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 and start-ups in New York City that currently employ—or are run by—Brown alumni, 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 are a Brown alumni who would like to hire a summer 2015 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 2015 program is Tuesday, Jan.20, 2014.

The list of 2015 alumni employers is now available below. The deadline for students to apply is Monday, March 2. Students will be informed if they are selected for a summer internship by Friday, March 20.

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 May 31 and mid-June, and end dates between early-to-mid-August. 

Students receive a $4,000 stipend for the summer -- $3,000 from Brown and $1,000 from the employer.  

The application is now open at this link in the Brown Student Job and Internship Board. 

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.

Below is the list of participating organizations for summer 2015. Click here for a detailed list of the 23 internships you can apply to.

1) BronxWorks — Community Food Summer Intern
2) BronxWorks — Development Assistant Intern
3) Center for NYC Neighborhoods —The Policy and Communications Intern
4) Coalition for Hispanic Family Services  — Arts and Literacy After School Program Intern
5) Coalition for Hispanic Family Services  — Foster Care Case Aide Intern
6) Coalition for Hispanic Family Services  — Hope Gardens Community Center Intern
7) College Access: Research and Action — Youth Leadership Institute Intern
8) Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation — Development and Communications Intern
9) Eskolta — Intern
10) Girl Rising — available areas for internships are: Grassroots Community Management, Regional Ambassador Program Support, Partnerships and Grants Management, Global Citizens/Educator, Program Support, Web Development and Maintenance, Special Innovation and Learning Projects
11) Kinvolved — Intern
12) Mentoring Partnership of New York — Intern
13) NYC Department of Education — Intern
14) PHI — Intern
15) Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. (dba Right To Play) — Intern
16) The New York Foundling / Robin Hood Foundation — Intern
17) Turning Point Brooklyn — Research and Evaluation Intern
18) Uncommon Schools — Marketing Department Intern
19) Uncommon Schools: Leadership Prep Brownsville Charter School Middle Academy — Operations Intern
20) Uncommon Schools: Leadership Prep Brownsville Charter School Elementary Academy — Operations Intern
21) Uncommon Schools: Kings Collegiate Charter School — Operations Intern
22) Uncommon Schools: Excellence Girls Charter School — Operations Intern
23) Uncommon Schools: Brownsville Collegiate Charter School — Operations Intern

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? 

*Please note: A number of the charter schools that are posting internships are part of the Uncommon Schools network. Several of the schools in the network have posted internship positions, some of which have similar duties and responsibilities. If applying for one of these internships, make sure you indicate the full name of the school and the specific internship at the top of your personal statement. You will find each schools’ name in their posting.