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New York City Department of Correction
75-20 Astoria Blvd
East Elmhurst, NY
DescriptionPosition: Workforce Development Intern
Organization: New York City Department of Correction (NYDOC)
Location: NYCDOC Headquarters, Queens, NY (training sessions)
Rikers Island (Course Facilitation)
Selected candidates will:
• Co-Facilitate the Department’s Workforce 101 course, which comprises four components; resume writing, cover letter writing, interview preparation, and familiarization with community based organizations. (October – December / January)
• Attend 3 training sessions about the curriculum’s structure & content, pedagogical strategies, and ways to measure outcomes. (September)
• Attend bi-weekly staff meetings
• Upon completing the Workforce 101 course, students should have
1. An up to date resume and cover letter which accurately reflect their professional experience and skills
2. The ability to respond professionally to commonly asked interview questions, including the conviction question,
3. A strong familiarity with community based organizations as evidenced by “action plans” drafted in class.
Time and Frequency:
• The workforce 101’s course will meet three times a week for 2 hours, either in the morning, afternoon or evening.
Getting to / from Rikers Island:
• The MTA Q100 bus goes to the Rikers Island visitor’s center. From there, persons can take a route bus to the facilities. Alternatively, individuals can drive to the parking lot adjacent to the visitors center, and then transfer to the route bus.
• Selected candidates should budget at least 1 hour to enter the facility following their arrival at Rikers Island.
• Selected candidates will be evaluated through:
o 1) classroom observations by the supervisor
o 2) Students’ outcomes based on pre- and post tests.
• Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.
• Be able to commit 10 - 12 hours per week to this positon
• Have a strong interest in working with incarcerated individuals (males and females).
• Enjoy working in a team – all classes will be co-facilitated.
• Have strong writing skills
• Be proficient in Microsoft Office - (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
• Knowledge of Spanish is a plus