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.

“Listening to how Fortune helped participants succeed showed me that justice-involved people are truly more than their worst deeds.”
- Stephanie Geier Communications Intern

ALL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

DEPARTMENTS
  • Education Volunteer
    Date:

    March 11, 2019

    Location:

    Long Island City, NY

    Department:

    Education

    Position Summary:

    Volunteers (Reading, Writing, or Math) in the Education Department assist teachers by tutoring individual students or by working with small groups in the classroom. Click here to learn more about this volunteer role.

  • Resume Writer Volunteer
    Date:

    January 09, 2019

    Location:

    Long Island City, NY

    Department:

    Employment Services

    Position Summary:

    The Resume Writer Volunteer works with our Employment Services Department in helping job seekers with justice involvement develop strong resumes for career opportunities. 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. Click here to learn more about this volunteer role.

  • Mentoring Volunteer
    Date:

    May 08, 2018

    Location:

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

    Department:

    Employment Services

    Position Summary:

    The Mentoring Volunteer works with Employment Services participants on a 1-on-1 or in a group setting, providing assistance to job seekers of all backgrounds. Click here to learn more about this volunteer role.

ALL INTERNSHIP OPENINGS

DEPARTMENTS
  • Photography and Videography Internship
    Date:

    July 26, 2018

    Location:

    Long Island City, NY

    Department:

    Development and Communications

    Position Summary:

    The Fortune Society is seeking a photography and videography intern to intern with 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. This is an unpaid internship.

  • 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.

  • Receptionist Internship
    Date:

    May 08, 2018

    Location:

    Long Island City, NY

    Department:

    Admissions

    Position Summary:

    The Admissions department at the Fortune Society has an exciting internship opportunity for any student interested in pursuing a career in Administrative /Business management skills. Our intern will gain exposure to servicing clients, visitors and welcoming them as they come to utilize our services. As an Intern, you will learn routine clerical, secretarial and administrative work in answering telephones, receiving the public and providing customer service assistance. This is an unpaid internship.

  • TSNAP Internship
    Date:

    May 02, 2018

    Location:

    Long Island City, NY

    Department:

    Benefits Application Assistance

    Position Summary:

    The TSNAP Intern will disseminate information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (popularly known as “Food Stamps”), network with various organizations throughout NYC, organize events, support staff in presentations, enter data regarding events and/or client interactions into appropriate database, and aid clients with SNAP applications. This is an unpaid internship.

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