For all of our employment and volunteer opportunities, people of color, women, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
We prioritize maintaining a safe space, in which every employee and member can participate fully in our work.
Please visit Make the Road New York’s Career Center to apply to any open positions. The following positions are currently available:
Make the Road New York seeks creative, committed law students (1Ls, 2Ls, or 3Ls) for fall semester, spring semester, and/or summer internships. If interested, email Legal Internships. Please send resume and a cover letter that explains your area(s) of interest and demonstrates your commitment to public interest law.
Development & Communications Internships
MRNY seeks a Development & Communications Intern to assist with aspects of fundraising, social media, digital organizing and data maintenance once a year. We are currently reviewing applications for the upcoming fall of 2020. We will have the internship available again in 2021.
Student Success Center (SSC) Internships
MRNY seeks interns to assist in the ongoing development of the SSC’s college access program, and provide support to the SSC Coordinator and School Partnerships Coordinator. Interns will help supervise and train SSC Youth Leaders in peer tutoring, peer mediation, and conducting workshops on the college access process. If interested please email Dana Brustmeyer.
For more information on volunteering with us or if you are interested in these opportunities, please email our Volunteer Management Team.
Empower Immigrant Communities, Become an Outreach Volunteer!
Volunteer along with us to spread the word about MRNY’s Adult Education program! MRNY offers FREE ESL classes and has a unique Community Bridge to Health Careers training program for immigrants. Volunteers collaborate with us in planning and conducting outreach to different organizations and agencies. We often meet great challenges with outreach and can use the help of volunteers who are collaborative and who like to “Make the Road by Walking”.
Shifts are available weekdays between 9am and 5pm at our Bushwick office.
ESL Classroom Assistants
ESL Classroom attendants provide our ESL instructors with extra support during their class time. We are seeking personable, patient, and passionate volunteers to assist our instructors with one of our most vital services. Make the Road NY offers ESL classes throughout the week, during the weekend, in several boroughs, and with varying English comprehension levels. Volunteers are expected to commit to one class-cycle (approx. 3 months) and a minimum 2-hours per week.
Shifts are available during the daytime, evenings, and during the weekend. This opportunity is available in our Queens and Long Island Offices.
Adult Literacy Volunteer Opportunities
MRNY’s robust adult literacy and training programs have many opportunities for teaching, tutoring in the areas of English literacy, Spanish literacy, computer skills, and GED preparation.
Aliadxs is a decentralized network of allies committed to using their skills, privilege, and resources to support Make the Road’s members. Growing out of this new resistance moment with the rise of racist, xenophobic and misogynistic politics, the Aliadxs network aims to connect New Yorkers seeking organizing opportunities with campaigns and strategies led by those most directly impacted.