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.

Social Media Intern for The Art Effect

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

The Art Effect empowers young people to develop their creative voice to shape their futures and bring about positive social change. At The Art Effect, youth explore, experience, and excel in the visual arts and media, giving them the opportunity to develop real skills in these fields, and guiding them towards achieving their academic and career goals.

Social Media Interns assist with representing The Art Effect’s programs and initiatives in digital spaces. Responsibilities of this internship include: building content for marketing materials (including e-blasts, blog posts, press releases, social media, flyers, etc.), inputting information into community calendars, conducting web analytics, and conducting community outreach.

Accepted interns are required to attend an orientation prior to their first shift.

Desired Skills:  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite and graphic design experience preferred.

Hours: Availability required is at least 4 hours per week.

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

Artistic Advancement Intern for The Art Effect

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

The Art Effect empowers young people to develop their creative voice to shape their futures and bring about positive social change. At The Art Effect, youth explore, experience, and excel in the visual arts and media, giving them the opportunity to develop real skills in these fields, and guiding them towards achieving their academic and career goals.

The Artistic Advancement intern should have an art-focused background as well as a strong interest in arts administration and art education. This intern will work on a variety of tasks including working closely with the Director of Artistic Advancement on various administrative projects, welcoming students and families, maintaining studio and materials, documenting programs via photography and video, and assisting our Teaching Artists as needed.
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Workforce Programs Intern for The Art Effect

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

The Art Effect empowers young people to develop their creative voice to shape their futures and bring about positive social change. At The Art Effect, youth explore, experience, and excel in the visual arts and media, giving them the opportunity to develop real skills in these fields, and guiding them towards achieving their academic and career goals.

Workforce Program interns support the development, implementation, and assessment of curricula and programming by helping run workshops and classes, assisting in curriculum development, assisting classes with attendance records, student files, and digital media management support, and researching youth film festivals to coordinate submissions of student-produced work. Workforce Program interns work under one of the following programs:

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Film Production Intern for The Art Effect

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

The Art Effect empowers young people to develop their creative voice to shape their futures and bring about positive social change. At The Art Effect, youth explore, experience, and excel in the visual arts and media, giving them the opportunity to develop real skills in these fields, and guiding them towards achieving their academic and career goals.

Production interns support our production house, Forge Media, as well as our media education programs. Interns will gain experience in pre-production, production, post-production at a professional level through camera operation, non-linear editing, graphic design, digital file management, and other media production and post-production-related tasks.

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Interns for EPIC (Engaging People in Change)

This opportunity is available during Fall 2021 semester. 

Engaging People in Change (EPIC) is a leadership program for students ages 14 – 20 in rural Dutchess County, New York. We meet every Friday at Grace Episcopal Church in Millbrook from 5pm to 9pm to eat dinner, talk about our lives, learn from guest speakers, work on projects, and just relax and have fun. EPIC empowers young people to be leaders and advocates in their own lives. We offer transportation for students living in the Pine Plains, Webutuck, Millbrook, and Dover school districts. We are a diverse and bilingual (English/Spanish) group. Almost all of our students come from immigrant families, the majority are from Mexico or Guatemala. EPIC was founded in 2015 by Abby Ring Nathanson, who graduated from Vassar in 2014, and has hosted many Vassar interns since then!

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Programming Intern for Dutchess Pride

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

Dutchess County Pride Center is a safe place for members of the LGBTQ+ community in Dutchess County, including LGBTQ+ youth, young adults and their families, and allies to feel comfortable and free to express themselves. Our goal is to support, educate and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, including LGBTQ+ youth and their families, through outreach, support groups and social events.

Position Description: 

  • Create programming that Dutchess Pride would bring in to other organizations and schools.
  • These programs would consist of basic education regarding the LGBTQ+ community, diversity and inclusion education and leadership skills training for youth.

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Research and Grant Writing Intern for Making Us Matter

This opportunity is available during Fall 2021 semester. This is a remote CEL opportunity.

Making Us Matter (MUM) is an education-focused nonprofit working to advance equity for Black teachers, improve outcomes for Black students, and make research-informed policy suggestions that address long standing inequalities in school environments across America. Since their founding in 2020, MUM has provided over 300 hours of virtual classroom instruction, conducted teacher workshops affecting more than 50 local instructors, and raised thousands for college prep tours and scholarship funds. Continue reading “Research and Grant Writing Intern for Making Us Matter”

Various Positions (education, social media, fundraising) with Finish Strong

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

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Finish Strong  provides non-contact boxing and other activities as well as mental health counseling to address trauma and build resiliency in youth and young adults.

Finish Strong strives to bring experiences to the classroom that our youth would not otherwise encounter. We are looking for interns to bring their skills and talent in a multitude of areas such as:

  • Drawing, painting, and other arts/crafts
  • Film and media
  • Singing, musical instruments
  • Culture and history
  • Cooking
  • Sports and physical activity
  • Nature and gardening
  • Yoga/body and mind connection
  • Or any other ideas!

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