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 help Brown student build skills and build a pathway into the non-profit and public service fields. We are especially interested in students from culturally diverse backgrounds who are underrepresented in these fields. 

THE PROGRAM
The students selected for the internships take part in an orientation before leaving campus, several site visits and a networking event with alumni in New York during the summer, and a discussion about the experience after returning to campus in September. 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.

EMPLOYERS SUMMER 2016
The list of employers participating in CCG in NYC for summer 2016 is below. Employers interested in hosting a Brown intern for the summer of 2017 can contact Jim_Amspacher@brown.edu.
Bronx Lebanon Hospital
Bronxworks
Coalition for Hispanic Family Services
College Access: Research and Action
Cypress Hills
Eskolta
Girl Rising
Kinvolved
Let's Get Ready
Mentoring Partnership
New York Foundling
NYC-Arts
PHI
Relay Graduate School
She's the First
Sports Humanitarian Group (dba Right To Play)
Turning Point Brooklyn
Uncommon Schools
Uncommon Schools: Leadership Prep Brownsville 

TO APPLY
Students can read the internship descriptions here and apply for the CCG in NYC program by following this link to the Brown Student Job and Internship Board. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 11

QUALIFICATIONS
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.

NOTES ABOUT THE PERSONAL STATEMENT
The personal statement is an important part of your application. Pay close attention to detail and remember to proofread your statement. 

AT THE TOP OF THE PERSONAL STATEMENT, PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

  • 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 2016? 
  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?