Fall 2021 CEL Opportunities

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Law and Politics

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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.

Intern with Reunite Migrant Families

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

Reunite Migrant Families is a new organization whose goal is to offer health, education, housing and job services to the Latinx community of Dutchess County. They provide a safe and confidential space for consulting and administering free-of-charge services. Their mission is to enrich, educate and support the Latinx community in a place that honors the diverse strengths and human dignity of each person. All services and activities are in Spanish.

Position Description:

This position is an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Dutchess’s Latinx grassroots community and culture. While introducing questions of power and privilege, Reunite Migrant Families also provides an opportunity for fully bilingual students to work with longtime Latinx community organizers engaged in providing services and leading activist initiatives.

Desired Skills:

  • preferred bilingual Spanish
  • computer knowledge
  • marketing and to desire to work with low income community

Hours:  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 4-6 pm and Sundays 1pm -3pm

Communications Intern with Town of Poughkeepsie Democrats

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

The Town of Poughkeepsie Democrats is a volunteer-run political organization which works to get Democratic candidates elected locally. The mission of the Town of Poughkeepsie Democratic Committee is to ensure that citizens’ interests, not special interests, are the top priority of our government. Their efforts are focused on selecting and electing honest candidates who are committed to making our community a better place to live, work and raise families with the best possible services within a sustainable tax rate.

Position Description:

Students will assist the social media coordinator with writing engaging content about candidates and local issues. Some time will be spent on digital strategy & planning, as well as social media graphics. Continue reading “Communications Intern with Town of Poughkeepsie Democrats”

Internship with Office of U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney

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

The office of Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) is currently accepting applications for internship positions in his district office located in Newburgh, NY. This unpaid internship will provide hands-on experience in a Congressional office, and a greater understanding of the legislative and governmental process.

Ideal candidates have excellent communication, writing, and research skills, a professional and courteous demeanor, the ability to multi-task, and a willingness to complete tasks as assigned. Intern responsibilities include but are not limited to researching and writing Congressional correspondence, helping constituents find information, fielding constituent phone calls, and event coordination and preparation. You will meet and interact with constituents, as well as community leaders and other elected officials. This internship also provides the opportunity to work closely with staff members and assist in various projects, which may require weekend availability. Prior office experience is preferred, but not required.

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

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”

Lead Communications 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.

Strong communications is critical to expanding the NLMH grassroots movement. Communications interns will play an important role in supporting and growing the communications and digital department from the ground up by working across a variety of projects, including social media, press outreach, digital platform management, and content creation. Continue reading “Lead Communications Intern for Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson”

Communications Intern for Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson (remote)

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.

Strong communications is critical to expanding the NLMH grassroots movement. Communications interns will play an important role in supporting and growing the communications and digital department from the ground up by working across a variety of projects, including social media, press outreach, digital platform management, and content creation. Continue reading “Communications Intern for Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson (remote)”

Fundraising Intern with Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson

This opportunity is available during Fall 2021 semester. This opportunity can be conducted remotely or in person.

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.

Continue reading “Fundraising Intern with Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson”

Community Engagement Intern for Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson (in person)

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2021 semester. 

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.

Continue reading “Community Engagement Intern for Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson (in person)”