Fall 2021 CEL Opportunities

Education

Zoo & Veterinary

Law and Politics

History

Environment and Farming

Business

Arts, Media, and Architecture

Social Services and Social Justice

Health and Mental Health Services

Urban Planning


Past Partners with Potential Opportunities

If you are interested in a CEL with the following community partners, please email  a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu. We will connect you with the organization if they have capacity to host a CEL student.

Data Collection and Analysis for Arlington Business Improvement District

This opportunity is available during Fall 2021 semester. This opportunity can be conducted virtually and is only available for CEL credit.

The Arlington Business Improvement District is a non-profit organization created in 2002 to support the small businesses and residents in the Arlington area by providing services, sponsoring events, marketing, and coordinating the efforts of individual business people and property owners. The BID has a part-time executive director and is supported by a property tax levied on commercial property owners in the Arlington district.

The Arlington BID is engaged developing a master plan for the next five to ten years. As a part of this we need a survey of the current business owners and/or property owners in the Arlington area. The BID covers the area from Collegeview north to the west-bound arterial, and from Fairmont Avenue west to Grand Avenue Continue reading “Data Collection and Analysis for Arlington Business Improvement District”

Social Media Position with Inspirebytes Omi Media LLC

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2021 semester. This is a remote opportunity and is only available for CEL credit.

Inspirebytes Omni Media (IOM) is a brand new, women-owned and operated publishing & multimedia company dedicated to effecting positive change by producing books and other items that are inspirational, educational, and entertaining. Continue reading “Social Media Position with Inspirebytes Omi Media LLC”

Editorial-Focused Position with Inspirebytes Omni Media LLC

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2021 semester. This is a remote opportunity and is only available for CEL credit.

Inspirebytes Omni Media (IOM) is a brand new, women-owned and operated publishing & multimedia company dedicated to effecting positive change by producing books and other items that are inspirational, educational, and entertaining. Continue reading “Editorial-Focused Position with Inspirebytes Omni Media LLC”

Residential Department Intern for Sustainable Westchester

This opportunity is available during Fall 2021 semester. This opportunity can be conducted virtually and is only available for CEL credit.

Sustainable Westchester is a nonprofit, consortium of Westchester County local governments that facilitates effective collaboration on sustainability initiatives. Our goal is to bring socially responsible, environmentally sound, and economically viable solutions that create healthy, resilient, sustainable communities.

At Sustainable Westchester, interns will have the opportunity to learn about the clean energy landscape, gain marketable skills and experiences working with elected officials and community members. Our internships are designed to be a valuable and worthwhile experience for the student. The interns will help research, plan and create materials. Intern will also have the option
to participate in a series of outreach activities aimed at transitioning Westchester homeowners toward clean heating and cooling options and energy efficiency upgrades to support New York State’s Climate Reduction Goals. Interns will become familiar with NYSERDA, the utilities, the CLPCLA and Sustainable Westchester’s energy efficiency, electrification and renewable energy campaigns. Continue reading “Residential Department Intern for Sustainable Westchester”

Social Media Intern for Prison Journalism Project

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2021 semester. This opportunity can be conducted virtually and is only available for CEL credit.

The Prison Journalism Project: Our mission is to help incarcerated writers and those in communities affected by incarceration tell stories about their world using the tools of journalism: gathering and testing facts, writing with nuance, texture and insight and reaching a thoughtful audience. Specifically, we train our writers in journalism and work with them to get their stories published.

Position Description: This intern will be creating and scheduling stories and other regular posts to be shared on Instagram using Canva with the intention of growing our audience. The intern should be familiar with Canva and comfortable with Instagram. Past experience with public social media accounts would be a big plus. Continue reading “Social Media Intern for Prison Journalism Project”

Campus Outreach Intern for Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson

This opportunity is available during Fall 2021 semester. This is a remote opportunity. There are limited placements for this position.

Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson is rapidly growing and this rapid growth relies heavily on our grassroots fundraising. Our grassroots fundraising program builds power by raising funds and bringing thousands of people into contact with our work. It is built by a dedicated core team of fundraising interns and volunteers.

Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson has a large existing student base to mobilize. There are also thousands of students at local schools in the Hudson Valley that we hope to connect with our work! Campus outreach teams will work to engage and expand our student base. Continue reading “Campus Outreach Intern for Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson”

Outreach Coordinator for the Cheetah Conservation Fund

This opportunity is available during Fall 2021 semester. This opportunity can be conducted virtually and is only available for CEL credit.

Cheetah Conservation Fund’s (CCF) mission is to be the internationally recognized center of excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their ecosystems. CCF will work with all stakeholders to develop best practices in research, education, and land use to benefit all species, including people.

Project or Position Description: Students will work with wildlife/environmental associated NGO’s within the greater Boston area, NY, NJ, CT, and adjacent New England states, as well as with zoos, local Universities, and state wildlife agencies to promote awareness of our organization and recruit members. A membership application that solicits potential member strengths and interests could be developed to build a member database/spreadsheet. The project would conclude with a Zoom meeting of all newly recruited members where the new and old meet and learn more about each other. This would expand our outreach into the local wildlife community, spread awareness of our mission, and acquire greater membership that harnesses a wide variety of skill sets to use to drive local CCF fundraising and teaching opportunities. Continue reading “Outreach Coordinator for the Cheetah Conservation Fund”

Various Positions with Barrett Art Center

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2021 semester. This opportunity can be conducted virtually and is only available for CEL credit.

Barrett Art Center is an historic 1840’s townhouse and former family home of scenic artist Tom Barrett Jr. Our national landmark building’s former domestic spaces have been transformed into contemporary gallery spaces, offices, a multi-purpose community studio, and an Artist in Residence studio on the 3rd floor. BAC hosts over twelve national and regional exhibitions with related arts programs each year.

Virtual opportunities include: 

  • Social Media/PR
  • Video Editing
  • Exhibition research and digital archiving projects
  • Artist relations and outreach
  • Program support for virtual artist talks and art workshops

Continue reading “Various Positions with Barrett Art Center”