Artist Assistant for Suprina Sculpture

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. This is an in person position, some tasks can be conducted remotely.

Local artist, Suprina Troche, studied sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia but never graduated. Instead she got a job as a sculptor in Hoboken, at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and she learned her craft from working in the field. There she discovered the world of promotional prop making and after gaining skill and confidence Suprina started her own prop business. Her clients included Annie Leibovitz, Apple Computer, Bloomingdales, Fortunoff, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “I always felt conflicted fabricating objects that were mainly used to sell retail “junk/landfill” …after all, my personal art work was made with these very objects once they were not deemed the ‘next best thing’ anymore and were cast away.” After 9/11, (she lived 3 blocks from ground zero) Suprina found herself making the life long decision to focus solely on her own artworks, which are mostly narrative/figurative and deal with our human condition and social issues. Detritus, castings, modeling, and painting, are all parts of the finished works.

The student should be interested in the arts, and/or the environment /social issues and working with the community.

Position Description:

  • Student will be asked to update social media and inventory
  • Help create an outreach letter
  • Assist in hanging art,
  • Prep raw materials for the art-making process

Desired Skills:

  • Self starter and eager to get involved
  • Interested in art and social justice
  • Social media, excel, good eye/hand coordination, an excellent command of the English language and grammar.
  • Handy with a camera, good sense of organizing and a heart for the environment.

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

Marketing Intern with ABClatino Media Network

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. Parts of this position can be conducted remotely.

GET/ABClatino is a media network, nonprofit organization dedicate to promote and support the Latino culture in the region. We create content in both, English & Spanish and publish them in our different channels, TV – Radio – Digital Magazine – Podcast – Social Media and Printed Newsletters.

Look at short promo videos of ABClatino here.

Address: 356 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Position Description:

  • Help in the production of magazine, radio and TV content for the regional community!
  • Media, radio & TV
  • Social media
  • Marketing
  • Design

Desired Skills:

  • Marketing, social media, YouTube, video, savvy
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a must.

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

Social Media Intern for Dutchess Pride

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

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.

Location: 710 South Drive, Suite 200, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
​(Building 710 in the iPark 84 complex)

Position Description: 

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

Desired Skills: Students should be responsible and actively engaged in the work they have committed to doing. Ideally students would feel comfortable with various social media platforms, as well as feeling comfortable engaging with the public. The Dutchess County Pride Center work very closely with many other agencies, so students should be good team players and present themselves in a professional manner when dealing with team members on behalf of the organization. Students should have a strong connection to and understanding of the LGBTQ+ community and be comfortable with issues surrounding sexuality and gender identity and expression.

Hours: The times for this position are generally flexible, but availability for occasional evening, and very rarely weekend hours, is a plus; 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

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

Communications Intern for Dutchess County Progressive Action Alliance

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

Dutchess County Progressive Action Alliance

Dutchess County Progressive Action Alliance: The purpose of this organization is to inspire and mobilize sustained community activism through the involvement of the people of Dutchess County, New York, in order to promote progressive agendas. We educate Dutchess County residents concerning local issues and their connection to state and national issues, seeking to enhance institutional ethics and policies through the use of pamphlets, social media, letters in newspapers, local radio programs, public forums, workshops, petition signups and face to face conversation while tabling at public events, etc. We establish alliances with other organizations and mobilize members of our group to persuade officials to positively address community concerns and broader issues that affect the well-being of our citizens and environment.

We are an issues-based, non-partisan organization and tend to engage and support causes and philosophies on one side of the “dividing line” of what has become a discouragingly polarized, non-compromising national divide. We maintain active and committed “Action Teams” that focus on specific issues or areas of perceived concern, and that we would like to support change and progress towards healing some areas that we think are not adequately supported. Our current Action Teams: Environment, Healthcare, Immigration Justice, Saving Democracy, and Social Justice.

The student will come into periodic contact with each of these Action Teams, and learn what their fundamental thrust is, and how they are reaching their goals or reaching out to the general public.

Position Description:

The intern can gain opportunities to learn, and enhance already existing skills, by assisting with our organizations’ communications, specifically:

  • monitoring the Facebook page
  • enhancing the website
  • creating an Instagram and Twitter account for DCPAA use
  • managing the events calendar
  • helping to create an updated flyer on what DCPAA is about
  • assisting with the handling of our Mailchimp emails
  • working on the DCPAA electronic newsletter
  • creating flyers for DCPAA events
  • making connections with current members and recruiting new members
  • assist with Powerpoint/slide shows
  • The intern may need to occasionally assist action teams with short term tasks.

Desired Skills:

  • social media skills, communications skills, organizing skills, computer skills
  • open-minded
  • interest in the organization

Hours: 

  • The days/times chosen to accomplish the above opportunities will be flexible, except for when there are time sensitive tasks.
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.
  • 4 hours a week: students can register for 0.5 unit of credit ( min. 40 hrs with org over the semester + 30 hrs of academic work or min)

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

Marketing and Media Intern for The Friends of Bill Duke Committee

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester.

Organization: The Duke Media Foundation

Website: Duke Media Foundation | The solution for our youth.

About: Bill Duke was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, NY and attended FDR school district. He attended Dutchess Community College and had a taste for the arts in creative writing. Soon after, Mr. Duke spent time at Boston University and NYU Tisch School of Arts. You may recognize Mr. Duke from roles in movies and television such as Predator, Bird on a Wire, American Gigolo, and Black Lightning. Bill Duke started The Duke Media Foundation, whose mission is to seek to train and empower underserved and gifted high school students in the disciplines of new media arts, financial literacy, the science of branding and entrepreneurship in preparation for careers in the new digital media age. By focusing on populations that are underrepresented in the Media and Finance industries, the Duke Media Foundation aims to usher today’s youth into the emerging global economy by preparing them with tools for the rapidly changing new media environment.

This October, The Friends of Bill Duke, will welcome him back to Poughkeepsie for a day of arts, media, history, and culture! Students could help with the planning and execution of this event.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the planning of the event
  • Collaborating with community members to organize the schedule and logistics
  • Assist with the event itself
    • Document the day through photography and video
  • Create informational flyers and posters to share on social media and with the public
  • Community outreach to stakeholders in the community

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with filming and editing software
  • An interest to learn and build community
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to use social media platforms

Hours: flexible, but students are expected to attend the event and meetings; 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 send a copy of your resume and a statement of interest to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

 

Social Media and Marketing with Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. This position has the possibility to be partially remote if needed.

Dutchess County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Dutchess County Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

Location: 1822 South Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Position Description: 

  • Seeking an Internship Position to assist in our Social Media and Marketing. Platforms include: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and WordPress.
  • This skilled individual who will continue to follow and establish a yearlong marketing calendar that is able to be carried out and implemented past
    Internship term.
  • Position will include documenting and scheduling fundraising events, builds, ReStore and other activities in Habitat Dutchess.
  • Position will report to Development Director.
  • The intern will perform tasks in the Development department that include marketing campaigns, research, design and scheduling.
  • The intern will work with the Development Department to plan, schedule and create social media content, calendars and key marketing campaigns for the organization.
  • The intern will work closely with the Development Director, who is their direct supervisor.
  • Both formal and informal evaluations will be completed throughout their internship to allow the intern to reflect on progress.
  • The intern will also work with volunteers within the organization.

Desired Skills

  • Ability to use multiple media platforms, photography skills a plus, ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Capacity to work with a team
  • Great organizing skills
  • Intern should be proficient in Microsoft office, social media platforms.
  • Must have transportation.

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

Dutchess County Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat for Humanity welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Various Positions with Rebuilding Our Children and Community Inc.

This opportunity is available during Fall 2022 semester. Parts of this position can be conducted remotely.

Rebuilding Our Children and Community Inc. (ROCC( is a nonprofit organization committed to serving children and families of Dutchess County through out of school programming.

Opportunities:

  • Media and social media marketing
  • Research about the education and out of school opportunities for youth of Dutchess County and the City of Poughkeepsie
  • Work directly with underserved youth through our gun violence program for youth ages 14-18 and through our summer camp for youth ages 5-13.
  • Assist in the planning of all programming.

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to work independently

Other Requirements:

  • Background check

Hours: Flexible schedule; 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

Program Support for ArlingtON PAR (Partners Against Racism)

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

ArlingtON PAR (Partners Against Racism) is a community group committed to engaging in equity work in the Arlington Central School District. This group was founded by 4 women (3 Vassar professors and 1 corporate manager). Our group is comprised of roughly 20 members and we meet bi-weekly via zoom. We attend Board of Education meetings and speak during the public comment period. We have our own podcast that features the experiences of families and students within the school district. We also work directly with teachers and administrators in the district on initiatives such as author visits. Moreover, we help draft policies in the district regarding equity. Interns are welcome to collaborate and support any of these efforts. Moving forward, we would like to increase/improve our media presence.

Position Description:

  • Research of relevant equity related policy issues.
  • Drafting of speeches to give during public meetings.
  • Management of social media and outreach plans.
  • Drafting of policies.
  • Coordinate meetings with your supervisor as well as your faculty sponsor.
  • Some of the work you do will be presented during biweekly meetings for the group to discuss.
  • Understand that this position requires flexibility. It’s common for us to come across. Information that demands our attention and our agenda will accordingly switch for a few days.

Desired Skills:

  • Research skills
  • Time management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving skills
  • Networking skills
  • Technical proficiency including social media

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