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Oct 07

CUNY IT specialists program

We would like you to know about the paid IT internship opportunities with New York City government agencies available through the IT Specialists Internship Program. In the fiscal year that just ended in June, they employed almost 500 students from 17 campuses at 13 city agencies in a range of positions, including helpdesk/technical support, programming, database development, GIS, web development, and IT business analysis.

For a student to get in the pipeline to get an internship, s/he must first meet with program staff, so one place s/he can do that is at a campus career fair or other campus recruiting event. Below is their fall recruiting schedule. Students are encouraged to pay their table a visit at your college’s fair should they be interested in getting one of their internships. If a student cannot make it to one of the below events, s/he can always attend a pre-screening session at their office (more information about this process can be found at: http://www.cunyinterns.org/career-center/).

  • City College Science, Engineering and Technology Career Fair, October 3, 12PM – 4PM (The Great Hall, Shepard Hall, 2nd Floor)
  • Baruch College Fall 2013 Career Fair, October 4, 12PM – 4PM (Gym, Vertical Campus on 24th Street)
  • LaGuardia Community College Fall 2013 Job Fair, October 9, 10AM – 2PM (E building, Atrium)
  • Bronx Community College Fall 2013 Career & Internship Fair, October 10, 3PM – 6PM (Colston Hall, Lower Level)
  • Queens College Internship Information Session, October 16, 12:30PM-4PM (Science Building Room A225)
  • York College Career and Internship Fair, October 24, 11AM-3PM (94 – 20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd)
  • Brooklyn College Fall Internship/Job Fair, October 25, 11:30AM-2PM (Student Center)
  • Queensborough Community College Internship Education Forum, November 6, 12:30PM 3:30PM (Student Union U/L)
  • New York City College of Technology Internship Information Table, November 7, 10AM-6PM (Placement Office, Room NG-08)
  • Kingsborough Community College Fall 2013 Job and Internship Fair, November 12, 11AM-2PM (U219/220)
  • Hunter College Fall 2013 Career Expo, November 13, 11:30AM-2PM (Hunter College Sportsplex)
  • John Jay College Fall 2013 Career Fair, November 14, 1PM-5PM (Gymnasium)

They have a new website (http://www.cunyinterns.org/) and a great Facebook page full of tech industry news and career resources (https://www.facebook.com/CUNYITSpecialists).  Here are some flyers on their internship program and their facebook page.