Community Partners, Spring 2014

1.    Community Environmental Center

The Community Environmental Center works to mitigate global warming by providing construction and technical services for green buildings and green living and working conditions.

Job Description:

CEC seeks student interns interested in sustainability, environmental and educational issues. In Spring 2014 interns performed utility bill tracking and fuel data analysis as part of a CEC building energy audit and assessment program. Potential opportunities also exist in other CEC programs. Interns work out of CEC’s main office in Long Island City and in the field.

Hours: 15 hours per week preferred

Website: www.cecenter.org

 

2.   WeAct for Environmental Justice

West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WeAct for Environmental Justice) is a northern Manhattan community-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by assuring that people of color and/or low income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices.

Job description:

Interns have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects. In the past these have included support of WeACT’s “Trash to Treasure” campaign for conversion of a Marine Transfer Station at 135th Street, and research on bike share program equity for WeACT’s Transportation Equality Campaign.

Hours: To be determined

Website: www.weact.org

 

3.     Alley Pond Environmental Center

Alley Pond Environmental Center is a non-profit environmental education center and an advocate for sustainable environmental policies and practices.

Job Description:

Alley Pond Environmental Center seeks educational interns, with the opportunity to gain experience in presentation of classes, guided interpretive walks, animal care, special events, research and publications.

Hours: To be determined

Website: www.alleypond.com

 

4.     Sustainable Long Island

Sustainable Long Island is a non-profit organization that promotes economic development, environmental health, and social equity.

Job Description:

Potential internship opportunities are available in many aspects of the organization. In the past, interns have conducted research and produced reports on food equity issues, participated in community planning and mapping projects and worked in the Farmer’s Market Program. In Spring 2014, interns promoted SLI’s Brownfield Opportunity Program, conducted research on access to healthy, affordable food and farmers’ markets and assisted with SLI’s involvement in the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program.

Hours: 7-10/week; M-F

Website: sustainableli.org

 

5.     New York City Brownfield Partnership

The New York City Brownfield Partnership serves as a primary resource for information on brownfields and brownfield development. Among its goals is the fostering of collective relationships among developers, property owners, government agencies and communities.

Job Description:

Interns with the New York City Brownfields Partnership participate in all aspects of the organization, working closely with the executive director on policy and issues research, advocacy and outreach. Students who are interested must be independent workers and be referred by Prof. Larson.

Hours: Flexible

Website: www.nycbrownfieldpartnership.org

 

6.     Queens Botanical Garden

The Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship.

Job Description:

Interns begin work in Visitor Services, where, they greet visitors and help them engage with the gardens. After becoming familiar with Queens Botanical Gardens and its operations, interns work on community outreach, development and research, communications and event organization.

Hours: 9 hours/week is preferred; 7 days/week

Website: www.queensbotanical.org

 

7.    Queens Community House

The Queens Community House is committed to the personal growth of the diverse people it serves and to the creation of self-reliant, open, responsible communities.

Job Description:

Potential internship opportunities are available in many aspects of the organization.Past internships have involved conducting data analysis to identify factors that lead to clients being at risk of eviction from their homes, and building lesson plans and developing curricula for after-school programs. Queens Community House also seeks interns with strong communication and basic database skills (Excel) to work on a housing asset-mapping project. Interns will work with staff collecting and analyzing data on housing issues and needs.

Hours: 7-10/week; M-F

Website: www.queenscommunityhouse.org

 

8.     Farmers Boulevard Community Development Corporation

Farmers Boulevard CDC is a not-for-profit organization founded to revitalize Farmers Boulevard into a dynamic Main Street in Saint Albans, Queens. Its programs include community beautification, business recruitment, the promotion of arts and culture and neighborhood research.

Job description:

Opportunities are available in many aspects of the organization, depending on the intern’s interests and particular skills.

Hours: To be determined

Website: www.farmersblvd.org

 

9.     Min Kwon Center for Community Action

The MinKwon Center for Community Action (formerly YKASEC) was established in 1984 to meet the needs and concerns of the Korean American community through our five program areas: Community Organizing and Advocacy, Social Services, Civic Participation, Youth, and Culture. 

Job Description:

Potential internship opportunities are available in many aspects of the organization. Recent intern work has focused on helping clients understand and apply for social services, including housing, food stamps and unemployment/job training. Chinese or Korean language skills desired.

Hours: 7-10/week; M-F

Website: www.minkwon.org

 

10.     Latin Women in Action

Latin Women in Action is a community-based social service agency that provides services to Hispanic women and their families. Among the organization’s areas of operation are immigration, housing, domestic violence, employment, health and education.

The organization seeks interns to work closely with the CEO and other staff to conduct research on the issues of obesity in the Ecuadorian and Mexican communities and child abuse and domestic violence among Latinos, with the intent of publishing the results. LWA also seeks interns interested in developing a political leadership program for young adults; technology savvy interns to work on developing and editing LWA’s website, developing its e-mail database and researching e-mail marketing strategies and/or teaching basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint); interns to teach ESL courses; and interns with an interest in marketing and management to help plan LWA’s annual Back to School Festival. Spanish language skills desired, though not required.

Hours: To be determined.

Websitewww.mujereslatinasenaccion.com

 

11.    Workers Justice Project

Workers Justice Project is a workers’ cooperative that seeks to empower low-wage immigrant workers by building strong and economically sustainable communities through education, organizing, leadership development and the growth of grassroots economic alternatives.

Job Description:

Workers Justice Project seeks interns in all aspects of the organization, including fundraising and grant writing; and research and support for its Women’s Day Laborer Committee in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and day-laborer center on Bay Parkway in Brooklyn. Among the issues interns research are wage-theft and occupational safety.

Hours: To be determined.

Websiteworkersjustice.org

 

12.     Center for Community Alternatives

The Center for Community Alternatives is a leader in the field of community-based alternatives to incarceration. The CCA’s mission is to promote reintegrative justice and a reduced reliance on incarceration through advocacy, services and public policy development. It works with youth at risk, families in crisis, people with drug and alcohol problems, those with HIV and AIDS, as well as those who have been involved in the criminal justice system.

Job Description:

Potential internship opportunities are available in many aspects of the organization.

Hours: Flexible

Website: www.communityalternatives.org

 

13.     North Shore University Hospital

North Shore University Hospital is part of the North Shore/LIJ Health System

Job Description:

Internships are in the Department of General and Internal Medicine, collecting and analyzing data on patient perceptions of their experiences moving from hospitalization to out-patient care, excessive emergency room visits and patient discussion/education sessions on pharmaceutical reconciliations. Students interested in internships with North Shore University Hospital must have taken Introduction to Health Services and been referred by Prof. Sardell.

Hours: One day per week preferred

 

14.     New York City Councilmember Daniel Dromm

The office of Council Member Daniel Dromm (D-25th District) seeks Constituent Services interns. Interns meet and work with members of the community as well as activists, elected officials and community leaders on a range of local issues, including housing, immigration, LGBT and seniors. 

Job Description:

Interns work out of Councilmember Dromm’s office in Jackson Heights, and assist preparing material for various projects and provide administrative support, as well as research, coordinate, record and track data. Interns should have excellent communication (especially writing) skills and proficiency in MS Word and Excel.

Hours: 12 hrs./week

Website: danieldromm.com

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