August 31, 2015

Internships available

[This letter was recently sent to the SJU English department.]

My name is Emily Goldblum, an assistant managing editor at Odyssey. I’m reaching out to you because I have a wonderful internship opportunity for students at St. John’s.


We are hoping to launch a branch of Odyssey at St. John’s. Odyssey is a social content platform built out of local communities who share their opinions with a national audience, garnering over 20 million visitors per month. Odyssey flips the content industry on its head, giving our writers the freedom to engage with their network.


We are currently at over 300 campuses across the country, such as NYU, Penn State and Temple to name a few, where we curate content from thought leaders in local communities. We are looking to hire an Editor-In-Chief as well as a staff of 15 writers to start from your school.


This would be a great way for students to gain leadership experience as well as begin to develop an online portfolio. If you know of any students who might be interested in this opportunity, please direct them to this link to apply:


If you have any questions or would like further information, I am more than happy to discuss Odyssey with you!


You can reach me by email at or phone at 631 827 5022.


​Thanks so much. I look forward to hearing back from you soon!



NCS Development and Communications Department Internship

NCS Development and Communications Department Internship
Administrative Offices, Manhattan
The Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter (NCS) is dedicated to providing housing and support that can transform lives. Together with its partners in the community, NCS’s dedicated board, staff and volunteers demonstrate what neighbors can do to reduce, prevent and ultimately end homelessness.

NCS has a wonderful opportunity for a young man or woman to intern in their Development and Communications department. The intern will gain valuable nonprofit development and communications experience and will become well versed in using social networking and other on-line vehicles to expand a support base and raise awareness. A minimum of 10-12 hours per week is suggested.

During this 3-6 month unpaid internship, you will help NCS connect and further engage donors and volunteers by marketing the NCS brand and message through online vehicles.


  • Assist in the maintenance of NCS’s on-line presence on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and on our Website by securing and posting content.
  • Create and format electronic newsletters; write stories and secure photos.
  • Assist in creation of online marketing materials.
  • Monitor social networking strategies in the nonprofit industry; report on trends and best practices.
  • Monitor news sites, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for articles and postings connected to our work and suggest social media responses.
  • Assist in creating and executing strategies to reach a younger population.
  • Market special events through multiple media channels.
  • Participate in maintenance of database so as to effectively communicate with various stakeholders.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Willingness to learn about NCS programs that serve homeless and formerly homeless individuals.
  • Ability to apply social networking skills in various media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn).
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel; Google and other online research.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge database (or similar fundraising software) a plus.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Good attention to detail required.
  • Ability to respond well to guidance and supervision, coupled with the ability to work independently.

Compensation: Unpaid, but will provide college credit.

How to Apply:
Interested parties should send their resume and a cover note to: Marianne Howard
No phone calls please.

Teaching Positions at Lander College for Men (in Queens!)

Touro College’s Lander College for Men will likely have one or more openings in the Spring 2015 semester for our core Composition I and Composition II courses. We seek instructors with an M.A. in English Literature, Creative Writing, or a related field, and experience teaching writing at the college level.

Openings will likely be in the Evening Program, meeting Monday and Wednesday evenings. Classes run January 21 through June 3. Another late-spring session will run from April 15 through June 3 on a condensed, intensive schedule.

LCM is an orthodox Jewish institution located in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens. For more information, and an academic calendar, see .
Please direct inquiries to:
Matthew Zarnowiecki, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Languages and Literature
Lander College for Women and Lander College for Men
212-287-3516 | 718-820-4866

Diversity Fellowship at Trinity College in Hartford

Ann Plato Pre/Post-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship at Trinity College

Trinity College invites applications for a one-year pre- or post-doctoral fellowship to promote diversity at our nationally recognized liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut. Ann Plato Fellows will join the faculty in one of our 30 academic departments or interdisciplinary programs, interact regularly with colleagues and students on campus, and work on their own research. Pre-doctoral fellows will teach one course during the year; post-doctoral fellows will teach two courses.

Date of fellowship:  September 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016.

Stipend: Between $50,000 (pre-doctoral) to $55,000 (post-doctoral), plus health benefits, office space, computer, conference travel expenses, and assistance in finding housing near campus.

For eligibility guidelines and to apply on-line, visit our website:

Review of applications begins November 15th, and will continue until the position is filled.
For questions, contact the Special Assistant to the Dean of Faculty via email at<> or phone (860-297-2152).

Trinity College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to attracting and supporting a faculty of women and men who fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the United States.  We seek applications from minorities, women, and other under-represented groups.

SAT Prep for Bosniak Youth New York

The non-profit youth organization Bosniak Youth of New York (or BYNY for short) is looking for English graduate students teach a series of SAT Prep courses on the weekends.  Students will be paid for their services.

BYNY provides services to the youth of the Bosniak-American community, as well as to the larger community of New York.  For more information, please visit us at


Random House Special Markets, Retail Sales is seeking an intern!

Penguin Random House LLC., the world’s largest trade publisher, is seeking an intern to help support the day to day functions of the Specialty Retail group within the Special Market Sales department. The intern will support six sales representatives with daily selling responsibilities and special projects.  This is a great opportunity to get hands on experience in the book publishing industry by speaking directly to buyers in the marketplace, and learning about book sales.

  • Internship is unpaid and must be for College Credit
  • Fall Season (October –December 15th) / Spring ’14 Season  (January 5th – April 15th)
  • 3+ days per week

Daily Tasks:

  • Developing sales materials and presentations for the category specific accounts within:
    • Gourmet/Gift, Health/New Age/Fitness, Gardening, Museums, Outdoor, Sports, Language & Travel, Business, Education, Pets, Religion, Craft
  • Researching new business leads on the internet, contacting buyers & store managers
  • Editing account databases
  • Making phone calls to accounts and updating contact information
  • Attending & assisting in preparation for account calls and trade shows
  • Writing pitch letters and creating sell sheets for upcoming titles
  • Organizing and sending out mailings
  • Attending internal sales meetings and potentially attending local sales calls


  • Knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of SAP a plus (but not necessary)
  • Detail oriented and a quick learner
  • Excellent phone skills
  • Friendly and outgoing personality

TO APPLY: Please send your resume and a brief cover letter explaining why you’re interested in publishing to Lauren Helman at

English Tutors

My name is Ashanti Thompson and I am a Life Coach for the Teen Center at Staten Island Mental Health Society. We are looking for an English graduate student who can tutor teens and young adults in English and Writing. It is a part time position consisting of four hours a week and they will be compensated with $20/hr. If you would be so kind as to refer some especially engaging students, it would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, or need further clarity, please feel free to contact me.


Ashanti Thompson, BA Life Coach

718-720-6727 X 162




SJU Fulbrighters

SJU FulbrightersGraduating seniors and graduate students interested in global travel and scholarship should consider the Fulbright program. More information can be found in this memo: Fulbright_SJU_color

Internship: Teachers & Writers Collaborative


FALL 2013–SPRING 2014

Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W) is accepting applications from candidates for three unpaid internships during the 2013–2014 school year.


T&W seeks to educate the imagination by offering innovative creative writing programs for students and teachers, and by providing a variety of publications and resources to support learning through the literary arts. Since 1967, T&W has worked with more than 770,000 students and more than 60,000 teachers in New York City and surrounding areas; published Teachers & Writers Magazine, a quarterly publication that has received 10 Awards for Excellence from the Association of Educational Publishers; and published more than 80 books about the teaching of creative writing.


Interns work at T&W during regular business hours (9 to 5, Monday through Friday) and are asked to establish a regular work schedule based on the requirements outlined below. Preference will be given to applicants who are able to commit a minimum of 12 hours per week to T&W.


Individuals interested in interning with T&W should send a cover letter and résumé to: or to T&W Internships, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 520 8th Ave Ste 2020, New York NY 10018 by Monday, September 16. Applications will not be accepted via fax. Applicants should indicate which of the internship positions described below is of greatest interest, if they are available for the full academic year or for only one semester, and approximately how many hours per week they would be able to work at T&W.




Poetry Out Loud

The Poetry Out Loud intern will assist with all aspects of managing New York State’s Poetry Out Loud program, a poetry memorization and recitation competition for high school students. Specific responsibilities will include:


  • Maintaining database of principals, teachers, students, contacts at host sites, competition judges, and other participants in Poetry Out Loud
  • Assisting in developing program fliers, marketing materials, and press releases
  • Coordinating program mailings to participating schools
  • Assisting in developing and posting information about Poetry Out Loud on T&W website and social media platforms
  • Compiling data on program participation at district, regional, and state levels
  • Participating in drafting final report on 2013–2014 program for New York State Council on the Arts
  • Assisting with researching potential future program funders and developing funding proposals
  • Participating in Poetry Out Loud meetings, including program development sessions focused on generating ideas for future program growth
  • Assisting with general office tasks (e.g., answering phones, greeting visitors) as requested


Teachers & Writers Magazine

The Teachers & Writers Magazine intern will support all aspects of work on this quarterly publication and participate in planning for transitioning the magazine to digital formats. Specific responsibilities will include:


  • Helping to generate and research story ideas, proofreading copy, fact checking, and identifying images for use in the publication
  • Reviewing and responding to unsolicited submissions to the magazine
  • Writing content for the magazine and generating magazine-related content for the T&W website and social media platforms
  • Taking photos at T&W writing programs in schools and other community sites
  • Researching options for digital magazine formats and related print publications (e.g., a possible annual “best of’ collection of content from the magazine)
  • Participating in meetings of T&W’s digital magazine working group
  • Assisting with researching potential funders for the transition to digital formats and developing funding proposals
  • Participating in discussions regarding the future of T&W’s annual Bechtel Prize program, including researching other writing competitions
  • Assisting with general office tasks (e.g., answering phones, greeting visitors) as requested



The workshops intern will support T&W’s creative writing programs in schools and other community sites. Specific responsibilities will include:


  • Maintaining database of key T&W contacts at New York City schools and community organizations
  • Participating in outreach to schools and community organizations to market T&W’s creative writing programs
  • Proofreading anthologies of work written by students in T&W’s creative writing programs
  • Visiting classes led by T&W teaching artists to gather information for print and digital publications and for funding proposals
  • Helping with planning for and participating in teaching artist meetings/professional development sessions



  • Participating in planning meetings and events related to special projects, including T&W creative writing programs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Assisting with general office tasks (e.g., answering phones, greeting visitors) as requested


Internships available: Brooklyn Borough President’s Office

Several internships are available at the Brooklyn Borough’s President’s Office, including:

  • Planning and Policy internship
  • Community Service Center internship
  • Topographical Bureau internship
  • Capital Budget and Economic Development internship
  • Communications internship

If you are interested in any of these internships, please send a resume and schedule of availability to Marie Ann Meyr-Carolan, the intern/volunteer coordinator for the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office.

Please see the attached flyers for more information about each internship.

Policy and Planning

Community Service Center

Topographical Bureau

Capital Budget and Economic Development