Digital Media Intern with Cryptic Gallery

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. This is an in person position.

Cryptic Gallery is a new contemporary art space working in several schools of art from surrealism, street art and photography to sculptural, pop and graffiti, to name a few. Their motto is: “Recognizing the unfamiliar.”

Location: 358 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the set up and take down of art shows
  • Attend gallery shows to assist with visitors’ questions and document the event
  • Photograph and edit content for social media and Cryptic’s website
  • Help with video editing
  • Manage incoming submissions for shows

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with photography and video editing
  • Understanding of websites
  • An interest in contemporary art

Hours: Flexible; Students can register for either 0.5 unit or 1.0 unit of credit ( min. 40 hours over the semester for 0.5 unit + 30 hrs of academic work or min. 80 hours over the semester for 1.0 unit + 60 hours of academic work)

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

Emotional Support, Academic Support/Tutoring with Finish Strong

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. This is an in person opportunity 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. They strive to bring experiences to the classroom that youth would not otherwise encounter, 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!

CEL students should be able to assist youth with social emotional learning & emotional support using various outlets such as arts & crafts and other therapeutic practices.

Location: Family Partnership Center, 29 N Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie NY, 12601 

Desired Skills:

  • The student should have a skill of interest that they would teach to the participants
  • A desire to work with kids ages 8-15
  • Be prepared for a very active and engaging experience!

Hours: Flexible hours during Monday through Friday between 3-8pm; Students can register for either 0.5 unit or 1.0 unit of credit ( min. 40 hrs with org over the semester for + 30 hrs of academic work OR min. 80 hr over the semester with org + 60 hours of academic work)

Finish Strong will provide training on trauma-informed care and practices, as well as other areas of interest the intern may have.

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

Research Assistant with Day One

This opportunity is available during the  Fall 2022 semester. This opportunity can be conducted virtually and is only available for CEL credit.

DAY ONE Early Learning CommunityDAY ONE Early Learning Community is a non-profit located in the city of Poughkeepsie. Our mission is dedicated to creating the best learning opportunities for young children in New York State by providing state-of-the-art training for early childhood teachers. As part of our ecosystem for building high quality early childhood education, we provide programs for parents to have access to knowledge, resources and respect for their hopes for their children and families.

Location: 289 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Desired Skills:

  • Essential: use of google docs, google sheets/excel and google forms ideally google photos
  • Strong foundation in writing for reports
  • Clarity interest in the link between science, research, public policy and social justice attention to detail, especially numbers attention to detail in appearance of presentations, reports strong commitment to this work for this semester
  • Reliable and mature approach strict adherence to policies regarding confidentiality of data teamwork; interested and able to receive guidance and constructive feedback flexibility preferred: experience or coursework in statistics or a research methods course
  • Preferred: interest in graduate school or public policy & education work

Hours: Students can register for either 0.5 unit or 1.0 unit of credit ( min. 40 hrs with org over the semester for + 30 hrs of academic work OR min. 80 hr over the semester with org  + 60 hours of academic work)

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

Marketing/Social Media/Philanthropy Internship with Poughkeepsie Public Schools Foundation

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. This opportunity can be conducted virtually and is only available for CEL credit.

The Poughkeepsie Public Schools Foundation (PPSF) is helping the
Poughkeepsie City School District (PCSD) build a base of alumnae/i supporters – people who can be mentors, career presenters, commencement speakers, etc. and play other inspirational roles to current students. The District sent out a survey, including a place for alum respondents to give permission for their information to be shared with the Foundation, and Spring and Summer 2021 interns identified additional alums through social media. Between the survey and research, the Foundation and District have a good start for developing an alumnae/i group. www.ppsfonline.org

The Poughkeepsie Public Schools Foundation received an anonymous $10,000 pledge that has to be matched with alumnae/i gifts by December 31, 2021 in order for the pledge to be fulfilled. The half-way mark has been passed, and now the Foundation will launch a major campaign to meet the final goal.

Position Description: 

  • Focus primarily on alumnae/i marketing, tracking, and fundraising through radio ads, social media outreach and postings, outreach throughout the regional community, and other ways of identifying and soliciting alums for donations.
  • Attend PPSF Communications Committee and Fundraising Committee meetings as well as the full bi-monthly board meetings to understand their work in the larger context, and to learn more about nonprofit operations.
  • Contributing to the creation, development and design of marketing materials and social media postings.
  • Researching/producing various marketing and promotional materials in collaboration the executive director and communications committee.

Desired Skills: 

  • Artistic/creative, Microsoft Office Suite skills, strong FaceBook and website updating abilities, and capable of communicating effectively both orally and in
    writing.
  • Spanish language skills and database experience are a plus. Interns must be
    able to treat all information and data shared within the scope of their positions with an appropriate level of confidentiality and security.

Hours:

  • M- F business hours, with some evening meetings 6pm-7pm or 7pm-8pm EST.
  • 40 hours of experiential work for the semester.
  • Must be available at least 30 minutes weekly by phone/Zoom for meetings/check-ins. PPSF considers this to be a learning experience for both parties.

Interns must be willing to sign a nondisclosure form, as they will have access to people’s contact information.

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

Holiday Craft Fair (in person)

The Mid-Hudson Civic Center hosts a Holiday Craft Fair 2021.

Handmade fleece blankets, crocheted scarves, handmade jewelry & clutches, hair accessories, homemade limited ingredient dog treats, handcrafted rope dog toys; shirts, fabric items from repurposed clothing & scraps, hippie type jewelry and things made with locally grown flowers, baby gifts, button art, handmade tags, handbuilt ceramic jewelry, hand poured & decorated candles, wood critters, hair scrunchies, handcrafted soap, balms, scrubs, frames with all natural sea glass stones, pickles, deer antler pieces, tables, mittens, original photos on coasters/trivets/cutting boards, CBD Lotions/Tinctures/Gummies.

“Once Upon a Time” Exhibition Opening Reception (in-person)

“Once Upon a Time” – Evocations of Childhood

Childhood is a sensitive and powerful time in our lives. Queen City 15 Gallery juried show exhibition incorporates artwork that addresses this phase of human experience in many different ways: literal, narrative, expressive, iconographic.

Juror of Selection: Ursula Morgan

Show Dates: November 5 through December 19
Opening Reception: Saturday November 6, 4:00 to 6:00pm

Family Friendly Halloween Party (in-person)

If you or someone you know might be interested in volunteering, please either email Julie Riess at jriess@doelc.org or Estefany Umbach at eumbach@doelc.org. There are 90 minute slots for volunteering (starting with 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm and on the half hour. You can also work 1:00 to 4:00 pm)

Walkway at Night – Halloween Edition (in-person)

The Friends of the Walkway nonprofit organization is pleased to once again offer the opportunity to enjoy amazing Hudson Valley views after dark from 212 feet above the Hudson River at Walkway at Night. With the moon hanging high in the sky and the Mid-Hudson Bridge twinkling in the distance, there is truly nothing like a moonlit evening on the World’s Longest Elevated Pedestrian Bridge. This event takes place from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Everyone, including children, must reserve a ticket for entry at walkway.org/walkwayatnight and check in at the appropriate gate upon arrival.
Visitors are encouraged to come in costume and children will receive a treat upon entry.
As always, Walkway members are welcome to attend at no cost. Non-members can register for $5. Members have been emailed a special discount code to use upon registration providing one complimentary admission to Individual members, and up to five complimentary admissions for Family members.