New York Needs You Fellowships provide mentoring and career programs for first-generation college students in New York City. The two-year program provides two summer internships with partner organizations in New York, a professional development grant of $2,500, and regular career and mentoring programs in which fellows can connect with and learn from local community and business leaders.
The program targets high-potential first-generation New York City college students with the tenacity, ambition, and desire to enhance their lives and their communities. Candidates must apply in their first or second year of college.
The program’s partner organizations include American Express, the Clinton Foundation, Goldman Sachs, H.E.A.L.T.H. for Youths, Morgan Stanley, and the New York County District Attorney’s Office, among many others.