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Internship: NY Union Semester
Organization: The Murphy Institute for Worker Education & Labor Studies at
City University of New York (CUNY)
Learn & Intern
Student activists put their passion for social justice to work during a NY Union Semester. This semester away opportunity combines academic course work with an internship at a New York City union or labor-affiliated organization.
NY Union Semester welcomes students from all over the U.S. and other countries. It is open to undergraduates, college graduates and graduate students.Students gain an understanding of the inner workings of organized labor as interns working 32-hours a week at a host union or organization. Past Union Semester interns have assisted in organizing campaigns, researched industry trends for corporate campaigns and collaborated on union training programs. They earn transferable college credits in courses taught by scholars and expert practitioners in labor and related fields at CUNY’s Murphy Institute. In the classroom, students analyze their intern experience and deepen their knowledge of labor and other progressive movements.
Undergraduate students earn 16 college credits. Graduates earn 12 credits. Students who successfully complete their internships and a full Union Semester course load are awarded a Certificate in Labor Studies by the School of
Professional Studies (SPS), CUNY.Stipend & Scholarship Host organizations
provide interns with: a $1,900 scholarship toward the instate cost of tuition and fees a $210/week stipend and a monthly transit allowance to cover the
cost of unlimited fares on New York City’s extensive public transit system.
Undergraduates: 45 credits & 2.5 GPA (minimum)
Graduates: BA/BS or a GPA of 3.0 in a post-baccalaureate program
Students can access the application at www.unionsemester.org. NY Union Semester
reviews all applications and selects students to interview by telephone.
Students are notified within 3-4 weeks after they are interviewed.
Now Accepting Applications for the Fall 2013 semester
The deadline for students wishing to attend the fall 2013 NY Union Semester is June 17, 2013.
Placements are limited and the selection process is competitive.
For more information, contact the Tamara Shapiro at Tamara.Shapiro@mail.cuny.edu.
Creative Time, New York City’s veteran and vanguard public arts presenter, seeks a part-time, temporary Project Coordinator to work on an upcoming participatory art project that will galvanize hundreds of New York-based feminists and activists around the most compelling issues of contemporary gender politics. Representing Creative Time, the Project Coordinator will liaise
primarily with the project participants, as well as occasionally with the artist, and our project partner, the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. This large-scale, public project will be presented in October 2013. Primary responsibilities will include managing outreach to a broad base of participants and facilitating their engagement with this project.
The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of feminist and activist timelines from the 1970s through today, contemporary issues in gender politics and social inequity, and socially-engaged art. The Project Coordinator must be able to interact well with wide-range of individuals from a variety of backgrounds, and is very organized and detail-oriented. The Project Coordinator reports to Creative Time’s Director of Exhibitions and Project Manager and will be working most closely with the CT programming team.
* Act as the primary point of contact for participants, as well as a liaison within organization, providing updates to internal departments on a regular basis.
* Manage outreach, correspondence and engagement for new contacts and existing
participants to build network of over 500 individuals.
* Research potential partnership opportunities and tap into existing networks to build project participant base.
* Organize social networking activities and attend similar events relevant to project.
* Draft and edit text related to project.
* Manage project timelines to ensure project is executed on time.
* Be responsible for day of production and coordination of all participants and any events.
* Strong knowledge of contemporary gender politics and feminism
* Contacts to or knowledge of New York City-based, key feminists
* Experience working with artists and familiarity with contemporary art
* Experience in community organizing, event production, and/or volunteer coordination
* Highly organized and motivated creative problem solver
* Strong database management skills
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and strong writing skills
* A good listener, and can instill a calming presence in a fast-paced environment
* A personal investment in the history of Creative Time and the evolving role of public art is a big plus
* BA or BFA preferred
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a temporary, part-time position, and will run from May, 2013 to November, 2013.
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org with
“Project Coordinator” in the email subject line.