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.

  • 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. 

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.

  • 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.

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