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         Internship Program Application 2020

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 these business partners to a pipeline of promising, motivated and diverse young men and women 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 interview with Futures and Options program coordinators. Applicants who are accepted into the Internship Program will also interview with supervisors at our business partners for specific internship positions. In some cases, applicants may interview at several businesses for different internship opportunities.

If you are hired as a Futures and Options intern, you must be prepared to:

1) Work the required number of hours. 
a. After School interns: 10 - 15 hours a week. Interns are not expected to work more than 15 hours a week. 
b. Summer interns: 20 - 35 hours a week. 
2) Arrive at work on time each day dressed in the appropriate attire. 
a. Work schedules are determined by business site needs and the intern’s school schedule. b. Appropriate attire is dependent on the business site’s culture and supervisor guidelines. 
3) Attend regularly scheduled career-readiness workshops and career exploration field trips. 
a. Learn skills needed to be successful in the workplace. 
b. Share ideas and learn from your peers who are interns at different businesses. 
c. Build your professional network. 

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 call a Futures and Options program coordinator at 212.601.0002

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The Municipal Forum of New York, Inc.

Urban Leadership Fellows Program 2020


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, 2020.

 

  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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The Municipal Forum of New York, Inc.

Urban Leadership Fellows Program 2018

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, February 2nd, 2018. The final application deadline is Friday, March 9th, 2018.

 

  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 February, March and 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 Thursday, July 5, 2018 through Friday, August 17, 2018 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

 

Michelle Shin, Program Coordinator                                                                                              

mshin@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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