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Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Summer Funded Internships

The Funded Internship Program was launched in 2009 and funds up to 15 Pace University students in full-time summer internships with New York social enterprises and nonprofit organizations each year.

The goal of the internship is two-fold: To offer experiential learning and income for students interested in careers in the nonprofit sector, and to offer bright, highly motivated, mentored students in service for nonprofits. Internships must provide hands-on, substantive opportunities for students to make a meaningful contribution to the work of the organization.


Requirements for Participation

Students must:

  • Be currently enrolled at Pace and graduating from Pace University, December 2018 or later
  • All majors welcome. International students are encouraged to apply.
  • Have an interest in human service and/or social enterprise.
  • Work full-time for eight weeks between June and September.
  • Make a 35 hours per week committment: Total award $4,480 ($16.00/hr)

How Pace Students Can Apply:

Internship descriptions are listed on the Career Services Handshake website (enter "Wilson Center" in the keyword search). Application instructions vary by employer and are included in the internship description.


Past Internships

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009


2017

During Summer 2017, the Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship funded 15 internships at nonprofits and social enterprises:


Silvia Dominguez
Political Science/Peace & Justice Studies, 2020
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Day One
Job Title: Development Intern

Silvia Dominguez is a rising sophomore, double majoring in Political Science and Peace and Justice Studies. Early in her freshman year, Silvia sought out Career Services to ensure she was ready to apply for summer jobs when the time came. Silvia has always been active in her community and was looking for a summer internship with social impact. In high school, she worked as a volunteer translator for the Lions Club International chapter in her native El Salvador and did fundraising for FUNTER a local nonprofit focused on people with disabilities. Day One’s mission resonated strongly with Silvia, motivating her to apply for the position and subsequently be hired.

Day One hired Silvia to help with preparations for their annual gala, held in Fall each year. Her duties involved doing outreach to corporate sponsors, tracking donors and managing attendee lists. Silvia also did grant research, maintained the donor database and prepared thank you letters.

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Curtis Robinson
Economic, 2018
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Defy Ventures
Job Title: Program Intern

Curtis, a rising senior who is studying Economics at Pace, has “a passion for delivering positive change to [my] environment” He heard about the program from a Pace alum who was also a former Wilson Center intern. Defy Venture’s mission and vision motivated him to apply for the position, and his first few weeks at the organization only further cemented his passion as an advocate and actor for social change - specifically in economic empowerment. This experience has helped him develop a deeper understanding of what it is to work in social justice broadly, and he hopes to pursue a career in the social impact sector post graduation. Curtis was anecdotally aware of the difficulties formerly incarcerated populations have reintegrating into society; working at Defy gave him a direct look at the breadth of the issues, and more importantly, gave him a chance to participate in an innovative solution.

Defy Ventures hired Curtis to help with all aspects of their EIT program for the incoming cohort. He was involved in disseminating course schedules and information, colleting data and trouble shooting glitches. His supervisor also asked him to review EIT business plans and provide constructive feedback.

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Alexandra Franciosa
English, 2018
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Historic Richmond Town
Job Title: Museum General Assistant Intern

Alexandra is a student at Pace University’s Pleasantville campus, where she is completing her English degree from the Dyson College of Arts and Science. She is specializing in creative writing. Alex has extensive experience using her writing skills - including research, script reading and literary editing. Her spring internship with the Hudson Stage Company, a local nonprofit theatre, was her first introduction to nonprofit work. She was motivated to apply for the HRT internship to gain more familiarity with the sector and build on her writing skills; including grant writing.

In the past year, Historic Richmond Town (HRT) experienced reorganization; several key administrators have left, including the Development Director, and replacements are still pending. Alex worked under the supervision of Development and Marketing Associate, Frank Saulle, and was a crucial pair of extra hands in the short-staffed organization. HRT hosts a series of summer events in Staten Island that also serve as community fundraisers. Alex’s event management experience at the Hudson Stage Company, enabled her to contribute without much direction or training; involvement in these events helped her better understand HRT’s mission and programs. Given her expressed interest in learning grant writing, Frank, tasked Alex with developing several grant proposals. Frank also involved Alex in engaging with corporate donors for silent auction items. Doing outreach via phone was something Alex was uncomfortable with, but she was glad to have the experience and appreciated Frank’s patience and oversight. As the summer progressed, she was also involved in researching broader funding opportunities and general grants for HRT.

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Rohandeep Arora
Business Management, 2020
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: India Home
Job Title: Advocacy Intern

Rohandeep is a rising sophomore, majoring in business management at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. Looking to jumpstart his experiential learning early, Rohandeep applied to the India Home internship, knowing he had a leg up given his extensive language skills – in his native Punjabi, Hindi, and some Urdu. Rohandeep admits he did not know what to expect working as an Advocacy Intern; his 8 weeks were an intensive introduction to public service work. He enjoyed applying skills and theories learnt in several of his freshman year classes “I took a digital design class at Pace, which I used extensively in my work here; that was really gratifying”. Rohandeep associated getting a business management degree with a career in the private sector, this internship taught him that all organizations - public or private, nonprofit or for-profit - need the same administrative skills.

For the first weeks of Rohan’s internship, Lakshman – the Deputy Director of India Home – had Rohan join him at NYC budget discussions. Rohan witnessed first-hand how nonprofits can advocate for funding from city government agencies, specifically the Department for the Aging (DFTA), and realized the importance of meticulous preparation in order to have a seat and voice at the table. Rohan also visited and participated in the various senior center programs run by India Home, giving him insight into their constituents and their needs. With a fuller understanding of the mission and programs, towards the end of his eight weeks, Rohan joined several interns in a survey campaign that India Home launched to better assess the missing and additional needs of South Asians in NYC. Rohan visited Punjabi-speaking community and religious centers, engaged with members and conducted surveys.

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Carolyn Armas
Marketing & Advertising, 2018
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Latino U College Access
Job Title: Communication and Development Intern

Carolyn Armas is a rising junior transfer student at Pace’s Pleasantville campus. She is studying for a BBA in Marketing at the Lubin School of Business. Throughout high school she worked in several customer service related jobs, to gain professional experience and make some money. While looking for summer opportunities, she was drawn to Latino U’s mission, which resonated strongly with her as first-generation college student herself. She saw it as a chance to get paid, contribute to the community as well as put both her creative and bilingual skills to work. Carolyn had preconceived notions about working for a nonprofit, associating it more with volunteer work, rather than a place to have a professional career. The eight weeks gave her extensive insights into the nonprofit sector, and she is now considering the sector for future job opportunities. Carolyn continued as a volunteer intern for the remainder of the summer, will continue in her senior year.

Carolyn’s role as a Communications and Development intern involved preparation for the organization’s annual graduation gala and other donor related design work. These tasks ranged from designing placards and posters for the gala, to marketing through social media, helping in donor engagement campaigns, as well as participating in program preparation for the Fall 2017 college bound students. As a full-time intern at a small, but active and growing nonprofit, Carolyn was able to participate or at least observe all aspects of running a nonprofit – from program management to operational and organizational management, giving her first hand insights into a young, vibrant growing, nonprofit.

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Edona Oshlani
Business Management, 2018
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: The National Lighthouse Museum
Job Title: Development and Marketing Intern

Edona is rising senior majoring in management, at the Lubin School of Business. Throughout high school and college, Edona has worked in various professional capacities starting as an administrative assistant and receptionist at a real estate company, to managing a boutique retail establishment to most recently as part of the operations management team at Barneys. She has taken a deliberate and thoughtful approach to building her resume of work experiences. This summer she was looking for something non-corporate but still substantive. The NLM internship was a mission-oriented opportunity with extensive substantive projects from which to further build her skills and get paid.

The National Lighthouse Museum was seeking a development intern to work under the Executive Director to research grant opportunities and assist in writing grants. The intern would be responsible for identifying corporate sponsorships for NLM’s annual gala and Lighthouse Point Festival as well as doing upkeep of the membership and donor database.

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Rahul George
Financial Management, 2018
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE NY)
Job Title: Program Assistant

Rahul George is a first year Lubin School of Business master’s student, studying Financial Management, as a follow up to his undergraduate Finance degree in India. He has extensive project and work experience in various capacities in finance – with a strong interest in working in Financial Services upon graduation. While in his native India, Rahul spent a summer working for a nonprofit focused on suicide prevention, an experience he greatly valued. The NFTE NY internship matched his interest and skills in business, and “was different” from conventional internships most of his classmates were considering in traditional finance and consulting.

NFTE NY was looking for an intern who could comfortably join their NFTE NY Metro summer program team as a facilitator, mentor, and administrator. The intern would spend approximately 70% of the time on the summer program and 30% in the office on general NFTE NY related tasks. They were looking for an intern who was familiar with business concepts but also flexible, with a hands-on, can-do attitude, who could work both independently and collaboratively.

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Angela Fong
Computer Science, 2020
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Host Organization: Older Adult Technology Services (OATS)
Job Title: Center Intern

Angela is a rising sophomore studying computer science in the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Soon after arriving to Pace, she sought out Career Services and worked on perfecting her resume and cover letter so she could apply for summer jobs; she heard about this internship opportunity from her career counsellor. Angela has a demonstrated interest and passion for community engagement and experience working with the elderly. Her high school internship working at a Brooklyn elderly healthcare facility made her an ideal candidate for Senior Planet, an OATS technology center. She understands the need to be patient, understanding and interactive when working with older adults, and she was excited to share her technology skills to enhance/improve quality of life.

Senior Planet was looking for a Center Intern who could provide outstanding levels of visitor support services in collaboration with the Senior Planet staff and volunteer team. The role would require the intern to assist older adults who are visiting the center to adopt and use internet-enabled technologies, observe and intervene as needed. The intern would also be involved with set up and delivery of classes, events and other special programming as required.

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Alexandra Muino
Women's & Gender Studies, 2018
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Sanctuary for Families
Job Title: Program Evaluation Intern

Alexandra is a rising senior majoring in Women’s & Gender Studies. She is a passionate and active advocate for gender equality, through several on-campus organizations, including Lavendar Ladies. As a trained English-Spanish translator she has volunteered at ESL and Citizen preparation calsses through New York Cares. Working for Sanctuary for Families (SFF)’s, helping victims of violence, was a natural next step for Alex’s skills and interests.

SFF was looking for an intern to assist with its program evaluation efforts. Under the direction of the Operations & Administration director, the intern would work with cutting-edge program evaluation and performance management practices, engage clients in feedback efforts, and conduct meaningful analysis. The intern would gain an understanding of the fundamentals of nonprofit management, specifically direct services organizations.

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Anisa Bartholomew
English in Education, 2018
School of Education
Host Organization: Services Now for Adult Persons
Job Title: Innovative Senior Center Program Intern

Anisa is a rising senior School of Education student on the Pleasantville campus. She was attracted to a summer opportunity at SNAP as a way to explore education beyond the classroom. Throughout her time at Pace, Anisa has had various on campus jobs – ranging from a Career Services Student Assistant to a Resident Assistant in the dormitories. While she aspires to be an educator, Anisa, believes her skills are transferable beyond the traditional classroom setting that her coursework and experiences have trained her for up until this point. She chose SNAP, for the convenience from her home, but also for their mission.

Day-to-day, the intern would work closely with SNAP-Queens Center Director Nina Bhola, assisting in matters related to all the programs at the center. They would helped manage logistics and activities for the day to day programming, and generate innovative ideas for other activities and field trips. The intern’s office projects would include growing the community outreach – to local newspapers and relevant media outlets.

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Keyshana Dupuy
Communication Studies, 2018
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: She’s the First
Job Title: Development Intern

Keyshana is a rising senior Communications major on Pace’s Pleasantville campus, with a double minor in Psychology and Public Relations in the Dyson College of Arts & Sciences. Throughout her years at Pace, Keyshana has been an active member of various organizations, including Vice President of the University’s Student Government Association, charged with managing 25% of the budget, a writer for the University’s Pleasantville newspaper, and a Resident Assistant in the dorms. She enjoys event planning and public relations related projects and activities. All these experiences have made her a proactive leader, a skilled communicator, well versed in time management and generally good at “getting things done”.

She’s the First (STF) was looking for a Development Intern to directly assist the Chief Executive Office and Director of Resource Development specifically in communicating impact to donors. The intern would be involved in the organization’s communications strategy for two grassroots, social-media based fundraising campaigns, helping out a the 6th annual STF summit in NYC, as well as the launch of new activism content across the STF global network. The intern would also assist in the early stages of producing and improving the STF Mentor Breakfast event, the largest fundraiser of the year in November. Additionally, the intern would contribute to the routine tasks that keep the Development department running and on track.

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Ankita Nath
Information Systems, 2018
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Host Organization: TADA! Youth Theatre
Job Title: Marketing and Development Intern

Ankita is a graduate international student in the Seidenberg School studying Information Systems. She has extensive experience both in business and technology, and applied to TADA! for a different type of work experience.

While TADA! would have specific tasks planned for the intern, they also want to be responsive to the interns skill set and interests. They needed help in their marketing outreach processes as well as database management. The intern’s main project would involve customizing salesforce, a client relationship management system, to suit TADA’s specific needs and uses.

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Shoma Nath
Undecided, 2020
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: The Trust for Public Land
Job Title: Summer Intern NYC Playgrounds Program

Shoma is a rising sophomore, enrolled in the Lubin School of Business, with an undecided major. She is leaning towards Business Management but is also interested in studying political science and economics. Throughout her high school years, she has worked and volunteered in a variety of capacities, including internationally. Her passion for the environment was clear through her volunteer work in the space, both at Pace and outside, making her an attractive candidate for Trust for Public Land (TPL) NY.

Trust for Public Land (TPL) was looking for a summer intern to assist in evaluating their playground program and in identifying new sites for future programs. This would require setting up meetings with principals, custodians and afterschool groups to discuss how they use their schoolyards. After a brief training period, the student would be responsible for arranging meetings, traveling to schools to interview staff, observing the condition of the schoolyard, taking photographs and writing a report. Based on these visits, the student would advise TPL on which sites to include in future programs. The internship would be an opportunity to learn about the overall organization, TPL’s participatory design process and work with schools and communities. The intern would also attend design sessions, construction management meetings and gardening workshops.

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2016

During Summer 2016, the Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship funded 13 internships at nonprofits and social enterprises:


Shiralee Peer
Information Systems, 2016
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Host Organization: re:gender
Job Title: Program Intern

Shiralee is an international graduate student from India studying Information Systems who will graduate in December 2016. Shiralee “specializes” in Database Management and Analysis, and has extensive experience in this field. While at Pace she worked in Human Resources and also as a Graduate Assistant in SDACA. In this role, she planned and organized various campus activities and events for student development including the Pace Leadership Conference, Pace Cultural Fest, Pace Spirit Ambassador, Denny’s Super Night, etc., all designed for students to have an improved campus experience.

Shiralee was hired to help with the transition of their donor software from Donor Perfect. However, other projects took priority and Shiralee has been working on research for re:gender’s Economic Justice Project centered around Immigration, Housing and Gender. Shiralee has spent the past month doing extensive research for the public service campaign that re:gender will be launching and has been connecting with other organizations working in the space to leverage the messaging. The last few weeks of Shiralee’s internship will be focused on optimizing re:gender’s donor database software.

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Alexander Rea
Communication Studies, 2017
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: 9/11 Tribute Center
Job Title: Media Intern

Alex is a rising Dyson senior majoring in Communications Studies, with a minor in Arts and Entertainment Management. Prior to this internship, Alex interned at Atlantic Records and Photo Finish Records where he gained extensive experience in social media platforms. During his junior year, he spent a semester abroad at University of Westminster in England. Alex is a highly engaged student, with a dynamic personality. In his cover letter to the Tribute Center, he writes “I would love to intern for the 9/11 Tribute Center because I believe it is an integral and important part of our city’s history. […] The 9/11 Tribute Center does so much to honor and educate the community on our past […] to take the skills that I have acquired during my time here in New York and put them towards something such as this would surely be a valuable and rewarding experience.” It is this mindfulness and enthusiasm that led to his hiring. While his semester abroad gave him some cross-cultural exposure, he will be looking for a class in intercultural communication or something similar to round out his academic portfolio for his senior year.

The 9/11 Tribute Center was seeking a summer intern to work with the Media Staff of their Education Department. This department is responsible for all aspects of programming, including exhibits, walking tours, school programs, public programs, and social media. Prior to the intern’s arrival, Tribute Center staff supervisors spent time identifying and planning out projects for all the interns, leading to substantive work for Alex from day one. Alex was able to choose some of his projects based on his interests and skills, and was assigned other tasks on a need/urgency basis. His primary jobs were managing the social media platforms including expanding the network of partner organizations to follow and cross market, keeping the Tribute Center blog updated, taking photographs at events and press conferences, and in general managing the outreach and messaging for the Tribute Center. Alex credits several of his internship projects where he was team leader, as well as many of his communications classes –pop culture, introduction to mass media, introduction to propaganda, and his study abroad experience, as keys to his summer internship success.

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Kaela Rippon
Psychology, 2017
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Latino U College Access
Job Title: Program Intern

Kaela is a rising senior at Pace’s Pleasantville campus, majoring in Psychology. She has had several jobs, including as a retail customer service rep, and working with youth as a child care provider and camp counsellor. While looking for summer opportunities, Kaela was attracted to Latino U’s mission and intimate culture. She saw it as a chance to build on her passion for working with youth and young adults. She was also curious about what working at a nonprofit organization. While her goal is to explore forensic psychology post-graduation, her summer internship has helped inform her about the social impact sector, and she is proud of her contributions towards Latino U’s mission. If her schedule allows, she plans to volunteer at Latino U during her senior year. Kaela’s role as a program intern involved managing all the logistics of Latino U’s College Access programs. These tasks ranged from doing targeted and consistent outreach, marketing through social media, updating marketing materials and collecting/updating relevant metrics for the programs. She helped develop a resource guide and participated in several College Coaching workshops. Kaela also helped with operational logistics such as processing donor checks, writing thank you letter, helping with Board Meeting preparation and other tasks as assigned. As a full-time intern at a small, but active and growing nonprofit, Kaela was able to participate in all aspects of running a nonprofit – from program management to operational and organizational management, gaining a first-hand insider’s look into a young, vibrant nonprofit.

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Sheela Aryal
Information Systems, 2016
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Host Organization: The National Lighthouse Museum
Job Title: Database Intern

Sheela is an international graduate student, completing a master’s degree in Information Systems. She has an MBA from her native Nepal and extensive work experience in database management and data analysis. As a Staten Island resident, Sheela was interested in the internship position at the National Lighthouse Museum. Sheela was interested in working for a U.S. nonprofit organization and saw the position as a way to extend her “tech skills.”

The National Lighthouse Museum was seeking an intern to help create a national database of light keepers—designed to be an open-source, collaborative database that brings together amateur historians with lighthouse societies and museums—and create biographic entries for keepers employed by the United States Lighthouse Society. Sheela worked closely with her supervisor, the museum curator, to sift through, transcribe, and compile information from various sources, such as the light keeper register, U.S. census records, photographs, newspapers, and secondary sources to build detailed profiles for notable keepers. While there was a data entry and administrative piece to her internship, Sheela played an integral role in the database’s overall design once she understood the purpose and required functionality. The internship gave her an opportunity to learn about the United States Lighthouse Society, and by the end of her internship, Sheela’s supervisor had her guide site tours for museum visitors. Sheela also proactively sought other projects and opportunities that matched her skill set. She worked with the CFO to upgrade the accounting and bookkeeping systems, which required her to learn QuickBooks. She enjoyed this project as she was able to use and update her MBA training as well as apply her systems skills.

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Brittany Marti
Psychology, 2017
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Sanctuary for Families
Job Title: Program Evaluation and Client Data Intern

Brittany is a rising senior majoring in Psychology. Throughout her high school and college years she has engaged in community service and volunteered at nonprofits, enabling her to build strong people and communication skills. As her academic resume expanded, Brittany sought more skilled volunteer positions allowing her to put her analytical skills to use. Her junior year research project expanded her knowledge in research, data collection, and data analysis. These diverse and substantive experiences led to a funded summer internship at Sanctuary for Families’ internship.

Brittany had several evolving tasks and projects in relation to program evaluation throughout her internship. Inititally, she worked on pre-service data analysis and helped re-design the in-take survey based on past feedback. Brittany’s work built on earlier survey work SFF had done for specific programs. Diana, Brittany’s supervisor, recognized Brittany’s strong skill set – and launched the survey across a broader audience, across multiple programs and service areas. Brittany’s research work in psychology was key, allowing her to successfully optimize and conduct the surveys. She worked on distributing the survey and gathering post-service data through phone surveys with clients.. With oversight and guidance from her supervisor, Brittany prepared for the phone interviews, recognizing the sensitive nature of her assignment. Finally, she evaluated the post-service survey data.

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Rachel Salcedo
Women’s & Gender Studies/Peace & Justice Studies, 2017
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: PAX NY
Job Title: Public Affairs Intern

Rachel is a rising senior with majors in Women’s and Gender Studies, Peace and Justice Studies and a minor in History. She is a life-long volunteer with a passion for helping people and ensuring justice. She is increasingly interested in expanding her knowledge and experiences with a more global lens. Rachel was encouraged by her professors to consider the PAX internship, which she quickly realized fit her passions to a tee. As she expressed in her cover letter “PAX is a nongovernmental peace organization, which is the kind of organization I would ideally like to work with in the future.”

PAX NY is a one person office; making the environment unusual for an intern. Rachel commented during our site visit, that within her first few days at PAX she had to throw out all the “norms” of what a successful internship experience looked like. Rachel’s primary internship responsibilities were to monitor the activities of the United Nations, with regards to PAX's program countries, meet with members of the NGO community, and advocate for peace. Her Model United Nations experiences were a great educational foundation for this internship opportunity. Her experiences in Model United Nations familiarized her with the United Nations system, and the internship gave her practical insights.

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Nihal Al Qawasmi
Communication Studies, 2017
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: America Needs You (ANY)
Job Title: Program Intern

Nihal is a rising senior at Pace’s Pleasantville campus double majoring in Communication Arts and Journalism and Political Science. Despite a heavy course load, Nihal finds time for community involvement; she recently co-lead a weekly freshman seminar that introduced students to college and career basics. She is also active in Pace’s African America, Latino, Asian, and Native American (AALANA) program and serving as a mentor for freshman of different backgrounds, with the goal of ensuring these students have a safe space on campus and a sense of belonging. Additionally, she has broad marketing and event management experiences. These experiences made her an ideal candidate for ANY. Nihal was attracted to ANY as she related to the mission as a first generation college student herself.

Nihal’s role as a program intern involved preparing and managing all the logistics leading up to the launch of ANY’s summer fellowship program. These tasks ranged from registering fellows, regularly communicating program logistics to managing details such as name badges and biographies. She enjoyed being an integral part of ANY’s programs. In addition to doing a lot of day to day operational tasks for the summer fellowship program, Nihal put her communications and marketing experience to work. She managed ANY’s twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts; coming up with creative campaigns (and giveaways). Her experience managing her own website and doing social media for several campaigns and conferences was vital to her success at ANY. She quickly adopted the “voice” of ANY in her messaging.

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Jan Schoepp Gerhard
Computer Science, 2017
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Host Organization: TADA! Youth Theatre
Job Title: Marketing and Development Intern

Jan is a first year international first student studying for his Master’s in Computer Science. While his academic focus has always been and continues to be computer science, Jan is also been conscious of developing as a person. He spent his junior year abroad in Hong Kong, and deliberately chose to leave his native Norway to come to the United States for his graduate degree, to allow him to better understand and immerse in different cultures. He realizes that this internship is not related to his academic training, but likes being challenged. As it turns out, he put his computer skills to good use at TADA!, initiating and implementing several efficiencies. As Jan commented “it felt good to contribute and see the immediate value of my work.”

While TADA! had specific tasks planned for the intern, they also wanted to be responsive to the interns skill set and interests. TADA! Jan helped TADA!’s marketing director with their outreach and donations. He helped better streamline the process, ensuring more targeted emails to the relevant TADA! communities – e.g. parents, donors, general supporters. He ensured the administration had regular reports and status updates on outreach. He also worked with the development team researching articles about youth theatre, and gathering information on interested editors and writers. This was an ongoing project throughout his 8 weeks. As Jan became more familiar with TADA! he took initiative and suggested enhancements and automation of existing processes.

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Marayah Ayoub-Schreifeldt
Psychology, 2018
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: International Rescue Committee
Job Title: New Roots Program Intern

Marayah is a multi-lingual rising junior majoring in Psychology, and minoring in Peace and Justice Studies, with extensive public service experience both locally and internationally. Her experiences have made her “passionate about issues of development, social integration and trauma” and the IRCs work with refugees drew her to apply for the internship. During her time at Pace, she took a “Humans and Food” class, which gave her informative insight on issues such food desserts and the role food plays in different cultures worldwide. This class further reinforced her interest in working with displaced or under-served populations. Her long-term goal is to work in the field of humanitarian action, in particular with people with psychological trauma.

Marayah’s internship involved active participation in several of New Roots refugee programs – including cooking and nutrition activities with new arrivals, assisting in farm site training, maintenance and food production activities; instructing in the Youth Summer Academy, as well as office work at the midtown resettlement office helping with program development, reporting and monitoring. Her wide range of responsibilities were well-managed by a task list and weekly check-ins with her manager Katherine. Marayah’s interests and experiences to-date have always been in direct services, and she has always had strong reservations about working for a large organization, fearing that bureaucracy would impede impact. The New Roots program gave her a different perspective – and the whole range of services and program all made sense to her. After this experience, she wants to be better versed in nonprofit management and administration. She plans to take a class through the nonprofit studies minor in the Fall semester.

Host Organization: Hour Children
Job Title: After School and Summer Camp Intern

Marayah worked as a summer camp intern for the Hour Children’s Summer Camp program; she was assigned a group of seven children in the 9-11 year age range. Her day started with managing drop-offs each morning from 8:30-10am, then engaging the children in indoor games and activities or just overseeing free play until lunch time. Most afternoons, Marayah led a field trip – to the zoo, park, pool, baseball game, or something similar. While it was hard work, that kept her on her toes, Marayah enjoyed interacting with the children, and sharing these city experiences with them. Her biggest challenge was clarity and consistency; finding the balance between enforcing the protocols and rules, and being forgiving, allowing the kids to be kids.

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Sarang Paithankar
Computer Science, 2017
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Host Organization: Historic Richmond Town
Job Title: Museum General Assistant Intern

Sarang is an international student, pursuing a master’s degree in Computer Science. He has extensive project experience in the field of computer science and broad volunteer experience in his native India. When applying for summer internships, Sarang was deliberately looking for something “non-traditional.” The internship at Historic Richmond Town attracted him for several reasons: it was not a technology internship position, it was in Staten Island, and most importantly, it was at a U.S. nonprofit.

Sarang worked under the supervision of development and marketing associate Niles French. Sarang’s position was tailored to suit his specific interests and strengths. After an overview of Historic Richmond Town, Sarang coordinated their fiscal year-end appeal. He took the initiative to use his database management skills to automate the process and help with other campaigns, including the upcoming calendar year-end appeal. Niles appreciated that Sarang was a full-time summer intern and was able to work on time-sensitive projects. Sarang spearheaded several event marketing campaigns in coordination with part-time interns and staff. He fully immersed himself into Historic Richmond Town’s organizational operations, and became a reliable resource for ad hoc tasks—including, guiding a film crew that was using their grounds as their set. He jumped at the opportunity to learn the nitty gritty of film production from a five-time Emmy winning film producer, and ED of Historic Richmond Town, Ed Weiss. Niles also supported Sarang’s curiosity and eagerness to learn. In an effort to help Sarang understand the organizational structure of nonprofits in the United States, Niles involved him in several grant applications and grant research.

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Arilla Sengupta
Finance, 2018
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Hour Children
Job Title: After School and Summer Camp Intern

Arilla is a rising junior majoring in Finance. When applying for a Wilson Funded Summer Internship, she was drawn to Hour Children’s mission, and as a local Queens resident, she wanted to give back to her own community. Arillia’s past jobs have been “customer facing”, giving her experience dealing with people and speaking with authority. She also recognizes that a public speaking class she took last semester was extremely valuable for this internship. Her summer experience at Hour Children has helped her better understand the organizational differences between the nonprofit and corporate sector. While working in a direct services organization is tricky and at times emotionally challenging, Arillia walked away with a first-hand understanding of the context of the women and the families Hour Children works with; something she could only appreciate by being fully-immersed.

Arillia worked as a summer camp intern for the Hour Children Summer Camp program; she was assigned a group of seven children in the 7-8 year age range. Her day started with managing drop-offs each morning from 8:30-10am, then engaging the children in indoor games and activities or just overseeing free play until lunch time. Most afternoons, Arillia led a field trip – to the zoo, park, pool, or something similar. While it was hard work, that kept her on her toes, Arillia enjoyed interacting with the children, and sharing these experiences with them. Her biggest challenge was communication; finding the balance between enforcing the protocols and being forgiving, for example, when a child made a cheeky comment or was insubordinate, how to balance discipline vs compassion. She leaned on her supervisor’s guidance in situations where she felt unsure.

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Eileen Lee-Fung
Public Administration, 2016
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Services Now for Adult Persons (SNAP)
Job Title: Innovative Senior Center Program Intern

Eileen is a graduate international student studying for her Master’s in Public Administration. Her commitment to public service, specifically towards senior citizens is evident in her extensive volunteer activities including volunteering every week for God’s Love We Deliver; an organization that prepares and delivers meals for the aged and ill. Through New York Cares, she has taught computer skills to senior citizens at the Sunnyside Community Services in Queens. In her native Venezuela, she took a class in geroscience, to better understand aging and age related diseases. It inspired her to start her own nonprofit dedicated to abating age-related issues in the senior community. Applying for a summer internship at SNAP was a natural progression and gave her a chance to see a U.S. nonprofit at work.

Day-to-day, Eileen worked closely with SNAP-Queens Center Director Nina Bhola, assisting in all matters related to all programs at the center. She helped manage logistics and activities for the day to day programming, and came up with innovative ideas for other activities such as the Senior Olympics, during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. She was tasked with improving community outreach – helping with public announcements. Eileen also saw an opportunity to sign SNAP up for Amazon Smile, whereby Amazon donates a portion of all purchases to nonprofits as recognized by its customers. Eileen also worked on developing a grant proposal, and during the second year of her MPA hopes to take a grant-writing class and a class in financial resource management of a nonprofit.

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Jessika Graterol-Alfonzo
Public Administration, 2016
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)
Job Title: Program Intern

Jessika is a graduate international student studying for her Master’s in Public Administration; with a focus on healthcare. She has held several on-campus jobs, gaining valuable experiential learning. This past year, she worked as student research assistant to Dr. Lijun He, one of four Wilson Funded Faculty Fellows. Post-graduation, Jessika aspires to work in public health, working towards finding scalable solutions to preventive global health issues. She was particularly interested in the Clinton Global Initiative internship for its reputation and its unique approach to creating impact. A thoughtful application and a strong reference from her research supervisor, Dr. He secured her CGI internship. CGI also hired an undergraduate student from Pace as part of their paid summer internship program.

The CGI program team curates the content for CGI’s flagship event, the Annual Meeting; held in New York every September. The program intern supported the program team in developing sessions and generating content for the Annual Meeting, including issues addressed and speakers selected for plenary sessions, keynote speeches, special sessions and breakouts. This was a critical support role that greatly impacted the quality of the program. The CGI internship program is well-rounded and organized. Interns are assigned to “fellows” who specialize in a broad range of agenda items for the CGI September meetings. Based on Jessikas strong interest in health, she worked closely with the ‘health fellow” but also with two other fellows. Jessika benefited by deep diving into a broad range of social issues, outside of her main interest in public health.

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2015

During Summer 2015, the Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship funded 14 internships at nonprofits and social enterprises:


Michelle Miloscia
Communication Studies, 2017
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: America Needs You (ANY)
Job Title: Program Intern

Michelle is a rising junior, majoring in Communications. While this was Michelle’s first formal paid internship, she has previous volunteer experience working with teens and young adults. ANY’s mission inspired Michelle to apply for the internship; she also had the opportunity to meet and chat with an ANY staff member at the Pace Spring Career Fair. Michelle expressed interest in exploring career opportunities with a mission-focused organization, post-graduation. This internship helped inform her decision, and she now understands how she can put her communications degree to use in this sector. She has a much better understanding of the various functions in the sector, through her summer experience and the informational interviews she was able to conduct at ANY.

Michelle’s role as a program intern involved preparing and managing all the logistics leading up to the launch of ANY’s summer fellowship program. These tasks ranged from registering fellows, regularly communicating program logistics to managing details such as name badges and biographies. She enjoyed being an integral part of ANY’s programs. In addition to doing a lot of day to day logistical tasks for the summer fellowship program, Michelle put her communications degree to work. She was responsible for e-blast tips such as Resume Writing tips on Wednesdays and Internship Tips on Thursdays. She researched these tips and put together succinct snappy blasts each week on a relevant topic. Upon arrival, Michelle’s direct supervisor asked her to identify her three “smart” goals for the 8 week internship. Her supervisor took these into consideration when assigning Michelle projects and tasks; throughout the 8 week experience Michelle was building on her self-identified goals. One of Michelle’s smart goals was to be better versed in excel and its functionality - many of the tasks she was assigned stretched her excel abilities. She was supported by other staff, who guided her as she applied what she learnt. Her manager was very hands-on and ensured a structured organized internship experience for Michelle and the other interns. Michelle also built upon her task/project/time management skills through the work she was assigned.

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Kelly Donovan
Marketing, 2016
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Art House Astoria
Job Title: Administrative and Development Intern

Kelly is a rising senior double majoring in Marketing and Business Management, with a strong interest in music entertainment. Her past work experiences include working at Sony Music and volunteering with the All Stars Project, which engages disenfranchised youth and children through performance. At Pace, she served as secretary for the Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society. She is also currently involved with the Programming and Campus Entertainment Board, The National Society of Leadership and Success, and Lambda Delta, a national honor society. While traditional marketing is an option post-graduation for Kelly, this experience has sparked a curiosity to find a way to combine her Pace degree with her passion for the arts and interest in mission-focused organizations.

During the summer, Kelly served as summer administrative and development intern, under the supervision of Micah Burgess, the director of Art House Astoria. Kelly’s internship involved her in all parts of the operations of the organization, as well as development and office management related tasks. Early in Kelly’s internship, the office manager position became vacant, leaving Art House’s small staff of four, even further stretched. Kelly learned from staff members and took initiative to pick up the slack. Her leadership and competency, supported by an actively involved supervisor, resulted in a rich internship experience.

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Katherine Sparer
Communication Studies, 2016
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Brooklyn Bridge Park
Job Title: Summer Associate

Katherine is a rising senior majoring in Communications in the Dyson College of Arts & Sciences. With prior work experience as a camp counselor, Katherine sought a position that fused her interest of working with the public as well as her love for the outdoors. Her experience in handling crowds with various interests, ability to interact with people of all ages and manage events attracted her to this position. Although Katherine has not chosen a career path after graduation this opportunity may provide her with additional insight into a future in this sector.

Katherine joined the Summer Associate pool of twelve other interns, in July, as she was studying abroad until the end of June. Her day to day duties included event set up/break down, coordinating with the BBP maintenance staff to ensure proper layout and set up specific programs, general event management, and trouble shooting. In the office, Katherine was assigned to monitoring and recording BBP media mentions in a database. The summer associates also provided feedback on BBP’s summer programs. As the front line staff, interacting with visitors and the community, they provided vital feedback on what worked/did not work and were encouraged to suggest modifications/tweaks. Katherine provided some valuable feedback for future programs.

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Chanda Daniels
Criminal Justice, 2016
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Control Arms
Job Title: Campaign Intern

Chanda is a rising senior majoring in Criminal Justice, with a strong interest in International Relations. Pace does not offer an international relations degree, however, through a variety of courses across different departments - psychology, nonprofit studies, criminal justice, political science- and a critical study abroad experience, where she learned about international law, Chanda has cobbled together a solid foundation for her interests. While no one class was critical, the cocktail of academic training taught from various perspectives, has left Chanda with a solid ability to synthesize information, be a critical thinker and create a framework within which to analyze and evaluate. Chanda knows that she would like to work in an advocacy or policy making capacity after graduation. This experience gave her an in-depth look into the operational aspects of advocacy work, and she is looking to further explore disarmament. To paraphrase Chanda “[Control Arms] was the ideal international NGO for my interests”

As the campaign intern, Chanda helped all staff members with a diversity of tasks; all of whom were preparing for two important conferences – a summer conference in Geneva and a fall conference in Mexico. She did a lot of copy/editing and translating for the campaign leaflet and helped with the logistics of the Geneva conference. She enjoyed the hands on experience and being in the fray of activity. Control Arms’ Digital Campaign manager resigned a week before Chanda arrived, and she was a vital extra pair of hands, managing Control Arms’ Facebook page and Twitter feed amongst other social media networks, in addition to her campaign prep duties.

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Sarah Koppalakonda
Public Administration, 2016
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Historic Richmond Town
Job Title: Development Intern

Sarah has completed the first year of her Master’s in Public Administration program. After volunteering with several New York City nonprofits, Sarah has a strong interest to work in a mission-driven organization upon graduation. Her experience has better informed her specific interests in the sector, and has helped focus her academic choices for the second year of her MPA. To quote Sarah, “This internship has given a boost to my professional goals […] the knowledge will help me think deeper with a newer perspective.”.

Sarah worked under the supervision of Ed Wiseman, executive director, and Niles French, development and marketing associate. Her position was tailored to address several projects that needed to be developed more fully during the summer, but also to suit Sarah’s specific interests and strengths. Sarah’s role required a significant amount of research on sources of funding, and relevant grant opportunities. She developed a comprehensive database of new sources of funds, identifying grant makers who would be interested in the organization’s various programs and overall mission. She worked closely with Mr. Wiseman on this endeavor, receiving ongoing feedback and guidance to ensure she was on the right track to build something that would outlive her eight-week internship, and be useful to the staff. Additionally, Sarah worked with Mr. French and his team on program logistics for several events that Historic Richmond Town hosts each summer, including UNCORKED, a wine and food festival featuring local chefs. She had a chance to work with the Women’s Auxiliary Group, a team of women volunteers who are integral to Historic Richmond Town.

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Marine Alaberkian
Communication Studies, 2016
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Hour Children
Job Title: After School and Summer Camp Intern

Marine is a rising senior majoring in Communication Studies. When applying for a Wilson Funded Summer Internship, she was drawn to Hour Children’s mission, and as a local Queens resident, she wanted to give back to her own community. In summer 2014, Marine worked as part of a nonprofit film festival, it was her first experience in the sector, and she enjoyed it. Her summer experience at Hour Children has helped her identify and distinguish between the diverse opportunities in the nonprofit sector – by type of organization, sector, functionality and so on. While working in a direct services organization is hard work, Marine enjoyed the “instant gratification” and ‘hands-on” aspect of her internship. To paraphrase Marine “understanding the context of the women and the families Hour Children works with is something I could only appreciate by being immersed in it."

Marine worked as a camp counselor for the Hour Children Summer Camp program, 6-10 year old age group. Her day started with managing drop-offs each morning from 8:30-10am, then engaging the children in indoor games and activities or just overseeing free play until lunch time. Most afternoons, Marine led a field trip – to the zoo, or park or something similar. While it was hard work, Marine truly enjoyed interacting with the children, and sharing these experiences with them. Her biggest challenge was communications; finding the balance between enforcing the protocols and being forgiving, for example, when mothers were repeatedly late for drop-off. She leaned on her supervisor’s guidance in situations where she felt unsure.

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Killian Tep
Economics, 2017
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: International Rescue Committee
Job Title: Children & Youth Programs - Business Development Intern

Killian is a rising junior majoring in Economics, with a strong interest in developmental economics. Killian’s family fled to France from Cambodia in the mid-1970s during the reign of the Khmer Rouge. He has observed first-hand the importance of the work of organizations like the IRC, and the impact they can have on displaced people. This personal experience drives his interest in studying economic development, and passion for working in the sector, particularly around poverty alleviation.

Killian’s day to day involved generating “fact sheets” related to key causes and programs that IRC supported. These sheets were for general IRC audience/supporters as well as for specific donors. Killian was tasked with updating and refining the documents. He used Piktochart and Publisher to create graphics and generate a more professional looking fact sheet when it was required. Some of the technical skills he had learnt from his prior internship at a start-up were helpful for the work at the IRC, whatever he did not know, he taught himself. In addition to the tasks assigned, Killian stepped in when there was a need for translation services from French to English. There was a specific time sensitive need, and Killian’s abilities were put to work.

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Elizabeth Pooran
International Management & Marketing, 2016
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)
Job Title: Program Intern

Elizabeth is a rising senior, majoring in marketing and international business. She has had a keen interest in working at nonprofit organizations since high school when she volunteered at various neighborhood nonprofits during the summer. Elizabeth held a Wilson Center funded internship in summer 2014, at the Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation in Queens where she worked as part of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function therapy program. She interacted with a similar population, of older adults, and this experience helped prepare her for this opportunity at OATS, specifically at their technology center, Senior Planet. These nonprofit internship experiences have allowed her to further hone and define her interest in this sector; she plans to pursue career opportunities in nonprofits post-graduation from Pace. To directly quote Elizabeth, “I just wanted to let you know how much I've been enjoying my time at Senior Planet. I truly feel that this position is a good fit for me. Not only have I learned more about the organization and what they do, but I've also learned more about myself and what I am capable of. Thank you for helping me attain this wonderful opportunity.”

Elizabeth worked with OAT’s CRM (client relationship management) tool ensuring member information was up to date, accessible and organized. While this task could be defined as administrative, maintaining and managing this data was an important part of the direct services Senior Planet provides its members. She spent her mornings checking the various Senior Planet inquiries via email and voicemail, and following up as needed. She helped her supervisor, plan, prepare and organize events. There are several courses that Elizabeth had taken at Pace that were useful in her internship- a course on Public Speaking, Management 250 – How to Interact with People, and a course on Organizational Behavior. In high school she certified in Microsoft Office, which has also been useful in her internship.

Host Organization: Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Job Title: Individualized Music Program intern

Elizabeth’s internship is in the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function therapy program, where music is administered as a powerful medium which enhances memory, improves communication, alleviates pain and manages stress. She is responsible for interviewing the families of residents in the program about each resident’s music preferences, and based on these interviews she creates individualized playlists for every participant in the program.

She also has a hand in tracking resident attendance for programming held throughout the summer at the center. These statistics, which are indicators of resident interest and need, will be useful for Debbie as she applies for program grants in the future. In addition, Elizabeth has spearheaded a computer proficiency class for residents which she teaches every Friday.

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Caitlin Boley
Political Science, 2016
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: PAX NY
Job Title: Public Affairs Intern

Caitlin is a rising senior majoring in Political Science, Philosophy & Religious Studies, and Peace & Justice Studies. “I am incredibly passionate about humanitarian disarmament and peace building; this internship has allowed me to pursue both of these through advocacy.”

PAX NY is a one person office. While this type of environment may not be for everyone, Caitlin is accustomed to working for small organizations and thrived on the strong personal relationship she developed with her supervisor. Her primary internship responsibilities were to monitor the activities of the UN regarding PAX's program countries, meet with members of the NGO community, and advocate for peace. Her course work in the Political Science department at Pace, as well as experience in Model United Nations was a great educational foundation for this internship opportunity. Her experiences in Model United Nations familiarized her with the United Nations system, an essential component for this internship.

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Narendra Gurjal
Information Systems, 2015
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Host Organization: re:gender
Job Title: Program Intern

Narendra is an international graduate student from India studying Information Systems graduating in December 2015. While completing his undergraduate degree in India, Narendra worked closely with adjunt professors by proctoring classes, workshops and exams as well as providing assistance to faculty operating various MS Office tools and software. As a graduate assistant in Seidenberg, he assists in creating and maintaining various department websites, troubleshoots issues with the employee timecard system and other internal software systems. Additionally he is well versed in C/C++, Java, HTML and SQL programs. This experience was helpful in producing successful project outcomes at this internship.

With the recent rebranding of the organization, re:gender needed to update and redesign its website. They tailored the work for Narendra to suit his expertise and their needs. Narendra was hired for his technical skills which were critically useful during this time at re:gender.

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Victoria Gonzalez
Political Science/Public Administration, 2018
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Sanctuary for Families
Job Title: Program Evaluation and Client Data Intern

Victoria is in the Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) program and will graduate in May 2018, with an undergraduate degree in Political Science, a minor in Nonprofit Studies and an MPA from the Dyson College of Arts & Sciences. She volunteered at Sanctuary for Families as a communications intern as part of her internship class in spring 2015, and was encouraged by the organization to apply for the funded summer position. Victoria’s keen interest in Gender Studies and related issues aligned well with the organizaiton’s mission. She has always been interested in the nonprofit sector, and she sees this summer experience as a way to be better informed about what it means to work in the sector, particularly in her area of interest. On campus is co-founder and communications director of the #PaceUEndRape, campaign, as well as lead organizer of the Suicide Prevention Walk on the Pace University NYC campus.She also works as graduate research assistant for the Public Administration department.

Victoria had several evolving tasks and projects in relation to program evaluation throughout her internship. Inititally, she worked on pre-service data analysis, evaluating in-take surveys, and recording relevant data. Then she worked on gathering post-service data through phone surveys with counseling clients. With oversight and guidance from her supervisor, Victoria prepared for the phone surveys, recognizing the sensitive nature of her assignment. Finally, she evaluated the post-service survey data and shared it with several internal stakeholders, such as the Development team who used it to report back to funders, as well as program managers, who were able to better evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs.

Host Organization: Project Pericles
Job Title: Program Intern

Project Pericles was looking for an intern with “a proven commitment to higher education, activism, advocacy, civic engagement, social responsibility, social justice and/or a desire to empower student leaders”. Victoria’s profile as well as her familiarity with Project Pericles’ work made her an ideal intern. Project Pericles is a familiar name on Pace University’s campus, and has worked with several departments; this was its first year as a host organization for our summer funded internship program. The organization has only three full time staff members, including Jan, the Executive Director – making for an intimate and interactive setting. Victoria worked closely with the Program Associate, Beth, on the organization’s trademarked D4D workshops scheduling and other operational logistics. Vicky also helped in evaluating and redesigning the existing website to make it more user friendly and accessible. Over her eight weeks at Project Pericles, she developed, updated and mined resources – in the form of a handbook - for the organization’s Student Choices-Student Voices program.

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Wajiha Mustafa
Psychology, 2018
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
Job Title: Business Development Intern

Wajiha is a rising sophomore, majoring in psychology. As a Staten Island resident, Wajiha did not know much about Snug Harbor. Her summer experience allowed her to understand the breadth and importance of Snug Harbor’s mission and programs. Wajiha has little professional experience in general her prior experiences have included volunteering at the local library through her high school programs and after-school tutoring. She has a keen interest in giving back to the community, and this experience has exposed her to the idea of having a career in the sector. Currently she is interested in becoming a clinical psychologist.

The original job description was for a Marketing and Graphic Design Intern, however during the posting process, the Marketing supervisor quit Snug Harbor, and her role was absorbed by the business development department. Wajiha worked as a business development intern. Her supervisor focused Wajiha on day-to-day business development related tasks that he said “tend to fall by the wayside due to time constraints.” For the first two weeks, Wajiha shadowed her supervisor on site visits for future events, escorted scouts who were looking to film on Snug Harbor’s grounds and so on. This was part on-boarding, part on the job training for her. Once familiar with the basics, she was encouraged to be the point person for these needs – in case of logistical questions and follow-up thus easing up her supervisor’s time to focus on other business development areas. Wajiha also helped with basic contract development using existing templates. She was also assigned a project to lay the groundwork for a Global Food Fair that Snug Harbor would like to host next year. This involved research on the viability of the idea, and analyzing resource needs and identifying local partners and sponsors.

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Chet Kincaid
Economics, 2018
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: The Laundromat Project (LP)
Job Title: Development and Special Events Intern

Chet is from Nassau, Bahamas. He is a nontraditional rising sophomore, currently majoring in Economics, with a minor in Arts and Entertainment management. Before moving to New York in August 2014, Chet worked extensively in the nonprofit sector in the Bahamas, both in direct services as well as operations and administration. He is passionate about the arts. To paraphrase Chet, “we all go through life and society seeking and working hard to achieve accolades in professions that help the world go around. I personally feel this is our black-and-white side. Art and the ability to express ourselves through it, is the grey area or the area of technicolor.” He was drawn to LP as it combined his interest in nonprofits with his passion for the arts.

Within days of starting his internship, Chet was tasked with helping with the final logistics of LP’s annual fundraiser - the Soapbox. He jumped right into the organizing mix, and three weeks later, witnessed a successful event. With guidance from LP’s executive director Kemi, Chet was responsible for timely follow-up with LP’s community of business and donor partners. While the specific tasks may seem more “administrative”, Chet gained a good understanding of the full development cycle - pipeline/outreach, relationship building, follow up etc. Chet fully immersed himself in the organization’s programs and activities; he volunteered at the Bronx Festival, a weekend community event hosted by the LP, and provided timely content for a blog post for the intern field trip; this was very helpful for the LP.

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2014

During Summer 2014, the Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship funded 13 internships at nonprofits and social enterprises:


Wonyoung (Max) Choi
Accounting, 2016
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Corona Youth Music Project
Job Title: Summer Administration Intern

This summer Alvaro was looking for an intern to help with planning for the future of the program, which included making sure the organization’s accounting was in order. Bookkeeping for nonprofits is a “challenge,” and so Max has been identifying the accounting processes which need restructuring for the future. The majority of Max’s time is spent addressing CYMP’s accounting needs. In addition to clarifying these processes, Max will be creating an accounting manual for CYMP to use in the future as they continue to expand. He also assists weekly with the summer orchestra program. This is the first time that CYMP has been able to take a summer to restructure their accounting processes, and so Max’s duties are similar to that of a CFO. He worked with Alvaro to remodel a budget that will be sent for approval to the Board of Directors, and he is learning how to adapt his accounting skills for the nonprofit world. He feels his experience at CYMP was “custom-made” for him. He spends about 15% of his time on administrative work because he assists with summer and fall registration during some of his time with Alvaro.

Max wants to open a nonprofit that will also serve the immigrant community, and before this internship he hadn’t realized how critical relationships are in the nonprofit sector. Alvaro leverages his relationships in the community to aid CYMP’s growth and as such the relationships themselves are a kind of capital for the organization. For Max, this is one of the biggest takeaways.

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Ryan Bassemier
Communication Studies, 2015
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: New Markets Support Company (NMSC)
Job Title: Marketing & PR Intern

Ryan’s role as a marketing and PR intern was for the Small Business Administration Loan Program in eight of the cities where LISC/NMSC has a presence. He is helping to “get the message out into the communities” about NMSC’s lending program through a series of marketing campaigns and partnerships. He works under Steve Petsos and, when Steve isn’t in office, Geraldine Baum, the former head of the LA Times. He coordinates with eight of LISC/NMSC’s offices across the country to identify media challenges and work on ways to promote the organization’s work in top priority cities. Essentially, he explains, he is running a brand diagnostic for the organization, looking for ways to rebrand and revitalize NMSC’s online presence, and he has helped to identify project costs for NMSC as they move forward with this goal. He has also produced content for the National Equity Fund regarding new lending problems.

What makes this internship far different from any other internship Ryan has had is the level of autonomy he has been given. He is proud of the ways he has learned more about himself through this position so that he will be able to perform to a higher level of excellence in the “real world.”

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Alan Yu
Accounting, 2016
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Impact America
Job Title: Capital Deployment Intern

Alan was selected because of his background as well as his understanding of the concept of impact, and initially Kesha was not quite sure what the intern would be doing, especially as things have changed so quickly for the fund. Because of this, the job description changed as the fund’s needs became more defined.

Alan has been given a high level of responsibility within Impact America, and he feels that such an experience has pushed him to “go a step higher” with the standard of work he submits. He has spent time drawing up investment memos for the organization, which he feels is his key accomplishment. He says that working on these memos has inspired in him more of an interest in the concept of impact. The most exciting (and scary!) part of this internship is knowing that the work he is doing has a real influence on the future of the fund.

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Christopher Glancy
Management, 2014
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC)
Job Title: Project Division Intern

As there were several projects in the pipeline for the coming summer, when Steve and Varun constructed the job description they initially thought that the intern would be more involved with the Industrial Business Program. But with the launch of several new projects by the Board of Directors, the position was tailored to address research the board needed to apply for project funding. Chris has done mapping research for the South Shore BID utilizing an online mapping tool called OASIS, so that the SIEDC can get votes from property owners in support of the program proposal. He has worked extensively on the Storm Water Management Proposal, and he has played a large role in the events and outreach in neighborhoods where the SIEDC has funded projects.

Chris is a “tremendous help,” an “extremely competent” employee who has been proactive about projects like the South Shore BID. He has undertaken a large amount of work without needing to be constantly supervised.

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Oluwabukola Oyalabu
International Business, 2015
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: The Trust for Public Land
Job Title: NYC Playgrounds Program Intern

Bukola’s role is one step in the participatory design process which helps to create playgrounds that communities care about, and which meet each neighborhood’s unique needs. She is the first to visit the sites which have been recommended by the Department of Education, City Council members, and the Department of Environmental Protection, as well as residents of particular communities to assess their suitability for a park infrastructure. She reports back with both pictures and written assessments, as well as recommendations for future action on each site. She also has a role in facilitating environmental education workshops held at parks and schools around the city. In addition, she collaborates with the marketing team to do work on press releases about park openings in the fall.

Bukola is “wonderful,” the best intern that TPL has ever had. She is a delightful personality, a great worker, incredibly well-spoken and intelligent. Several of her site recommendations are actually going to head into the next step of the design process, which is very exciting. She has also helped the team organize the lists of sites which TPL has visited as well as those they want to visit in the future.

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Shayleen Reynolds
Economics, 2016
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: National Museum of the American Indian (NAMI)
Job Title: Marketing and Community Outreach Intern

Shayleen is as adept at analyzing numbers as she is at working directly with the public. Her largest project this summer has been looking at the internal factors surrounding a drop in visitors to the museum, which required her to gather and synthesize large amounts of data from different departments in order to create a report that will be sent to the Washington, D.C. headquarters. This report, on which Shayleen collaborated with PR firm Meltwater, will help the New York location better articulate its need to hire a full time public relations person.

Shayleen has also taken control of NMAI’s social media accounts, and she has done a great job with posting regularly about NMAI events. In addition, she has offered assistance with events such as Summer Dance.

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Tobias Laforest
Business Economics, 2014
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: The F.B. Heron Foundation
Job Title: Capital Deployment Intern

Toby’s position on the capital deployment team allows him to be immersed fully in the F.B. Heron environment. Given his background and experience in the Fed Challenge, while at Pace and other experiences, Dana had him focus on synthesizing and analyzing large amounts of raw BLS data, critical for Heron to identify the impact an investment will create.

Toby joined Heron while they were in the midst of preparing for several large deliverables – a Board meeting, the G8 summit in Europe and a large convening in Buffalo, anchored by the foundation. Toby was quickly engaged in this work and was instrumental in getting some key information together. He was able pull together information quickly and efficiently, and with minimal guidance. For the first few weeks, Dana interacted mostly through Skype and conference calls with Toby. She highlighted that from the first week Toby “was thrown into the fire, and never complained,” and his ability to synthesize and analyze massive amounts of data has been incredibly helpful to the Heron team.

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Jason Gonzalez
Public Administration, 2016
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Job Title: Program Quality Unit Intern

The focus of Jason’s internship has been an ongoing strategy review for the unit as a whole. The initial job description did change a bit once Ciaran became aware of Jason’s background in research and analysis, and he and Jason retooled the position so that he would be able to utilize and enhance these skills. During the first half of his internship, Jason completed research on Disaster Risk Reduction and Risk Management for the unit, and produced a seven page briefing report which the unit will use as it continues to implement a new DRR strategy. Jason also sends out briefings about the World Humanitarian Summit for the IRC’s senior staff, and he supported the Budgeting unit in creating “digestible” historical analyses for team members to use.

In addition, Jason has aided the health unit in drafting research regarding both resettlement issues as well as poverty and conflict. Throughout the second half of his internship, Jason will be focusing on social finance and impact investing, two burgeoning fields in the nonprofit world.

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Tatiana Milcent
Psychology, 2015
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union (NTFCU)
Job Title: Marketing and Community Outreach Intern

NTFCU recently moved locations, and with this move came a shift in the population the credit union serves. NTFCU is employing what is known as the blue ocean strategy to identify gaps in the usage of its products and services, and expand its services to this new market. There is a “big need” to address the immigrant and undocumented population in the Washington Heights area, and Tatiana’s role was pinpointing those needs. Tatiana’s survey received a great response from members, and with guidance from her supervisor, Tatiana was then able to develop action plans to address the findings.

Tatiana is very proactive and independent. She was conscious of the timeline for her deliverables, and she even went beyond her work plan. She went alone to meetings at other credit unions in the area to learn about their marketing strategies, and her work has enabled NTFCU to reflect on the ways it is able to implement its mission in the Washington Heights area.

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Keyanna Doctor
Public Administration, 2015
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: LIFT-NY
Job Title: Public Benefits Intern

LIFT-NY is one of the 35 Single Stop Public Benefits Providers in New York City. Single Stop is a program that works through community-based partnerships to provide screening for, and access to, a wide range of government resources as well as cost-free legal, financial, and tax preparation expertise all in one location. As a Single Stop Site, LIFT provides Benefits Screening and Counseling, identifying members’ eligibility for government supports (like health insurance, food stamps, and unemployment) and helping them to apply. Keyanna’s position in the Public Benefits Clinic enables her to work closely with members to utilize the services of the Single Stop Program. The job description for Keyanna’s position initially called for a Summer Associate to assist with LIFT’s general services to members. Because of her professional background in healthcare benefits, Chelsea and Sandy decided that she would be a good fit for the Public Benefits Clinic.

Sandy says that Keyanna plays a critical role in facilitating the services of the Public Benefits clinic. Her personal experiences and the wealth of knowledge which she brings from her time working at Verizon are invaluable to LIFT, and she has actually taught the staff several things about administering benefits of which they had previously been unaware.

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Chinmoy (Rocky) Chakraborty
Financial Management, 2016
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Historic St. George Theater
Job Title: Marketing and PR Intern

Rocky’s role on the St. George staff consists of market research with a “quantifiable goal,” as the theater looks to restructure its revenue model from 80% earned income to 70%, with fundraising from donors making up the difference. The theater’s main challenge is harnessing a fundraising mechanism within a community in which there is no main industry, and Rocky has designed a strategy which, when implemented, should increase the theater’s revenue by over $60,000. Rocky is currently working on redesigning the membership structure, including incentivizing memberships by selling sponsorships on seats.

According to Wayne, Rocky has brought “youth and enthusiasm” to the position, coupled with a “global perspective” in his market research. He has quantified membership applications, worked to sell sponsorships on seats, and his database– which was a project which Rocky pinpointed and executed himself – has helped the theater clarify and structure the theater’s media strategy. Rocky is a “unique individual,” who has a passion for entrepreneurship and is incredibly self-motivated. Wayne adds that most students do not look to the nonprofit sector as a way to “do business,” which is why it is so important to expose traditional business students like Rocky to the process of running a nonprofit.

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Ashleigh Deosaran
Fine Arts/Psychology, 2016
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
Job Title: Graphic Design Intern

The original job description specified candidates for print and design collateral to assist with Snug Harbor’s three phases of rebranding (website, print and design collateral, and press cultivation). Ashleigh is a fast and able designer in print and design collateral, and Jaclyn has tailored the workload to allow Ashleigh to expand her web design abilities. During the second half of her internship, Ashleigh will be working on web enhancements in addition to marketing for both institutional programs and external press cultivation.

Jaclyn looks to Ashleigh not as her subordinate but as “my teammate” with whom she works to execute deliverables. Ashleigh has a remarkable ability to follow Jaclyn’s direction in a clear and focused way, and she keeps up with Jaclyn’s pace. Marketing, Jaclyn says, is often about personality, and Ashleigh has the interpersonal skills necessary to shine in this position.

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2013

In Summer 2013, the Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship funded 17 internships at nonprofits and social enterprises:


Elena Marmo
Political Science/Peace & Justice Studies, 2015
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Books for Kids
Job Title: Communications Intern

Books for Kids is a non-profit dedicated to promoting literacy among all children with a special emphasis on low-income, at-risk preschoolers. Elena helped promote via social media, handled acknowledgement letters and updated the donor database, helped visit libraries and maintain spreadsheets on libraries, helped plan a volunteer day, and did research. Elena was able to focus on parts of the organization’s work that gets put by the way side day-to-day, like social media and calling all of libraries to check in. She definitely added value and helped complete important deliverables.

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Annamaria Watson
Political Science/Modern Languages, 2016
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Children’s Movement for Creative Education (CMCE)
Job Title: Research Intern

The Children’s Movement for Creative Education (CMCE) is a small New York based not-for-profit organization that helps children and youth understand and overcome the effects of violent world events at both a personal and group level through academic projects and art-based curricula. Annamaria’s role this summer has been to research and develop projects and curriculum surrounding issues of human rights issues affecting children such as sex trafficking, child soldiers, etc.

Annamaria has added value to CMCE by writing narratives for curriculum units (and will be named in publications), conducting research on various human rights issues by region. She also handled all social media (Facebook and Twitter).

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Humera Khokhar
Information Systems, 2013
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Host Organization: CONNECT
Job Title: Database Intern

CONNECT is dedicated to preventing interpersonal violence and promoting gender justice. By building partnerships with individuals and communities, CONNECT strives to help change the beliefs, behaviors and institutions that perpetuate violence. Through legal empowerment, grassroots mobilization and transformative education, CONNECT seeks to create safe families and peaceful communities.

Humera was able to design and implement a database for CONNECT clients. He worked on fixing reports, and enhanced the organization’s website through content management.

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David Dushaj
Computer Science, 2013
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Host Organization: Endeavor Initiative
Job Title: Summer Intern

Endeavor is leading a global movement to catalyze long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best High-Impact Entrepreneurs. Endeavor helps High-Impact Entrepreneurs unleash their potential by providing an unrivaled network of seasoned business leaders, who provide the key ingredients to entrepreneurial success: Mentorship, Networks, Strategic Advice, and Inspiration.

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Jocelyn Gao
Sociology/Anthropology/Art/Peace & Justice Studies, 2014
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Greyston Bakery
Job Title: Business Development Intern

Jocelyn was assigned semi-long term projects so her daily activities involved research in preparation for projects, making fliers for events, and PowerPoints and presentations for projects. She made a Kickstarter page to fundraise a rooftop garden at the bakery that she designed and has been planting organic herbs and produce in preparation. She also worked on a case study on poverty in the Southwest Yonkers community.

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Diana Mendez
Management/Sociology/Anthropology, 2015
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Latino U College Access
Job Title: Research Intern

Diana’s day-to-day activities involved tasks such as updating social media for Latino U. She spent time connecting with other organizations and receiving feedback on Latino U’s work. She did research on Latino students and Latino communities in general. There were many key accomplishments this summer, the highlight of which was working and speaking to Latino students and their families about her own personal experience as a first generation Latina college student.

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Marco Martin
Information Systems, 2014
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Host Organization: The New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF)
Job Title: Program Evaluation Intern

The New York Women’s Foundation is a public charity funding programs in NYC that are working towards economic security for women and families. Marco worked on an internal CQI project. He was a great added value because he was professional, well skilled and had a great work attitude and habits. He was given an important project to work on and was able to accomplish the task.

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Alexander Dragomir
Marketing/Finance, 2014
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH)
Job Title: Marketing Intern

NWH is a full-service 235 bed hospital with a staff of over 350 physicians offering complete diagnostic, medical, surgical, obstetrical, pediatric and psychiatric care. The in-house Marketing department is responsible for event planning and promotions, electronic newsletters, web and internet promotional activities, internal communications initiatives, community health projects, etc.

Alex added value within each area of the marketing department. He meet with his supervisor every week and updated them on the status of each project. He was given training on project management (timelines), branding, gant charts, content management system, press releases, etc.

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Katelyn James
Political Science/History/Peace & Justice Studies, 2014
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: NYC Office of Emergency Management
Job Title: Program Intern

The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) plans and prepares for emergencies, educates the public about preparedness, coordinates emergency response and recovery, and collects and disseminates emergency information. Katie assists with Ready New York; an extensive coastal storm education outreach plan that will be conducted during the 2013 hurricane season. This entails work with the following areas: press/communications, Coordinating Emergency Response teams, Citizens Council, hurricane preparedness, new zoning map (1.4 million households) and general community outreach.

Katie has added value by scheduling and delivering coastal storm presentations through OEM’s partners, including community organizations, City agencies, elected officials, houses of worships and other civic groups. She assists with logistics of preparedness events in the field and liaises with other government agencies. Katie has collected statistics on outreach efforts, modified intake forms and maintained database of agencies & politicians. She has concentrated on reaching out to universities and contributes first-hand knowledge from her involvement with Hurricane Sandy evacuation at Pace.

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Nathan Katsuki
Arts & Entertainment Management, 2014
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Older Adult Technology Services (OATS)
Job Title: Center Intern

Nathan provided support to OATS’ emerging technology themed senior center program located in Manhattan. He assisted visitors with tech talks (one-on-one tech tutor sessions with older adults), assisted as a trainer in our courses, and helped with data entry and reception at the front desk. Nathan did an excellent job. He related very well with all visitors and the staff here.

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Hannah Moller
Economics, 2015
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Partnership with Children
Job Title: Program Intern

The mission of Partnership with Children is to help children growing up in poverty to succeed academically, emotionally, and socially. Their model is based on decades of experience, careful evaluation and trailblazing in the field of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), which develops specific skills crucial to a child’s academic, personal, social and civic development. Hannah’s role this summer has been to work on various development, communication, programming and research projects.

Hannah made life easier for her supervisor and colleagues at Partnership with Children. Because she works across various departments, she is able to assist and work with almost everyone in the office.

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Arlene Fontalvo
Business Economics/Statistics/Finance, 2014
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Sanctuary for Families (SFF)
Job Title: Program Evaluation Intern

Arlene was incredibly helpful! With her assistance, SFF was able to tackle two hefty projects that, due to limited staff resources, would not otherwise have been executed. A small part of her time was also spent alleviating the work burden placed on a few staff members who work with children who were swamped during the summer months when school was out of session. Finally, it is worth noting that Arlene’s technical skills proved incredibly useful and valuable (in the long term) to re-vamping some existing outcome measurement and reporting processes.

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Grant Moffitt
Marketing/Advertising & Promotion, 2014
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: National Museum of the American Indian
Job Title: Development and Communications Intern

The Development and Communications Department at the National Museum of the American Indian – NY is responsible for fundraising, development and communications. The role of intern is to work closely with museum staff and volunteers in NYC/DC in order to assist with community outreach programs and raise awareness of museum tours and programs.

Due to staff departure in the Public Relations group, Grant has had an opportunity to work more closely with the PR department and write press releases, donor communications, etc. One of Grant’s main responsibilities is to maintain the institute’s social media accounts, including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Grant added value this summer by representing the museum at offsite community outreach events (including events happening over the weekend that full-time staff are unable to attend), assisting with PR responsibilities and maintaining social media accounts.

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Stavan Pandya
Entrepreneurship, 2014
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Sustainable South Bronx (SSB)
Job Title: Program Intern

Stavan was responsible for logistics, project management, contract management, program evaluation, etc. Stavan added value to SSB this summer; they felt very fortunate to have him and frankly needed his assistance this summer.

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David Modesto
Economics, 2015
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco)
Job Title: Program Intern

The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) has worked for twenty years to build a more beautiful, equitable and economically vibrant Bronx. The Housing Development department is responsible for green, energy-efficient housing that reduces our operating costs and our tenants’ utility bills; including Urban Horizons, Intervale Green and Bronx Commons. The Community Development department works with South Bronx residents to improve safety, commercial development and access to green space in their communities; including the following programs: Home-base Childcare Microenterprise, Food Business Incubator, Green Carts and Commercial Revitalization.

David added a lot of value this summer, and is well-liked in the office. David was able to use his analytical and problem solving skills to recommend solutions to major issues in the Housing Development department. He also helped update an impact analysis report, as well as a needs assessment, survey development, assisting with grants, marketing and new business development.

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Matthew Albertell
Finance, 2014
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE)
Job Title: Communications Intern

YPIE’s mission is to increase the number of Yonkers Public School students who complete a post-secondary program that prepares them for a successful career. YPIE partners with the Yonkers Public School District, business and philanthropic communities and higher education institutions and relies on detailed data to drive decisions and programs.

Matthew had several key accomplishments during his summer internship including programing a tracking code with Google Analytics to optimize YPIE’s website traffic, conversion, and sales, identifying optimal times to tweet based on volume, percentage of friends online, and the potential outreach of followers. This has allowed YPIE to know on every day of the week what time of the day is best to tweet, why, and more importantly, how it can help grow their Twitter base. Matthew also researched metric systems that other non-profits used and presented them to YPIE's Latino Access Program.

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Sara Moriarty
Communication Studies/Journalism/History, 2016
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Riverkeeper
Job Title: Summer Advocacy & Community Outreach Internship

Sara is a rising senior majoring in History and Communications. Her strong and well-rounded writing skills through work for her majors, made this summer experience a perfect use of her academic skills. Sara commented that her summers of experiences in nonprofits have definitely increased her interest in the sector. “I find nonprofit work meaningful, and am glad to see my skills are contributing towards a mission.”

Sara worked to the communications department of Riverkeeper. She helped facilitate the output of Riverkeeper's program updates, news and advocacy to the public. She was a great addition to ther team and helped to increase engagement with constituents through social media and other online tools.

Host Organization: 9/11 Tribute Center
Job Title: Media Intern

The Tribute Center engages with over 700 volunteers. These volunteers do tours of the Tribute Center, and tell their 9/11 experience story in person, or on audio/video. Their profiles/biographies have been disparate and incomplete. Sara’s primary task this summer was to create consistent biographies, collating information from various sources into a central depository that could then be accessed by any Tribute Center staff member. She also gave occasional tours of the center. Weekly, she collected and reviewed visitor story cards to display on a story board and social media. She helped with crafting messaging for the Center’s various social media platforms and worked on a special project to engage the NYPD to come forward to share their 9/11 history and stories.

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2012

The Wilson Center funded 13 interns at 9 nonprofits and social enterprises during the summer of 2012. Hosts and interns included:


Amol Avhad
Information Systems, 2013
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Host Organization: Endeavor Initiative
Job Title: Software Programming & Development Intern

Endeavor's global movement transforms economies, one entrepreneur at a time. Endeavor saw Amol’s work as integral to the future of the organization by creating more efficient programming, as Endeavor does not have a staff web developer.

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Kevin Chang
Information Systems, 2015
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Host Organization: Endeavor Initiative
Job Title: Software Programming & Development Intern

Kevin’s work focused on graphic design, improving Facebook and Twitter, integrating a slideshow onto the home page of Endeavor’s website, re-designing their blog, and working on some back-end development.

Kevin is a pro-active worker who sees something that could be better and fixes it. Since Endeavor’s graphic designer left and no other staff members know graphic design, Kevin’s technical expertise and programming ability were very helpful.

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Ariel Julian
Communication Studies, 2013
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)
Job Title: Center Intern

Ariel’s function is to help implement—the “how” work. She’s worked in planning two events, the OATS Open House and the city-wide graduation. She manages the organization’s donor data and database, and she helps the team as a whole with tasks such as procurement.

Ariel has added this summer by working efficiently on her projects, and offering a new perspective of how to do things. For example, she’s helped to make the donation data entry process quicker and she’s conducted research about programs for inspiration for new OATS topics, classes and speakers. Ariel is also helping to build the digital site to house digital classes for OATS clients. Ariel has added so much value that Lauren and her supervisor, Melissa, are working out a way to keep Ariel working here through the fall.

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Utkarsh Jain
Marketing Management, 2013
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE)
Job Title: Research/Data Analysis Intern

The position was changed entirely to fit Utkarsh’s abilities and make his work more substantive. Utkarsh has added much value to YPIE this summer by conducting an analysis and report of the organization’s website visitors, search engine optimization, re-writing the website language, launching a YPIE LinkedIn page, and maintaining the Facebook page. Utkarsh was absolutely prepared for this position; in fact, he’s teaching staffers at YPIE.

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Malcolm-Ishmel McCann
Finance, 2013
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: NYC Small Business Services (SBS)
Job Title: Business Development Intern

Malcolm has performed most of the specific job functions written in the original position description with the exception of training for business incentives training seminars, because Donald has not been able to conduct training sessions during Malcolm’s internship. Malcolm has been shadowing Donald to various meetings and assisting with business relocation cases, the energy cost savings program, annual compliances, reviewing lease terms, payroll, and changing the industrial boundaries of New York City.

Malcolm has proactively added value this summer by providing a different perspective regarding the SBS process flow, a set of fresh eyes to review the various contracts and agreements that SBS drafts, and he has conducted 3 site visits thus far around the boroughs of New York City.

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Jonathan Prato
Finance, 2013
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: NYC Small Business Services (SBS)
Job Title: Business Development Intern

Kelvin says Jonathan is fantastic—pleasant, warm, engaging, passionate about entrepreneurship, and able to work with many different divisions of SBS. Jonathan has worked on two different projects thus far. The first project, which will be used for testimony by the commissioner, has included integration of multiple reporting components of industrial businesses, conducting site visits, mapping out project plans, and attending kick off meetings. The second is a research project about ways to improve small businesses and procurement in New York City.

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Dipesh Akkewar
Information Systems, 2013
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Host Organization: NYC Small Business Services (SBS)
Job Title: Business Development Intern

During his internship, Dipesh has created a reporting system for city agency staff, which is an access-based automation for data presenting, and improved the online directory. The data that’s reported includes procurement spending, trends, best practices. Dipesh has joined meetings with various agencies, local law, and other units within SBS. Dipesh’s projects will save the SBS team a lot of time as his tech skills are better than most staff members.

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Shalika Shoulders
Business Management, 2014
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: The Trust for Public Land
Job Title: Summer Inter.

Shalika strategizes which sites to see, visits potential new sites, drafts reports based on her visits, and has participated in TPL’s Weeding Workshop. She has seen the various stages of the building process after a site is chosen from attending design meetings, at which TPL staffers collaborate with school administrators and students, and construction kick-off meetings.

Shalika has added value to TPL this summer because the work she does helps to expand the TPL programs. Without her, the sites could not be visited and reported on. Shalika is reliable and does exactly what is expected of her. Shalika’s ability to solve problems prepared her for the position’s tasks and responsibilities. Mary Alice suggests that courses in urban politics, non-profit funding sources, budgeting and project management can help prepare someone for an entry-level position at TPL. She also suggests that students considering doing internships in this sector network during college and create contacts within the sector.

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Sean Bostic-Sealy
Criminal Justice/Political Science, 2013
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Legal Aid Society
Job Title: Legal Intern

This is the first summer that Legal Aid has hired interns to work in its Criminal Appeals division, which aids clients who have been convicted but not incarcerated, and seek appeal for their convictions. Sean’s function in this process is to locate hard-to-find clients who have initiated their appeal but have not yet completed it. He has helped make this process more efficient by developing a tracking system using Excel to update the steps that Legal Aid has taken to advance the client’s progress. To locate the clients, Sean uses Legal Aid’s database to collect contact information for the client or relatives of the client who might know the client’s whereabouts, and visits sites throughout the city to try and find clients.

Sean has added value this summer by doing what Criminal Appeals has always wanted to do but never could: develop a tracking system for the hard-to-find clients.

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Talisha Scism
Modern Languages, 2013
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Legal Aid Society
Job Title: Investigative Intern

As an investigative intern in the Criminal Defense Bureau, Talisha is responsible for locating witnesses, interviewing eyewitnesses and complaining witnesses, obtaining written statements (when possible), transcribing 9-1-1 phone calls, and writing up investigative reports. Her work is used to help build the clients’ cases. All interns travel throughout Staten Island with another investigative intern in the unit to ensure safety and support.

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Rebecca Moriarty
Marketing Management, 2014
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Safe Horizons
Job Title: Communications Inter.

Because of Rebecca’s strong marketing and communications skills, she has been treated like an entry-level employee, not an intern at Safe Horizon. A few months before Rebecca’s internship, Safe Horizon’s head of marketing and communications left the organization, so Rebecca’s work has been so valuable during this stressful time for the organization. Her research skills have been valuable to conduct media-related research for the organization. Kristen and Elysia shared that Rebecca found important background information about a New York Times reporter, and that information enabled Safe Horizon to respond to his questions appropriately and accurately so as to be minimally controversial.

According to Kristen and Elysia, Rebecca has made an “amazing contribution” this summer. She is able stay on task, meet deadlines, and even help keep her supervisors on task and meeting deadlines. Rebecca has filled in for Safe Horizon’s marketing coordinator when she is out of the office by collecting daily media coverage and highlights that the organization sends out to its network of employees, partners and followers. As Safe Horizon celebrates its 35th anniversary, Rebecca has helped to archive historical organizational documents.

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Anjali Rai
Information Systems, 2013
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Host Organization: The New York Women’s Foundation
Job Title: Program Evaluation Intern

NYWF is in the data collecting stage of the balanced score card report and is not at the point within the organization to update their impact score card. Anjali’s main function is to measure NYWF’s performance in two organizational areas: IT, HR, and one area with which she is not familiar, like development. At this point in her internship, Anjali is working on collecting data about NYWF’s IT and HR strategies from 2008 – 2012, and drafting a report that will be reviewed by the organization’s CEO.

Anjali has added “incredible value” according to Talatha. Staff members could not take stock of where the organization stands with IT and other organizational strategies, so Anjali has moved the balanced scorecard report along in her first four weeks. Interestingly, Anjali is picking up the work of a past Wilson intern, Raghav Parmar, who introduced this strategic planning and management system to the foundation during his 2010 summer internship. When Anjali completes the IT analysis, her report will be fed into the balanced scorecard report.

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Yenedy Arias
Human Resources, 2013
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Little Village Playhouse (LVP)
Job Title: Operations Intern

Little Village Playhouse is in the midst of an organization-wide expansion, as they just moved into their newly (yet not completely) renovated space in Pleasantville. Yenedy’s role at the Little Village Playhouse has been that of a “Renaissance Intern” because she is so flexible and fits right into the LVP team. She has performed a whole host of tasks, ranging from technical aspects to marketing and communications to book-keeping on QuickBooks to participating in the camp lessons and activities. LVP does not believe in a hierarchy to run an organization, so Yenedy is as an equally important and integral contributing member of the LVP organization. She has added a wide variety of value, all of which is founded in her flexibility, from tedious tasks to the business side of things. One accomplishment of note is that she instituted a new process using the organization’s iPad to help the end-of-day camper pick-up process run more smoothly. A process that took 1 hour before now took only 10 minutes.

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2011

During summer 2011, the Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneuship funded ten internships. Hosts and interns included:


Nacllies Richards
Psychology, 2011
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Housing Works
Job Title: Case Manger Assistant

Nacllies Richards received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Psychology & Human Relations from the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, in August 2011. She has held a number of positions at various nonprofits in and around New York City. At the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian Hospital, she has interned in both the Child Life Department and the Pediatric Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Departments. Additionally, Nacllies has worked directly with disadvantaged individuals, children and families, serving as a Community Follow-up Worker at Host Organization: Housing Works, Inc. and a Waiver Service Provider for children in the foster care system at New Alternatives for Children. As an indication of her scholastic achievement, she has been noted on the Dean’s List throughout her undergraduate career and is a member of the National Honors Society in Psychology (Psi Chi).

The role of Case Manager Assistant at Host Organization: Housing Works provides comprehensive service coordination for clients of the Comprehensive Medicaid Case Management program. This involves coordination of up to 40 clients including maintenance of healthcare and social service, assistance with entitlements and ongoing psychosocial support and supervision of a Case Manager Technician and Community Follow Up Worker. Nacllies’ job function includes assessing client needs for services and providing counseling, developing and maintaining treatment plans with clients, maintaining all documentation including case conferences, progress notes, and correspondence pertaining to the client, and participating in weekly case conferences, meetings, and trainings.

Host Organization: CLUSTER, Inc.
Job Title: Development Intern

As the Development Intern, Nacllies assisted with planning and coordinating meetings for the Event Committee, including sending out meeting announcements and preparing subsequent agendas. She worked closely with the Director of Development in compiling content for the agency’s summer newsletter, which included photographing the various activities at CLUSTER’s Summer Camp. To assist in fundraising, she identified which local businesses and corporations were most likely to support CLUSTER’s Annual fundraising event. She was also responsible for developing and implementing new outreach projects, composing the drafts for press releases, and assisting with preparing and submitting grants.

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Anna-Kay Sinclair
Public Administration, 2011
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: New York Urban League (NYUL)
Job Title: Juvenile Program Department Internship

Anna-Kay Sinclair is currently a graduate student pursuing her Masters degree in Public Administration, with a concentration in Government, and is expected to complete her studies this December 2011. In recognition of her exceptional academic performance, she is the recipient of the Graduate International Scholarship here at Pace. Prior to being a student at Pace, she attended the University of the West Indies, where she obtained a Bachelors degree in Political Science, supplemented with a minor in International Relations. Her prior experience in research, program development, and program evaluation spans various institutions including Keith Smith & Co. Law office, the New York Urban League, and our very own Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Other than her roles in research and administration, she has been engaged in government and community projects in Jamaica, and has also served as a student representative at the annual Unite for Site Conference at Yale University.

While with the NYUL, Anna-Kay was assigned to work directly with the Deputy Director of Programs and the employment and fair housing programming staff to develop marketing materials, assist in preparation for workshops, job fairs, compiling research data, assist with proposal writing, researching possible corporate, foundation and public grant opportunities and some administrative responsibilities.

Host Organization: NYC Department of Probation Young Adult Justice Programs Job Title: Juvenile Operations Graduate Intern

As the Juvenile Operations Graduate Intern, Anna- Kay worked closely with the Deputy Commissioner for Juvenile Operations toward launching the new Community Wrap-up Program. It was Anna-Kay’s responsibility to function as a liaison between the department, the lead nonprofit partner, and City Hall representatives regarding tasks and implementation steps. She also served as a link between the Juvenile Operations department and numerous Community-based Organizations. Other responsibilities included, drafting necessary protocols and procedures and attending pertinent meetings with the Deputy Commissioner regarding funding from Social Impact Bond.

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Lillian Lefkowitz
Women's & Gender Studies/Sociology, 2012
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: The New York Women’s Foundation
Job Title: Performance Measurement and Evaluation Specialist

Lillian Lefkowitz is currently pursuing two undergraduate degrees, which she is expected to complete in May 2012. She is advancing towards a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women & Gender Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Anthropology. Lillian is the recipient of various academic honors such as the Presidential Scholarship, special mention on the Dean’s List, and membership in Pace University’s Pforzheimers Honors College. Through an exciting study abroad opportunity, Lillian has acted as a scholar, activist, and student ambassador in eleven different countries, during which, she also conducted structured and independent research. Her professional experience includes holding the position of Co-organizer for the Foodstockings Community Supported Agriculture Project and tutor/counselor at Upward Bound (academic enrichment program). Lillian has also emphasized leadership skills in her role as a Manager at Salad Works Restaurant and as an organizer for various on campus activities.

At the New York Women’s Foundation, Lillian was responsible for completing precise data entry, calculations, and formulating meaningful representation of quantitative data. Her job function included, centralizing the data in order to compose reporting templates that convey the achievements of grantee partners in a clear and concise manner. These reports were to also illustrate the Foundation’s impact on women and girls in New York City for multiple audiences.

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Allison Gimbert
Marketing, 2011
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)
Job Title: Marketing and Outreach Coordinato.

Allison Gimbert is a student in the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. She intends to graduate in December 2011 and is working towards a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing with a concentration in Advertising and Promotion. To supplement her Marketing knowledge, she has adopted a minor in Psychology. Allison has managed a number of projects requiring extensive research and analysis relating to her field of interest. Some of her work includes the J.C. Penny Advertising Campaign, the Hedonic and Utilitarian Shopping Behavior Project and the Netflix Media Planning and Buying Proposal. She has also sought to challenge herself in a leadership role and thus, held the position of Treasurer for Pace University’s Stonewall Coalition.

As the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, Allison used her knowledge of marketing strategies to help develop the website entitled, Senior Planet. In an effort to increase awareness about OATS, she assisted in executing the current marketing plan while also contributing new ideas for potential marketing and outreach techniques, both online and in the community.

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Dyeanna Pak
Human Resources Management, 2012
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Robin Hood Foundation
Job Title: Human Resources Intern

Dyeanna Pak is currently a graduate student, who is expected to graduate in January 2012, and is pursuing her degree in Human Resources Management. She had previously attended Stony Brook University where she attained her Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies. Her past work experience includes over four years of professional experience in Administration, first as Administrative Assistant at Pain Management & Rehabilitation Center, and then in the role of Office Manager at Smart Source AV Rentals and Staging. Recently, she has been employed as a Human Resources Assistant at United Staffing Systems.

Dyeanna’s role as the Human Resources Intern included supporting the Human Resources Team in the areas of Recruitment, Training and Development, Professional Development, Performance Management, Wellness, Compliance and other related projects. She was responsible for managing the Foundation’s Career website and intranet, while maintaining recruitment and new hire materials. Dyeanna’s interest in Human Resources Management served her well as she oversaw the Foundation’s Internship Program and managed the Human Resources dashboard. Other responsibilities included, familiarizing herself with the Foundation’s Performance Evaluation Process, and collating numerous Performance Evaluations. She also reconciled all staff paid time off, while researching and recommending alternative reward initiatives.

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Kristina Marte
Marketing, 2012
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Safe Horizons
Job Title: Marketing and Communications Intern

Kristina Marte is presently pursuing her Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing and is expected to graduate in May 2012. Kristina, a current member of the Pforzheimer Honors College and the Business Honors Program, has held internships at well-known organizations including 1010 WINS and Warner Music Group. In addition to achieving high academic excellence, Kristina is an active volunteer via Lambda Sigma National Honors Society.

As the Marketing and Communications Intern, Kristina was presented with the responsibilities of conducting research and drafting documents for the Intranet and Internet, internal communications, marketing materials and press-related documents. Some examples of materials that needed to be composed include, media releases, media kits, tip cards, and brochures. Other duties involved, analyzing media coverage and developing and disseminating media clipping reports. Additionally, she compiled and uploaded select Safe Horizon news mentions for the external website, Press Section, and Intranet. Utilizing her strong writing skills, she composed articles for the Safe Horizon e-newsletter and the lead-in paragraph for the “In the News” Section. Kristina also oversaw the maintenance, archiving, storing, and dissemination of organizational materials, and as a later responsibility, formulated reports on press clippings and Google alerts.

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Lotus Feliz
Management, 2012
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Sanctuary for Families
Job Title: Data Management and Program Evaluation

Lotus Feliz, a candidate for graduation in 2012, is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and has opted to take on a minor in Women’s Studies. She has been recognized for her academic achievements through notable mention on the Dean’s List, and has maintained her performance, granting her acceptance into the Pforzheimer Honors College. She exemplifies true leadership by taking on significant roles such as a Delegate at Model United Nations, the Vice President of Finance for the Organization of Latin American Students, and Mentor for the African American Latino Asian & Native American (AALANA) Mentorship Program. As an Orientation Leader and “First Year” student Peer Leader, Lotus had shared her knowledge and experience with many new Pace students. Prior to this internship experience, Lotus has served as a Bookkeeping Intern at the New York City Subway Line.

Lotus’ responsibilities as the Data Management and Program Evaluation Intern required her to maintain the integrity of information in the various client tracking systems, complete ad hoc reports, and conduct client evaluations. She worked closely with the Program Evaluation and Data Systems staff, located within the Operations department.

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Hannah Tall
Psychology, 2012
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Partnership with Children
Job Title: Grant Writing and Research Intern

Hannah Tall plans to graduate in May of 2012 with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University. She has worked directly with children and youth as an instructor in various institutions, taking on the roles of a F.A.C.E.S. Teacher’s Assistant at Pace University, an English as a Second Language Teacher (Lima, Peru), and a Teen Leader at Harlem Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative. She has also served as Camp Counselor at the Countee Cullen Community Center and the Frederick Douglass Community Center’s summer camps. Currently, she is a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Department Aide at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Hannah is also the award recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which she has received to fund her studies abroad in Lima, Peru.

Hannah’s duties in the Development Department were to research foundations and corporations for possible grant opportunities. She was also required to assess the feasibility of such opportunities and present them to the Director of Development.

Host Organization: Stoked Mentoring
Job Title: Development Assistan

The Development Assistant conducted research on foundations, corporations, and individuals who may be interested in funding S.T.O.K.E.D.’s programs, and identified corporations that participate in volunteerism programs. The Assistant also supported the Development Manager and Outreach Coordinator in creating fundraising and partnership materials, while helping with the implementation of cultivation events. Of these duties, Hannah worked largely on implementing events, program development and program implementation. She independently oversaw the planning of small outreach events, coordinating as many as seven service events during her internship. She evaluated the success of each event by seeking feedback and insight via detailed surveys. Many of the events that she supervised were part of S.T.O.K.E.D.’s park cleanup project entitled, “STOKED to SERVE”.

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Gabrielle Mitchell
Psychology/Sociology/Anthropology, 2012
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: The After School Corporation (TASC)
Job Title: Analyst, Research and Policy Intern

Gabrielle Mitchell is currently a senior who is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology while minoring in Sociology and Anthropology. She has been an active member of Pace University’s Jumpstart program since September 2008, where she worked and fulfilled her duties as Corps Member, Team Leader and Volunteer Coordinator. This May 2012 graduation candidate has also functioned as a Coordinator for Nassau County’s Economic Opportunity Commission. In addition to her many career pursuits, Gabrielle is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Coca – Cola Scholar, the Bundy Fund Award, and the Trustee recognition Award.

Gabrielle worked as an Analyst in the Policy and Research division, where she supported the Director of Evaluation Services and the Director of Government Relations in analyzing various policies in education. Analysis included evaluating afterschool programs and summer camps throughout New York City, data collection and interpretation, and internet research when necessary. She also visited Community Learning Centers to identify indicators of program quality through observations and to determine potential improvements in policy.

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Brandon Weaver-Bey
Applied Psychology, 2011
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: The After School Corporation (TASC)
Job Title: Research and Policy Intern

Brandon Weaver-Bey is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology at the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Pace University. He plans to graduate in December 2010. His past work experience includes Pace University Office of Multicultural Affairs as a student assistant in 2010, Securitas as a security officer in 2007-2008, and office administrator for Robert Half Associates in 2006-2007. He also has experience in leadership through his office as treasurer for the Black Student Union, a Pace University Student Organization.

Brandon worked with the Director of Policy and the Director of Research on analyzing various policies in education. Analysis included internet searches, writing literature reviews, conducting phone interviews with policy experts, analyzing information and preparing formal reports with recommendations.

Host Organization: The After School Corporation (TASC)
Job Title: Research and Policy Intern

Brandon worked as an Analyst in the Policy and Research division, where he supported the Director of Evaluation Services and the Director of Government Relations in analyzing various policies in education. Analysis included evaluating afterschool programs and summer camps throughout New York City, data collection and interpretation, and internet research when necessary. He also visited Community Learning Centers to identify indicators of program quality through observations and to determine potential improvements in policy.

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2010

In Summer 2010, the program funded 18 interns at 15 nonprofits and social enterprises in the New York metropolitan area. Hosts and Interns included:


Amparo Garcia
Marketing, 2010
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: The After School Corporation (TASC)
Job Title: Research and Policy Intern

Amparo Garcia plans to graduate in December 2010 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the Lubin School of Business, Pace University. She is a transfer student from the Bryant & Stratton College in Syracuse, New York and she obtained an Associate of Occupational Studies in Business. Her work experience includes working as a receptionist at Bryant & Stratton College to interning at the New York Festivals in an international marketing internship program and also with The Spanish Action League of Onondaga County Incorporated in Syracuse, New York in 2008.

Amparo worked with the Director of Policy and the Director of Research on analyzing various policies in education. Analysis included internet searches, writing literature reviews, conducting phone interviews with policy experts, analyzing information and preparing formal reports with recommendations.

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Raghav Parmar
Business Administration, 2011
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: The New York Women’s Foundation
Job Title: Planning and Evaluation Specialist Intern

Raghavkumar J. Parmar is a student of the Lubin School of Business, Pace University and plans to graduate in May 2011. Raghav is also a graduate of Nirma University Institute of Technology in Gujarat, India and he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. Raghav has worked as a graduate research assistant at Pace University, at SMR Six Sigma Consultants as a Green-Belt Trainee, and a in the role of software analyst and technical advisor for Nova Software and Pasand Specialty Chemicals, both in Gujarat, India. He is proficient in numerous web technologies and computer programming software.

Raghav’s role was to support the completion of strategic planning and branding projects and to research instruments and develop and implement a process that evaluates the progress towards strategic goals of the organization. At NYWF his responsibilities were also to train staff on instruments and the evaluation process that he developed, coordinate and manage strategic planning events, participate in the development and implementation of a communications plan to roll out strategic vision, and to coordinate work around the development of the organizational evaluation plan.

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Christie Hrozenchik
Finance, 2013
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: The Trust for Public Land (TPL)
Job Title: NYC Playground Program Intern

Christie Hrozenchik is pursuing a Bachelor of Science from Pace University and plans to graduate in May 2013. While in school, she has attained professional experience as an intern with Apple, Inc. in 2009, Citi Group in 2008, UBS Financial Services in 2007 and as a teacher’s assistant at the High School of Economics and Finance in New York in 2007. She has completed courses in leadership through Toastmasters and Spark Youth Leadership and was elected Chief Operations Officer of the Virtual Enterprise Firm Senior Investors.

Christie’s role as playground program intern included evaluating the program and identifying new sites for future programs. She aided in arranging meetings with principals, custodians, and afterschool groups to discuss their use of current schoolyard facilities. Her responsibilities encouraged objective evaluation of schoolyard conditions and her subsequent reports and advice helped TPL with planning for future playground development. Through her internship, Christie was able to learn about TPL’s overall vision and participatory design process and was able to work in the community with area schools.

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Jasmine Staten
Communication Studies, 2011
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Greyston Bakery
Job Title: Internet Marketing and PR Intern

Jasmine Staten is a student of the Dyson School of Arts and Sciences at Pace University. She plans to graduate in May 2011 and is working towards a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, Media and Arts. Her professional experience includes work with the International Awards Group, LLC as a Communications Intern in 2010, and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection in 2009. She is also involved in the Pace University community through coordination of advertising and promotion for the campus magazine.

At Greyston, Jasmine focused on growing and improving the online presence of the Do-Good Brownie line and new Gluten-Free line of baked goods. She worked with the Website Sales Specialist to renovate Greyston’s webpage and create content for blogs and with the Fulfillment Team to streamline operations and increase customer value. Jasmine also had the opportunity to develop a PR campaign for the 2010 Holiday Gift Season and oversee social media marketing campaigns.

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Christina Lalama
Women's & Gender Studies/English, 2011
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: CLUSTER, Inc.
Job Title: Development Intern

Christina Lalama is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Women & Gender Studies and English. Her work experience range from being a Senior Day Presenter at the South High School in Valley Stream, NY; a peer leader at Pace University as well as Activities Director and Camp Counselor at the AGBU Camp Nubar in Andes, NY. She also took on volunteer projects with The Door as a College Prep Tutor; volunteer teacher assistant with the New Orleans Outreach Program and as a volunteer builder in Yerevan, Armenia with the Habitat for Humanity.

Christina’s role as a Development Intern involved assisting in the overall planning and coordination of meetings for the Event Committee; working with the Director in preparing Summer Camp mailings and Newsletters; drafting press releases, assisting in the preparation and submission of grants, assisting with the preparation and implementation of new projects and activities and some administrative duties related to the operation of the department.

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Anna Vidiaev
Public Administration, 2012
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: CONNECT
Job Title: Research Intern

Anna Vidiaev expects to graduate in 2012 from Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University as a Master of Public Administration. She received an L.L.M. in International Human Rights Law from University of Essex in Colchester, U.K. in 2007, a J.D. from New York Law School in 2005, and a B.B.A. in Marketing from the Lubin School of Business, Pace University in 2001. Anna has researched and interned in several organizations in the public sector including London’s Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association in 2006, Minority Rights Group International in London in 2007, for the U.S. Army Jag Corps in Fort Irwin, CA as an assistant to attorney personal in 2004 and with the Supreme Court of the State of New York in 2004. In the private sector, Anna was a staff attorney at Capital Market Services L.L.C. in New York City from 2006-2010 and a business analyst at J&W Seligman & Co., Inc in New York from 2000-2003.

Anna Vidiaev was responsible for creating, executing, and reporting upon an evaluation of CONNECT’s existing Faith Program. She was asked to evaluate a special program - the Monthly Interfaith Theological Roundtable, which involves training and technical assistance to secular advocates and agencies on how to address the religious and spiritual concerns of their clients. Anna was presented with the goal of determining successes and areas that require improvement through direct inquiry and analysis with present participants. Other responsibilities included attending events and meetings of the organization, and devising an evaluation system including a questionnaire and data analysis, then compiling a project handbook of his findings.

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Lucas Kane
Information Systems, 2010
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Host Organization: CONNECT
Job Title: Social Media Intern

Lucas Kane is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Information Assurance and Security at Pace University and expects to graduate in December 2010. Also, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Science and he minored in Business Administration at the University of Albany in 2003. His experience includes working as a Field Technician for Verizon for the last five years and providing computing support at the IT Help Desk while a student at the University of Albany from 2001-2003. Lucas is proficient in extensive computer programming and design suites and is currently designing a mobile application that searches for live music events near a user’s GPS location.

Lucas Kane was responsible for a wide range of activities in web and social networking. He researched best practices, wrote content for blogs, updated existing social networking sites, and sought new avenues social networking to promote the programs of CONNECT. Lucas attended events to gather information for blogs, wrote narratives of activities for the website, and researched ways to create a fundraising-focused website for the organization. He also created a project handbook of his findings at the end of his internship.

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Elizabeth Chavez-Slowey
Public Administration, 2010
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF)
Job Title: Impact Analysis Intern

Elizabeth Chavez- Slowey is a Masters in Public Administration candidate at Pace University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications and Advertising. She has extensive professional experience in the Education field, along with internships at The Aspen Institute & Fund for Innovation, Effectiveness, Learning and Dissemination and the Westchester County office for Hispanic Affairs.

The goals of NFF’s Impact Analysis Intern was to measure the value of NFF programs and empower NFF clients to more efficiently achieve their missions. Elizabeth’s role involved researching metrics used in similar programs and presenting reports on her findings. She assisted with designing and conducting surveys, conducting needs assessments, trend identifications and quantifying measurements which were essential to completing the survey.

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Vinay Motha
Strategic Management, 2012
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF)
Job Title: Impact Analysis Intern

Vinay Motha is working toward a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management from Lubin School of Business, Pace University; expected graduation is May 2011. Vinay holds a degree as Master of Commerce in Management and a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Accounting from Mumbai University. He worked as a business analyst for Backworks Studios in 2009 and on an academic project as an analyst of a mergers and acquisitions case study.

The goals of NFF’s Impact Analysis Interns was to measure the value of NFF programs and empower NFF clients to more efficiently achieve their missions. Vinay’s role was more focused on statistical analysis and data entry. He was responsible for creating a database with Pivot tables which he used for inputting data, conducting statistical analysis and creating graphs. He was also responsible for designing the quantitative aspects of the survey that would be easy manipulated and translated in his statistical reporting.

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Malhar Shah
Marketing Management, 2010
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Rising Tide Capital
Job Title: Communications Intern

As a student of the Lubin School of Business at Pace University, Malhar Shah plans to graduate in December 2010 with a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing Management. Also a graduate of U.V. Patel College of Engineering, Ganpat University in Gujarat, India, Malhar holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering, received May 2008. Malhar’s current projects include two team projects relating to the entrepreneurial study of Foursquare, a social networking component of Twitter, and a project on the Affiliate Marketing Site. He has also spearheaded marketing research on social networking services vs. e-mail in 2009. He holds experience as a sales executive for Sangee Sales from 2008 and as an intern with HiTechElastomers in Ahmedabad, India in 2007. His interests include entrepreneurial ventures, digital marketing, and product development.

Malhar’s role as a communications intern involved maintaining media lists, press clipping logs, development databases. He also assisted with developing a range of marketing materials, conducting research, some event planning along with the maintenance of the organization’s website and social media sites.

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Rob Coulombe
Marketing, 2010
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Stoked Mentoring
Job Title: Program Assistant Intern

Rob Coulombe expects to graduate in December 2010 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing. He previously achieved a Bachelor of Administration in Management from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is experienced in sales from his role since 2008 at Zumiez, Inc., a sporting goods store, and at Vector Marketing where he sold Cutco knives in 2006. He has also worked as a life guard in 2006, gas station attendant in 2005, and for a movie theater from 2002-2004. Rob is interested in sales, customer service, marketing, and snowboarding.

Rob’s responsibilities as program assistant included day-to-day operations management of Stoked’s summer surf and skateboard programs where he coordinated volunteer, mentor, and youth recruitment meetings. He also aided in social media marketing for Stoked and accomplished research for grant and funding opportunities for the program.

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Diamond Overby
Criminal Justice, 2010
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Vera Institute of Justice
Job Title: Common Justice Internship

Diamond Overby is a student of the Dyson College of Art and Sciences, Pace University. She plans to graduate in September 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. She has served Jumpstart New York in 2009 and the Center for Community Alternatives in Brooklyn in 2008. Her professional experience includes working as a barista at Starbucks, a student activities assistant at Lincoln University, and a sales associate at Wal-Mart. Diamond served as the president of her sorority, Rho Theta, and worked in external promotions for the Black Student Union at Pace University.

Diamond participated in the Common Justice Project, which provides an alternative to incarceration to defendants facing prison sentences and important opportunity for healing to those harmed by a range of crimes. Diamond’s primary responsibility was to identify suitable cases in Supreme Court and initiate the project’s advocacy to have those cases diverted to the program. Her interest in criminal justice served her well as she screened cases based on program criteria and used discernment in her selection of recommendations of suitable cases. Diamond conducted research and followed up with referrals and recorded progress in the program database.

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Marlenne Rojas
Psychology, 2012
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Violence Intervention Program
Job Title: Development Assistant Intern

Marlenne Rojas is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is expected to graduate in December 2012. She also obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mercy College. Her related work experience was as an intern with Columbia Presbyterian MedPrep Program from June 2009- 2010 where she completed 180 hours of clinical experience in pediatrics, MCAT preparation as well as conducting research in areas of pediatrics and psychiatry. Her leadership training/experience comes from her involvement in the JROTC Cadet Program from September 2005- June 2006.

As a Development Assistant Intern, Marlenne was responsible for updating and maintaining the donor database; researching donor prospects; compiling information for donor reports; acknowledging and processing donor contributions; updating and maintaining donor files; preparing and organizing mailings; assisting with donor cultivation events; development of press releases and other assigned tasks along with some administrative duties.

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Kadeene Rowe
Criminal Justice, 2011
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Women’s Housing Economic Development Corporation (WHEDCo)
Job Title: Green Living and Wellness Intern

Kadeene Rowe is a student of Pace University at Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. She will graduate in January 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. Kadeene has worked since 2008 as a student aide at Pace University and as a sales associate at Macy’s Department store since 2006. She volunteers with Pace University Center for Community Outreach Program and Park Cleanup. Her educational projects include the reconstruction and reenactment of crime scenes and a Supreme Court case to thoroughly master concepts of both a criminal investigation and criminal law.

Kadeene assisted with the coordination and marketing of special events, workshops, classes and surveying related to cooking, nutrition, green living, fitness, and energy and water conservation. She also acted as the organization’s liaison with Corbin Hill Farms. Additionally, she supported a team with planting and harvesting at a new rooftop urban farm at Intervale Green, WHEDCo’s newest project.

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2009

The Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship launched the Summer Funded Internship Program in 2009 with a total of eight funded interns. That year, our hosts and interns included:


Maryellen Lajara
Applied Psychology, 2009
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Vera Institute of Justice
Job Title: Adolescent Portable Therapy Program Intern

Maryellen Lajara is an undergraduate student at Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Pace University. Maryellen majors in Applied Psychology/Human Relations and she plans to graduate in December 2009. Maryellen has worked as a teacher’s assistant in 2005, environmental canvasser in summer 2007, a health educator intern in summer 2008, an intern at Bethel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in February 2009, and a student assistant at Pace University Ombudsman Department in September 2009. In addition to these working experiences, Maryellen also gets involved in many leadership and community activities such as Alternative Spring Break – Hunger and Homelessness in NYC, Criminal Justice Society, and Organization of Latin American Students. Maryellen speaks Spanish fluently.

As Adolescent Portable Therapy (APT) Program Interns at Vera Institute of Justice, Maryellen collaborated with the team of therapists to identify recreational and educational opportunities for youth based on their interests, and performed research that related to substance use and mental health treatment for adolescents involved with the New York City juvenile and child welfare systems. Maryellen also assisted program staff with troubleshooting and development of new program initiatives that aim to reduce substance use and recidivism among people that participate in APT Program.

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Sarah LeClerc
Psychology, 2011
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Vera Institute of Justice
Job Title: Adolescent Portable Therapy Program Intern

Sarah Leclerc is an undergraduate student in the Pforzheimer Honors College, Pace University. Her major is Psychology and she expects to graduate in May 2011. Sarah has varied work experience including acting as Insurance Qualification Assistant at Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation and as a Student Aid at Pace University English Department. Sarah also participates in volunteer work including time as a Physical Therapy Assistant at Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and a Friendly Visitor at Operation F.U.N. Sarah speaks Creole fluently and French conversationally.

As Adolescent Portable Therapy (APT) Program Interns at Vera Institute of Justice, Sarah collaborated with the team of therapists to identify recreational and educational opportunities for youth based on their interests, and performed research that related to substance use and mental health treatment for adolescents involved with the New York City juvenile and child welfare systems. Sarah also assisted program staff with troubleshooting and development of new program initiatives that aim to reduce substance use and recidivism among people that participate in APT Program.

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Amber Sylvester
Criminal Justice, 2010
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Legal Aid Society
Job Title: The Legal Aid Society Investigator Intern

Amber Sylvester is an undergraduate student at Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Pace University. Amber’s major is Criminal Justice and she expects to graduate in 2010. Amber has worked at Salon Doriano as a receptionist and at Ruby Tuesday as a server. Amber also actively participates in the Criminal Justice Society and Sigma Tau Delta at Pace University; volunteered at soup kitchens and raked leaves for the elderly.

As intern investigator, Amber assisted lawyers in investigating the facts of their cases and preparing for trial. Amber also worked in teams of two to locate witnesses, conduct interviews, obtain written statements, perform criminal background checks, review crime scenes, serve subpoenas, prepare trial exhibits, and testify in court. At the end of Amber's internship she submitted a “Response to Internship” paper which provides feedback about her experience as an investigator intern for legal aid. Here is an excerpt from Amber’s paper: “My experience as an investigator intern steered my attention toward injustices many turn away from. When I began, my aspirations were to step my feet into the legal field and gain valuable experience that would verify or deter my goal of becoming an attorney. In actuality, I felt myself repulsed by aspects of a criminal justice system I once thought to be flawless. I learned that the law on books and the law in action differ in an endless amount of ways. Further, I now find myself feeling responsible for working on behalf of the indigent, acting as their voice in a system filled with socioeconomic biases.

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Ethan Taylor
Political Science, 2012
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Sanctuary for Families
Job Title: Program Evaluation and Data Systems Management Intern

Ethan Taylor is an undergraduate student at Pforzheimer Honors College, Pace University. Ethan expects to receive his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in June 2012. Ethan has an excellent academic record with a current cumulated GPA at Pace University is 4.0. Ethan is involved in many extracurricular activities on campus as he is a member of Society of Dyson Fellows and Lambda Sigma. Ethan is a recipient of the Pace Grant and the Pforzheimer Honors College Scholarship.   As an intern with Program Evaluation and Data Systems Management, Ethan was responsible for sending out the information collected from clients to be sent to consultants for data analysis. Ethan dealt also with a major funder of Sanctuary, the New York Department of Youth and Community Development, collecting evaluation surveys as requested. Moreover, Ethan was charged with updating the Legal Service Tracking System and generating all necessary interdepartmental program data which is utilized by the agency management and board.

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Lisha Bodden
Political Science, 2010
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Safe Horizons
Job Title: Corporate Partnerships/Marketing Fundraising Intern

Lisha Bodden is an undergraduate student at Dyson College of Arts & Sciences, Pace University. Lisha is majoring in Political Science and expects to graduate in May 2010. Lisha has worked for various organizations such as RuffaloCody as Student Recruiter, Pace University Office of Financial Aid as an office assistant, team Leader for Jumpstart, and with Pace University Office of Housing and Residential Life as a receptionist and resident advisor.

As a Corporate Partnerships/Marketing Fundraising Intern at Safe Horizon, Lisha performed many different tasks. Along with supervisors, colleagues, and outside resources, she has participated in the implementation, execution and development of a national Public Awareness Campaign; drafted website copy and other communication materials, tracked and archived media outreach pertaining to events, initiatives and partnerships, and developed a digital archive of press clips.

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Penny You
Human Resources Management, 2009
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Robin Hood Foundation
Job Title: Human Resources Intern

Penny Xiao You is a graduate student at Lubin School of Business, Pace University. Penny expects to receive her Master of Science in Human Resource Management in December 2009. Penny was a Founder and CEO of “E-Color” Studio in Hangzhou China. She established the e-commerce website which was ranked the number one online shop in Zhejiang University City College. Penny also worked as recruiting intern for Leverage Group and Pencom systems and as a HR Coordinator for Pursue Your Dream Foundation in New York City. Penny speaks fluent Mandarin and basic French.

As a Human Resource Intern at Robin Hood Foundation, Penny was responsible for preparing interview materials and room scheduling, managing and maintaining all recruitment related statistics, exploring and identifying new potential recruitment sources, supporting the Human Resource Director in managing the Intern Program, coordinating the Benefit Renewals process, sourcing and posting vacancies at appropriate mediums to attract high quality candidates.

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Rupert Ommerborn
Finance/Political Science, 2010
Lubin School of Business
Host Organization: Project Rebirth
Job Title: Social Media Development Intern

Rupert Maximilian Ommerborn is an undergraduate student at Lubin School of Business, Pace University. Rupert majors in Finance and Political Science, and he expects to graduate in June 2010. Rupert worked at Brooks Brothers as sales assistant and interned at Smith Barney and Fox News. Rupert also actively participates in different organizations at Pace including the Finance Society and Model United Nations. Rupert can speak German fluently.

As a Project Rebirth Social Media Development Intern, Rupert performed various tasks including learning Rebirth’s existing web tools and presence to devise plans to expand Rebirth’s online community and fan-base, consulting with Rebirth’s social networking consultants and Board Members to develop Rebirth’s phase II social networking strategy, tactics and operational priorities, and assisting in the implementation of Rebirth’s web 2.0 phase II plan.

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Sakura Suzuki
Public Administration, 2009
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Host Organization: Common Ground
Job Title: Research and Evaluation Intern

Sakura Suzuki is a graduate student at Dyson College of Art and Sciences, Pace University. Sakura expects to finish her Master of Public Administration in September 2009. Sakura has various working experiences not only in Japan but also in the United States. She worked as Sales Staff, Web Content Editor, and Administrator in Japan; and Public Relations and Marketing Intern, Graduate Assistant, PR intern, Nonprofit Management Consultant in New York. Sakura speaks Japanese fluently.

As a research and evaluation intern at Common Ground, Sakura worked with information gathered over the past several years to assess potential ways to reduce the number of individuals dying both on the streets and in supportive housing. Sakura also collaborated with other team members and a review committee to conduct a literature review of available material, establish a tracking system to house the data, review and code qualitative reports, enter information in the tracking systems, and produce a preliminary report on findings.

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