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.

Contact Tracer with the Medical Reserve Corps, Dutchess County Department of Community and Behavioral Health

This opportunity is available during Fall 2021 semester. This is a remote opportunity to be conducted virtually.

Frustrated about the lack of opportunities to “shadow?” Impatient to end the pandemic and don’t know how? Want to support the work of public health officials? Work with the Dutchess County Medical Reserve Corps as a contact tracer! Contact tracing has proved to be a powerful strategy to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Unfortunately, Dutchess County has seen a rise in cases and is need of contact tracers again. This is a great opportunity to both provide a very important service during this pandemic and learn about Public Health concerns in Dutchess County. You also get to speak to people and practice your “patient skills!”

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Intern for Exodus Transitional Community and Dutchess Re-Entry

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

With a firm belief in human resilience, Exodus Transitional Community delivers innovative programming tailored to adults and youth affected by the justice system, and advocates for a society in which all can achieve social, economic, and spiritual well-being. Exodus collaborates to provide services and support for a successful reintegration back into the community.

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Poughkeepsie Mothers Project

The Poughkeepsie Mothers Project (PMP) is a community organization that supports self-determination for women and mothers, through the integration of conventional women’s healthcare with alternative and complementary healthcare, health and parenting education, peer support, and connections to community resources. PMP provides these services in the Poughkeepsie area for a historically disenfranchised, uninsured and immigrant population of women. We oversee six programs as part of our holistic approach: Prenatal Education, a Mother’s Support Group, the Expressive Art Program, the Peer Education Program, Women’s Health Packages, and the Nutrition Program. Each of our initiatives focuses on a unique aspect of motherhood and women’s health, and provides personal health education, peer support, and connections to community resources, allowing for emotional growth and increased awareness of maternal/child care.

If you are interested in a CEL with this community partner, 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.

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York

This opportunity might be available for the Fall 2021 semester.

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York builds a world where all communities have full access to innovative, high-quality, affordable, evidence-based sexual and reproductive health services, which will always include abortion, whenever, wherever, and however they are needed. PPGNY is a leading provider of sexual and reproductive health services and information, a fierce advocate, and a committed partner to advance equity and improve health outcomes for all.

Event Intern with Grace Smith House

This opportunity is available during Fall 2021 semester. This opportunity cannot be conducted virtually and is only available for CEL credit.

The mission of Grace Smith House, Inc. is to enable individuals and families to live free from domestic violence by:

  • Providing shelter and apartments, advocacy, counseling and education
  • Raising the consciousness of the community regarding the extent, type and seriousness of domestic violence
  • Initiating and taking positions on public policies in order to provide options which empower victims of domestic violence

“When Grace Smith House opened in 1981, no one envisioned that our organization would serve over 2,500 families each year. We provide shelter, transitional housing, counseling, advocacy, liaison services, children’s services and so much more. For more information, visit Our Services.

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Volunteer with Vassar Brothers Medical Center

This opportunity is available during Fall 2021 semester. This opportunity cannot be conducted virtually and is only available for CEL credit.

Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC) is a 350-bed facility that has served New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley since 1887. Overlooking the beautiful Hudson River in the City Poughkeepsie, NY, VBMC has established expertise in cardiac services, cancer care and women and children’s health services. As a renowned regional medical center, VBMC houses the area’s first and only cardiothoracic surgery program between Westchester and Albany and the only Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the region for premature, underweight and critically ill infants. Our teams of physicians, surgeons and specialists bring innovative procedures and services to the VBMC campus. These include robotic orthopedic surgery, liver and pancreatic surgery, interventional neuroradiology, thoracic surgical oncology and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Interested students should email jhinkley@vassar.edu to discuss the process for applying.

Various Positions with Ulster Immigrant Defense Network

These opportunities are available during Fall 2021 semester. These opportunities can be conducted virtually and are only available for CEL credit.

The Ulster Immigrant Defense Network‘s (UIDN) mission is to provide a network of safety and support to immigrants, regardless of status.

UIDN’s program and services include:

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Summer 2021 CEL Opportunities

Urban Planning

Media

Education

Public Health and Mental Health

Environment and Farming

Business

Social Justice

Arts

Grantsmanship/Non-Profit

Law/Politics

Research

Other

Oral History Project Intern for the Mediation Center of Dutchess County

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

The Mediation Center of Dutchess County is a Community Dispute Resolution Center, and it is our mission to provide and promote conflict prevention, management, and resolution services and education to individuals, families, businesses, and organizations in Dutchess County.

Position Description: In Summer 2021 the Mediation Center of Dutchess County is hoping to conduct an Oral History Project with one of our long term (40+ years!) volunteer mediators. As a part of this internship the student will receive training on how to conduct & record an Oral History. By the end of the summer we hope to have collected multiple stories from people involved in this agency. For the duration of the summer the student is more than welcome to also take our trainings about Restorative Practices.

Desired Skills: Passionate about storytelling; desire to take initiative; ability to collaborate. Preferred if student can occasionally come in person, but can accommodate remote.

Hours: Can accommodate around the student’s schedule for the days between Monday-Thursday, 9:00-5:00.

Application Requirements: A background check is required.

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