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HCHC Weekly Updates

Honors College Announcements for the Week of October 26-November 1, 2011

1.   Today! Today! Today! Today! Today! Today! Today! Today!

There will be an informative two-part INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP on October 26 in room 615HW, from 1:00-2:00pm.

The first part will consist of the two people who oversee INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES that come through the college—Paula Wicklow here at Hunter and Ofronama Biu from Macaulay west.

They will explain the ways to find out about various internships, how to apply, etc

Part two will be a panel of current MHC at Hunter students who will discuss their various INTERNSHIP experiences.

All will be on hand to answer all of your questions.



Maxifier ( is currently looking to hire a MARKETING INTERN and perhaps one in account services.

Maxifier was born from publishers' need to understand the depth and value of their ad display inventory.  As the matrix of delivery options grew increasingly complex during the last decade, the management of inventory became impossible. Not only were ad ops professionals challenged with delivering on advertiser commitments without the tools to properly size their active inventory, but they lacked the tools to accurately determine the size and value of the inventory they were going to have, too.

Maxifier is a privately held company entirely focused on ad inventory optimization.  Their  core product, adMAX, as been firmly established as the world’s most advanced Advertising Optimization Engine. Confirming their position as the world leader in campaign optimization, Maxifier was awarded the “Top Ad Technology Platform” award at the 2010 AOP Digital Publishing Awards.

Today, Maxifier continues to push the optimization envelope.  Operating on three continents, our campaign optimization tools manage more than 1 billion impressions through a list of clients that includes The Guardian, Bauer Media, IPC Media,, BlogHer and 

At Maxifier they believe that an intern will rise to his/her level of competency.  The more that one are able to do, the more one will do; not the quantity of work but  rather the importance of the projects they are given. Their goal with each internship is that the intern will lead to full time employment once [they have] graduated. 

The intern/student's major is not as important as the qualities they possess. A responsible, self starter that takes pride in his/her work are greatly valued and work to their advantage.  A person who, that when all go home, reviews things one more time, not because they have to, but because its who they are.  A person who is motivated, curious and interested in learning and doing their absolute best is also our best candidate.

Marketing Intern responsibilities:
•    Assist marketing in B to B communications, PR, web updates, digital listings
•    Evaluate trade event involvement: sponsorship, speaking engagements, participation
•    Assist in developing sales materials: case studies, presentations, sell sheets, etc 
•    Involvement in issuing weekly status reports
•    Ability to work comfortably with data and interpretation of data
•    Superb Microsoft Office skills necessary

This is a paid internship involving 20-24 hours per week.  They are looking for an intern whose schedule enables a full day’s work rather than piecemeal times over the course of the week. This way they will have a continuous presence and to their benefit, will be given more meaningful projects. 

Please have cover letters and resumes sent to Erin Alex at subject line: marketing intern candidate


3.  You Won't Want  To Miss NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Paul Hendrickson!

On November 2,  Mr. Hendrickson will read from and discuss his acclaimed new book, Hemingway's Boat: Everything He Loved in Life and Lost, 1934-1961, published earlier this month and already #21 on The New York Times's Bestseller list.   Hendrickson will look at Ernest Hemingway's highs and lows and the life that revolved around his beloved boat, Pilar.

This exciting author reading will take place at Macaulay West, at 35 West 67th Street, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.


4.  Anyone out there concerned about the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS???

Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts will be at Roosevelt House on November 7

OMG--what an amazingly unique event--  AVAILABLE ONLY AT ROOSEVELT HOUSE for Hunter students

Mr. Landesman has graciously agreed to meet with Hunter students for an informal talk and Q and A session.

Chairman Landesman is committed to using the arts for community and economic development, and before his tenure at the NEA was president of one of the major Broadway theater groups.

This talk and dialogue will be held on Monday, November 7th at 5PM at Roosevelt House (47-49 East 65th Street) and will be preceded by light refreshments at 4:30PM.

RSVP to with their name and department/major or call 212-650-3174. Space is limited, so RSVP is essential.



The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

 The Rangel Program seeks applicants who are interested in promoting positive change in the world as Foreign Service Officers for the U.S. Department of State.

The fellowship is open to undergraduate seniors and recent graduates who will begin two-year masters programs in the fall of 2012.

The program will select twenty Rangel Fellows who will receive up to $90,000 in benefits over two years to fund tuition, mandatory fees, and living expenses for completion of two-year master’s degrees, as well as summer internships to promote professional development.

Fellows may use the fellowship to fund graduate studies of international affairs or a related subject such as public administration, business administration or public policy at U.S. universities.

Applicants must be US citizens who plan to enter graduate school in fall 2012. The program encourages the application of members of underrepresented groups in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.

Application Deadline:  January 20, 2012. 

Additional information about the Rangel Program and specific application requirements are available at .  


6. NEW Internship Opportunity: Property Operations Intern at Celebrated Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Corp

The Waldorf=Astoria is looking for a Property Operations intern to join its team!
The most desirable candidate must be an Economics or Statistics major, and be
able to commit to 20 hours a week. Candidates must be analytically-minded,
dedicated, and have an interest in the hotel industry.

Applicants can email resumes and  cover letters to

 7.  EGAD!  Another terrific internship availability:

Are you drawn to HUMAN RESOURCES???

Internship opening in HR at  Coler-Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island.

The Human Resources Intern must commit to 17.5 hours a week, excluding
lunch hours.  He or she will learn many duties in HR in regards to
Workers' Compensation, Benefits, Compliance, Recruitment, and employee
recognition events.

Please forward all resumes to

THINK OF IT AS ISLAND HOPPING:  Coler-Goldwater is located on Roosevelt Island, and is accessible by F train and the Roosevelt Island Tram.
1 Main Street, Roosevelt Island


8.  Really Special Internship Opportunity: 

External Affairs Office ---Department of Consumer Affairs  

 The Department of Consumer Affairs External Affairs Intern will assist staff with a number of projects including: •Tracking pertinent media coverage of the Department.• Monitoring consumer issues in new media and drafting Department responses. • Assisting with press conferences as needed.• Maintaining inventory and distributing publications.• Collaborating on improving internal information management.• Drafting correspondence on behalf of the Department. • Maintaining up-to-date media lists.• Assisting in special Department projects as needed.

This position requires: • A well-organized individual who wants to learn about external affairs within the public sector. • A commitment to excellence and confidentiality is required and expected. • Attention to detail and excellent written, verbal, and phone communication skills a must. • Strong research and computer skills required. Must be proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet research and Outlook. • Fluency in other languages helpful and a sense of humor, a plus.

2-3 days per week;   Non-Paid

IF INTERESTED, PLEASE SEND YOUR RESUME DIRECTLY to:  Please be sure to include your GPA on your resume


9.  Assemblyman Seeks Intern:

Assembly Member Micah Z. Kellner seeks a part-time or full-time intern for his district office for the Fall &/or Spring Semester. 

 Duties include administrative support, such as data entry, sorting mail, and answering phones.  Interns are also given a unique and in-depth legislative and casework experience.   This gives interns the opportunity to monitor issues, conduct legislative research, assist constituents, attend meetings, and draft memos and correspondence.

Applicants should be friendly, professional, and detail-oriented with the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Ricki Gunsburg  at or call 212-860-4906


10.    Humanity in Action Fellowship     June 2- July 3, 2011

The Humanity in Action Foundation  brings together international groups of Fellows to study minority rights and produce research exploring how and why individuals and societies  have resisted intolerance and protected democratic values.

Separate programs will take place for five weeks in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw.

The program is open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors and graduates for the undergraduate classes of 2009 and 2010.  Students of all academic disciplines, interests and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Fellows are selected on the basis of leadership potential, academic achievement, the willingness to work with others, and a commitment to human rights and social justice.

Further information and the application is available at their website:

Deadline:  January 10, 2012


11.   Research Opportunities in Neurosurgery & Brain Tumors!

At nearby Weill Cornell Medical College Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

If you're interested in learning about the extraordinary medicine needed to treat brain tumors & getting involved in exciting clinical research projects. 
Please email a brief CV & statement of interest to:



MHC at HUnter student currently interns here NOW.

 VizLingo LLC is looking for more interns in the linguistics department. (

Vizlingo is a social-media company with a mission to create the world's first global visual language.

As we prepare for public launch, we are seeking dedicated language enthusiasts to play an active role in refining the socio-linguistic vocabulary of our product. Interns will be among the first to explore international cultures through user-generated content submitted by a globally connected youth.

 Interns will never be asked to perform mindless duties or administrative work like making copies or getting coffee. Rather, we are seeking highly focused, creative personalities that will directly affect the success of our software. We do not expect interns to know exactly what to do when walking into the door; there will be adequate training to ensure you develop a working comfort level. Our team is stimulated by open dialogue and promotes group-sourced problem solving.

We are seeking exceptional English and/or Linguistics students or recent graduates to work in our Gramercy office with a time commitment of at least 20 hours per week (between 10 AM -- 5 PM Mon - Fri, scheduling is flexible).

Knowledge of other languages and cultures a plus.

Interested students should email Mathias Bullerman with a resume and cover letter at



13.   Authors Reading at Hunter!

Nick Flynn reads at Hunter!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, West Building, 8th floor

RSVP: to or 212-772-4007. Reading is free and open to the public but RSVPs are required.

Nick Flynn's memoir Another Bulls--t Night in Suck City won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir, and has been translated into ten languages. He is also the author of two books of poetry: Some Ether, which won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and Blind Huber.


 Alice Fulton reads at Hunter!

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Time: 7:30 p.m.

 West Lobby, Hunter College, West Building, Ground Floor.

RSVP: to or 212-772-4007. Reading is free and open to the public but RSVPs are required.

Alice Fulton's 2001 poetry collection Felt was awarded the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress. Her other books include Palladium (winner of the National Poetry Series and the Society of Midland Authors Award), Dance Script With Electric Ballerina (winner of The Associated Writing Programs Award) and most recently Cascade Experiment: Selected Poems.


14.  Harvard Kennedy School 2012 Public Policy Leadership Conference

February 23-26, 2012

What is the Public Policy and Leadership Conference?

The Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) is designed to inform students about careers in the public sector. The conference will encourage students who possess a commitment to public service to prepare for graduate study in public policy and international affairs, as well as to provide information on financial support through various fellowship programs.

Why Attend PPLC?

Harvard Kennedy School will be offering its twelvth annual spring conference for first and second year undergraduate college students who are interested in pursuing professional careers in public service. These include careers in federal, state or local government, and work in the nonprofit sector or in international agencies. Our goal is also to provide information on various fellowship opportunities. To find out more about individual fellowships, please visit our resources page.

Who Attends PPLC?

The conference aims to attract students from groups under-represented in public policy and international affairs in an effort to increase the diversity of students receiving these professional degrees. The conference will help prepare future leaders for study in public policy, particularly those from historically under-served communities and people of color. Participants receive paid travel, accommodations, and meals. Please note that the conference is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents in their first or second year of undergraduate studies only.

Conference participants will be selected based on good academic standing, as well as demonstrated commitment to public service. Commitment to public service will be measured through student leadership and activism, participation in the civic aspects of school or community, and volunteer commitments in high school and college. Please include this information on your resume.

Apply Online
Application Deadline: November 18, 2011


 15.   Unbelievable but true...another GREAT INTERNSHIP Opp:

Are YOU the next SPARK Girls Activism Intern?!

SPARK (Sexualization Protest Action Resistance Knowledge) is looking for fall interns (high school, college or graduate students are all welcome to apply!) to work on various action campaigns and projects that challenge and push back against the sexualization of girls.

We are seeking a team of fierce, bold, creative, young leaders who are passionate about girls' issues and are committed to fighting for positive social change.

Internships may range from 5-15 hours per week, depending on your availability and goals. Tasks may include: helping to launch media action campaigns, organizing young women nationwide, building and fostering partnerships with girls and girl-serving organizations around the country, blogging and/or editing blogs about girls' issues, devising creative and innovative ways to challenge and END the sexualization of girls.

To apply, please email SPARK director Dana your current CV and a letter letting us know why you are interested in a SPARK Girls Activism Internship and what you would like to learn and how you would uniquely contribute to the movement. Send to




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