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
  • 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
  • Evaluation and Quality Improvement Intern
    Date:

    January 17, 2019

    Location:

    Long Island City, NY

    Department:

    Administration

    Position Summary:

    The Evaluation and Quality Improvement (EQI) department is seeking an EQI Intern to assist in projects that support the department’s work to support data-driven decision making at The Fortune Society. Our intern will gain exposure to each stage of the evaluation lifecycle from the identification of data points through collection, analysis, and dissemination.

  • 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.

  • Junior Database Developer Internship
    Date:

    July 24, 2018

    Location:

    Long Island City, New York

    Department:

    Information Technology

    Position Summary:

    The Junior Database Developer Intern will primarily be responsible for documentation of internal legacy reporting system, while optimizing, commenting and implementing standardized T-SQL code. The position engages and coordinates directly with the IT development team; providing support and development as well as adhering and enforcing coding standards of assigned tasks.

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