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 participants describe their time in prison, the struggles they faced back in the community, and how Fortune helped them succeed showed me that justice-involved people are truly more than their worst deeds. It is important for people to see this humanity in a frequently stigmatized population.”
- Stephanie Geier Communications Intern

ALL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

DEPARTMENTS
  • 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.

  • 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. Click here for more information on these options and the required experience for volunteers in this area. 

  • 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
  • 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.

  • Court-Based Court Advocacy Internship
    Date:

    May 02, 2018

    Location:

    Long Island City, NY

    Department:

    Court Advocacy

    Position Summary:

    The Court Advocacy department at the Fortune Society has an exciting internship opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in law or legal advocacy. Fortune is launching a new Alternatives to Incarceration program for individuals who have violated parole, so it will provide a chance for an intern to learn how a new program is launched. Our intern will gain exposure to how Alternatives to Incarceration and court advocacy programs work in New York City, as well as gain general knowledge about how the legal system handles parole violations. 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.

  • Photography and Videography Internship
    Date:

    April 09, 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.

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