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             Welcome to the Summer 2023 Internship Program Application!  

Please read everything carefully.  If you have any questions about the Internship Program application, please email Program and Administrative Coordinator Shakina Kirton at skirton@futuresandoptions.org for help.

What is The Internship Program?  The Futures and Options Internship Program provides New York City high school students with critical work-readiness training and the opportunity to gain firsthand work experience as interns with a dynamic range of business partners.

Futures and Options interns work in paid, mentored internships that best match their skills and interests.

 

Who is eligible to participate in The Internship Program?:

Students must be enrolled in high school in New York City and be at least 16 years old; have a valid working card; and be eligible to lawfully work in the United States.

 

 

When does The Internship Program take place?

The internship program takes place after-school during the school year, as well as during the summer. This application is for the summer program.


The summer program runs from July - mid-August. During the summer, students are expected to work between 20 to 30 hours per week.


The fall program runs from October – January.  The spring program runs from February -June. During the school year, students are expected to work 5-10 hours per week,


Internships are a total of 75 to 150 hours.

 

In addition to your internship working hours, students are also required to attend:

  • 2 orientations
  • 5 career-readiness workshops
  • 1 career exploration field trip

 

 

 

Where does The Internship Program take place?

 

This year, most internship opportunities will be hybrid or in-person. We will also have some virtual opportunities depending on the needs of our business partners and students.

 

Program workshops will be held in-person at the Futures and Options office at 111 Broadway in Manhattan.  There may be a limited virtual option    

 

 

What are the expectations for students in The Internship Program? Students will be expected to:

 

Demonstrate a high level of professionalism:

·       Be on time for your internship hours and workshops

·       Meaningfully participate in all workshops – including completing assignments, participating in group activities, respecting and supporting fellow students

·       Keep camera on when workshops are virtual and participate in all chat/breakout room sessions

·       Notify your workshop facilitators one day in advance if you expect to be absent

 

Meet all program Expectations

·       Attend the required orientation session

·       Attend all program sessions

·       Attend all scheduled internship hours

·       Complete a survey upon completion of the program

 

Support Futures and Options’ Core Values

·       Set high expectations for yourself and others. Strive for excellence, and make a positive impact

·       Create an environment where all feel welcome. Foster a culture equity and inclusion

·       Show utmost respect for yourself and others at all times.

·       Demonstrate a high level of integrity both on a personal and professional level

 

 

 

What do I need to apply?

  • Complete the online form, including all essays
  • Upload your most recent transcript or report card
  • Upload your resume
  • Provide one reference

 

 

What can I expect after I submit my application?

After submitting the online application, your application will be reviewed. If you have been selected to move forward you will be invited to an interview with Futures and Options staff. It is important that you sign up for an interview slot as soon as possible after receiving the email invitation. 


It is important that you sign up for an interview slot as soon as possible after receiving the email invitation. Interview spots fill up quickly and we cannot guarantee that additional interview times will be added once they are full.


All applicants must submit a working card before they can schedule an interview.


If you do not have your working papers, it is in your best interest to begin the process to obtain this document as soon as possible.

Please read the steps below or visit the NYC DOE website.

              Fill out the application with section 1 completed and signed by a parent. You will also need:

                            Birth Certificate

Certificate of physical fitness completed by a NY State physician

Submit it to the designated person in your high school

You can also speak with a guidance counselor or school administrator about getting your employment certificate (working papers).


If you are accepted into the Internship Program, you will be contacted if an internship placement matching your experience and interests becomes available.  


Once you are matched with a prospective internship placement, you will interview with the internship site supervisor. In some cases, applicants may interview at several internship sites before you are hired.

 




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The Municipal Forum of New York, Inc.

Urban Leadership Fellows Program 2022


The Urban Leadership Fellows (ULF) Program is sponsored by The Municipal Forum of New York, Inc., and managed by Futures and Options.  The purpose of the six-week, paid internship program is to enable New York City high school seniors to gain valuable hands-on work experience and training in the municipal finance industry.

 

Admission Process

  1. This is a competitive program with limited spaces available. The priority application deadline is Friday, January 24, 2020The final application deadline is Friday, February 28, 2022.

 

  1. Please attach the following documents when submitting your application:
    • Your resume
    • A 500 word personal essay that tells us about you.  (The essay can be one you have sent to colleges.)

 

  1. Interviews will take place in late January, February, March and early April.

 

  1. Candidates will be notified of their acceptance into the program by the end of April. 

 

Selection Criteria

The ULF Program is open to high school SENIORS only.  The criteria for selection include:

·         A strong interest in a career in finance, business, law, government and/or public policy

·         Availability to work full-time for the duration of the six-week, paid internship in addition to a few afternoons in June

·         A 3.0 GPA or higher

·         Excellent computer skills

·         A well-written personal essay

·         Strong verbal and written English skills

 

Student Responsibilities

Internship Program Dates: This is a full-time, six-week paid internship program, which runs from Monday, June 29, 2019 through Friday, August 7, 2020 and will include four mandatory training and orientation events during the month of June and career-readiness workshops during the program, including a field trip to Washington, D.C. 

 

Hours of work: Interns work about 40 hours per week, with their specific hours determined by the site supervisors.  Interns are expected to be on time each day and work the required number of hours. Appropriate attire is determined by each internship site and supervisor.

 

Orientation and Career Development Workshops

Before the interns begin at their internship sites, they are required to attend two Futures and Options orientations, an opening breakfast with their internship supervisors and a full day of “Municipal Bond School.”  Students must also attend a two-part seminar on presentation and public speaking skills and additional Futures and Options career development workshops.

 

Contact Information

Futures and Options

120 Broadway, Suite 1019, New York, NY 10271

P. 212.601.0002; F. 212.601.0005

www.futuresandoptions.org

 

Meghan Becker, Program Manager

mbecker@futuresandoptions.org


Monet Bryant, Program Coordinator

mbryant@futuresandoptions.org


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The BlackRock program provides interns with an understanding of various roles available at a large financial services firm. The program will take place from 7/8/19-8/2/19 and is geared toward juniors and seniors with demonstrated academic success, leadership experience, and interest in a career in business, technology and/or the financial services industry.

Young Women in the Workforce focuses on workplace challenges that are specific to women. The program consists of workshops and internships through which young women will gain valuable knowledge to help them achieve success in school and in their future careers. Students will be placed in paid internships at organizations that strive to empower women. In addition to weekly career readiness workshops, participants will attend two supplemental workshops that cover topics that directly affect women in the work force, such as Gender Equity in the Workplace, Intersectionality, and The Gender Pay Gap.




The Fall Finance program is an opportunity for juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a career in the financial services industry to have a part-time after-school internship at a major international finance firm. With this opportunity interns will learn the inner-workings of a firm and contribute to their departments daily functioning while also participating in an immersive professional skills development training program.
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If you are not hired for an internship during this cycle, your application will be kept on file for future opportunities, including internships in the upcoming school year (2023/2024).


Externship Experience Program

Thank you for your interest in joining our Internship Program! You will be contacted by a Futures and Options team member about the next steps in our application and registration process.

The Municipal Forum of New York, Inc.

Urban Leadership Fellows Program 2022


The Urban Leadership Fellows (ULF)  Program is sponsored by The Municipal Forum of New York, Inc., and managed by Futures and Options.  The purpose of the six-week, paid program is to enable New York City high school seniors to gain valuable hands-on work experience and training in the Municipal Finance industry.

 

Admission Process

  • This is a competitive program with limited spaces available. The deadline to apply to the program is March 4th, 2022. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Please attach the following documents when submitting your application:
    • Your resume
    • Your transcript
    • A 500 word personal essay that tells us about you.  (The essay can be one you have sent to colleges.)
  • Interviews will take place in February and March.
  • Candidates will be notified of their acceptance into the program by the end of April. 

 

Selection Criteria

The ULF Program is open to high school SENIORS only.  The criteria for selection include:

1. A strong interest in a career in finance, business, law, government and/or public policy

2. Availability to work 35 hours/week for the duration of the six-week, paid program in addition to a few afternoons in June

3. A 3.0 GPA or higher

4. Excellent computer skills

5. A well-written personal essay

Strong verbal and written English skills

 

Student Responsibilities

Students will work remotely 35 hours per week for six weeks starting Wednesday, July 6, 2022 and ending Wednesday, August 17, 2022. 


Each student will be matched to a pod mentoring group with whom they will work throughout the program. MFNY Pod Mentors will meet virtually each week with students to assign tasks, guide work flow, provide feedback, and answer questions. MFNY Mentors will assign individual and group work-based projects.


To enrich their experience, ULF students will be also be paired with young professionals working in public finance who will serve as mentors to whom they can turn for professional advice as they enter careers in business and finance. Young Professional Mentors and students will meet for two events and communicate throughout the program. Young Professional Mentors will provide input to students on their assigned work work-based challenges and other assigned projects. 


While this year's program is expected to be largely virtual, some events may be held  in person ( as CDC guidelines, and precautions taken/policies set by Futures and Options and the MFNY partners allow)

 

Orientation and Career Development Workshops

Before the program begins, students begin at their sites, they are required to attend a virtual Futures and Options orientation and opening breakfast with Municipal Forum Leaders, Sponsoring Firm Mentors, and Futures and Options staff members. Students will also be required to attend a series entitled “Municipal Bond School." Students will also be required to attend additional Futures and Options career development workshops throughout the six weeks. 

 

Contact Information

Futures and Options

120 Broadway, Suite 1019, New York, NY 10271

P. 212.601.0002; F. 212.601.0005

www.futuresandoptions.org

 

                                                                               










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