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Below is a listing of the current opportunities available with Binghamton University’s Center for Civic Engagement. Please check back as new opportunities often become available throughout the year. The easiest way to stay informed is to sign up for CCE’s Student Newsletter and by liking us on Facebook.


Summer and Fall 2018 CCE Internship Opportunities

Event Management Internship

Help CCE plan and carry out a variety of events and programs. The intern will serve in a leadership role in the coordination of at least one large-scale event, with the opportunity to help plan or lead other events or programs based on their interest and skills. While working directly with CCE professional staff, intern areas of responsibility will include:

  • Developing a timeline of tasks to be accomplished
  • Communicating with potential program partners, on campus and in the community
  • Coordinating and communicating with all team members working on the program
  • Overseeing task completion by team members
  • Preparing and circulating promotional materials
  • Organizing all logistical aspects of the event
  • Collecting and analyzing data from event to report on successes and areas for improvement

For more information about the internship and how to apply, view the full position description. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, until the position is filled.

 

Communications Internship

Tell the stories of students and faculty who are engaged in the greater Binghamton community through service-learning, volunteering, community-based research and more. Among other things, the intern will work with us in using new technology, social media and print media to help strengthen the CCE's profile within the institution and the University's image within the community, while also marketing our programs and offerings to students and faculty interested in participating in this type of work. Based on skills and interest, areas of responsibility may include:

  • Writing and editing
  • Communications and marketing
  • Email and newsletter communications
  • Website content development and SEO
  • Social media
  • Administrative duties

For more information about the internship and how to apply, view the full position description. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, until the position is filled.

 

Graphic Design Internship

Produce a variety of print and online pieces to help strengthen the CCE's profile within the institution and the University's image within the community, while also marketing our programs and offerings to students and faculty interested in participating in this type of work. Based on skills and interest, areas of responsibility may include:

  • Graphic design
  • Communications and marketing
  • Photography/Videography
  • Social media
  • Administrative duties

For more information about the internship and how to apply, view the full position description. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, until the position is filled.

 

Social Media and Marketing Internship

Help market and promote the programs and resources of the CCE, using new technology and social media to help increase the CCE's institutional profile and shape its programs and offerings. Based on skills and interest, areas of responsibility may include:

  • Social media and technology
  • Communications and marketing
  • Blogging and writing
  • Photography
  • Administrative duties

For more information about the internship and how to apply, view the full position description. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, until the position is filled.

 

Bridging the Digital Divide Project (BDDP) Internship

The Center for Civic Engagement is looking for a talented and driven intern to work on various administrative and hands-on activities with the Bridging the Digital Divide Project. BDDP addresses barriers to technology access and use. Student volunteers from Binghamton University and SUNY Broome are placed at sites in the local community to provide one-on-one or group computer literacy instruction to members of the community. Topics of instruction include how to navigate the Internet, utilize Microsoft Office, and effectively use email and social media. The program also allows students to volunteer on campus in our refurbishment lab. Students are able to gain skills and learn how to restore and refurbish computers that are then donated to individual community members and installed in public computer labs. Since the program launched in 2011, we are proud to say that 573 computer literacy and refurbishment volunteers have provided over 15,000 hours of service to 2,000 community members.

This intern will be vital in helping CCE expand the Bridging the Digital Divide Project even further. Areas of responsibility will include:

  • Communication and marketing
  • Hands-on experience with computer literacy instruction and refurbishment
  • Curriculum development
  • Administrative duties

For more information about the internship and how to apply, view the full position description.

 

Vote Everywhere Ambassador

The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) has partnered with the Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF)'s Vote Everywhere program to offer a Vote Everywhere Ambassador internship. Vote Everywhere is a nationwide, nonpartisan program that mobilizes students to register to vote and turnout to vote through long-term voter engagement, public policy and social justice initiatives. The CCE is looking for a responsible, self-motivated freshman, sophomore or junior who is passionate about actively engaging in public life and mobilizing others to act on issues of importance using their votes, voices and networks. This student will join a team of two other Vote Everywhere Ambassadors to help increase political engagement on the Binghamton University campus.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure voter registration, voter education and get out the vote (GOTV) efforts are a well-organized, visible and institutionalized part of campus life
  • Organize, partner with and mobilize students, clubs and organizations around voting and social issues
  • Engage others in civic and political participation on their campus
  • Serve as a bridge between various groups of thought on campus and in the community, working to present a thorough and balanced presentation of civic and political engagement opportunities to the student population
  • Develop, improve and employ existing leadership skills, including: communication and public relations, community organizing and outreach, and strategic campaign planning
  • Communicate regularly with AGF staff and the Campus Champion to provide updates on events, activities and overall progress

For more information about the internship and how to apply, view the full position descriptionApplication deadline: 5 p.m. April 20, 2018.

 

Passion to Action Internship

The Center for Civic Engagement is dedicated to developing students as active, engaged citizens through programming and initiatives that encourage students to create positive community change in areas they are passionate about. The Political Engagement team at CCE, made up of Andrew Goodman Foundation Vote Everywhere Ambassadors, a graduate assistant, and undergraduate interns/volunteers, leads CCE's efforts to engage students in the political process through voter registration, get out the vote outreach and various voter education programs. The Passion to Action intern will lead efforts to host events centered on timely subject matter and opportunities for students to contact their elected officials.

Responsibilities:

  • Organize monthly events that have an educational component as well as an advocacy opportunity for attendees
  • Marketing/outreach to promote Passion to Action to campus community
  • Remain up to date on local, state and national legislation and topical subject matter that can be shared with students
  • Collaborate with the Political Engagement team to develop related programming/events
  • Maintain a nonpartisan, nonjudgmental and supportive environment in which all students feel included and comfortable sharing their opinion

For more information about the internship and how to apply, view the full position descriptionApplication deadline: 5 p.m. April 20, 2018.

 

Summer Voter Registration Internship

Assist with voter registration efforts during new student summer 2018 orientation. This intern will be vital in supporting hundreds of students in exercising their right to register to vote.

Responsibilities:

  • Presenting at orientation sessions on voter registration and answering students' questions.
  • Maintaining a database of individuals assisted in the voter registration process.
  • Working with Broome County Board of Elections, Residential Life, and New Student Programs on planning and logistics.
  • Intern will additionally provide general office support (assisting with walk-ins, answering phone calls, etc.) and may have the opportunity to assist with other CCE projects.

For more information about the internship and how to apply, view the full position descriptionApplication deadline: 5 p.m. April 20, 2018. 

 

Promise Zone AmeriCorps VISTA

The Center for Civic Engagement and Broome County Promise Zone are seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA member to lead efforts to connect Binghamton University students to opportunities to serve as interns and volunteers in our local schools. The VISTA will join a team of graduate assistants and professional staff committed to strengthening Promise Zone's county wide community schools initiative. The VISTA member will be responsible for recruitment, orientation, coordination and assessment of undergraduate interns and volunteers. This is a full-time, full-year commitment that will begin in June or July 2018. VISTA members receive a living allowance and education award, and are eligible for health coverage and student loan forbearance. For more information about VISTA, and to apply, please visit ruralhealthnetwork.org/americorps.

 

Promise Zone Internships

Want to make a direct impact on the lives of local youth while gaining valuable professional experience? Consider an internship with Broome County Promise Zone! The Center for Civic Engagement is now accepting applications for our Community Schools and Youth Programs internships for fall 2018. We offer 2-credit internships for 60 service hours over the course of the semester or 4-credit internships for 120 hours. All internships include a 1-hour weekly CDCI class.

There are a variety of programs within Promise Zone school districts that interns can participate in through either a Direct Support, Administrative/Program Support, or Marketing position. Depending on intern placements, transportation may be provided. For descriptions of our positions and application information, please go to hireBING by Handshake and search "Promise Zone."


 

Also consider volunteering through one of our signature community programs, or check the Service Listings for more volunteer opportunities. Below is a list of positions we have offered in the past and may offer again in the future.


 

Last Updated: 3/29/18