Category Archives: Career Development

Paid Internship: Berkeley, CA

Job Title: Sustainable Finance Intern (Paid)
Position reports to: Sustainable Finance Campaigner Position Location: Berkeley, CA
About Friends of the Earth US

Friends of the Earth U.S. fights to defend the environment and create a more healthy and just world. We’re part of Friends of the Earth International, a federation of groups working in 76 countries on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues.

In accomplishing our mission, Friends of the Earth is working at the nexus of environmental protection, economic policy and social justice to fundamentally transform the way our country and the world values people and the environment. We are focused on reforming economic drivers such as tax or trade policy that are often used to empower corporations and government to harm the environment.

For decades, Friends of the Earth has advocated for the development and implementation of environmental and social financing standards at international development banks such as the World Bank. In the past years, we have promoted sustainable finance policies and practices at Chinese banks, through our research and by working with Chinese environmentalists.

This position will introduce emerging models of sustainable finance on the international and Chinese level. He or she will provide key support to the Sustainable Finance Campaigner and be introduced to a community of environmental NGOs working to improve environmental and social impacts of international financing and development projects. This internship pays $15 USD per hour. This is a 12 week summer internship. Housing will not be provided.


  •   Conduct research on new trends and policies in sustainable finance, primarily those emerging from China
  •   Draft, edit, and research material for forthcoming reports or briefings, including one on disclosure policies at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  •   Assist in researching Chinese language databases
  •   Engage in general campaign support as needed

    Expected Products

  •   Produce research which will inform future campaigns
  •   Producing draft materials and/or content for forthcoming reports
  •   Producing a briefing on how to navigate Chinese language databases


Interns will be selected based on their education and experience. A background in economics, banking, sustainable finance, environmental issues, and/or international relations (with a focus on China) is recommended. Candidates with liberal arts backgrounds are also encouraged to apply. We are looking for an intern with strong analytical, writing, editing, and researching skills who can summarize complex issues and processes into concise briefings. Intermediate or advanced (reading and writing) Chinese and knowledge of the environmental movement in China is required. Interns should be highly motivated, “out of the box” thinkers who are able to work independently. We are seeking graduate level students to apply, but may consider high achieving junior or senior year undergraduates. We welcome applicants exploring a career in the NGO industry.


We will be reviewing applications until June 2, 2016. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter as a single pdf file to redward[at]

Spring Events at Wasserman: Job Fairs and Career Support


Spring 2016 Job & Internship Fair

Thursday, January 28, 2016 11am – 3pm, NYU Kimmel Center

Meet employers hiring for summer internships and full-time positions in various industries! Pre-registration will begin the week of January 19th. More information and dates coming soon.


Engineering & Technology Spring Fair – TWO DAYS!

Thursday, February 4 and Friday, February 5, 2016 11am – 3pm, NYU Brooklyn Campus, Jacobs Gymnasium

Explore full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities in fields like engineering, computer hardware/software, technology, science, management, digital media, etc. Career fair details and pre-registration information coming soon.

Non-Profit Boot Camp

January 29, 2016 9:00-4:30 pm, Wasserman Center

Deadline to Apply: Monday, January 11  This full-day conference is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all majors to learn industry insights, trends and career development advice from professionals in the non-profit field along with networking opportunities.  The keynote speaker is Veronika Scott of The Empowerment Plan.  Breakfast and lunch will be served. Click here to apply.

Managing your Quarter-Life Crisis
January 12, 6:00-7:00 PM, Wasserman Center, Presentation Room B

Join Pamela Weinberg and recent graduates /young alumni in learning how to rebound from the quarter-life crises, and how to take steps to recover and thrive in the next professional phase. The workshop covers: re-discovering passions, interests and strengths, assessing skills and gaps, and building confidence, as well as tips on searching for your next career and a job market overview for millennials. To register for the event, click here.

NYU CareerNet has a new look! Tell us what you think!
We recently moved to the new student interface for NYUCareerNet, powered by Symplicity, and we’d like your feedback on the new look. As an incentive, students who complete the survey will be entered to win one of 15 $25 Amazon gift cards! Complete the survey at

What career type are you? Take the Universum Survey to find out 

There are seven distinct career types based on career preferences, goals and personality. Knowing yours is important. The Universum Student Survey takes your responses and provides you with an in-depth review of who you are as an applicant, suggesting employers and industries you may not otherwise have considered. Take the survey here for a free report!
For a full list of NYU Wasserman events, please log in to your NYU CareerNet account here.

New Fellowship Opportunities in CareerNet

Fellowships provide a fantastic opportunity to gain funding for experiential learning or professional training and development.  The NYU Wasserman Center is constantly posting new fellowship opportunities for which students can apply. In January, deadlines are coming up for the White House Fellows Program, Data Incubator Fellowship, and many more.  Find opportunities today in CareerNet!

Upcoming Graduate Seminars and Webinars

For the month of January, the Graduate Student Career Development Team is offering an array of in-person and virtual events.  Join us for Marketing Your Master’s Degree and Job Search Strategies for Graduate Students, among others.  Additionally, Versatile PhD is a website featuring career exploration for non-academic paths among advanced degree holders.  They will host a free web-based panel discussion on Careers in Business for Humanities and Social Science PhDs on January 25-29.  All panelists are PhDs from these fields.  Click here for more information.  To RSVP to these events and others, head to CareerNet.New Graduate Student Resources in CareerNet

The Graduate Student Team added four new resources to CareerNet in December.  Go to CareerNet>Resources>Career Resources to view the new handouts: Resume Guidelines for Graduate Students, CV Guidelines for Graduate Students, Cover Letter Guidelines for Graduate Students, and Networking Tips for Graduate Students.

To learn more about graduate student services, events, and resources, visit CareerNet or The Wasserman Center’s graduate student webpage. Receive our weekly eNews by signing up in CareerNet at Home>Profile>Privacy.  To RSVP for Wasserman Career Development events, log into CareerNet, and click through Home>Events>Seminars to locate a list of upcoming programs and register.

Draper Students: Considering a PhD after graduation? We’re here to help you get started.

Friday, October 23: PhD Application Workshop
Led by Professors Alan Itkin and Justin Jackson
Draper Map Room

This workshop is a mini-orientation session geared towards students who are either considering a Ph.D. or those who are already in the early stages of the application process. It is also relevant to students who are interested in general information regarding doctoral degrees and those who need some guidance as to what they should be prepared for in terms of the application process. Some general issues that will be tackled are:

  • How do I know if a Ph.D. is right for me?
  • Setting realistic expectations of the Ph.D. process and future career trajectories.
  • Choosing a department as well as a university that is a good fit for me.
  • What to expect in terms of the contents and deadlines for a Ph.D. application.
  • Using Draper as a resource for making decisions about a Ph.D. and a career in academia.

We encourage all Draper students who are interested in future doctoral studies and have questions regarding the same to attend. This workshop will be offered again in the spring.

Please RSVP to draper.program[at]

Job Posting: Development Assistant at Brooklyn Jesuit Prep

Development/Administration Assistant

Reports directly to President and undertakes any tasks assigned by President.

Daily responsibilities include maintaining and updating donor database; generating donor acknowledgment letters; processing gifts and handling returned mail.

Assists with planning and execution of events for fundraising, donor cultivation and administration annual spring gala, board meetings, and foundation/donor visits.

Assists in the creation of the annual report including gathering data, writing text, and locating photos as well as managing production of same.

Assists President in her communication with donors and general public. Coordinates communication between sponsors and sponsored students. Handles logistics for major mailings. Writes and edits newsletters, e-blasts, program brochures and flyers. Helps maintain and update BJP social media including website.

Conducts fundraising research and drafts grant proposals and request letters.

Assists with bookkeeping and accounting tasks including but not limited to the following: entering data into QuickBooks, preparing bank deposits in accordance with Financial Procedures Manual, making bank deposits, and assisting with bill paying.

Supports the President and Principal with a range of diverse aspects of office and building management tasks and provides clerical support to administration as needed;

Assists with creating and maintaining development and administration files.
Responsible for taking photos at events and organizing photo files.


Excellent writing, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills

Self-directed, highly motivated and detail oriented with strong time management skills

Proficiency in Microsoft word and excel.

Passion for the mission of Brooklyn Jesuit Prep

Available to work some evenings and weekends as required

Preferred experience: event planning and development in an educational setting

Bachelor’s degree is required


Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. This is an entry level position.

Benefits Package: Includes paid holidays, vacation and sick days, medical insurance and optional 401(K) plan. Housing is available.

Applications will be accepted through September 10, 2015. Interested candidate should email a cover letter and resume to


Entry level position


New position with strong potential for growth





Paid Gallery Internship

Eric Firestone Gallery is seeking highly motivated interns for its New York City space. Interns will work on a small team in a fast-paced setting, assisting in daily operations and working independently on specific projects as needed.  We are looking for interns who are organized, detail-oriented, and eager to learn about art business. Applicants must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a professional demeanor.  The major responsibilities of this internship include maintaining the gallery’s archive and helping with scholarship on the contemporary artists, historic estates, and archives that we work with.
This is a paid internship. Candidates should be willing to commit to at least two days per week (Tuesday-Saturday) beginning in September and continuing through December.
Please send a resume and cover letter to internships [at] ericfirestonegallery [dot] com.