Program applications for 2018-2019 will open in the spring.

Why partner with CUNY Cultural Corps?

  • Highly qualified CUNY students who are vetted and trained by CUNY Cultural Corps staff
  • Support of CUNY Cultural Corps Manager who is responsible for partner orientation and training as well as relationship development with point people at all participating institutions
  • Integration into a University-wide infrastructure with robust systems in place for student development, partner support, and program operation
  • Wages and payroll handled by CUNY Cultural Corps
  • Commitment of hours of service from students/alumni: 315 hours (35 hours per week/9 weeks) for Summer Intensive participants; 288 hours (12 hours per week/24 weeks) for Academic Year Internship Participants.

Host sites are responsible for the following:

  • Working with Cultural Corps staff to design student projects and submit job descriptions to CUNY Cultural Corps for respective application periods
  • Participating in a Interview Fair and/or Matching Fair in order to meet CUNY Cultural Corps and identify viable candidates
  • Hosting, training, and supervising a cohort of CUNY Cultural Corps for the program(s) you are applying to
  • Designating on-site supervisor to approve biweekly timesheets for students
  • Evaluating Corps members and communicate regularly with Cultural Corps staff

Eligibility requirements for Host Sites:

Summer Intensive

  • Non-CIG institution (CIG designation is set by the Dept. of Cultural Affairs)
  • 3 employees or more
  • An annual budget over $350k
  • Have summer public programming
  • Must commit to hosting corps members for 9 weeks of full-time work (35 hours/week)
  • A desire to utilize the Summer Intensive as a pipeline into further work at your institution should the placement be successful

Academic Year Internship

  • Non-CIG
  • Must commit to hosting corps members for 24 weeks of part-time work (12 hours/week) throughout the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters
  • All potential partners must provide evidence of their being able to supervise an intern and provide a meaningful professional development experience for the intern


The host site application for the 2017 Cultural Corps Summer Intensive is now closed.

The host site application for the 2017-2018 Academic Year Internship is now closed.

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