Summer Funded Internships

The Funded Internship Program was launched in 2009 and places up to 15 Pace University students in full-time summer internships with New York social enterprises and human service 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:

  • 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 $4,200 ($15.00/hr)

How Pace Students Can Apply:

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



Current Internships

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

America Needs You: Michelle Miloscia, BA '17, Communications
Art House Astoria: Kelly Donovan, BBA ’16, Marketing
Brooklyn Bridge Park: Katherine Sparer, BA '16, Communications
Control Arms: Chanda Daniels, BA '16, Criminal Justice
Historic Richmond Town: Sarah Koppalakonda, MPA '16, Public Administration   
Hour Children: Marine Alaberkian, BA ’16 Communications  
International Rescue Committee: Kilian Tep, BA '17, Economics  
Older Adults Technology Services: Elizabeth Pooran, BBA ’16 International Management & Marketing
PAX: Caitlin Boley, BS '16, Political Science  
Re:Gender: Narendra Gurjal, MSc. '15, Information Systems
Sanctuary for Families: Victoria Gonzalez, BA ’17, Political Science

Snug Harbor: Wajiha Mustafa, BS '18, Psychology
The Laundromat Project: Chet Kincaid, BA '18, Economics
9/11 Tribute CenterSara Moriarty, BA '16, Communications, Journalism, History

Past Internships

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

Corona Youth Music ProjectWonyoung Choi, MS '16, Accounting
The F.B. Heron FoundationTobias Laforest, BS '14, Business Economics
The Historic St. George Theater Chinmoy Chakraborty, MBA '16 Financial Management
Impact America: Alan Yu, MBA '16, Accounting
International Rescue CommitteeJason Gonzalez, MS '16, Public Administration
LIFT New York.Keyanna Doctor, MPA ‘15, Public Administration
Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterElizabeth Pooran, BBA’16 International Management & Marketing

The National Museum of the American IndianShayleen Reynolds, BA '16 Economics
Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit UnionTatiana Milcent, BA ’15, Psychology
New Markets Support CompanyRyan Bassemier BA ‘15, Communication Studies

Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical GardenAshleigh Deosaran, BA '16, Fine Arts/Psychology
The Staten Island Economic Development Corporation: Christopher Glancy, BBA '14, Management
The Trust for Public LandOluwabukola Oyalabu, MBA '15, International Business

In Summer 2013, the Wilson Center funded 17 internships at nonprofits and social enterprises:

Books for Kids FoundationElena Marmo, BA '15, Political Science, Peace & Justice Studies
Children's Movement for Creative EducationAnnamaria Watson, BA '16, Political Science, Modern Languages
CONNECTHumera Khokhar, MS '13, Information Systems
Endeavor Initiative, Inc.David Dushaj, BS '13, Computer Science
Greyston BakeryJocelyn Gao, BA '14, Sociology/ Anthropology, Art, Peace & Justice Studies
Latino U College Access: Diana Mendez, BBA '15, Management, Sociology/ Anthropology
New York Women's FoundationMarco Martin, MS '14, Information Systems
Northern Westchester HospitalAlexander Dragomir, BBA '14, Marketing, Advertising & Promotion, Finance
NYC Office of Emergency ManagementKatelyn James, BA '14, Political Science, History, Peace & Justice Studies
Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)Nathan Katsuki, BBA '14, Management, Arts & Entertainment Management
Partnership with ChildrenHannah Moller, BA '15, Economics
RiverkeeperSara Moriarty, BA '16, Communications, Journalism, History
Sanctuary for FamiliesArlene Fontalvo, BS '14, Business Economics, Statistics, Finance
Smithsonian InstitutionGrant Moffitt, BBA '14, Marketing, Advertising & Promotion
Sustainable South BronxStavan Pandya, MBA '14, Entrepreneurship
Women's Housing and Economic Development CorporationDavid Modesto, BA '15, Economics
Yonkers Partners in EducationMatthew Albertell, BBA '14, Finance

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

Endeavor: Kevin Cheng, BBA ’15, Information Systems, and Amol Avhad, MS ’13, Information Systems
Older Adults Technology Services (OATS): Ariel Julian, BA ’13, Communications
Yonkers Partners in Education: Utkarsh Jain, MBA ’13, Marketing Management
NYC Small Business Services (SBS): Dipesh Akkewar, MS ’13, Information Systems, and Jonathan Prato, BBA ’13, Finance, and Malcolm-Ishmel  McCann, BBA ’13, Finance
Trust for Public Land - City Spaces: Shalika Shoulders, BBA ’14, Business Management
Legal Aid Society: Sean Bostic-Sealy, BS ’13, Criminal Justice & Political Science, and Talisha Scism, BA ’13, Foreign Language, Culture & World Trade
Safe Horizon: Rebecca Moriarty, MBA ’14, Marketing Management
New York Women's Foundation: Anjali Rai, MS ’13, Information Systems
Little Village Playhouse: Yenedy Arias, BBA ’13, Human Resources

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

Cluster, Inc.: Nacllies Richards, BA '11, Psychology
NYC Department of Probation Young Adult Justice Programs: Anna-Kay Sinclair, MPA '11, Government Studies
New York Women's Foundation: Lillian Lefkowitz, BA '12, Women and Gender Studies and Sociology/Anthropology
Older Adults Technology Services (OATS): Allison Gimbert, BBA' 11, Marketing
Robin Hood Foundation: Dyeanna Pak, MS '12, Human Resources Management
Safe Horizon: Kristina Marte, BBA '12, Marketing
Sanctuary for Families: Lotus Feliz, BBA '12, Management
Stoked Mentoring: Hannah Tall, BA '12, Psychology
The After School Corporation (TASC): Gabrielle Mitchell, BA '12, Psychology, Sociology, & Anthropology, and Brandon Weaver-Bey, BA '11, Applied Psychology

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

Cluster, Inc.:  Christina Lalama, BA '11, Women & Gender Studies and English
CONNECTAnna Vidiaev, MPA '12, and Lucas Kane, MSc. '10, Information Systems
Greyston Bakery:  Jasmine Staten, BA '11, Communications, Media Arts
Housing WorksNacllies Richards, BA '11, Psychology
New York Urban LeagueAnna-Kay Sinclair, MPA '12
Nonprofit Finance FundElizabeth Chavez-Slowey, MPA '10, and Vinay Motha, MBA '12
Partership with ChildrenHannah Tall, BA '12, Psychology
Rising Tide Capital:  Malhar Shah, MBA '10
STOKED MentoringRob Coulombe, BBA '10, Marketing           
The After-School CorporationBrandon Weaver-Bey, BA '11, Applied Psychology, and Amparo Garcia, BBA '10, Marketing
The New York Women's FoundationRaghav Parmar, MBA '10
The Trust for Public LandChristie Hrozenchik, BS '13, Finance
Vera Institute of Justice:  Diamond Overby, BA '10, Criminal Justice                             
Violence Intervention ProgramMarlenne Rojas, BA '12, Psychology
Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation:  Kadeene Rowe, BA '11, Criminal Justice
The Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship launched the Summer Funded Internship Program in 2009 with a total of eight placed interns.  That year, our hosts and interns included:

Common GroundSakura Suzuki, MPA '09
Project Rebirth:  Rupert Ommerborn, BBA '10, Finance and Political Science
Robin Hood FoundationPenny You, MSc '09, Human Resource Management
Safe HorizonLisha Bodden, BA '10, Political Science
Sanctuary for FamiliesEthan Taylor, BA '12, Political Science
The Legal Aid Society of New YorkAmber Sylvester, BSc '10, Criminal Justice
Vera Institute of Justice:  Maryellen Lajara, BA '09 Applied Psychology, and Sarah LeClerc, BA '11, Psychology
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