Program Overview

CUNY’s summer employment initiative, Career Launch, is a part of a multi-year grant from the Department of Youth and Community Development. The goal of the program is to place 2000 students from various CUNY campuses across five industry hubs in pre-professional internships with industry partners- prioritizing community college students and seniors with 0-1 prior internships. Queens College is serving as the Community and Social Services Hub, partnering with several NGOs and non-profits. We are proud to report that we are currently the largest hub with 130 industry partners and 508 students placed in internships.

  • 2,000 CUNY students will launch their careers by interning in a job related to their major – while earning $20 per hour! 
  • Recruitment of undergrads who haven’t had substantial paid internship experience but who are ambitious, bright, and ready to apply the skills they’ve learned in the classroom to work. 
  • 7 weeks between early July until mid-August for 19 hours/week.