in reading.

Volunteering, donating, or attending any of the the WNDB programs helps to spread their vision. With it being Banned Books Week, and more than half the books highlighted on the banned book’s list being “by authors of color, or contain[ing] events and issues concerning diverse communities,” it’s a good time to help a cause that combats this and brings awareness to something that encourages making different voices more accessible to readers.

Internships with Impact @ Pace University

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Don’t have plans for the summer yet? The Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship wants to put you to work through their Summer Funded Internships. Apply today for an internship that leaves you feeling great for doing good.

The Funded Internship Program was launched in 2009 and places up to 15 Pace University students in full-time, paid summer internships with New York social enterprises and human service nonprofit organizations each year.

The goal of the internship is two-fold: To offer experiential learning and income for students interested in careers in the nonprofit sector, and to offer bright, highly motivated, mentored students in service for nonprofits. Internships must provide hands-on, substantive opportunities for students to make a meaningful contribution to the work of the organization.

Here’s just a peek at some of the positions being offered this year:

  • Sanctuary for Families, Program Evaluation and Client Data Systems Intern
  • The International Rescue Committee, Event and Development Intern
  • The Laundromat Project, Development and Program Intern
  • Older Adult Technology Services (OATS), Program Assistant
  • 9/11 Tribute Center, Media Intern
  • Control Arms, Campaign Intern
  • America Needs You, Programs Intern
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park, Summer Associate
  • PAX, Office Administration Intern
  • Snug Harbor Cultural and Botanical Center, Marketing and Graphic Design Internship (Staten Island)
  • Historic Richmond Town, Museum General Assistant Internship (Staten Island)
  • Re:Gender, Programs Internship
  • Hour Children, After School and Summer Camp Intern (Queens)
  • Art House Astoria, Administrative and Development Intern (Queens)

 

For more information on how to apply for the Wilson Center’s Summer Funded Internships and to see where past year’s interns have worked, click here.  Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis through Career Services’ eRecruiting website.

(All content from http://www.pace.edu/mypace/internships-impact)