Become an Internship Partner
Our diverse group of fellows represent an untapped reservoir of talent and are particularly driven to succeed. S Jay Levy Fellows perform very well in their internships.
Read on to learn more about what our partners have to say about their experiences.
The S Jay Levy Fellowship works with a variety of professional organizations that provide fellows with summer internships and support their professional development.
We think of our relationships with these organizations as partnerships because they are meant to be mutually beneficial: for fellows, it’s an opportunity to experience real-life working environments and acquire skills and connections that will help them advance in their careers; for partner organizations, it’s meant to be an economically viable way of accessing an extraordinary reservoir of diverse talent.
Internship partners offer summer internships to one (or more) of our fellows. In case the internship is unpaid, the program supports fellows with a stipend of up to $5,000 for 280 hours of work. This allows fellows to avoid choosing between gaining meaningful experience in their desired field and pursuing paid but unrelated or low-skill employment, and enables organizations of all types (including research institutions and non-profits) to access high quality talent.
In addition, partners are also encouraged to engage with the Fellowship in a variety of other capacities. This may include guest presentations within our classes, mentorship opportunities for our fellows, general career advice, and participation in our social events, including the Gala Dinner in City College’s Great Hall.
Internship Partner Testimonials
“S Jay Levy Fellows have been conducting research at the NYU Langone Health Headache Division for the past 7 years. Fellows have… Continue Reading Dr. Mia Minen, Director: NYU Langone Health Headache Division
“S Jay Levy Fellows have been conducting research at the NYU Langone Health Headache Division for the past 7 years. Fellows have made significant contributions to headache research through their work with participants in the emergency department, conducting extensive data analysis, and even contributing to manuscripts that have been published in peer-reviewed journals. The Headache Division is elated to continue working with such a driven and passionate group of undergraduate Fellows each year.”
“Rentricity and more recently HydroCosm has participated in the S Jay Levy Fellowship program at CCNY for the past 5 years. During… Continue Reading Frank Zammataro, Founder & President: RENTRICITY & HYDROCOSM
“Rentricity and more recently HydroCosm has participated in the S Jay Levy Fellowship program at CCNY for the past 5 years. During that time, we have benefitted from a number of students from the mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering programs. All students went above and beyond their summer internship requirements and in some cases provided surprisingly smart and articulate business logic, a big plus!. All energetic, eager to learn and with a desire to contribute value, we continue to support the program and hope to benefit from it in the years ahead.”
“Every summer, we look forward to hosting S Jay Levy interns, who contribute to our efforts to research and steward forests and… Continue Reading Jessica Hoch, Project Manager of Monitoring & Assessment: NATURAL AREAS CONSERVANCY
“Every summer, we look forward to hosting S Jay Levy interns, who contribute to our efforts to research and steward forests and wetlands in New York City. S Jay Levy fellows have worked on projects ranging from collecting vegetation data to characterize forest conditions to creating a data-driven method to prioritize forest management. We are grateful for their continual positive energy and thoughtful work as we collectively strive to promote healthy natural areas in NYC.”
“The S Jay Levy Interns we have hired have been of very high caliber with exceptional work ethic, eager to learn and… Continue Reading Amanda Grogan, Founder: MAKE IT BLACK
“The S Jay Levy Interns we have hired have been of very high caliber with exceptional work ethic, eager to learn and make a real contribution to our work. Interns have carried out complex research, communicated with vendors and research partners and displayed professionalism and dedication to excel during the course of their time at Make It Black. The experience is so well organized by CCNY with follow up and support.”
“We have been fortunate to have worked with eight Levy Fellow interns in the past four years and have been impressed by… Continue Reading Ariana Hellerman, Director of Programming: Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
“We have been fortunate to have worked with eight Levy Fellow interns in the past four years and have been impressed by all of them. They have been eager to learn, willing to pitch in at every turn, and wonderful advocates of our work in Downtown Brooklyn. And, just as Downtown Brooklyn Partnership benefits from The Levy program, City College students gain real world experience and skills that help guide career decisions and inform their professional aspirations.”
What it Entails
During the internship, fellows work under the direct supervision of the host partner, but they also report regularly on the work they are doing to the S Jay Levy Fellowship Program Officer. The fellowship pays their stipend (if applicable) directly based on filed timesheets. Internship partners and fellows work together to structure a work hours schedule of at least 24 hours per week for a minimum of 280 hours over the course of the summer.
We prefer that prospective internship partners engage directly with our Program Manager and current fellows during the recruitment process, and that fellows not be directed exclusively to an application portal. Our Program Manager is available to work with prospective internship partners to address questions or concerns.
Internship partners are under no obligation to accept a minimum number of fellows for a summer internship each cohort year. However, as our pool of internship partners has grown, many organizations have decided to set aside one (or more) positions specific to the fellowship each year. There is no maximum number of fellows that an organization can accept.
We prefer that prospective internship partners engage directly with our Program Officer and current fellows during the recruitment process and that fellows not be directed exclusively to an application portal. Our Program Officer is always available to answer any questions or concerns an internship partner may have.
September-November | Recruitment Sessions
Internship Partners are invited to participate in information/recruitment sessions within club hours or other time of mutual availability.
November | Internship Fair
Internship Partners are encouraged to participate in an Internship Fair at City College. This typically takes place the Thursday before Thanksgiving and is exclusively for our 60 fellows. There is no cost for organizations to participate. Organizations pre-register by providing details on the positions internship needs and fellows are pre-registered for flash 12 minute meetings/interviews. There is also an ‘open tables’ portion at the event.
Mid-January | Tender Offers
After having had the opportunity of meeting with our fellows, Internship Partners are asked to tender any offers for internships during the upcoming summer.
February 1 | Offers Accepted
Fellows are required to formally accept any offers for a summer internship they received by this date. This allows time for fellows to consider their options, in case of multiple offers, and then make a firm commitment to one site.
March 1 | Confirmation Form
Once a fellow has confirmed an offer with an Internship Partner, they are asked to complete an Internship Confirmation Form in coordination with his/her future supervisor. This is a 2-page form that includes internship dates/hours, responsibilities and expected outcomes. The form is reviewed by the Fellowship’s Program Manager for final approval.
Late May through Mid August | Internship Period
A fellow’s 280-hour summer internship participation can occur between this wide window, according to the schedule agreed upon by the Internship Partner and the fellow(s).