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Essay Contest for Summer Internship at the Utica Public Library


The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, through the Give Back to Utica Fund, is offering five paid summer internships with local organizations.

Essay Contest
A paid, full-time summer internship with the Utica Public Library is open to current high school juniors and seniors in Herkimer and Oneida counties. The student will have the opportunity to see how the modern public library functions as a vital community organization. To be considered, applicants must submit an essay of 1,500 words or less explaining the benefit of growing up in the Utica area, how it has influenced the person they’ve become, and how it has shaped their worldview. The essay should also identify the students’ vision of what the Utica area can become in the future and what they can do to “give back” to the community to make that possible. Submissions must be received by 3 p.m. on Friday, May 11. Visit www.foundationhoc.org/essay for complete details on how to apply.

Midtown Utica Community Center (MUCC)
MUCC is seeking a college student for a paid summer internship. The student will work with the executive director to help manage external communications. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, self-starter looking to gain experience in business, nonprofit administration, human resources or related fields.

The Root Farm
The Root Farm is seeking a college student for a paid summer internship. The intern will work in a variety of areas, including assisting with the daily operations of the agriculture program. The student should have a desire and interest in outdoor and physical work, and a comfort level with animals.

Utica Zoo
The Utica Zoo is seeking a college student for a paid summer internship. This internship is a hands-on experience and will include daily interaction with children. Responsibilities may include facilitating camp activities, assisting with presentations, monitoring campers during breaks, and guiding campers through the Zoo. Students with previous counselor/teaching experience and/or students enrolled in a college-level outdoor education, elementary education or science education program is preferred but not required.

Young Scholars Liberty Partnership Program
The Young Scholars Liberty Partnership Program is seeking a college student for a paid summer internship. The student will support the Young Scholars summer program and summer STEAM scholars program by communication with teachers and teacher assistants, managing attendance and providing general office support.

Contact the respective organizations for more information or to apply.