Internships

Summer 2015 Interns

Marco Castro
Program Intern

Marco CastroMarco Castro is a senior at Hunter College CUNY, currently completing a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies. Prior to enrolling at Hunter, Marco worked as a graphic designer and web developer. As an immigrant and long-term resident of New York, Marco was keenly aware of the various social injustices present in New York City and the country. After a decade of working in the visual communications sector, he decided to pursue a career where he can utilize his experience as a problem solver to benefit those that cannot advocate for themselves. Marco plans to pursue a Master of Urban Planning degree with a concentration in Community Planning and Advocacy.

 

Sara Staedicke
Communications and Development Intern

SaraSara Staedicke is a rising senior at Mount Holyoke College, where she is completing a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies. She has also spent a semester at Peking University in Beijing, China studying Mandarin. Before enrolling at Mount Holyoke, Sara volunteered with several refugee resettlement organizations tutoring students in English as a second language (ESOL). Since then, she has interned in Bangkok, Thailand, with the International Organization for Migration in the area of project development and gender mainstreaming. Sara has also researched labor migration and gender and migration. She is very passionate about migration, refugees, and humanitarian assistance.

 

Cassius Wilkinson
Program Intern

CassiusCassius Wilkinson is a junior at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He is currently completing a double major in Politics and Latino/a and Latin American Studies. During the academic year, Cassius works with recent immigrant students at a Los Angeles public high school, tutoring in English Language Development classes. Cassius is particularly interested in the intersection between human rights and immigration law and policy, and he intends to continue his education in these fields after college.

Internship Applications

The Center for Migration Studies (CMS) is a New York-based educational institute devoted to the study of migration, to the promotion of understanding between immigrants and receiving communities, and to public policies that safeguard the dignity and rights of migrants and newcomers. CMS produces several publications, offers educational events and seminars, and maintains an extensive archive of migration-related documents and photographs. CMS’s signature publication, the International Migration Review (IMR), is the leading social science journal in the immigration field.

CMS is seeking highly qualified and dedicated individuals for the following roles:


Program Intern

The Program Intern will support all CMS staff and interns.  The successful candidate will be familiar with migration-related issues and current migration-related news and events.

Responsibilities

  • Support the Communications Coordinator with:
    • Organizing CMS events, specifically CMS dialogues, conferences, and other convenings;
    • Attending external events (e.g., United Nations conferences, monthly civil society meetings, and other convenings) and drafting follow-up summaries
    • Researching various constituency outlets (e.g. media, scholars, policymakers, etc.) and organizing and developing distribution lists for targeted outreach;
    • Updating the CMS website and potentially contributing blog posts; and
    • Drafting weekly one-page immigration news briefs.
  • Support the Administrative Coordinator with:
    • Updating and maintaining development databases, including contacts database (SalesForce); and
    • Researching funding opportunities and development strategies;
  • Support the Editorial Intern with copy and style editing and cite-checking of submissions made to the International Migration Review, the Journal on Migration and Human Security, and various CMS reports and publications;
  • Support the Communications and Development Intern with additional contributions to CMS’s online communications and social media marketing, including maintaining CMS’s social media networks (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Perform administrative duties and other routine operations

Qualifications

Candidates must be enrolled or have recently completed an undergraduate or graduate studies program. Potential candidates must be detail oriented and have excellent written and spoken communication skills, outstanding organizational skills and the ability to work independently. Ideal candidates should also be passionate about migration, refugee, and population issues.

Internships are unpaid, but academic credit may be available. For internships during the academic year, preference will be given to candidates that can commit to working in CMS’s New York office for a minimum of 10 hours per week for approximately 4-6 months.  For summer internships, preference will be given to candidates that can commit to working in CMS’s New York office for a minimum of 20 hours per week for approximately 3 months.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (no more than 5 pages) by the appropriate deadline to Rachel Reyes, Communications Coordinator, at rreyes@cmsny.org.  Please include “Program Intern” in the subject line.

Next Deadline:
Fall 2015 – August 21, 2015


Communications and Development Intern

The Communications and Development intern will primarily assist the Communications Coordinator.  The successful candidate will be familiar with migration-related issues and current migration-related news and events.

Responsibilities

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing and contributing to CMS’s online communications and social media marketing, including maintaining CMS’s social media networks (Facebook and Twitter) and potentially contributing blog posts for the CMS website;
  • Organizing and marketing CMS programs, specifically CMS dialogues, conferences, and other convenings;
  • Producing and disseminating press releases and other external relations materials;
  • Researching and formulating development strategies;
  • Updating and maintaining development databases, including contacts database (SalesForce);
  • Attendance and follow-up summaries of UN and other external events for CMS staff; and
  • Researching various constituency outlets (e.g. media, scholars, policymakers, etc.) and developing distribution lists for targeted outreach.

The Communications and Development intern will have the opportunity to conduct substantive research and/or writing assignments on a variety of international and domestic migration issues.  However, they will also be expected to perform administrative duties and other routine operations. 

Qualifications:

Candidates must be enrolled or have recently completed a graduate studies program. Potential candidates must be detail oriented and have excellent written and spoken communication skills, outstanding organizational skills and the ability to work independently. Ideal candidates should also be passionate about migration, refugee, and population issues.

Internships are unpaid, but academic credit may be available. For internships during the academic year, preference will be given to candidates that can commit to working in CMS’s New York office for a minimum of 10 hours per week for approximately 4-6 months.  For summer internships, preference will be given to candidates that can commit to working in CMS’s New York office for a minimum of 20 hours per week for approximately 3 months.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (no more than 5 pages) by the appropriate deadline to Rachel Reyes, Communications Coordinator, at rreyes@cmsny.org.  Please include “Communications and Development Intern” in the subject line.

Next Deadline:
Fall 2015 – August 21, 2015


 

Editorial Intern

The Editorial intern will primarily assist with the management of the editorial process of the Center for Migration Studies’ new public policy publication, the Journal on Migration and Human Security (JMHS).

Responsibilities

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Fact-checking, copy and style editing and cite-checking of submissions made to JMHS as well as various CMS reports and publications;
  • Researching and identifying potential authors and peer reviewers based on content knowledge of migration policy issues and scholarship;
  • Participating in the development and curation of topics within the Journal’s thematic areas of focus;
  • Assisting in marketing and dissemination of the publication and calls for papers;
  • Assisting with building readership of the publication through identification of key constituents including scholars, public officials, faith communities, community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, corporate leaders and others; and
  • Assisting with utilization of tools and indices for measuring scholarly impact of the publication, including interpretation and reporting of data.

The Editorial Intern will have the opportunity to conduct substantive research and/or writing assignments on a variety of international and domestic migration issues.  However, they will also be expected to perform administrative duties and other routine operations. 

Qualifications:

Candidates must be enrolled or have recently completed an graduate studies program. Potential candidates must be detail oriented and have excellent written and spoken communication skills, outstanding organizational skills and the ability to work independently. Ideal candidates should also be passionate about migration, refugee, and population issues.

Internships are unpaid, but academic credit may be available. For internships during the academic year, preference will be given to candidates that can commit to working in CMS’s New York office for a minimum of 10 hours per week for approximately 4-6 months. For summer internships, preference will be given to candidates that can commit to working in CMS’s New York office for a minimum of 20 hours per week for approximately 3 months.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (no more than 5 pages) by the appropriate deadline to Rachel Reyes, Communications Coordinator, at rreyes@cmsny.org.  Please include “Editorial Intern” in the subject line.

Next Deadline:
Fall 2015 – August 21, 2015

 


 

Past Interns

Jennifer Pineros – Fall 2014/Spring 2015
Meike Radler – Fall 2014/Spring 2015
Neal Castaneto – Fall 2014
Nicole Ostrand – Summer 2014/Fall 2014
Helene Halling – Summer 2014/Fall 2014
Jie Zong – Summer 2014
Araby Smyth – Spring 2014
Lafelle Chu – Spring 2014
Juliane Eichblatt – Fall 2013
Caitlin Ringwood – Summer / Fall 2013
Min Kim – Summer 2013
Zoe Stopak-Behr – Summer 2013
Julia Yang – Spring 2013, Summer 2013
Catalina Blanco Buitrago – Spring 2013
John Corgan – Spring 2013
Effrosyni Rantou – Fall 2012
Kateryna Ustymenko – Spring / Fall 2012
James Campbell – Spring 2012