Become an Intern!

Philo4Thought seeks energetic and responsible Juniors & Seniors to serve as interns in exchange for high school/college credit. Available internship opportunities are as follows:

  • Junior Research/Programming Assistant: Trains directly with the CEO and Editor. Assists in the development of content for educational workshops and publications. Assists with polls indicating the need for specific topics. (Reports to Editor. Work completed online and formally reported at monthly meeting. Access and supervision level TBD based on experience.)

  • Junior Graphics/Animation Assistant: Trains directly with the CEO and Editor. Assists in the development of content for educational publications and promotional packets. Liaison to creative and technical teams. (Reports to Editor. Work completed online and formally reported at monthly meeting. Access and supervision level TBD based on experience.)

  • Junior IT Assistant: Trains with Editor and technical support team. Assists in the monthly maintenance of the central website and social media. Suggests aesthetic/technological improvements that will appeal to the young pro demographic. (Reports to Editor. Work completed online and formally reported at monthly meeting. Access and supervision level TBD based on experience.)

  • Junior Business Liaison: Trains directly with the CEO and CFO/Chair of Grants & Fundraising. Assists this financial team in increasing efficiency of fundraising/fund usage for events and programming. (Reports jointly to CEO and CFO. Background work to be completed online and formally reported at monthly meeting. Access and supervision level TBD based on experience.)

  • Junior Hospitality Liaison: Trains directly with the CEO and Community Outreach Liaison (COL). Assists in planning and coordination of annual events. Meet-and-greet at monthly events, with follow-up emails to attendees. (Reports jointly to CEO and COL Work completed online and at events. Formal report submitted online. Access and supervision level TBD based on experience.)

Application Deadlines:  

APR. 15th: 3-month Fall Semester Internship 

AUG. 15th: 3-month Spring Semester Internship

NEW: FEB. 15th: Select Intensive 2-month Summer Internships are also available on a trial basis for 2020.

Application Requirements:  

  • A cover letter outlining the specific internship to which you are applying.

  • A resume outlining related training and experience.

  • 2 formal Letters of Recommendation (one from your Dean (college students)/Assistant Principal of Guidance (high school students); the other from the Faculty Advisor who will coordinate the internship).

  • An official school transcript indicating a history of academic/extracurricular excellence (G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher) and class standing as a Junior/Senior in the year for which you are applying).

  • Qualified candidates must be AP-Level High School Senior, an enrolled Undergraduate Junior/Senior, or an advanced Graduate student seeking credit towards a current degree program.

  • To receive school credit, students must submit a formal letter from the Registrar/AP of Guidance (including the name and email of the instructor at your campus who is responsible for entering the grade at your school) prior to the start of the internship indicating that credit will be granted for this work.

  • A proposed draft of the syllabus for the internship, prepared in collaboration with the Internship Advisor, the Student and Philo4Thought's Intern Recruitment Committee.

  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed for consideration.

 

International Philo4Thought-Erasmus Entrepreneurial Trainees:

(3 month training in NYC for Hellenic young professionals from Greece)

As collaborative participants in the E.Y.E. European Exchange initiative for international Entrepreneurial Trainees, we work with individual students and young professionals based in Greece to devise a program plan based on the duties outlined above. Training and responsibilities will be set at slightly higher levels based on individual participant's area of expertise. Costs of travel to the U.S. and the 3-month stipend for this specialized training are covered by the E.Y.E. 

All requirements for consideration and application deadlines are identical to those outlined above for new prospective interns. Please email p4tinfo@gmail.com for specific program terms and requirements.

Required Skills/Specializations:

  • Familiarity with standard Social Media.

  • Community Outreach experience.

  • Ability to work with online platforms (for Junior I.T. Assistant only).

  • Strong (English) written, verbal and interpersonal skills.

  • Major/Minor in Education, Web/Media, Journalism, Social Science/Humanities, Hellenic Studies, Business Administration, Human Resources Administration, Hospitality, Communications, Policy & Development, Sociology or a related field.

 

Preferred Skills/Specializations:

  • Bilingual Greek-English proficiency a plus.

  • American Sign Language a plus.

Duration of Internship:

  • 3-6 months depending on outlined agreements and documentation established between the school and organization internship administrators. 

  • Available for Fall and Spring semesters only.

Benefits:

  • School Credit;

  • Flexible weekly schedule coordinated around course schedule;

  • Professional Certificate of Completion and nomination for a competitive NYS Certificate of Excellence;

  • Lifetime Passport Membership for continued professional mentoring beyond the internship;Excellent networking opportunities and referrals for future academic/professional endeavors;

  • Related sponsor-based benefits as much as available funding allows (e.g., opportunity to participate in affiliate events for free or at available discount rates).

Contact: p4tinfo@gmail.com

  • Applicants: Please click the application checklist button below and email it to us along with your cover letter and resume (PDF documents only, please).

  • Schools/Recommenders: Please email us directly with the official documentation listed in the requirements section above for the prospective intern.

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