CUNY Inclusive Economy (CIE) Initiative– Paid Internships

Calling all Arts & Humanities Majors!

Students! Sign-Up for Paid Internships program here.

Industry Partners! If you are interested in having Lehman College intern with you, complete this form here.

Gain professional skills and networking experience with a paid internship while still a student. Having an internship is key to landing a job after graduation!

The CUNY Inclusive Economy (CIE) Initiative was created in 2022 to address the gap in professional access for students from minoritized communities owing to systematic inequities within institutional spaces. The Liberal Arts Pilot of the CIE initiative, supported by generous philanthropic partners of CUNY, makes funds available to Lehman College to help students with majors in the liberal arts secure paid internships while at college. These paid internships will better prepare students for jobs upon graduation.

For Students

Students who sign up for the CIE initiative receive intensive year-round guidance on career planning and professional development. While majoring in subjects offered by nine different departments (Art, Africana Studies, English, History, Journalism and Media Studies, Languages and Literatures, Latin American and Latino Studies, Music, Multimedia, Theatre, and Dance, and Philosophy), students receive guidance on career preparations specific to their industries and majors.

The CIE initiative aims at building long lasting impactful relationships with employers and organizations who partner with the School to offer internships and experiential learning engagements to our students. The guiding principle of the initiative is to create a holistic learning experience for the students such that off-campus internship engagement is tied to classroom discussions and growth. The CIE initiative team works closely with faculty and employers to ensure three-way communication that creates a supportive and nurturing environment for our students.


For Industry Partners

The School of Arts and Humanities prides itself on having smart, hardworking, and talented  students who want to put their education to use helping their communities. As a Hispanic Serving Institution in the Bronx, Lehman College has one of the most diverse student bodies in the country, and is ranked #4 in U.S. for social mobility. The CIE initiative in the School seeks to work with organizations and employers who value students who bring with them a rich variety of experiences, and who foreground affirmative and equitable initiatives in their hiring practices. Employers who partner with the School of Arts and Humanities through the CIE initiative can be assured of a meaningful experience which aids their organization’s cultural growth as well as benefitting our students.

Natasha Baruah

Natasha Baruah

Industry Employment Specialist 718-960-8859 Carman Hall, Room 251
Jackie Weber

Jackie Weber

CIE Academic/Career Advisor 718-960-4049 Carman Hall, Room 251

Student Internship Success 2023-2024