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 Internship Program Application Summer 2022

 

The Futures and Options Internship Program provides New York City students with critical work-readiness training and the opportunity to gain firsthand work experience as interns with a dynamic range of business partners. At the same time, the Internship Program introduces our business partners to a pipeline of promising, motivated and talented young people who make meaningful contributions to their business, while training to become the leaders of tomorrow. 


Futures and Options interns work in paid, mentored internships that best match their skills and interests. After submitting the online application, applicants will have a virtual interview with Futures and Options program coordinators. Once applicants are accepted into the Internship Program and matched with a prospective internship placement, they will interview with supervisors for the specific position. In some cases, applicants may interview at several businesses for different internship opportunities. 

Please note that you will need to upload the following items to complete this this application.

1.     Transcripts

2.     Resume

 

To participate in The Internship Program you must:

    1.     Work 15 to 25 hours a week

2.     Attend 3 orientations, 5 work readiness workshops, and 1 career exploration fieldtrip. We expect these activities to be virtual/online for the summer season.

3.     Obtain a working card

4.     Show valid identification


Please save this link to upload your letter of recommendation after submitting your application. https://www.tfaforms.com/4886989

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Before you start the Internship Program’s application, it is recommended that you read the How To Apply page. 

If you have any questions, please email Shakina Kirton at skirton@futuresandoptions.org

 

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Student Information:


 Externship Experience Program  



The Externship Experience is an exciting 16-hour career development and exploration program designed to introduce high school juniors and seniors to a range of career paths and provide opportunities for you to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve those careers. You will be matched with companies in industries that you’re interested in, meet with mentors, attend career-readiness trainings and workshops, learn from professional panels, participate in a group project, and engage in networking events.

 

PROGRAM FUNDAMENTALS

·        Timeline: Externship opportunities will be offered during mid-winter break February  21st - 25th 2022 and spring break April 15th- 22nd 2022.

·        The Externship Experience with run on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for 4 hours/day

·       Activities include: mentorship meetings, trainings, workshops, and networking opportunities

·    Students will complete a group project and give a presentation on the last day of the program 

·   Students earn a $240 stipend at the end of the program, based upon attendance and participation  


  



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.




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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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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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Thank you for helping Futures and Options by filling out this short confidential questionnaire. Futures and Options is a not-for-profit internship program that is funded by foundations, corporations and individuals who are committed to helping you succeed. In order to receive funding vital to the continuation of this program, we are often required to provide statistical information about our participants. All information requested on this form is confidential. It will be used for statistical and research purposes only. The information you choose to provide will be helpful in our efforts to raise the money to carry on and expand the program. 










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