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Internships in the Community
Columbia University’s Office of Government and Community Affairs is pleased to be able to sponsor a limited number of paid community work study/internship opportunities. These are designed to pair university undergraduate and graduate students with community-based not-for-profit organizations that have a need for assistance and the capacity to provide challenging work assignments and supervision.
The goal of the program is to benefit COMMUNITY BASED not-for-profits by providing them with enthusiastic and capable student workers to assist on specific projects or meaningful aspects of day-to-day operations. Interns will be paid a modest hourly rate while gaining valuable work experience in their fields of interest. Ideally, they will experience first hand the challenges and rewards of the careers to which they aspire after graduation.
Opportunities will be posted here as they become available. For more information, please contact Kevin Brannon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Urban Parks Internship
Start: Fall 2008
Hours: 20 hours per week
Stipend: $15,000 for academic year
The intern must have hands on gardening experience, eagerness to work outside (even in inclement weather). Excellent team leadership, organizational and communication skills. Familiarity with 19th Century landscape theory and practice a plus. Graduate student preferred.
The program is conducted in cooperation with Friends of Morningside Park, and provides an academic year stipend of $15,000. The intern will act as a Parks and Recreation Coordinator, reporting to the Board of the Friends of Morningside Park and working directly with the Park Gardener and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation crew to assist in the daily horticultural maintenance of the park. The intern will also coordinate and act as team leader for volunteer projects in the park, and work with other local organizations involved in horticultural maintenance (for instance, the Dept. of Parks and Recreation, the Central Park Conservancy). He or she will attend meetings pertaining to these issues on behalf of the Friends group.
How to Apply:
Email brief cover letter and resume to Yanira Cantres, Columbia University Office of Government & Community Affairs at email@example.com.
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