Internship opportunity: New York City Council


Position: Summer Intern

Work Hours: 10-15 per week

Office: Council Member Andrew Cohen

Number of Positions: 1

Open Date: February 20, 2015

Close Date: March 31, 2015


The Office of Council Member Andrew Cohen is seeking a motivated intern with an interest in public service, city government, legislation, and public policy. Interns are expected to undertake projects on budget initiatives, answering and addressing constituent concerns, planning and participating in community outreach events, in addition to the various administrative duties that are part of running a city council office.


Interns must be capable of creative and analytical thinking, possess strong oral and written communication skills, display initiative and determination, and serve as a good representative of New York City Council.

Undergraduate/graduate students currently enrolled in a college or university, in good standing, are encouraged to apply.

This is an unpaid internship.


Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter and resume by March 31, 2015:


FAX: (212) 791-5266

Attention: Kate Theobald

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


Participate in current research study

Interested in participating in research (described below) conducted at the CUNY Graduate Center? Anyone interested may contact:


Our study aims to offer new evidence into the nature of language change in the Spanish speaking community of New York City. In the first session, participants will listen to Spanish sentences while we measure the brain’s reactions using ERPs (Event Related Potentials). In the second session, participants will provide acceptability judgments about Spanish sentences. The ERP procedure involves wearing a sensor cap during the experiment and is completely non-invasive.

**Participants must meet the following selection criteria:**

First Generation Spanish Speakers


Second Generation Spanish Speakers

• 18 – 50 years old

• 18 – 50 years old

• Came to the US after age 18

• Born in the US or arrived before age 8

• Born and raised in Spanish-speaking Latin American country

• Parents born and raised in Cuba, Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico

Participants who meet the selection criteria after screening will be paid $80 for completion of the study.

Total expected time commitment: 4 hours (over 2 sessions)

Testing will take place at:

The Graduate Center
City University of New York
365 Fifth Ave. (between 34th & 35th)

New York, New York 10016

For further information, please contact:

Gita Martohardjono (Principal Investigator) Second Language Acquisition Laboratory The Graduate Center, CUNY or (212) 817-8525

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of CUNY Graduate Center.

NEST: Noyce Explorers, Scholars, Teachers

NEST: Noyce Explorers, Scholars, Teachers

A NSF Funded Initiative to Develop Extraordinary STEM Teachers

Interested in becoming a high school or middle school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Teacher in New York?

The NEST initiative will

  • Provide early classroom teaching experiences
  • Mentor you toward and through STEM teacher training
  • Provide exciting Science and Teaching workshops
  • Offer Scholarships

How can you get involved? How much will you get paid?

  • Teaching Internships $750/semester
  • 3-week Summer STEM workshop $600
  • Exciting STEM workshops in Spring and Fall
  • Scholarships for Future STEM Teachers $10,000/year

Attending information sections

  • February 19, 2015, 12PM-2PM, Namm Hall 0908
  • March 2, 2015, 12PM-2PM, Namm Hall 0908
  • April 16, 2015, 12PM-2PM, Namm Hall 0908
  • May 7, 2105, 12PM-2PM, Namm Hall 0908

To apply or for more information contact Noyce Program Coordinator, Ms. Lusine Gasparyan, or

Dr. Fangyang Shen
Computer Systems Technology
Office: N1000

Dr. Andrew Douglas
Department of Mathematics
Office: N707

Center for Fiction: Event Internship

Here’s a great internship opportunity for anyone interested in contemporary fiction, but also those interested in lots of the things that students in Communication Design and Entertainment Technology do. Here’s what Linda Lee McBride, Events Producer, wrote about the internship:

Event Internship

We are looking for interns to work specifically at our literary events, helping with setup (sound, promotional materials, refreshments, book selling, etc.), and the execution of the event (audience control, photography, videotaping, reception, etc.). A background or interest in event planning, and/or theater production would be helpful as well as knowledge of A/V, although not required. Some heavy lifting is necessary for the position. This internship is a great way to gain experience in event production and to connect to an amazing line-up of authors. This is a nonpaying position, but access to an extensive fiction library, study space and use of our Writers Studio is available. Interested candidates should email Linda McBride,, with a brief cover letter and their resume. Please include the title of the internship in the subject line.

Essential Job Functions: Assist with set up and execution of regular author, music, and other events; set up book sale table and handle sales; assist event producer in promotion of events

Schedule: PT, afternoon and nights – 8-15 hours per week

Qualifications: Interest in books and/or event production; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; strong social media skills a plus, but not required

See more at:

Linda Lee McBride, Events Producer
The Center for Fiction
17 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017