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Summer College Internships

Applications for 2020 Summer College Internships are now closed.

However, if you are interested in learning more about the program for 2021, the information below will provide you with a good foundation. Please check back in November 2020. The application for the 2021 Summer College Internship Program will be available at that time.

Here is an invaluable opportunity to explore the fields of social work, non-profits and the helping professions as part of a group experience, while learning from peers as well as DOROT staff. Summer internships run 10-11 weeks and are offered to 12 college students interested in pursuing careers in non-profit management, community organizing, social work or the intergenerational and older adult fields. DOROT can fulfill college credit requirements with approval from an intern’s academic institution.

The internship program begins with a two-day orientation and training to prepare students for their work throughout the summer. Interns also attend weekly group sessions with other interns and participate in several group volunteer outings. Each intern is matched with at least one client for a weekly friendly visit and performs administrative functions including program data entry. Former interns attest to the fact that DOROT internships build professional and interpersonal skills while also providing an opportunity to make a difference in older adults’ lives.

DOROT seeks summer college interns to fulfill distinct roles. Interested students are asked to rank their top five position preferences on the application.

Read about the available intern placements.

DOROT provides all college interns with a monthly MetroCard for travel within the NYC metro system. We do not provide housing or travel expenses outside of NYC (i.e., NJ Path or LIRR).

Many schools provide stipends for students to participate in summer internships with nonprofit organizations. Deadlines and availability vary by institution and are awarded based upon the school’s sole discretion. DOROT can provide information about our internship program to help interested students apply for such opportunities.

Time commitment:

  • 10-week placement
    • Mondays through Thursdays, 9:00/9:30am-5:00/5:30pm each day, based upon placement.
  • 11-week placement
    • Mondays through Thursdays, 9:00am-5:00pm or 9:30am-5:30pm each day, based upon placement and Fridays 9:00am-4:00pm.
    • Note, there is a stipend for 11-week placements.

Requirements: Application, Zoom interview, references, background check; provide a valid, US government-issued photo ID.