Internship Opportunity at Education Trust

Education Trust, an organization dedicated to closing the opportunity and achievement gap for all students, has recently launched a summer internship program. They are looking for interns for the following teams: Communications, Legislative Affairs, K-12 Practice, Higher Education, Outreach and Campaign Support, and Publications.  Please submit your information as soon as possible if you wish to be considered.

You can find a link to their internship posting at: http://www.edtrust.org/dc/about/jobs/internships.

Innocence Project: Impact of Justice

Tuesday, March 29, 5:30PM – 6:30PM, Wasserman Center, Presentation
Room A, 140 East 14th Street, 2nd Floor

By using DNA Testing, the Innocence Project’s mission is to free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain incarcerated and to bring substantive reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment. The Innocence Project’s groundbreaking use of DNA technology to free innocent people has provided irrefutable proof that wrongful convictions are not isolated or rare events but instead arise from systemic defect. As a national litigation and public policy organization, they are committed to reforming the criminal justice system. Innocence Project staff attorney, Vanessa Potkin and an exonerated individual will share their journey to justice.

RSVP on NYU CareerNet (under ‘Events’)

Apply for the Pearson Prize Fellowships

The Pearson Foundation is awarding Pearson Prize Fellowships to 70 students in recognition of their academic achievement and commitment to local communities. Applications for the 2011 Pearson Prize for Higher Education are being accepted through March 18, 2011. The Pearson Prize offers:
• 20 Pearson Prize National Fellows a cash award of $10,000;
• 50 Pearson Prize Community Fellows a cash award of $500;
• Access to unique student resources and opportunities from the Pearson Foundation and from Pearson, the world’s leading learning company.

The Pearson Prize recognizes students who have:
• Been attending a two- or four-year school, or private sector college or university;
• Completed at least one year of college, or six months of an eighteen-month private sector program;
• Demonstrated leadership in community service.
Apply Now: Visit www.pearsonfoundation.org/pearsonprize to apply for the Pearson Prize.
• Completed applications must be received by March 18, 2011;
• Scholarship recipients will be notified by July 8, 2011.

After the Dissertation: Publishing your Scholarly Work

From the NYU Libraries:  Please join us on Tuesday, March 22nd at 4:00pm for "After the Dissertation: Publishing your Scholarly Work."
This session offers practical information and strategies for those completing their PhD dissertations and considering how best to share their scholarly work–as journal articles or a book, in print and digital form. Topics will include your rights as an author, how to think strategically about your publishing choices, what you need to know about copyright, and more.
To sign up, visit: https://webapps.library.nyu.edu/classes/

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Commemoration

March 25, 2011 is the Centennial of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire which took the lives of 146 workers, mostly young immigrant women, and galvanized a movement for social justice. In concert with organizations and individuals across the country, a coalition of local organizers are spearheading commemorative events for the Centennial and the establishment of a permanent public art memorial (please see http://rememberthetrianglefire.org/).

While this commemoration is not an NYU event, the University is involved as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory was located at 29 Washington Place (now the Brown Building next to Silver).  A coalition is organizing a procession on Friday March 25 at 11 am from Union Square to Washington Place off of the Park.  Volunteers are needed to help carry a shirtwaist that will have a sash with the name of one of the 146 victims of the fire.  The procession will be joined by puppet theatres, dancers, musicians, labor groups, student groups, etc.

If you would like to assist with carrying one of these shirtwaists or have an idea about how you would like to join this procession to remember these workers, please contact Ted Hannan at th5@nyu.edu.  There will be an open meeting for anyone interested in joining this event or creating your own event on Thursday March 17 at the Judson Memorial Church 239 Thompson Street in the village (see events calendar: http://rememberthetrianglefire.org/category/events/month).

Steinhardt Awards Gala: NOMINATIONS ONLINE!

Taking place on April 26th, the Steinhardt Awards Gala celebrates outstanding students and faculty across the various departments in Steinhardt. It’s a wonderful way to end the year by celebrating peers and faculty, sealed with some true Steinhardt spirit!

We invite you to participate in this new tradition by nominating an outstanding faculty member who has positively affected your Steinhardt experience. Go to the link below to fill out the brief nomination form, and tell all your friends!  Nominations due by March 29th.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dDdBSGptcV9fTGgyX1JRUURvWnQxZlE6MQ#gid=0

Stay tuned for information on being apart of the Awards Selection Committee as well as attending the event!

Internship with Friendship Ambassadors Foundation

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation (FAF; www.faf.org) which directs the Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations

To view further details about this year’s youth assembly go here: http://www.faf.org/unyouthassembly/ya_home.htm
PURPOSE:  Interns sought for the preparation and planning of the 9th Youth Assembly at the United Nations. Focus: Youth Leadership and the Success of the MDGs.  Tentative dates 3-5 August 2011.
WHERE:  Preparation takes place at the Greenwich, Connecticut offices of Friendship Ambassadors Foundation.
RESPONSIBILITIES:  Assist in all phases: MDG/Youth Program Development, Overall Project Management, Coordination, Media and Diplomatic outreach and contact, Hospitality and Tourism for nearly 700 international guests in projects in and around UN Headquarters in New York.
START TIME:   Summer-Length Internship.  Interns are requested to work in the office for a minimum of 20 hours per week from mid-May through mid-August.
QUALIFICATIONS: Students interested in: Event Management, Hospitality, UN Relations, International Studies.  Reliable, neat and well spoken, proficiency in one of the above mentioned areas of interest, with positive team spirit, reference and proof of current university status, more than one language preferred.
CONTACT & HOW TO APPLY: Send a brief cover letter and your resume or short bio to FAF Intern Coordinator, Victor Izquierdo at:  apply4ya@faf.org
Please apply by April 15th.

March 22nd – National Scholarship Competition Information Session

Want money to study what you’re passionate about?

Do you have a record of academic achievement and leadership experience?

Join us from 3:30pm – 4:40pm on Tuesday, March 22nd in the Pless Hall 1st Floor Student Lounge to learn how to apply for and win National Prestigious Scholarships open to NYU Steinhardt undergraduate and graduate students. This is your chance to learn about opportunities to help fund study abroad programs, research activities, and/or graduate school.

RSVP: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/265242/scholarships

March 10th – Conversations of Color

Please join us for Conversations of Color on Thursday, March 10th, 12:30-1:45 pm, Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 3rd floor lounge.  This month our topic will be The Politics of Hair Part Two: Personal Stories. Lunch will be provided.

The goal of Conversations of Color is to provide a forum for students, faculty and administrators to meet and talk about issues of diversity.  

RSVP to http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/105617/rsvp-for-conversations-of-color