Careers in the Common Good Summer in New York City Internship Program

The goal of the BrownConnect Careers in the Common Good Summer in New York City (CGG in NYC) program is to connect Brown students with non-profits, start-ups, and public service agencies (many of whom employ or are run by Brown alunni) in New York City to build a pathway for Brown students into the non-profit field and gain valuable skills. We are especially interested in students from culturally diverse backgrounds who are underrepresented in the non-profit field.  

If you would like to hire a summer 2016 intern as part of CCG in NYC you can read more about the program and then fill out the interest form. After you fill out the form, a member of the Careers in the Common Good staff will contact you. The deadline for employers to apply to participate in the summer 2016 program is Friday, Jan. 15, 2016.

Applications for the summer 2016 internships will open at the end of January 2016.

The students selected for the internships take part in an orientation before leaving campus, a networking event with alumni in New York during the summer and a discussion about the experience after returning to campus in September. Each student is responsible for organizing a site visit at their host site for all the students interning with the CCG in NYC program.

The hours and duration of the internships vary by organization. In general, students work 8-9 weeks. Start dates vary between the end of May and mid-June, and end dates between early-to-mid-August. 

Students receive a $4,000 stipend for the summer.

Aidea Downie — Uncommon Schools - Leadership Prep Brownsville
Alana Bhatla — The New York Foundling
Dolma Ombadykow — The New York Foundling
Annie Furuyama — Turning Point Brooklyn
Hye In (Sarah) Lee —The New York Foundling
Emma Schrager — Kinvolved
Gabriel Reyes — College Access: Research and Action
Jessica Harper — Girl Rising
Jordan Schulz — Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
Kate Risi — NYC Department of Education
Kenyon Alexander — BronxWorks
Sylvia Brown — BronxWorks
Khin (Anna) Su — Mentoring Partnership of New York
Lesly Afranie — Coalition For Hispanic Family Services/Hope Gardens Community Services
Yuri Iwahara — Coalition For Hispanic Family Services/Arts & Literacy Program
Liliana Harrington — Right To Play
Ling Song — Uncommon Schools
Madeline Martin — Excellence Girls Charter School
Margaret Livingstone — Center for NYC Neighborhoods
Taylor Worthy — PHI (
Edward Mansius — Eskolta School Research & Design

Applications for the summer 2016 internships will open at the end of January 2016.

You may apply if you meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • You are an active Brown undergraduate student, RETURNING TO CAMPUS IN THE FALL. 
  • Student work is supervised by a professional in the organization who agrees to the program criteria.
  • Submit resume, personal statement, and an unofficial transcript.

NOTE: International students interested in applying to this program should plan to meet with the OISSS prior to submitting their application to determine their eligibility to use CPT for this program.

The personal statement is an important part of your application. Pay close attention to detail and remember to proofread your statement. 


  • Your name and year
  • Your first choice organization and internship
  • Optional: Other organizations or internships you would consider

Please address your personal statement to your first-choice organization. Your letter should address the following:

  1. Why do you want to participate in CCG in NYC 2015? 
  2. Why you would like to intern at your first-choice organization this summer? 
  3. What skills and experiences do you have that make you a good fit for the internship and the organization?