Archive for December 6, 2012

Paid Media Internships for Students of Color

December 6, 2012 Leave a comment

The Emma Bowen Foundation is actively seeking black male applicants for its paid internship work/study program with national media companies. Any minority student (African American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American) who is a rising high school senior, graduating high school senior or college freshman, has a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, is interested in pursuing a career in the media industry, and plans to attend a four-year accredited college or university is eligible to apply to the Emma L. Bowen Foundation work/study program.

Eligible applicants must be:

– U.S. citizens or legal residents of the United States

– Speak and write English fluently to be considered. 

Your grade transcript, at least two (2) educational references from teachers and/or advisors, and a 500-to-1,000-word essay must accompany the application form.

The Emma L. Bowen Foundation was created in 1989 to prepare minority youth for careers in the media industry. The Foundation’s program is unlike traditional intern programs in that students work for partner companies during summers and school breaks from the summer following their senior year in high school until they graduate from college. During the four-year program, students have an opportunity to learn many aspects of corporate operations and develop company-specific skills. Corporations have an opportunity to train and mentor students with the option of full-time employment upon completion of their college degrees.

Students earn an hourly salary and matching funds for college expenses. Academic excellence is also a key component of the program-students are required to maintain a 3.0 grade point average to remain in good standing. The Foundation staff works closely with corporate partners to monitor each student’s academic and work progress. An annual summer conference, a community service program and a mentoring program are also provided to further enhance the student’s knowledge and experience. Resource guides for both students and corporate supervisors are provided to maximize the student’s experience while in the program.

This unique, multi-year program prepares a diverse group of talented young professionals to enter the workforce with specific job-related skills, knowledge of the corporate environment and a strong foundation for future advancement. Students work in a variety of functional areas (e.g., marketing, sales, finance, public relations, human resources, technology, news, web design, promotion, etc.) and rotate each summer. Currently, we have 260 active students nationwide and more than 500 graduates. Approximately 70-80 new students join the program each year.

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Click Here to Apply for Media Internships by January 31, 2013

NYCHA is Hiring for Sandy Relief

December 6, 2012 7 comments

Thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Labor with local partnership from the NYS Department of Labor and the NYC Department of Small Business Services, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is hiring for the cleanup of NYCHA developments and community outreach to connect residents to critical resources in hurricane impacted areas.

Individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must be comfortable working outdoors for long periods of time.



  • Have lost employment as a result of Hurricane Sandy (temporarily or permanently);
  • Have been unemployed for 27 consecutive weeks or more;
  • Have been laid off or terminated by their last employer, or have received a notice of termination by their last employer


For additional information on who qualifies as a Dislocated Worker, please see the Workforce Investment Act.


NYCHA residents are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must be able to pass drug screening and employment verification.

Please visit this website to see if you qualify to attend a Recruitment Event:




Project HOPE is Hiring

December 6, 2012 3 comments

Project Hope is a program that provides free crisis counseling to individuals and families affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (JBFCS) needs people ready and willing to work in Staten Island and Coney Island.  JBFCS’s goal is to help 7,500 people affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Your job will be to help others affected by Hurricane Sandy by reaching out in affected communities.

You will use standardized screenings and make referrals when additional supports are needed.  Training will be provided.

Jobs currently open include:
* Crisis Counselors: Para-professionals to conduct brief interventions in teams of two – in the field. Multiple languages needed. If you already live in Staten Island or Coney Island, that is a plus. No prior experience needed.
* Team Leaders: Help the crisis counselors do their job.