Hope Reichbach Memorial Fund


First and second year students from New York City should look into the Hope Reichbach Memorial Fund for an opportunity to get your summer internship funded. From MyCC:

What is the Hope Reichbach Memorial Fund?
Spearheaded by Hope’s family and friends, the Hope Reichbach Fund provides vital learning experiences and career development for students, inviting them into a network centered around Hope Reichbach’s memory and values of active leadership and communal responsibility. The Hope Reichbach Fund aims to provide scholarships for students who take internships in civic leadership and community organizing. We will continue Hope’s legacy of progressive values and passion for Brooklyn in the following ways:

  • Provide stipends to dedicated college students who embody the values Hope stood for
  • Facilitate internships with Brooklyn organizations involved in local issues and activism
  • Provide mentorship and a network of contacts to our students; enhancing their career development
  • Create a new generation of leaders in Brooklyn

Application timeline
All application materials are due February 28 2014
Selected candidates will be notified April 2014

Who may apply for the stipend?
Any New York City residents in their freshman or sophomore years of college receiving financial aid may apply.

How much is the stipend?
Each student will receive $300 per week of full time work. Internships must run between 8-12 weeks long, which provides approximately $3000 for the length of their summer internship.

So will the fund find me an internship?
Though the members of the Hope Reichbach Fund have diverse interests and connections, we cannot say with certainty that we can offer you internships. Students who apply for the fund do so with the understanding that their acceptance to the program is based on the assumption that they will secure an internship before the summer begins. Students may apply without an internship set up, and we will do our best to make introductions and suggestions to secure an internship.

For more information about this fund or to apply, visit the Hope Reichbach Memorial Fund’s MyCC page.


Jelisa Adair

I am the Civic Engagement Fellow for 2013-2014. While a student at Wesleyan I double majored in Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and completed a joint thesis during my senior year. I am interested in issues of social justice, mental health, media, and global welfare.