Internships Past Projects

The following are examples of projects completed by students during past Service Learning internships.

FALL 2013

Cody Bachu and Satwika Reddy

Community Partner: NYC Brownfield Partnership

With the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program up for review within the coming year, Cody and Satwika conducted comparative research on brownfield programs in other states and assessed their relative strengths and weaknesses. Their final report can be accessed here.

Beth Weinstein

Community Partner: North Shore University/Long Island Jewish Hospital

North Shore University/Long Island Jewish Hospital is exploring ways to insure its patient follow-up and treatment programs are as effective as possible. As part of this ongoing effort, Beth conducted research into existing ways of measuring care transition quality, analyzed NSU/LIJ’s existing program and provided recommendations for the future.

Wendlyn Barbot

Community Partner: Ironbound Community Corporation

With expansion of the Bayonne Bridge expected to increase truck traffic into the Ironbound section of Newark, New Jersey, the Ironbound Community Corporation launched a study to assess the potential environmental impacts on the community. Wendlyn produced a report on the negative effects of diesel emissions for the resulting white paper.

SPRING 2013

Lilas Randrianarivony

Community Partner: GrowNYC

Lilas created detailed lesson plans for an environmental education unit on Habitat Restoration and Water Health which was part of GrowNYC’s Watershed Education and Tree Stewardship Module. An excerpt from her work appears here.

Erick Ramos

Community Partner: Queens Community House

Queens Community House wanted to better understand which languages were spoken by their constituents and the various media they turned to stay connected with their ethnic and cultural background. Erick used a variety of research resources to produce a detailed report.

Benjamin Mostel 

Community Partner: GrowNYC

Ben developed a hands-on instructional brochure (an excerpt of which appears here) that explains the materials and scientific processes at work in a pizza box solar oven as part of GrowNYC’s module for teaching students about the potential uses of solar energy.

Christopher Gueci

Community Partner: Community Environmental Center

One of Christopher’s responsibilities was finding new buildings to take part in the Community Environmental Center’s Cool Roofs program. He created a database and maps of a 10-block area showing buildings already coated, those in the process, and new leads to pursue.

 

FALL 2012 

Laura Harrison and Samantha Kendall

Community Partner: Queens Community House

Laura and Samantha built a database of people who use Queens Community House’s housing programs in order to help the organization analyze and identify client needs.

Natalie Agosto

Community Partner: Flushing YMCA/Beacon Center

After surveying youth members about  the Y’s existing after-school offerings, Natalie developed a proposal for additional programs and operating standards.

Vikki Sagram

Community Partner: 311 New York Call Center

This brochure is designed to help the Elderly, Students, Tenants, & Landlords understand how the 311 New York Call Center can help them.

David Nicholas

Community Partner: GrowNYC

David created an intermediate-level instruction packet for GrowNYC’s Solar Oven program and augmented their Watershed curriculum. The goal was to include certain key science concepts to get the kids thinking about their surroundings and renewable resources.

Lennie Zwibel

Community Partner: Sustainable Long Island

Lennie researched and mapped the locations of farmer’s markets on Long Island, in addition to surveying customers at Sustainable Long Island’s own market and collecting data on food distribution locations.

 

SPRING 2012

Dasi Fruchter
Community Partner: Uri L’Tzedak

This video is a short summary of the work I did at Uri L’Tzedek, a social justice organization based in the Orthodox Jewish community. My project involved developing several workshop curricula for adult and teen social justice education.

 


Zahra Wornum
Community Partner: Queens Botanical Garden

While interning at Queens Botanical Garden, I researched American Disabilities Act regulations and non-profit practices regarding reduced admission fees for caregivers accompanying physically challenged people. This research was important to Queens Botanical Garden as it prepared to shift from free to fee-based admission. The following video describes this research in more detail.

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