Summer in NYC
May 28-July 26, 2013
The Urban Semester Summer Program is an experience based learning program. Students learn through a cycle of experience and reflection. Over the course of eight weeks, students learn how to implement experience-based learning techniques and perspectives to enhance their competencies as initiates of professional practice.
Students spend four days each week in an internship of their own choosing. One day each week, students have discussions with professionals (practitioners) who represent different aspects of the New York City economy. This exposure enables students to explore a variety of professional perspectives and practices. Students participate in reflections seminars with the director of the program to explore student internship experiences and learning.
The Urban Semester Program created a successful partnership with the New York Presbyterian Hospital system and Weill Cornell Medical College in which students develop their own medical rotations and research placements, and also with North Brooklyn's Woodhull Hospital where students carry out assigned medical rotations. Woodhull Hospital is one of the eleven public hospitals in NYC. One primary learning goal is for students to recognize the values and behaviors of medical practice with a particular focus on diversity, communication and service.
COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE
This course is open to all students who are interested in internships focused on community and public service anywhere in New York City's metropolitan area. We encourage students to work with North Brooklyn agencies to experience inner-city life close up while participating in an effort to make life better for those who are most vulnerable. Other areas of the city and other service institutions are possible. There are several scholarships available to students who wish to explore public/community service. Students who qualify, and who have an interest in medicine and public health will carry out their rotations/internships at Woodhull Hospital. Public health students may choose to work in other areas of the City.
Students may develop their own internship placements in consultation with the Urban Semester Program and draw on our placement lists. They may also explore other opportunities beyond our list. Any internship area can be considered. The most popular are finance, law, communications and business. The course focuses on the intersection of organizational culture, issues of diversity in professional work and practice, and community service.
Students register for one of the following three credit courses
Human Ecology 4060, Fieldwork in Diversity and Professional Practice: The Culture of Medicine and Public Health
Human Ecology 4080, Fieldwork in Diversity and Professional Practice: Community and Public Service
Human Ecology 4090, Fieldwork in Diversity, Professional Practice and Service: Finance, Business, Law, and Other Settings
The tuition charge for summer 2013 is $3,465. ($1,155 per credit) A non-refundable tuition deposit of $500 is due at time of application. The remainder of the tuition payment ($3,465 minus the $500 deposit, or $2,965) is due by April 20. Scholarships* are available for qualified Cornell University students.
Housing and meals are not included in the program charge. Students are responsible for finding their own housing; a variety of housing options are available.
All courses require Dr. Sam Beck's approval. Apply here!
For more information contact the Human Ecology Career Development Center, 162 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-4401 (Telephone: 607 255-1846 / e-mail: email@example.com ) or contact the New York City Urban Semester Program office (212-746-2273.)
Summer Scholarships! The Urban Semester Summer Program offers several summer internship scholarships through the Iscol Family Program for Leadership Development in Public Service to qualified Cornell undergraduate students. Visit the Iscol info page for details.