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Joseph S. Murphy Institute Internship Offering Scholarship, Stipend, and Unlimited MetroCard

March 15, 2013 1 comment

Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, SPS, CUNY**

NY Union Semester combines hands-on experience at a New York City labor union or other worker host organization with academic course work. This one-semester internship is open to undergraduates and college graduates from the U.S. and other countries.

Host organizations provide interns with:

  • a $1,900 scholarship toward the cost of in-state tuition and fees
  • a $210/week stipend and
  • a monthly transit allowance to cover the cost of an unlimited Metrocard

Start date:  August 26, 2013

End date:  December 13, 2013

Responsibilities:

  • Students intern 32-hours each week for 15 weeks. They may work on organizing campaigns, policy research, training programs or other activities.
  • Students also complete four labor studies courses at the Murphy Institute. Undergraduate students earn 16 college credits. Graduates earn 12 credits. Students receive a Certificate in Labor Studies from the School of Professional Studies (SPS), CUNY.

 Requirements:

  • Undergraduates: minimum of 45 credits and 2.5 GPA
  • Graduates: BA/BS or a at least a 3.0 GPA in a post-baccalaureate program
  • Commitment to social and economic justice

How to Apply:

  • Union Semester is now accepting applications for the Fall 2013 term. While they accept applications on a rolling basis, you should submit your application and other application materials by June 17th.  
  • Placements are limited and the selection process is competitive.  Complete the application and a telephone interview.
  • More Information on the program can be found at www.unionsemester.org. You can access the application from the union semester website or here.
  • Questions? Contact the Union Semester Outreach Coordinator at tamara.shapiro@mail.cuny.edu or call 212.642.2011.