Volunteer or Intern With Us

Volunteers and interns play an essential role in supporting the work we do at The Fortune Society. By donating their valuable time and expertise, volunteers aid our staff in myriad ways, including tutoring, mentoring, resume preparation, mock interviewing, and special projects. We are particularly glad to welcome formerly incarcerated individuals interested in giving back to their communities through service with The Fortune Society.

“Interning at Fortune is wonderful. I’m gaining real-life work experience in a nurturing environment and making a huge difference in people’s lives. I would never have it any other way.”
- Hannah Kavanagh Communications and Journalism Intern

ALL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

DEPARTMENTS
  • Education Volunteer
    Date:

    March 11, 2019

    Location:

    Long Island City, NY

    Department:

    Education

    Position Summary:

    Volunteers in the Education Department assist teachers by tutoring individual students or by working with small groups inside and outside the classroom. Our students’ needs range from basic literacy and numeracy to high school equivalency test preparation (TASC test). Math tutors at all levels are especially in demand.

    Interested? Please click here to learn more about this volunteer role.

  • Welcome Desk Volunteer
    Date:

    October 02, 2018

    Location:

    29-76 Northern Blvd.
    Long Island City, NY 11101

    Department:

    Admissions

    Position Summary:

    The Welcome Desk Volunteer works with our Admissions Department in helping new participants feel welcomed and navigating the intake process.

    Interested? Please click here to submit your information to the Volunteer Committee. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • Employment Services Volunteer
    Date:

    May 08, 2018

    Location:

    29-76 Northern Blvd.
    Long Island City, NY 11101

    Department:

    Employment Services

    Position Summary:

    Three different volunteer opportunities are available in our Employment Services program.

    Interested? Please click here to submit your information to the Volunteer Committee. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • Volunteer
    Date:

    April 04, 2017

    Location:

    29-76 Northern Blvd.
    Long Island City, NY 11101

    Department:

    Alternatives to Incarceration

    Benefits Application Assistance

    Creative Arts

    Development and Communication

    Education

    Employment Services

    Family Services

    Food and Nutrition

    Health Services

    Housing

    Mental Health

    Prepare for Release (I-CAN)

    Substance Use

    Position Summary:

    We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available. If you are interested in learning more, include your specific interests, availability, and any other information, we’ll contact you shortly to discuss our volunteer options further.

ALL INTERNSHIP OPENINGS

DEPARTMENTS
  • Development Internship
    Date:

    August 22, 2019

    Location:

    Long Island City, New York

    Department:

    Development and Communications

    Position Summary:

    The Development Department has an exciting internship opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in the Development field. Fortune’s Development unit is responsible for raising funding for Fortune’s programs, advocacy efforts, and overall administration. The Intern will gain exposure to government and private grant-writing, making funder and partner outreach calls, drafting letters of support, maintaining an employer partner spreadsheet, performing funder research, and writing brief fundraising documents.

  • Communications and Journalism Internship
    Date:

    August 22, 2019

    Location:

    Long Island City, New York

    Department:

    Development and Communications

    Position Summary:

    The Communications and Development department has an exciting internship opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in Public Relations, Journalism, or Media Communications. Our intern will have the opportunity to help tell the stories of people with justice involvement; gain exposure to writing and editing for digital platforms and print publications; assist in communicating a large agency’s core messaging; help execute communications and fundraising campaigns; and leverage supporters to advance an agency’s mission, advocacy agenda, communications, and fundraising goals.

  • Photography and Videography Internship
    Date:

    August 22, 2019

    Location:

    Long Island City, New York

    Department:

    Development and Communications

    Position Summary:

    The Communications and Development department is seeking a photography and videography intern for Fall 2019. This intern will support the Communications Department by capturing “mission moments” through photography and videography. This can include attending and capturing graduations, interviews, meetings, rallies, job fairs, and other special events. The photography and videography intern will then leverage these digital assets into engaging videos, visual campaigns, and other projects.

  • Graphic Design Internship
    Date:

    July 26, 2018

    Location:

    Long Island City, NY

    Department:

    Development and Communications

    Position Summary:

    The Communications and Development department at The Fortune Society has an exciting internship opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in Graphic Design, Visual/Media Communications, and Digital Marketing. The Graphic Design Intern will have the opportunity to grow their graphic design skills, gain real world experience, build their professional portfolio, and help a large nonprofit build brand awareness and exposure. This is an unpaid internship.

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