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Hire a Summer Intern!

Who are the interns?
Motivated, talented New York City high school juniors and seniors.


When do they work?
25-40 hours per week for six weeks during the summer, July through August.


How much does an internship cost?
Interns are paid a minimum of $7.50 per hour.


Read on for more information about common intern tasks and how we will support your business and your intern throughout the process.


I want an intern! What are the next steps?
Contact Keleigh Karl, Corporate Partnership Manager, at 212.601.0002 or kkarl@futuresandoptions.org. She will schedule a time to meet at your business, explore your vision of an ideal candidate and develop a job description. Your team will have the opportunity to review candidate resumes that we believe are a good fit for your business, interview each individually and make the ultimate hiring decision!

Q&A with Claymont Sancho

Claymont Sancho

Meet Claymont, a junior at George Westinghouse High School, and a participant in Futures and Options programs for the last three years. Claymont learned about the Pre-Internship Program from his guidance counselor when he was a freshman, and became a Pre-Intern in the spring of 2009. The following fall, Claymont applied and was accepted as a paid assistant to the Pre-Internship Program, which gave him the opportunity to model and apply the skills he learned in the program. The following summer, Claymont was part of our pilot Bridge to Work Program, a program designed for Pre-Internship graduates to volunteer in the community. Finally, this spring, Claymont is one of 20 students participating in our George Westinghouse High School 12 week paid internship program!


What do you do at your internship at the Museum of Jewish Heritage?

At my internship with the museum I help fellow employees with various jobs. A constant job I do there is opening mail, filing papers and organizing them.

Describe some of the things you’ve learned about being professional.

I have learned so many things about being professional. I dress with a button up shirt, nice slacks, shoes and a tie. Also I have learned to talk professionally and email professionally.

How does the Museum of Jewish Heritage benefit from you as an intern?
The museum benefits from me as an intern because I can help take some weight off of the workers by helping them with their jobs.


Read on to find out more about Claymont's experience with Futures and Options.

Save the Date!

Save the Date! A Toast to Brighter Futures. April 28, 2011.

Spring into Cause Marketing


Cause marketing has gained a lot of momentum over the past decade because it allows brands and nonprofits to target a shared audience and leverage resources and synergies for mutual gain. The Product Red campaign is a prime example. As we look to expand our fundraising and cause marketing efforts, we are delighted to welcome Isabelle Jetté to the Futures and Options team as our Marketing and Development Manager. Isabelle is a seasoned marketing strategist who comes to us from New York-based agencies LeadDog Marketing Group and Mirrorball, where she worked with an array of clients including O, The Oprah Magazine, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Stonyfield Farm, NASCAR and Stolichnaya.


With Isabelle on board, we’re excited to tap into the visibility and fundraising potential of cause marketing. In the coming months, we will identify initiatives that will galvanize existing constituencies and new supporters alike and produce a win-win for our partners, Futures and Options and NYC teens.


If you would like to explore cause marketing opportunities with us, please contact Isabelle Jetté at 212-601-0002 or ijette@futuresandoptions.org – and be on the lookout for some great cause marketing projects in 2011.


Read on to find out more about Isabelle Jetté, Futures and Options' new Marketing and Development Manager.

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