CUNY Science Scholar Information Session

Image: CSS Information Day FlyerThe CUNY Graduate Center is hosting an Information Session for prospective applicants to the Science doctoral programs at CUNY. Join the session on Friday, November 1st in the Science Center, Room 4102 at the CUNY Graduate Center, 4:00-6:00pm if you’re interested in learning more about applying to graduate school in the sciences. RSVP by October 30th.

Announcing CUNY Service Corps!

This is a fantastic opportunity for City Tech students. It’s a CUNY program that’s not CUNY-wide–instead, it’s only open to students at seven of the CUNY colleges. Through CUNY Service Corps, students can get paid for interesting service-project internships throughout the city. There will be information sessions about the program, including one today at 1:00pm and another at 5:00pm, both in N119.

You can join the CUNY Service Corps project on the OpenLab to get further updates and ask questions. Here’s how they describe the opportunity:

The CUNY Service Corps will mobilize CUNY students, faculty and staff to work on projects that improve the short and long-term civic, economic and environmental sustainability of New York City and of its residents and communities. The program’s goals are three-fold: for students to make a meaningful difference through service while gaining valuable real-world work experience, earning a wage, and where appropriate, receiving college credit; for faculty members and staff, through their work with students in the program, to have additional opportunities to apply their expertise to addressing many of the city’s key challenges; and for residents, communities, and project sponsors to realize concrete benefits as a result of CUNY Service Corps projects.

The Service Corps is organized around themes that represent both opportunity and need:

A Healthier City: Corps members will address important community and public health issues, such as chronic disease management, childhood obesity, lead poisoning prevention, infant mortality, violence prevention, nutrition, and food security.

A More Resilient and Greener City: Students will support projects related to improving the city’s built and green infrastructure and making it more resistant to storm-related damage.

A Better Educated City: The Corps will offer valuable supports to students of all ages, such as those in early childhood programs (and their families and caretakers), public middle and high school students, fellow CUNY students struggling with academic and personal challenges, and adult students learning English or preparing to take the High School Equivalency examination.

An Economically Stronger City: A range of projects will focus on bolstering the economic viability and success of distressed communities within the city.

By providing on-the-ground support to a wide range of non-profit and civic endeavors, the CUNY Service Corps will both increase the availability of valuable services to New Yorkers and enable CUNY students to become more engaged in their communities throughout the city. Service Corps members will become part of a University cohort of students practicing service that is aligned with their civic and professional goals. Typical assignments will last twenty-four weeks over two semesters. Participants will work an average of 12 hours per week. Corps members will be paid for these hours, and in some instances earn college credit.

Please visit http://www.cuny.edu/servicecorps for more information and to apply online.

CLAGS seeks Memberships and Fellowships interns

Please read below for information about the internship opportunities with the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. Although these are not research internships per se, CLAGS is an outreach and research organization, and working there would provide a student with insight into the work that takes place at a research center.

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The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center (CLAGS) is looking for Memberships and Fellowships interns.  We would be happy to work with colleges to create internships for which students receive class credit.  

CLAGS was founded in 1991 as the first university-based research center in the United States dedicated to the study of historical, cultural, and political issues of vital concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and communities. By sponsoringpublic programs and conferences, offering fellowships to individual scholars, and functioning as an indispensable conduit of information through the International Resource Network, CLAGS serves as a national center for the promotion of scholarship that fosters social change.

Much of what goes on in the CLAGS office is fairly standard administrative and clerical work.  The most basic intern tasks would be:

  • help with photocopying
  • scan and digitally store Past Fellowships Recipient applications
  • generate renewal and thank you letters
  • update donation records
  • update outreach venue lists
  • help prepare and organize CLAGS events

We imagine the internship would require 10-15 hours/week but could be expanded depending on how much responsibility an intern wanted to take on.

Interns will receive free admission to all CLAGS events as well as complimentary books and other LGBT resources.

**For more information, please contact: clagsfellowships@gmail.com