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What are some Internship/Fellowship Opportunities for Seniors?

The Magner Career Center encourages students to complete at least 2 internships throughout their academic/professional journey through college.

The following opportunities are open for Senior (and some recent graduates) Students. Read each selection carefully, as their requirements will vary. We have organized the page to categorize each internship by the field the opportunity is involved in.

Open to All (General)

Basta’s Winter & Spring Fellowship

The program is a 10-week career prep for first generation college graduates. It is a rigorous career prep program designed to support you in landing a great first job and provide you with coaching across your first year of work. The program includes weekend workshops, weekly virtual meetings, 1:1 calls with dedicated coaches, and opportunities to meet top companies and interview for full-time jobs. The program aims to communicate your values, develop professional tools and mindset, and build a network. It targets first generation graduates that are in search of a full time job after graduation and is open to a range of entry level roles. You can learn more about the program here or sign up for an info session. 

Second Day Impact Fellows and Community Scholars

You can apply to become either an Impact Fellow or Community Scholar (or both!). This program is a great chance to dive deep into the social impact industry to learn more about what career paths are available after graduation, and how to set yourself up for success in your job search. Impact Fellows will also have the opportunity to be matched to paid internships at a nonprofit or social enterprise. Second Day offers both structured learning, deep mentorship, and community support from other college students from across the country. Learn more on their website.

Year Up

Year up is a non-profit that offers a host of benefits to students all with the common goal of providing positive career development in order to be set on a fast track to success after graduation. Included in the program is a one year worth of training, targeted insight from some of the leading companies, and a six-month internship. Additionally, students can earn college credit, are provided with a stipend while participating, be immersed in networking opportunities, as well as continued support and access to resources after graduating. 

The HOPE Program

HOPE Empowers New Yorkers To Build Sustainable Futures Through Comprehensive Training, Jobs, Advancement And Lifelong Career Support. Their comprehensive approach combines training, adult basic education, industry certifications, work wellness services, internships and job placement with long-term support. As a result, their job retention rates are among the highest in the field. Their graduates’ success drives strong results for employers, supporters and our community.


StreetWise Partners pairs business professionals with mentees who are unemployed or underemployed in order to provide them with the skills, resources, and access to networks they need to secure and maintain employment. Each student is matched with two volunteer mentors, are engaged in a 12-month Workforce Mentoring Program including 13 weeks of professional and soft skill development mentoring and 9 months of follow up, are given opportunities to network with  professionals from leading global companies, and can later be matched with job and internship opportunities. 

The Hispanic Leadership Development Fellowship Program 

The Hispanic Leadership Development Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, U.S. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in partnership with the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), is offering graduate students and recent graduates a paid one-year leadership fellowship to accelerate their careers within HHS and the federal sector. Ten fellows will be chosen to work on-site at the HHS office in Washington, D.C. with at least two rotations at different agencies within HHS. Fellows will work one on one with a senior-level staff mentor and will receive experience in federal-level work on the ground to generate positive health outcomes for underserved communities at the national level. Applicants for the Hispanic Leadership Development Fellowship Program must be a current graduate student or have received a graduate degree within two years of the program start date.

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations

BWI offers eight free career training programs in exciting, expanding industries. The programs at this time are: Brooklyn Networks, Brooklyn Woods, “Made in NY” PA Training Program, “Made in NY” Post Production, New York Drives, NYCHA Resident Training Academy, Red Hook on the Road, and Special Training Opportunities. At BWI, students get hands-on experience and train with experts in your field. Plus, their grads receive job placement support for up to two years after graduation. 

FAO Schwarz Fellowship

FAO Schwarz Fellows work at high-impact nonprofit organizations in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. These organizations are all deeply valued in their communities and have a strong record of delivering consistent results and high-quality services. Host organizations vary from year to year—and all have a proven commitment to addressing critical issues of social inequity. Fellows deepen their knowledge and understanding of relevant social issues, work directly with host communities, and lead strategic projects that strengthen the host organization’s capacity and impact.

Service Year

A service year is an opportunity to develop real-world skills through hands-on service. There are over 65,000 service year opportunities in a variety of issues all across the country. In addition to receiving financial support during a service year, many positions also offer the opportunity to receive loan forbearance and an education award for students to use on future education or to pay off student loans. Some even offer child care benefits. Every service year opportunity is unique, and has its own detailed list of benefits. Learn more about the types of benefits to look for when considering the wide-range of service year opportunities.

Lime Connect Fellowship Program

The Lime Connect Fellowship Program is designed for accomplished current sophomores/rising juniors who happen to have a disability and are attending a 4-year university in the U.S. The program kicks off with an all-expense paid Leadership & Development Symposium in New York City this summer, where Lime Fellows will receive professional development training, access to our U.S. corporate partners and potential summer internships. Upon completion of the program, Fellows will join the lifelong experience of the Lime Connect Fellows Community, where they will receive ongoing support such as individual coaching, webinars, and mentoring, as well as continued professional development, community, and networking opportunities throughout their careers. 


Revature (CUNY)

Revature is a two-year program which allows students to work on enterprise-level, real-world projects contracted by top companies. Along with free training, students will be able to build a resume and portfolio. In addition to these, students will also become certified in: Java fullstack, Salesforce CRM, Pega, Cloud Admin/Azure, Cloud Admin/AWS, and more. After successfully completing training, students are assigned to a Revature client project and begin working on leading-edge technologies for many of the most innovative companies in the world. 

Project Alpaca

Kickstart your career through the free 9-month program. Project Alpaca includes workshops, 1:1 mentorships, professional networking events, field trips to industry events, and hands-on projects, and job interview coaching. Their focus is on STEAM (STEM + Arts) through harnessing the power of a community of passionate, purpose-driven, and inspired advocates. The program typically recruits in the summer and begins in October.

GROW Externship 

GROW Externships is designed to increase the diversity and inclusion in the environmental science workforce while at the same time providing unique training, and leadership development opportunities for underrepresented groups to rapidly build participant credentials towards true career traction through dynamic fieldwork. Through alliances with both national and international partner sites, GROW Externships is actively developing the next generation of environmental experts through collaboratively channeling their unique skills to build a more sustainable world. Participants join, travel, explore, and learn with cohorts of other developing professionals who collectively contribute helping hands to ensure that the project local partners identified across the many sites GROW assists are able to flourish. 


The hackNY Fellows Program is a summer-long experience for college students pursuing a future in tech. The program is made up of three pillars: Immersion, Experience, and Community. Each fellow is matched with a tech company in NYC as a paid intern. The pool of tech companies available to fellows comes from hackNY’s extensive group of partner companies. Fellows are put in an active role in their matched company and form long-lasting connections with major players in tech including their co-workers, other fellows, and influential speakers.

Math for America Master Teacher Fellowship

Over the course of the four-year fellowship, MƒA Master Teachers – NYC K-12 public school mathematics and science teachers with more than four years of teaching experience – join a community of exceptional STEM educators. MƒA Master Teachers come together on a regular basis to collaborate and learn from each other. Whether by participating in professional workshops and events, through mentorship of MƒA Early Career Fellows, or by developing and facilitating new MƒA courses, Master Teachers continue to grow with fellow teachers, who share a passion for science or mathematics. The fellowship provides $60,000 in stipends over four years.

Columbia University Fully Funded PhD Program in Computer Science

Columbia University offers a fully funded PhD program in Computer Science. Students at Columbia are supported through research assistantships which provide tuition exemption and monthly stipend. Through these research assistantships, students learn through first-hand experience working with their professors and mentors. As the university is located in NYC, many research collaborations with large companies are also available. PhD students will work through their thesis with help from their research advisor and mentors from the companies they are working with. PhD applicants need not hold a master’s degree to apply. Start the PhD Program in the Spring semester or Fall semester.

Data Science Fellowship

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. A variety of innovative companies partner with The Data Incubator for their hiring and training needs, including LinkedIn, Genentech, Capital One, Pfizer, and many others. The program is free for admitted Fellows. Fellows have the option to participate in the program either in person in New York City, Washington DC, Seattle, Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area, or remotely online. Multiple sessions offered each year, check the website for deadlines, including early priority deadlines. 

Summer Public Health Scholars Program

“The program is designed for undergraduates entering their junior or senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students who are undecided about their career goals. This is a rigorous program which includes Public Health coursework at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and immersion in a diverse, economically disadvantaged urban environment; seminars and lectures with public health leaders; and mentoring by faculty members, ensuring students’ exposure to the breadth and importance of public health as a career option.”

Young Professionals in Energy Mentorship Program

YPE NYC is a mentorship program for undergraduate students interested in learning about career opportunities in renewable energy and aspire to join the next generation of clean energy leaders. The mentorship program usually runs from September to February, for 4-5 hours per month. Students will gain professional, career readiness, and leadership skills, and hear from professionals in clean energy careers. Preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors along with students that identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+. Sign up to the newsletter for relevant information and updates!

Liberal Arts and Humanities

State Policy Fellowship Program

The State Policy Fellowship program is a two-year research-oriented fellowship dedicated to making change through careful research, thoughtful advocacy, and strong partnerships in a state policy context.  State Policy Fellows tackle domestic policy challenges in areas like health care, taxes, anti-poverty policy, education, and criminal justice. Working in independent, highly respected policy organizations located across the country, Fellows analyze the impact of state budget and tax policy choices on low-income residents and promote positive reforms.The program identifies highly motivated candidates – with particular attention to candidates having experience with communities that are underrepresented in state policy debates – who have a demonstrated interest in working on public policies that affect low-income communities, communities of color, and tribal communities. Fellows research and write analyses on current policy issues; brief policymakers, journalists, and civic leaders; and engage with advocates and community groups.

New York State Homes and Community Renewal 

The Fellowship offers a year-long, full-time opportunity to gain real-world experience in the public finance industry. Beginning in July, of each year, HCR offers up to 3 Fellowships annually to students with interest in pursuing careers in finance and the public sector. The program strives to create a more inclusive and diverse workforce in the financial services industry. Fellows will participate in a one-year public finance rotational program, where their time will be shared between HCR and one of the two co-sponsoring investment banking firms. 

Immigrant Justice Corp 

Immigrant Justice Corp Community Fellowship is a 2-year post-graduate program focused entirely on immigration advocacy. The fellowship is awarded to recent college graduates with the linguistic skills, passion, and cultural competency to work with diverse immigrant communities. Applicants may currently be enrolled in an undergraduate degree, so long as they will be graduating by the Spring of the Fellowship start year.

NYC Urban Fellows

The Urban Fellows Program is a highly selective, nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with volunteer service opportunities and a seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. The program is designed to introduce a diverse group of America’s finest college students and graduates to local government and public service. Program participants come from all over the country to work in New York City.

Sesame Writers’ Room

Sesame Workshop Writers’ Room is a writing fellowship from the creators of Sesame Street. The fellowship is looking for fresh new writing talent from underrepresented racial backgrounds. Emerging storytellers who are selected to join the Writers’ Room will receive hands-on writing experience guided by Sesame Street veterans and other media industry leaders. Each participant will develop and write a pilot script for their own original kids concept. Past fellows have gone on to develop their own original content with Sesame Workshop, as well as write for Sesame Street and various programs at Nickelodeon, Disney, DreamWorks, and more.

A Blade of Grass Artist Fellowship

The Blade of Grass fellowship program is meant to support courageous artists in creating exchanges, experiences, and structures that highlight seemingly intractable social problems, inspire audiences, and energize folks to participate in and sustain long-term social change work. This is hard and time-consuming organizational, intellectual, and emotional work.

At Blade of Grass, they are committed to providing relatively unrestricted funding that incorporates a collaborative research component. Additionally, field research replaces grant reporting written by the artist, and is grounded in the goals and areas of inquiry defined by the artist and the perspective of project participants.

Age Boom Academy Fellowship

This fellowship program aims  to provide an intensive seminar to deepen understanding of the health, economic, and social issues around aging. It is led by leading experts in the field, the presenters are a resource for journalists who are covering a complex and interconnected field. The Age Boom Academy takes place during the summer at Columbia University in New York City. The fellowship covers the attendance fee; and for out-of-town fellows, economy travel and accommodation are provided.

Work First Fellowship

The Work First Fellowship connects young professionals with the opportunity to have a direct impact on urban poverty. Fellows work one-on-one with individuals living below the poverty level to help them find employment and get back on their feet, while also conducting policy research on effective job placement programs. This service year combines direct support to the needy while also reviewing public policy that shapes the lives of their clients. Fellows receive $40,000/calendar year salary rate plus benefits. An additional $5,000 award is available to eligible Fellows upon successful completion of each Fellow’s individual research project. 

John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service

The New York City Office of Emergency Management is accepting applications for the John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service. Fellows will complete a nine-month, paid fellowship in a New York City government agency or nonprofit focusing on emergency management. Graduate students in the fields of emergency management, public safety, journalism, social work, law, or a related field are eligible. For further eligibility requirements and to learn more about participating agencies, visit the fellowship Website.

Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship

NCF Fellows are bold leaders with visionary ideas to create a more just, vibrant, sustainable, and democratic society. Each fellow will receive up to $150,000 and 18 months to turn an inspired idea in the field of social justice into a reality. 

Project Alpaca

Kickstart your career through the free 9-month program. Project Alpaca includes workshops, 1:1 mentorships, professional networking events, field trips to industry events, and hands-on projects, and job interview coaching. Their focus is on STEAM (STEM + Arts) through harnessing the power of a community of passionate, purpose-driven, and inspired advocates. The program typically recruits in the summer and begins in October.


Brooklyn Navy Yard + Governors Island Real Estate Fellowship Program

The Real Estate Fellowship Program will match current CUNY undergraduates with a deep, one-year work fellowship with the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation or the Trust for Governors Island. Through the one year experience, students will gain direct real estate work experience and personal work products, develop on-the-job professional and technical skills, and build a network of real estate professionals. At the end of the fellowship, fellows will be competitive candidates to pursue full-time, professional-track jobs within the real estate industry, and will have direct introductions to partner companies in private commercial real estate.


COOP’s flagship program is the Digital Apprenticeship which helps individuals interested in marketing gain the skills needed to be competitive. In addition, COOP offers tracks in Data Analytics and Finance. Each track helps students learn technical skills, build community, and jumpstart careers in their area of interest. Each cohort is led by a team of four captains, “near-peer” COOP alumni who serve as coaches, mentors, and guides on top of busy day jobs at local ad agencies and tech companies. In parallel, COOP helps these same employers meet, interview, and hire more and more diverse candidates. Long-term, COOP aims to double lifetime income of alumni—fueling upward mobility and fulfilling our collective promise of higher education.

Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Program

The Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Program is a nation-wide competition for women entrepreneurs. Each Fellow will participate in a one year program which includes: mentoring, networking and business guidance for one year, a $5,000 grant to further their business education and a 5-day trip to New York City to the Tory Burch headquarters that will include the opportunity to participate in a pitch competition. The winner of the pitch competition will receive $100,000 grant investment. Your company must be registered and operated in the United States.

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