Fall 2021 CEL Opportunities

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Law and Politics

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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.

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

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.

Watch this video from our CEL Fair to learn more! Continue reading “Intern for Exodus Transitional Community and Dutchess Re-Entry”

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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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”

Editorial 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 support the Prison Journalism Project’s publication and editorial initiatives. Duties may include transcription, editing, factchecking, research to support stories by contributing writers, and production help uploading our stories onto the PJP publishing platform.

The Prison Journalism Project is a small, volunteer-run organization with an ambitious agenda. Interns will be working on essential tasks for us, so we require self-starters with a strong sense of responsibility and a willingness to pitch in. Continue reading “Editorial Intern for Prison Journalism Project”

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.

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Community Engagement Intern for Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson (remote)

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2021 semester. This opportunity can be conducted virtually.

Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson is rapidly growing and this rapid growth relies heavily on our grassroots fundraising. Their grassroots fundraising program builds power by raising funds for — and bringing thousands of people into — our work. It is built by a dedicated core team of fundraising interns and volunteers. Spring interns will have an important role to play in mobilizing people around progressive state-level campaigns for Healthcare For All, Housing Justice, Immigration Justice, and Energy Justice!

Interns will get to learn fundamental skills of organizing for change and be a critical part of one of the fastest-growing organizations in the Hudson Valley. Community engagement interns will be responsible for networking with community members surrounding campaigns for Healthcare, Housing, Immigration Justice, and Energy Justice. Continue reading “Community Engagement Intern for Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson (remote)”

Social Media 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: 

  • Someone who can stay on top of the Dutchess Pride social media platforms!

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