Internship Opportunities

URIP partners with several New York City based social work schools to provide a field placement to students focusing in Community Organizing & Planning, Policy, Administration, Program Development and other related concentrations. If you are interested in having your field placement with URIP, please email urip.ny@gmail.com for more information

Current Interns



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Sam Embry joins URIP as an intern for the 2018/19 school year from Silberman School of Social Work at CUNY Hunter (#FreeCUNY!). Sam was born in Los Angeles and raised in New York City. He identifies himself as a white, straight, cis-male from a middle-class family. His family is of both Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry in Russia and Anglo ancestry, spanning the history of English colonizers and Scotch-Irish indentured servants in the American colonies. Rooted in this personal exploration of global history, Sam looks to advance anti-racist discourse and action in the field of social work and beyond. Sam is particularly interested in making education fully accessible to young working-class and economically poor PoC, believing that structural and systemic change will come with the creation of non-white institutions. As an undergrad at Earlham College in Richmond, IN, Sam chartered a chapter of Athlete Ally, where he developed working relationships with other groups to host events and challenge homophobia and transphobia on campus. Sam got a taste of community organizing in 2014 and 2015 working with several organizations-- the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, Jews For Racial and Economic Justice, and Standing Up for Racial Justice-- during the beginnings of the Movement for Black Lives. Sam is also interested in developing small, stateless and non-hierarchical communities that nurture personal and communal growth, through different interpretations of wellness and artistic creation.


Past Interns


2017-18: Hollisha Liverpool (Hunter), Ashley Merriman (NYU), Kristi Sun (Columbia),

2016-17: Toni Wilson and Amy Wald (Hunter)

2015-16: Bex Kwan (Hunter), Shantea Granville (LIU), Michael Mitchell (Stony Brook)

2014-15: Carlette Quinto (NYU), Kris Kelsang-Lipman (NYU), Beatriz Rivera (Columbia)

2013-14: Sharielle Applewhite (Hunter), Eleni Zimiles (Columbia)

2012-13: Jennie Encalada (Hunter), Mary Ruth Govidavari (Hunter)

2011-12: None

2010-11: Sasha Ahuja (Columbia), Emily Saltzman (Hunter), Germika Pegram (NYU)

2009-10: Yasmin Safdie (Columbia)