Jobs & Internships

Jobs, Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

Below are opportunities offered by organizations that have contacted the English Department directly.  Please also consult the Career Development office and our bulletin board near the northern stairwell of the fourth floor of Barnard Hall.

Note that though the posting may be outdated, some of the internships listed are on a recurring basis.


Below are a list of sites online where you can search for a variety of jobs and internships to fit your needs.

ALL JOB TYPES (external links)







Most of these sites are updated daily, so check back often for the best chance to find that perfect position!


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Positions Relevant to English Majors

INTERNSHIPS: generationOn

Points of Light (POL) – the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people where it's needed most.

GenerationOn is a is a global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids to make their mark on the world.  As the youth division of Points of Light, generationOn inspires, equips and mobilizes over 750,000 youth annually to take action through generationOn service clubs, schools, youth organizations, campaigns and youth leadership initiatives. By partnering with teachers, parents, schools, community organizations and businesses, we give kids the opportunity to see firsthand the issues in their communities and the tools and resources they need to respond and become part of the solution.

GenerationOn is looking for interns in a variety of positions:

  • Campaigns: assisting with event planning, outreach, and communications for generationOn signature days of service and national campaigns including Family Volunteer Day, Joy Maker Challenge and our spring Make Your Mark campaign.
  • Clubs: supporting the generationOn Clubs program, a network of groups across the country engaging kids and teens in structured community service during out-of-school time, through researching and developing program materials for programs, updating and organizing existing Clubs program materials, and gathering and organizing club stories and data.
  • Research and Evaluation: supporting research, data analysis and evaluation for our core program areas through conduct cleaning and analysis on existing program data, assisting in creation of new data collection and tracking tools for programs, and participating in data management.
  • Leadership: to support core generationOn programs, including our signature youth leadership training goLEAD and a central recognition program Hasbro Community Action Heroes, through supporting preparation and follow-up for youth leadership training, researching and developing program materials for generationOn programs, updating and organizing existing program materials, and supporting application and selection process for the national youth service award.

All of these internships come with a $500 a month stipend and last for the entire academic year.  


  • Must be an undergraduate upperclassman, or graduate student. 
  • Must hold a 3.0 GPA or higher. 
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Must have impeccable writing and editing skills. 
  • Must possess excellent organization and time management skills. 
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation. 
  • Must be a self‐starter and a dynamic team player. 
  • Must enjoy working with children and teens.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Caroline Henderson at with the name of the desired position in the subject.


Internship-The Jewish Forward

Year-Long Digital Intern

Job Description

The Forward seeks an aspiring journalist for a paid internship on its digital team. The internship would run for at least 10 weeks. A minimum of 15 hours per week is desired, although work hours are flexible.

The ideal candidate will create content and write stories for the website, across a broad range of topics from news and opinion to arts and features. He/she would help a growing team of five editors run the Forward’s vibrant and fast-growing web site. He/she will also play a key role managing our presence on a number of social media and other platforms.


  • Proven experience in journalism.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication, collaboration and team leadership skills.
  • Some experience with content management systems and other web-based publishing tools.
  • Experience in social media management.
  • Superior writing and editing skills — and great nose for news.
  • Knowledge of the Jewish world is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of either Hebrew or Yiddish would be a plus.


Forward interns are paid $10 an hour or may receive academic credit.

About The Forward * The Forward is American Jewry’s essential, independent news organization, delivering incisive coverage of the issues, ideas and institutions that matter to American Jews with rigorous, unbiased reporting and balanced, thoughtful commentary on news, politics, arts and culture that are acclaimed in the news industry. The Forward produces enlightening and entertaining multimedia content in English and Yiddish through a variety of newspapers, websites, blogs, videos, podcasts, e-books and apps.

Founded in 1897, the Forward has the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup. It occupies a unique position of independence as a nonprofit news organization, beholden to no institution, denomination or political faction.

To Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and work samples (including graphics) to​.

posted 3/4/16

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NYU Summer Publishing Institute

Deadline: March 21

For seniors interested in careers in media studies, publishing, communications, writing and editing, a renowned six-week intensive on the book, magazine, an digital media publication industry.
Priority Application Deadlines:
§  Priority deadline: February 1
§  International Deadline: March 1
§  Final Deadline: March 21

We will be conducting an online information session on Wednesday, February 24th at 7:00 p.m. The one-hour information session will provide a detailed overview of the NYU Summer Publishing Institute. You can also follow us on our social media pages, such as Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram.
For more information about our program, please click the link.


posted 3/4/16

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Editorial Internship - PEN America Literary Journal and Chapbook Series

PEN America: A Journal for Readers and Writers seeks volunteer interns to assist with production of the magazine, both ink-and-paper and online editions. The journal is published by PEN American Center, the largest branch of the world’s leading literary and human-rights association. Each issue contains a mix of essays, fiction, memoir, poetry, conversations, interviews, and commentary. Work from past issues has been selected for Best American Essays, Best American Stories, and the Pushcart Prize.
Editorial interns are closely involved with all stages of production on projects including our annual literary journal, PEN America chapbooks, and a new online forum series. Responsibilities may entail the transcription of literary events and readings, researching, proofreading, fact-checking, processing orders, assisting with mailings, and miscellaneous office tasks. Interns work with journal editors in the PEN office in Soho, where the staff focuses on free expression advocacy, prison writing, literary awards, the World Voices Festival of Literature, and other PEN programs.
Applicants must be curious, eager to learn, attentive to detail, and familiar with Microsoft Word and the Windows operating system; experience with Adobe Creative Suite is useful. Previous office experience, either in publishing or nonprofit organizations, is also desirable. Excellent communication skills and an interest in literature and writing are a must. Interns are expected to work between 8 and 15 hours a week.
E-mail cover letter and résumé to

posted 3/4/16

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Internship - Guest of a Guest

Like going to parties and brushing elbows with celebs? Want to use your reporting chops for Guest of a Guest? Come and intern with us!

GofG internships are set up to give the interns a solid learning structure of the NYC cultural landscape in fields including but not limited to: Online Media, PR, Fashion, Marketing, Tech, Social Media, etc. Our goal is to provide you with the most integrated experience possible to help you find future paid work in your area of interest. Interns must be able to come into the office at least three days a week.

Editorial Interns:
Responsibilities may include (but not limited to):

-Editorial fact checking
-Event coverage
-Photo tagging/post tagging
-Editorial errands

Qualifications and Expectations:

-Minimum commitment of 12-15 hours per week in our offices (meatpacking)
-Excellent interpersonal skills, independent work style, minimum supervision
-Excellent research, writing and communications skills, a firm grasp of grammar
-Proficiency in computers
-Interest and knowledge of NYC nightlife, fashion, culture.

To apply, click the link and fill out the email with EDITORIAL INTERN in the subject line.


posted 3/4/16

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Journalism Paid Internship Position Available

Midtown Manhattan financial service firm specializing in business valuation, forensic accounting, and litigation support looking for journalism graduate student for paid internship.
Responsibilities include:

  •  Writing up a weekly newsletter about relevant forensic accounting news
  • Assist in coordinating marketing and public relations projects
  •  Write/create marketing/communication collateral
  • Maintain/update internet presence; i.e. website, blog, electronic newsletter, and social networking facilities

Required Qualifications:

  •  Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Detailed oriented
  • Fast adaptation to the language used within the financial sector of accounting
  • Initiate knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Limited supervision in a fast paced work environment

Availability & Compensation:

  • 15-25 hours per week availability requested
  • Position available immediately
  • Compensation - Open

Contact Info:
Please email your resume to attention Mark S. Gottlieb

posted 3/4/16

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Internship: Full Scholarship to the City Internship Program in London, New York or Los Angeles

City Internships is offering four full scholarships to the Global Internship Program in either London, New York or Los Angeles for summer 2016. The competitions are split across the following themes:

- Demystifying the stock market: Learn how to invest with a model portfolio
- Show us your school spirit: Produce a video showcasing campus life
- Unleash your inner entrepreneur: Craft a winning business idea
- Build your online portfolio: Develop merchandise & digital designs

Each of the four competitions offers a different way for students to develop and showcase their skills in the fields of Banking & Financial Markets; Marketing, Advertising & PR; Business & Entrepreneurship; Art & Design.

A full description of each of the competitions, including directions on how to participate, can be found here.

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JOB: Freelance Writer for Fatherly

- Minimum of 2-3 years experience in a digital media organization, with a published body of work.
- Must be able to produce clean, entertaining and informative copy, consistently and at a high volume (4+ articles per day).
- Must be professionally curious and able to write across a broad variety of topics, including health, relationships, science, products and gear, child development, education, children’s activities and finance.

- Dogged and creative research skills; determined reporting chops.
- High standards of accuracy and a passion for fact checking.
- Understand and maintain SEO and social media best practices.
- Fatherhood is not required, but an interest in kids and kids issues is.

- Curate the best articles relevant to our readership from across the web daily, adding value to each story with original writing and reporting.
- Compose short articles for young parents, guys in particular, targeted specifically to the age/stage of their kids.
- Curate the best kids’ activity content from across the web and compose short articles that explain and summarize them for our readers.
- Contribute research and reporting for annual “State Of” features on key topics including education, family policy, and corporate work/life balance.
- Pitch and execute original editorial ideas for the site’s established feature franchises.
- Brainstorm one-off originals according to site editorial calendar.
- Build and publish articles in the site CMS.
- Write article heds and deks, optimizing for both social platforms and search.


posted 7/31/2015

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JOB: Entertainment Writer for Zealnyc

Do you have passion for live New York City arts and entertainment? A cultural enthusiast who is in the know and has something to say?

ZEALnyc, New York City's leading source for arts and entertainment news, information and community seeks contributing writers across all live entertainment categories to join our roster of nationally recognized entertainment taste-makers and conversationalists. ZEALnyc is looking for writers of all ages and experience levels.

Though contributing writer content is currently not remunerated, we offer fantastic exposure in a trusted media brand that is growing by leaps and bounds.

Join ZEALnyc and become an important part of the New York City arts and entertainment conversation.


posted 7/31/2015

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JOB: Broadway Ticket Ambassadors

We spend our day talking to tourists about Broadway shows, educating them about current productions, & making great money while having time to audition and perform!

You Must be:
* Outgoing
* Personable
* Knowledgeable about Broadway or willing to learn

We provide:
* Full Training
* Team Work Environment
* The BEST pay in this business. We guarantee a shift pay of $65/day plus daily cash bonuses.

Average performers work 28 hours per week and earn $460
Good performers work 28 hours per week and earn $680
Excellent performers work 28 hours per week and earn $980
Amazing performers work 36 hours per week and earn $1180

Other perks include:
* 1 hour for lunch
* Free show tickets
* Scholarships for training with Voice & Acting coaches who also coach current Broadway leads.

Shifts Available 7 days per week at the following times:
8:30am to 4:30pm or 11am to 6:45pm


Salary: $65/day + bonuses

Company: TSE Tickets


posted 7/31/2015

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Venus/Adonis Playwright Festival/Competition 2015


Venus/Adonis Theater Festival 2016

Our Eighth Festival Season

There is no question why Venus/Adonis has taken the world of playwrighting festivals by storm, becoming the second largest festival in the country in just 4 years.

It's because playwrights enjoy staging their plays with us!

We are a group of playwrights who, after years of staging our plays in NYc festivals, said: "Why don't we create a festival that includes everything we dreamt of having while being part of others?"

The result is beyond our wildest expectations. In just a few years, Venus/Adonis has caught fire as the number of submissions we receive continues to grow every year.

Is this sheer luck or an acknowledgment of what we offer?

Let's find out:

Our participating playwrights receive:

1) Acknowledgement in the form of excellent prizes: $2,500 for Best Play and $500 each for Best Actress, Actor and Director, as well as
$300 for Best Musical and $200 for Best Original Play. This is more than any other U.S. festival that we know of.

2) A two-and-a-half month-long festival that lets each production breathe, with 45-minute set-up and breakdown times and prime performance hours. And since we offer free tickets to all shows for the cast and crew of every production, participants have the opportunity to learn from the work of their artistic colleagues.

3) Five hours of tech for every show, whether 30 or 90 minutes long. We believe that each play needs the same amount of care no matter how long it is!

4) A 99-seat theater with beautiful, fixed red fabric seats, and six places for wheelchairs.

5) 54 lights on our grid! Yes, you read right; 54 lights, including colored gels and LED lights in order to let you paint the moods and atmospheres of your scenes.

6) A projector that covers a 12x16 area on our stage's backdrop.

7) An electric piano that all productions can use.

8) Fifty-five prop pieces, including varied pieces of real furniture, that every production can use. Ninety percent of our past participants have created their sets with our props. No more double parking rental vans, while you rush to unload props, trying to outsmart meters!

9) Enough storage space to allow you you to leave your costumes and props in the theater during your run.

10) Winners selected by a panel of outside judges, who are well-known in the world of NYC theater. We don't have popularity prizes for bringing the largest audience. In our festival, sometimes the barest production with the smallest audience attendance wins first prize simply because it was excellent!

11) Two professional reviews and four written evaluations for each play selected for the finals.

12) No seasonal volunteers! One of our principle founding members is always at the theater to support you during your tech, box office times and performances

13) The opportunity to have your play professionally filmed for a very affordable price.


posted 7/24/2015

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Positions Relevant to Film Studies Majors

INTERNSHIP- GenerationOn

Points of Light (POL) – the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people where it's needed most. 

generationOn is a global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids to make their mark on the world. As the youth division of Points of Light, generationOn inspires, equips and mobilizes over 750,000 youth annually to take action through generationOn service clubs, schools, youth organizations, campaigns and youth leadership initiatives. By partnering with teachers, parents, schools, community organizations and businesses, we give kids the opportunity to see firsthand the issues in their communities and the tools and resources they need to respond and become part of the solution.  

Position Summary: The generationOn Design and Video Intern will support the design of print and digital materials and the creation and editing of video footage. This position is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to gain experience in the youth service field and get a chance to apply design and video skills to a range of projects. Duties would include:

  • Gathering, organizing and filing photos and video footage from a variety of sources. 
  • Editing raw sound, still photos and video to create dynamic content for web. 
  • Designing flyers, web banners, images for social media and reports and toolkits using the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Identifying gaps and supporting the development of a media library.

This internship pays a $500 monthly stipend and lasts for the full academic year, 12-15 hours a week.


  • Must be an undergraduate upperclassman, or graduate student.
  • Must hold a 3.0 GPA or higher. 
  • Must have a working knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro or similar 
  • Experience in film editing, video production and/or post production techniques. 
  • Must possess excellent organization and time management skills. 
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation. 
  • Must be a self-starter and a dynamic team player. 
  • Must be passionate about doing work that supports and empowers children and teens to engage in service.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to, with the desired position in the subject.

Intern - A24

A24 is a New York-based media company focused on the distribution, financing, development and production of feature films and television projects. We're the studio behind Spring Breakers, The Spectacular Now, Obvious Child, Ex Machina, Amy, and many more.  

Interns play a vital role in our day to day operations. We're looking for hard-workers, deep thinkers, and problem solvers. We don't care how many movies you've seen or what your major is. We want people with a passion for the work we do, and a readiness to dive in and get things done.

The internship is an incredible opportunity to learn how movies get made, marketed, and put out into the world. But it's also a chance for us to learn from YOU. Be ready to contribute ideas, and show us things we're too busy and old to know about. 

Great phone manner and communication skills are a must, along with basic computer and MS Office proficiency. 
Please indicate your top area of interest, and elaborate in your cover letter. We want to know what you're passionate about.

Marketing/Social Media*

*Fluency in one or more of the following is required for the marketing position: Adobe Suite, Final Cut and/or Premiere, web development

This is a paid internship. You can request course credit if you'll be enrolled in school at the time of this internship. Only local applicants will be considered. We do not provide housing or relocation assistance. Interns must be available for a minimum of 2 full days per week. Internship dates correspond with college semesters and are flexible. There will be a required training period prior to the start of the internship. Please email with resume, cover letter, current top 3 sites, and any supporting materials (e.g., portfolio, reel, social media handles). 

Internship - Part2 Pictures

Part2 pictures creates award-winning, high-end, talent driven programming across a range of formats and platforms - from documentary to reality to lifestyle, from broadcast to digital and beyond. We are looking for students with an interest in non-fiction, reality and journalistic programing for our internship program. Interns will work directly with producers and associate producers on various aspects of production. They will also be able to observe the production and editing process. Interns at part2 pictures will have the opportunity to learn from leading documentary and television producers in small lectures and workshops throughout the semester. Our recent speakers have included Sundance Award winning filmmaker Peter Richardson (How to Die in Oregon), Producer Rachel Libert (Sempre Fi: Always Faithful), and  Cinematographer Peter Hutchens (The Redemption of General Butt Naked). 
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Assist in all phases of production of current shows and projects in development
- Transcribing short interviews and cuts for producers
- Researching and locating footage or news articles, writing summaries for producers
- Assembling production kits and distributing to staff
- Retrieving equipment for production teams
- Assist in daily organizational and administrative tasks
- Opportunity to observe edit sessions, local shoots in NYC, and audio and color correct sessions
- Attend and participate in part2 organized lecture series and workshops with guest filmmakers
- Proficient in MS Office
- Interest in documentary and unscripted television programing
- Mac knowledge preferred

If interested, please send email to with "internship" in the subject line.

Opportunity - Video Intern

Updater, a real-estate startup based in Manhattan, is looking for a film student interested in a project based opportunity.  We’re looking for a talented video editor to help us create informational or instructional videos for all of our wonderful clients! These videos, which will live in our Client Resource Center, range from simple feature explanations to full-on demos of the product. They're designed to help our clients fully understand every piece Updater and how it works. We’ve already filmed everything, but we now have boatloads of raw footage that need a little TLC.

For this project, we’ll ask you to do anything from splice in screenshots of our product, insert simple text banners, add background music, and suggest any and all ideas to enhance our videos and deliver a beautiful final product!

The perfect candidate for this remote project will be able to quickly and cleanly assemble recorded footage into a finished project that matches our vision, tells our story, and is suitable for sharing. The candidate will be responsive over phone and email and will be willing to produce multiple iterations of the videos, according to feedback received from the project manager. The project turnaround time is two weeks and the pay is $10 an hour.  If you're interested, please send your video portfolios, vimeo links and resume to

Intern - Script Department

Sesame Street Domestic Production is looking for English and Communication majors for the Fall 2015 Script Department Internship. We are looking for proactive, driven, problem solving interns that are interested in learning about the logistics of a script department.

Intern Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Answer Production phone lines
  • Assist with the script revision process
  • Assist with copying and distributing scripts to cast and crew
  • Complete screenings for promos and domestic episodes
  • Production and office runs as directed
  • Support asset management needs
  • Observe both creative and management aspects of production to gain a better understanding of how a Sesame Street episode is produced domestically
  • Assist with special projects as needed
  • Help Sesame Workshop staff as directed

Works Directly With:

  • Script Department

Technical Skills:

  • Final Cut, Premiere
  • Final Draft
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Critical Position Behaviors:

  • Computer Literate: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Familiar with Final Cut, Final Draft, and Photoshop is a plus.
  • Confident: Possesses and exhibits a level of confidence, but is able to take direction and criticism professionally while communicating efficiently.
  • Detail Oriented: Ability to work efficiently and effectively. Ability to keep self and space organized.
  • Enthusiastic: Enthusiastic and highly energetic ensuring a willingness to learn and creating a positive work environment.
  • Flexibility/Adaptability: Ability to adapt to and work effectively within a variety of situations and with various individuals and groups as production needs develop.
  • Hospitality: Displays a positive attitude with a will to do whatever it takes to get a job done – big or small. Takes time to put pride into work, even in the details of small jobs.
  • Initiative: Proactive attitude that focuses on creating ideas and plans for correcting issues or handling daily tasks. Uses resources well and creates projects to use downtime productively.
  • Results Oriented: Ability to achieve results and complete assignments in a timely manner.
  • Team Player: Must thrive in a collaborative environment. Works on personal and professional growth with hopes of inspiring and encouraging growth in others.
  • English and Communication Production Majors: Students who are currently enrolled in an English or Communication major are preferred.

Please Note: Applicants must be currently enrolled in College or University. All years are welcome to apply, Juniors and Seniors are preferred.

Internship will start in Late August/Early September 2015 and end in December 2015. Days/Hours Needed: 21 hours/week max.


posted 8/12/2015

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