Monthly Archives: March 2011

Long Island Center for Independent Living, Inc.

The Long Island Center for Independent Living, Inc. (LICIL) is a not-for-profit, non-residential advocacy center controlled by and serving persons with disabilities. Since its opening in 1980,  LICIL has worked with thousands of Long Islanders with disabilities and their families and has also been a unique resource for other professionals who provide disability related services. Our Center’s mission is to promote empowerment through education, information and rallying behind issues that directly impact the daily lives of persons with disabilities. LICIL effectively serves people of all ages and across all disability experiences, whether lifelong or acquired.
Born out of the Independent Living Movement, which took root in the 1960’s and 1970’s, LICIL is driven by a core social philosophy that emphasizes personal responsibility and individual choice.  The Independent Living concept also affirms that environmental hurdles and outdated public opinions are the barriers that have long inhibited the progress of individuals with disabilities. LICIL aims to function as a catalyst to combat these issues and bring about much needed change to fully include persons with disabilities into the fabric of American life.  
Contact: Patricia Moore, Executive Director for Long Island Center for Independent Living, Inc.

The Partnership at

The Partnership at brings together renowned scientists, parent experts and communications professionals to translate current research on teen behavior, addiction and treatment into easy to understand, actionable resources at; and also offer hope and help to the parents of the 11 million teens and young adults who are struggling with substance abuse issues. To this end, The Partnership at is currently seeking an undergraduate intern to assist in our Research Department.

For information about responsibilities and how to apply, view the posting from

CBT/DBT Associates

Private practice psychology group in midtown Manhattan. Seeking a research assistant immediately. Undergraduate majoring in psychology preferred. This is an unpaid position that can be structured as an independent study credit for Spring 2011 with possible extension for Fall Spring 2011. The research assistant will help in various research activities of the practice including collecting data, scoring questionnaires, assisting with literature reviews, data entry and coding in SPSS, and statistical analyses. The research assistant will work closely with the Director, Dr. Lisa Napolitano and other clinical psychologists involved with the study. This is an opportunity to gain valuable experience and skills in experimental psychology research. Up to 5 hours/week, which can be in one full block or spread across 2 or 3 days in return for credit for up to 3-units of internship credit (as advised by your university)
Duration: One year with option to extend
Knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and SPSS a plus SPSS, Powerpoint, Excel, data entry and statistical analyses, good interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills

Contact: Send a resume with a brief cover letter to Director Lisa A. Napolitano, Ph.D.,

The Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish Foundation has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation’s mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.

Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Inc.

Non-profit agency delivering comprehensive services to all Long Islanders infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and other infectectious diseases. LIAAC is Long Island’s oldest and largest AIDS service Provider since 1986.
Internship duties: Provide Case Management Services to HIV+ clients who are representatives of diverse backgrounds. Conduct intakes, and assess health care/social services needs. Link clients with services and referrals. File and enter client data into our agency computer system.

Eligibility requirements: 1 year of college. Computer literate. Must have a car. 
Check website at for other open positions and services. 

Contact: Robert Nicoletti,Human Resources,

Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club

Provides opportunities to develop skills that support intellectual, psychological, emotional, social, and physical development and facilitate a successful transition from childhood through adolescence, and into adulthood. 
Various positions available – see list below.
Contact: Shirley Durkin-Freni, Human Resources Specialist, at or 516 759-5437 Ext 56. Contact Ms. Durkin-Freni to inquire about any of the positions below.
  • Educational Assistant: Assist with homework help, reading skills, enrichment programs, computer technology opportunities and supplemental educational activities for students grades 1-12. Experience working with grade school children is preferred.
  •  ESL Assistant: Assist with the delivery of a comprehensive ESL program known as LOGRAR (to achieve) consisting of homework help, English language enrichment programs, computer technology opportunities, supplemental educational activities. Knowledge of Spanish is helpful. 
  • Technology Assistant: Our Tech Lab, equipped with 20+ computer stations, affords club members to do educational research, learn internet safety, basic computer skills, computer animation, digital drawing, digital music production and other fun interactive activities. Prior experience working with children in youth program is highly desired. Some college in technical related field is preferred to convey program material, maintain software upgrades and minor technical issues. 
  • Sports & Fitness Assistant: Facilitate and instruct a variety of physical fitness and sports activities that are age appropriate, gender specific and develop character. Knowledge of sports including soccer, basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball is required. Experience working with children ages 7-17 is preferred. 
  • Tween / Teen Program Assistant: Assist & lead activities for groups of 15 with ability to work in a large group environment. Programs include Leaders of Tomorrow; Career Launch, College Preparation, Diversity Keystone Club, in addition to fun sports and music activities and monthly field trips. Experience working with high school youth and some college is preferred. 
  • Recreation Assistant: Assist in planning fun and engaging activities for youth ages 6-12 that promote positive interaction and team building. Experience with youth programs preferred. 
  • Marketing Assistant: Assist with marketing efforts, including press releases for programs and special events. Assist in designing Club collateral including brochures, invitations, flyers and special event communication pieces. Skills require knowledge of Word, Publisher and Quark. This is an ideal position for English, Marketing, PR Communications majors.

South Oaks Hospital

Provides treatment and recovery from acute psychiatric illness and addiction. Volunteers are usually college level students seeking to gain experience in a career in mental health.
South Oaks Hospital

Contact: 631-608-5343.