Find out about Fellowships, Internships, and more!

Find out about Fellowships, Internships, and more!

Find information below for Fellowships, Internships and other Opportunities

America Needs You Fellowship - Ongoing Deadline in late February

The Fellows Program is an intensive two-year program for high-achieving, low-income, first-generation college students. It offers students (Fellows) career development workshops, access to internships, and professional development grants. All Fellows are matched one-on-one with a successful and motivated professional “Mentor Coach” dedicated to their personal and professional growth. Mentor Coaches and Fellows work together to cultivate the Fellows’ strengths and interests, and direct them into successful careers.


  • Earn up to $2,000 in professional development grants
  • Access to summer internships at prestigious companies and organizations
  • Receive individualized support from a Mentor Coach
  • Obtain in-kind services and products such as free business attire and subsidized test preparation
  • Network with leading industry professionals

Contact Yvonne Ibelli or Aleris Gonzalez in Career Services

Garfinkel Scholarship - Exclusive to SUNY & CUNY students community college students

Prizes: 6 scholarship prizes are aviable through the contest, 3 for CUNY students & 3 for SUNY students. The top prize for each group is $1,500 with runner up prizes of $1,000 & $500.

Eligibility: The Scholarship is open to all students enrolled in a New York Community College in the Fall 2015 and/or Spring 2016 Semester! We encourage students from all disciplines to submit essays.

Deadline: Essays must be sent in by April 1, 2016. Submissions accepted now!

Rules: Essays must be between 1,500 and 5,500 words in length. Your essay must contain original writing and research.

Contact: Lisanette Rosario, Career Services

Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government & Public Affairs, The CUNY Women’s Public Service Internship Program (Offered in the Fall semester, application deadlines in early July of semester prior to internship).
Students intern 10-15 hours per week.
Students will receive $2,000.00.
Applicants must have completed at least 30 credits, carry a 3.0 GPA, and must submit 2 confidential recommendation forms.
Students seeking academic credit must attend a weekly seminar at their college.
All majors may apply

Contact Yvonne Ibelli or Aleris Gonzalez in Career Services


Program Qualifications & Requirements:
Unpaid Projects

  • You must be a junior, senior, or graduate student matriculating in a degree program, either part-time or full-time in an accredited college or university. Undergraduate students must have and maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade point average (GPA), and graduate and Ph.D. students must have and maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA to qualify.
  • Unpaid interns work a minimum of 14 hours a week (at least four, but no more than eight. consecutive hours per day).
  • Students pursuing an associate’s degree at a two-year college must have at least 48/50 credits and need an internship as a requirement for graduating in the semester in which the internship is being done. Various situations exist according to the college attended and will therefore be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
(Paid) Stipend Projects
  • You must be a full-time student (undergraduate, 12 credits; graduate, 6 credits), matriculating in a degree program in an accredited college or university as a junior, senior, or graduate student. Ph.D. students will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Required to work part time (20-28) hours a week, at least four but no more than eight consecutive hours per day) during the academic year; they may work full time (35 hours a week) during the winter (January) and summer breaks.
  • Undergraduate students must have earned 60 credits to qualify and maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA). Graduate and Ph.D. students must have and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Vanguard Awards

The Vanguard Award is administered by the New York State Nontraditional Employment & Training (NET) Project, Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, and is sponsored by the New York State Education Department through a Carl D. Perkins grant. The award recognizes outstanding secondary and postsecondary level students who are enrolled in CTE programs that are not traditional for their gender. A nontraditional career is an occupation where one sex comprises fewer that 25% of the total employed. Please visit the NET website for a complete list of these occupations.

Contact Aleris Gonzalez, Non-Traditional Career Counselor

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program

Must be currently enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in college;
The SMDEP program offers students a variety of academic and career experiences that will support their dental and medical school career preparation.
  • Academic enrichment in the basic sciences and quantitative topics
  • Learning-Skills Development-including study skills and methods of individual and group learning
  • Clinical exposure through small-group clinical rotations and full-group clinician seminars. This is limited to 5% of program time for all the sites
  • Career development, including the exploration of the medical and dental careers, other health professions and an individualized education plan to identify other appropriate enrichment activities
  • Financial planning workshop and health policy seminars

All the housing costs and most meals are covered by the program. Scholars are provided with a $600 stipend which is typically distributed at the midway and at the end of the program. Some program sites offer travel assistance awards. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation also provides a needs-based scholarship for travel to and from the program site.

Contact Yvonne Ibelli, Assistant Director of Career Development

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