The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Job Opportunities

April 1update from the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development

Dear Students,


I hope your Spring Break was a relaxing and/or productive one!  Here’s to milder temperatures for, well, today (though perhaps not the week ahead).  I look forward to seeing you in our office soon.  If walk-in times don’t work for you, please email us with your availability and we will work with you to set up a time to meet.




Meet with a Career Counselor
Walk-in meetings are fifteen-minute appointments offered on a first-come, first-served basis. You do not have to schedule a meeting in advance; you can just drop in and ask any career-related question you may have.  We will offer walk-ins during the following times:

Mondays, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m.


If you’d like to make an appointment, please send us an email at


The office is currently located in Student Services and is office number 7201.19, located within the office suite of Room 7206.


Please mark your calendars for two upcoming panels:


Careers in Writing and Editing

Wednesday, April 24, 4-6 p.m.

Graduate Center, Room C203


Bennett Graff, English, Senior Editor, Scarecrow Press

Joan Liebmann-Smith, Sociology, Editor, Sloan-Kettering and Freelance Writer

Sonia Jaffee Robbins, Liberal Studies, Managing Editor, Publishers Weekly

Marian Wassner, French, Senior Editor, Pearson PLC


Careers in Research and Evaluation

Thursday, April 25, 4-6 p.m.

Graduate Center, Room 203


Jonathan DeBusk, Political Science, IBM

Mariana Diaz-Wionczek, Psychology, Senior Director of Research and Development, Dora the Explorer

Janet Quint, Sociology, Senior Associate, MRDC


Both panels will feature GC alumni who have put their graduate training to work outside the tenure-track.   Panelists will talk about their own career paths and about how to best position yourself for jobs in these fields.  To sign up for one or both of these events, please email us at


Vault Career Insider Guides

Graduate Center students now have access to the Vault Career Insider Guides.   These guides are great for getting up to speed in an industry that you don’t know a lot about (the Vault Career Launcher: Advertising and Public Relations includes a chapter-length glossary of industry terms) or getting an in-depth perspective on employers in a given industry (see the 532 page guide to the top 50 banking employers or the 1387 page guide on the top 50 management and strategy consulting firms).   Once you’ve logged in and created a profile, you can down load these guide in pdf form for free.  The Vault site will make your efforts at researching employers, industries, and career subjects infinitely easier and more efficient.




David Perlmutter on “Avoiding Bad Advice From Your Colleagues”


Rob Jenkins on “What Community-College Search Committees Wish You Knew”


Featured Job

Mark Krueger & Associates, Inc. contacted us directly with this position.  They are interested in both master’s and PhD students—but you must have either work experience in the health care field or be engaged in a healthcare-related research to be considered for the position.  *The deadline to apply is Friday, April 5.


Summer Internship (Paid), Mark Krueger & Associates, Inc., New York, NY 

Mark Krueger & Associates, Inc. is a fast-paced healthcare consulting firm located in midtown Manhattan.  The internship position will support the small, dynamic staff with research and development of project deliverables, as well as administrative needs and logistical support.


Primary Duties:

  • Gather research and information, including Internet searches for background on diseases, their treatment and related scientific, medical and policy issues, for new business presentations and client projects for pharmaceutical, biotech and diagnostic companies.
  • Create organizational and biographic profiles of advocacy organizations and key opinion leaders who affect healthcare use and decision-making.
  • Coordinate logistics for conferences, client events, and other events.
  • Develop and maintain databases.
  • Gather quantitative data.
  • Provide clerical support, including filing and assisting in project administrative needs.


  • Excellent verbal, written, and research skills.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Proficiency in Windows 98 or higher and Office 2000 (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Basic web-searching skills.  Knowledge of Factiva is a plus but not required.
  • Punctuality


We are looking for someone who is interested in learning more about the healthcare industry and, to the extent possible, the role of patient, consumer, and professional groups in development and use of various treatments.  This internship will expose the student to corporations and non-profit organizations. S/he must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment, prioritizing assignments, and working with time-sensitive and confidential material. This is a paid position.  Please send your resume and cover letter to Julie Belelieu, Senior Associate,  Please note in the subject heading that you are applying to the summer internship for 2013.  *The deadline to apply is Friday, April 5.


Founded in 1995, Mark Krueger & Associates, Inc. (MK&A) is a leading international constituency relations firm that specializes in establishing and enhancing partnerships between pharmaceutical, biotech, and diagnostic companies and the diverse groups that influence the success of their products, focusing particularly on patient and professional group relationships.  MK&A is founded on the philosophy that winning solutions to today’s healthcare challenges are best realized when patients, patient advocates, and healthcare professionals work together toward common goals.   For more information, visit


Jobs, Internships, Fellowships, etc. 


Internship, Policy Division, New York City Council

The New York City Council is the legislative branch of New York City government.  The Policy Division of the New York City Council develops and implements the policy agenda for the City Council through research and outreach that explores the full range of urban policy and service delivery issues facing the City.   Policy interns conduct legislative and policy research, help develop and implement strategies that address public policy problems, interact with other Council staff, advocates and policy experts, draft research memos, reports and letters, follow and respond to emerging issues, helps coordinate events and attend meetings and briefings. Policy interns work under the direct supervision of Senior Policy Analysts within the Policy Division of the Council. This internship offers a broad inside view of local government, and an opportunity to participate in effecting legislative and programmatic changes.


Special Skills & Qualifications

This internship position demands individuals who are capable of creative and analytical thinking; possess strong oral and written communication skills; display initiative, determination and assertiveness; can work effectively on group projects as well as independently; are capable of interacting with a broad range of individuals. An interest in government/public policy is a must. Proficiency with Internet research tools and Microsoft Office applications required.   We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to: (Word files or PDFs only, please)


Senior Historian, History Associates, Rockville, MD

History Associates Incorporated, a historical consulting firm in Rockville, Maryland, invites applications for a historian on track to qualify as deputy director of its History Division.  The successful applicant must be able to write, edit and sell our history services to enable ongoing business expansion and provide for succession.


Job Responsibilities

·        Researching and writing commissioned history in a variety of formats, including books, videos, and Web content

·        Developing new business leads and cultivating existing client relationships

·        Supervise, train and mentor junior historians

·        Win business and complete projects for clients in Fortune 100 corporations, major not-for-profits, and federal agencies


Required Qualifications

·        Client management and/or business development experience

·        Demonstrated ability to manage projects within established time frames and budgets

·        Expertise in business, economic, political, or related fields

·        Flexibility to travel within the United States and abroad to conduct research

·        Demonstrated ability to write fast-paced narrative history in a popular style and expertise in business, economic, political, or closely related fields

·        Valid driver’s license

·        MA or Ph.D. in U.S. history.


Salary range for this position: $53,560-$63,500. In addition, History Associates offers an excellent benefits package.  Only qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume, writing sample (writing sample should not be dissertation), transcripts, and three references that include e-mail addresses to:

History Associates Incorporated

ATTN: Doris Miles, Director of Personnel

300 N. Stonestreet Avenue

Rockville, MD 20850

FAX: 301-279-9224



Scientific Data Curator, Brown University, Providence, RI

The Brown University Library invites applications for the position of Scientific Data Curator.  As the Library’s primary liaison for scientific data management, the Scientific Data Curator plays a central role in developing library services and guidelines to support scientific research.  Together with other Research and Outreach Services Librarians, the Center for Digital Scholarship and other campus partners, the Scientific Data Curator will facilitate the collection, preservation, and access to
scientific data, and will act as a resource for students and faculty grappling with issues of data curation, digital methods for scientific research, and emerging digital resources.  The Scientific Data Curator will
contribute to the development of data management plans for funded projects, and will assist in data extraction, reporting, and monitoring compliance with established data management protocols.  S/he will work closely with the Brown Digital Repository staff to collect, prepare, and ingest data sets.
The successful candidate will maintain a strong awareness of  issues related to data curation, data ethics, copyright, open access, repositories, and licensing of online resources.  The ideal candidate would also maintain competence with tools and methodologies for computationally centered, data-driven research (data mining, visualization, etc.). To fulfill these responsibilities successfully, the Scientific Data Curator will be someone with a strong academic background in the sciences and have
significant hands-on experience with relevant technologies and applications.

– Advanced degree in physical or life sciences, data curation, or related disciplines. (Recent graduates of data curation programs will be given full consideration.
–  An understanding of the research process as demonstrated by academic or work experience
– Demonstrated knowledge of issues & technical challenges related to data management/curation, including format migration, preservation, metadata and data retrieval
– Familiarity with one or more current scientific data and metadata conventions.
– Understanding of the purpose and scope of institutional and disciplinary repositories
– Experience working with structured data, such as RDMS, XML, or delimited data
– Ability to acquire new technological skills & resolve problems in a resourceful and timely manner
– Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; strong analytical and organizational skills; ability to manage time and multiple projects in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, creative and innovative attitude
– Grant writing experience or familiarity with federal funding requirements

To apply for this position (Job # B01420), please visit Brown’s Online Employment website (, complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.  Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer*


Crime, Violence, and Justice Research Analyst (PhD Level), RTI International, NYC   

RTI International’s program for Crime, Violence & Justice (CVJ) has an immediate opening for a PhD-level Research Analyst in New York City, NY.  The candidate will be primarily responsible for leading and providing scientific guidance to research studies in one or more of the following areas: 1) courts and corrections; 2) policing and homeland security; 3) violence and substance abuse prevention and surveillance and; 4) behavioral  health services research and special populations.  This position will be located in the New York City office.


Leading or participating in research and evaluation projects in behavioral health services research, special populations  and, or crime, violence, and justice

Developing research proposals leading to the receipt of research funding for new grants and contracts

Designing research and evaluation projects, including complex multi-site studies, from the identification of appropriate evaluation designs, development of instrumentation and analytic approach, to the production of reports and other research products

Motivating, mentoring, and supervising junior research staff  in the context of ongoing research project work

Enhancing professional prestige and external recognition of RTI through the publication of scientific articles in the peer-reviewed literature, membership/participation in professional organizations, and related activities

Providing leadership and vision in further developing behavioral health services, special populations or crime and justice research at RTI in New York’s Regional Office



Ph.D. or Ph.D. candidate in criminology, psychology, sociology, public health, economics, or Mental Health

A minimum of two years experience conducting research and evaluation in behavioral health services research, special populations and, or crime, justice policy, criminal behavior is preferred

A successful record of obtaining competitive funding and publishing in peer-reviewed journals is a plus.

Experience directing multi-site evaluations is desirable

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States


About RTI: RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.

Equal Employment Opportunity: We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. Specific information regarding the laws that are designed to protect you against discrimination relating to your legal right to work in the US can be located at the employment portal

Closing Statement: RTI participates in the US Government E-Verify program, for specific information on this program please visit our employment portal at

To Apply, go to:


Research Scientist, Computer Vision, Intelligent Automaton, Inc., Rockville, MD

Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI),, is a Research and Development organization headquartered in Rockville, Maryland that conducts state of the art research and product development in the fast evolving areas of Distributed Intelligent Systems, Robotics, Signal Processing and Control, Sensor Technology, along with other various areas. The successful candidate will join a team of vision and robotics scientists and participate in rewarding research to develop algorithms for image and video analysis and to design solutions for vision applications. Related projects at IAI include intelligent video surveillance, robotic vision (navigation and object manipulation), interactive gesture-based user interface, semantic video annotation and querying.




* Background in computer vision and machine learning

* Publication record in computer vision particularly in the areas of visual tracking, object detection and activity analysis

* Experience in programming

*Strong communication, presentation, and writing skills

* Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team

* Proficient in C++ and MATLAB

*Knowledge of computer vision and machine learning algorithms

*Experience in visual tracking, object detection and activity analysis



Experience in aerial video analysis, robotic vision and embedded image processing (FPGA, DSP, or smartphone)



Conduct research and development in the area of computer vision and image processing.

Design, implement, and integrate computer vision algorithms and prototypes.

Interact with and support multiple research teams with computer vision and image processing expertise.

Support program management and business development efforts by writing reports/papers, contributing to proposals, presenting to customers, etc.



Master’s or Doctorate degree in EE, CS or a related field. For more information and to apply:


HPD Summer Internship Opportunities 2013 (unpaid)

*There are many of these offered.  We’ve pasted a few below. Please email if you’d like us to email you the full 19 page pdf.


The NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) is the nation’s largest municipal

housing preservation and development agency. Our mission is to promote quality housing and viable

neighborhoods for New Yorkers. We are responsible for implementing Mayor Bloomberg’s New Housing

Marketplace Plan to build and preserve 165,000 units of affordable housing by 2014. Since the plan’s

inception, over 144,700 affordable homes have been created or preserved. HPD also actively promotes

the preservation of affordable housing through education, outreach, loan programs and enforcement of

housing quality standards. For more information, visit


HPD Internships

Every summer, HPD invites students from colleges, graduate programs and law schools to spend the

summer with us learning about affordable housing and experiencing public service. Interns provide

valuable work on key agency initiatives. HPD internships are unpaid. To complement the work experience, HPD interns will be invited to meet with the agency’s Commissioner and to participate in a site visit. In addition, all interns working for the City participate in a special seminar series run by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). These seminars feature top City officials presenting overviews of the mechanics of local government, discussing the work of specific agencies and providing insights into issues that confront the City today. In addition, New York City interns are encouraged to participate in a service project through NYCService.


Attached is a list of the current internship opportunities at HPD. Each write-up includes a description of the work of the division sponsoring the position, as well as expected start-dates. For more information about our divisions, please refer to our website at You can also learn more about us at and


How to Apply

– Internships are administered by individual divisions: there is no centralized internship application processing center. If you are interested in more than one position, you must submit applications

for each.

– Each unit requires that the applicant forward a cover letter and resume to the contact person. A

writing sample might be required as well, as appropriate.

– Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and positions are filled on a rolling basis.

– The contact person will respond to questions about the position.

Duration of Internships

– Internships are generally available between May and September.

– There are no uniform start or end dates for internship assignments.

– Individual units determine the actual length and start/end dates for their internship assignments.

If you have any additional questions about the HPD Summer Internship Opportunities, please contact

Elizabeth Greenstein, Director of External Affairs, at


1. Office of the Chief of Staff

HPD is the nation’s largest municipal housing preservation and development agency. Its mission is to promote quality housing and viable neighborhoods for New Yorkers through education, outreach, loan and development programs and enforcement of housing quality standards. It is responsible for implementing Mayor Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace Plan (NHMP) to finance the construction or preservation of 165,000 units of affordable housing by 2014. Since the plan’s inception, more than 144,781 affordable homes have been created or preserved.

The Chief of Staff’s Office plays a major role in implementing Mayor Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace Plan and furthering HPD’s housing preservation work. The Chief of Staff leads the coordination of our interagency relationships and key activities for the Commissioner. More information on HPD and the agency’s initiatives are available on our website:

Internship Description

The Office of the Chief of Staff is seeking enthusiastic, well-organized candidates with a strong interest in affordable housing, neighborhoods, and urban issues. The intern will support the work of the Chief of Staff’s Office and work on special projects. The intern will work closely with the Office’s Director of Policy and Operations.Tasks and project will include:

– assisting with the key Commissioner activities and agency-wide initiatives

– writing and editing policy briefings for the Comissioner

– assisting with preparation materials for the Commissioner’s meeting

– supporting the New Housing Marketplace Plan (NHMP) legacy project, including analyzing and

synthesizing NHMP data, drafting NHMP presentations, interviewing key informants, summarizing

meetings, and drafting a summary report on the NHMP’s legacy

–  Other special projects as required.


The ideal candidate should have strong analytical, writing, research, and communications skills. Experience with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are a must. Experience with Adobe InDesign or web design is a plus.


Graduate student preferred. However, undergraduate candidates with prior internship and relevant experience will be considered.


Dates: Flexible start; 8-12 week commitment

Hours: Flexible within Monday-Friday 9am – 6pm

To apply please send resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Guernsey at with subject line marked “Intern Application.”


2. Office of Financial Management and Analysis

Performance Analysis

The Performance Analysis team is rethinking how HPD collects and uses data, with a focus on efficiency and effectiveness measures and utilizing data to inform cross-agency discussions on resource allocation and program design. We are creating process and data bridges between divisions throughout HPD and also looking at technological tools to make data more accessible, and evaluating what we report on a regular basis and to whom, to ensure that the right issues get attention.


Internship Description

The Intern will learn how to transform analysis into policy and procedural recommendations and learn how to develop outcome related performance metrics. In addition to the technical skills, the intern will learn how a large City agency moves from the goal of creating or preserving 165,000 housing units to actually producing and being accountable the units.


The intern will assist Performance Analysis and the Office of Development in implementing a new reporting requirement passed by the City Council focused on HPD’s Housing Development Project (Local Law 44). The intern will also have the opportunity to work directly with HPD Project Managers and housing development partners researching projects and work on an analytics projects associated with the data collected. Intern will also assist in creating a visual performance dashboard distributed agency wide monthly



HPD is seeking an enthusiastic, talented candidate with a strong interest in affordable housing and urban issues. The ideal candidate should have strong analytical, writing, research, and communications skills. The intern will be responsible for providing critical support to staff working in Performance Analysis. Support tasks require

– Junior or Senior enrolled at an accredited undergraduate college or university with an interest in public policy or Public Administration or Urban Planning graduate student.

– Proficient in MS Office, including MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook. Access and GIS skills a plus

– Excellent organizational and problem solving skills with the ability to initiate and apply creative


–  Strong project management, research, communication, and data analysis skills, as well as an ability to

work independently.

–  Detail-oriented, collaborative and dependable.

Time Commitment

–  Start Date: June 1

–  Flexible within Monday-Friday 9am – 5:30pm; minimum of 20 hours per week.


To apply please send resume and cover letter to Meghan Smith at with subject line marked “Research and Analytics Intern.


3. Office of the Chief of Staff, Division of Housing Policy Research and Program Evaluation

HPD has assembled a team of both academic and policy researchers to collaborate on a multi-phase, interdisciplinary study that examines the impact of housing and neighborhoods on health and well-being. The study has the potential to inform decision-making in multiple domains of public policy—including education, public health, and housing—at the local, state and national levels. The research team currently consists of partner teams from Columbia University/Teachers College, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the New York Academy of Medicine, and New York University.


Internship Description

The Division of Housing Policy Research and Program Evaluation at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is seeking Interns to help assist in implementing a study examining the effects of affordable housing on those who receive it. Interns will assist in a range of research activities both in the office and out in the field. While prior research experience is not necessary, candidates with such relevant experience will be given preference. Responsibilities will be commensurate with experience; the range of activities may include compiling literature reviews, preparation of study materials, data entry and management, communicating with study partners, data cleaning and analysis, and project management. No specific academic background is required, both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply, though those pursuing degrees in the social sciences may find the position of greatest value to their professional development.


Successful applicants will demonstrate their ability to work both independently and on a team, think critically, and have a desire to learn about housing policy research. Hours: Flexible; full time (35 hours/ week) or part time (15-20 hours/ week) available.


To apply please send resume and cover letter to Ahuva Jacobowitz at with subject line marked “Research Intern.”


Jennifer S. Furlong

Director, Office of Career Planning and Professional Development

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

365 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10016-4309

212-817-7416 (t)

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