Alfest Graduate Internship Program (Application due 3/28)

The Graduate Center Office of Career Planning and Professional Development is working to develop partnerships with local organizations to host graduate student internships. Summer 2016 will be our pilot session. These opportunities are meant to encourage graduate students to explore diverse career options, while developing skills and experience that will advance their career goals. This summer, paid internships will be available at Open House New York, the Global Fund for Women, and (details below). This program is made possible through a generous donation from Graduate Center alumni Karen C. and Lewis J. Altfest, graduates of the PhD programs in history and business, respectively.

The internships provide $4,000 for the summer; interns are expected to work a minimum of 120 total hours. The manner in which these hours are completed can be flexible, and will be agreed upon with the host during the application process. Students may only apply to one internship opportunity. Applications will be due Monday, March 28, 2016, by 5:00 p.m. Hiring decisions will be finalized by the end of April.

Positions are open to PhD and Master’s students. Students must be currently enrolled to apply. Candidates are encouraged to have their application materials reviewed through the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development before applying. Please plan to submit:

·        A cover letter addressed to the internship organization explaining:

o   What skills and experience you bring to the project

o   Why you are interested in the organization/project

·        A current CV or resume

·        A one-page document explaining how the internship would further your career goals

·        The name and contact information of a professional reference.


Applications will be submitted through GC Connect, the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development’s new job and internship database.  If you plan to apply, please contact and we will grant you access and send you instructions.