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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.

To learn more, contact Volunteer Services at fortunevolunteers@fortunesociety.org or 718.906.2981.

“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
  • Volunteer
    Date:

    April 04, 2017

    Location:

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

    Department:

    Education

    Employment Services

    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
  • Human Resources Internship
    Date:

    August 08, 2017

    Location:

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

    Department:

    Administration

    Position Summary:

    The Human Resources department at the Fortune Society has an exciting internship opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in Human Resources. Our intern will gain exposure to recruitment, training, benefits, and compliance in the social services sector through job postings, reference checking, scheduling and tracking trainings, creating benefit overviews and ensuring all paperwork of new hires and current employees are up to date.

    Applicants must be enrolled in an Associates, Bachelors or Masters degree program. Students pursuing a degree in Human Resources preferred. If you would like to be considered for this internship, please send your resume and a cover letter to tmullaney@fortunesociety.org.

  • Group Services Internship
    Date:

    August 08, 2017

    Location:

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

    Department:

    Alternatives to Incarceration

    Substance Use Treatment

    Position Summary:

    Group Services has an internship opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in a helping profession such as social work, human services and/or substance use treatment. Our intern will gain exposure to working with participants in a group setting; gaining group facilitation skills, learning about documentation and assisting the team of experienced group facilitators to ensure that the unit operates smoothly.

    This internship will allow the individual to have the opportunity to interact with participants who are or have been involved in the justice system. S/he will also interact with Treatment Services and ATI staff and learn about the myriad of opportunities available at Fortune that can help our participants.

    Applicants must be enrolled in an Associates, Bachelors or Masters degree program. If you would like to be considered for this internship, please send your resume and a cover letter to tmullaney@fortunesociety.org.

  • Evaluation and Quality Improvement Internship
    Date:

    August 08, 2017

    Location:

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

    Department:

    Administration

    Position Summary:

    The Evaluation and Quality Improvement department at the Fortune Society is seeking an 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. Applicants must be enrolled in an Associates Bachelors or Masters program. This is an excellent opportunity for students in the Social Sciences with an interest in research and evaluation. However, students in other fields (business, economics, computer science, etc.) looking to support the Fortune Society’s mission will also be considered.

    If you are interested in being considered for this internship, please send your cover letter and resume to Alison Kaminski at akaminski@fortunesociety.org.

  • Employment Services Internship
    Date:

    August 08, 2017

    Location:

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

    Department:

    Employment Services

    Position Summary:

    The Employment Services department at the Fortune Society has an exciting internship opportunity. Our interns will learn about our two-week job readiness program that is designed to equip formerly incarcerated jobseekers with the skills necessary to obtain employment and thrive in the workplace. Clients learn how to network, excel in interviews, problem-solve, answer difficult conviction questions, and receive assistance creating professional resumes and cover letters.

    Applicants must be enrolled in an Associates, Bachelors or Masters degree program. If you would like to be considered for this internship, please send your resume and a cover letter to tmullaney@fortunesociety.org.

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