The Center for Public Interest Careers (CPIC) at Harvard will be offering 10 students the opportunity to work in New York City next summer through the CPIC Fund for Service Internship Program. These highly competitive internships will provide interns with a $3,500 summer stipend and an allowance for housing expenses. The Heckscher Foundation for Children sponsors the internships.
Additionally, the foundation is sponsoring a yearlong fellow to work with CPIC staff for the 2006-07 academic year. The fellow will coordinate the New York internships and help staff to develop curriculum and support CPIC’s initiatives.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for CPIC to expand its programming in New York to nonprofits that otherwise wouldn’t have been able to host interns,” said Amanda Sonis Glynn, director of the Harvard Public Service Network. “We think these internships will be incredibly beneficial both to our students and to the organizations in which they’ll work.”
“We are pleased to be working with Harvard to promote greater public service involvement with New York City youth,” said Peter Sloane, chairman of the board of the Heckscher Foundation for Children.
Since 2001, the Center for Public Interest Careers (CPIC) has offered paid, yearlong fellowship and summer internship opportunities to Harvard College students and recent graduates who are interested in exploring careers in the public interest. This past year, more than 120 students found paid public interest positions through CPIC.