Rotary Club of Utica is currently accepting applications for internship placement for the Spring and Fall 2020 semesters. Rotary internships are a tremendous way to gain professional work experience through one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious service organizations in collaboration with some of Central New York’s top employers.
- Students will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000 to underwrite the internship.
- Internships run the entire semester and require 12 -15 hours at the host site. Ten to fifteen hours of community service is also required over the course of the semester.
- Students may select up to 3 choices from the 19 host sites on the application form. A sample list of companies include Par Technology, Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Indium Corporation, District Attorney’s Office and the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. (Go to UticaRotary.org for a complete list of internship sites.)
- Academic credit may be awarded.
- The deadline for all applications is November 15th, 2019.
- Additional information and the application are available at: www.UticaRotary.org
Contact: Dom Passalacqua
Rotaract Internships Committee Chair
Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political and non-religious organization open to all people regardless of race, color, religion, gender, or political preference. There are 35,000 + member clubs worldwide, and 1.2 million individuals, known as Rotarians, have joined.
- In the 1980s, Utica Rotary raised $90,000 for the Polio Plus Eradication projects – that’s nearly $215,000 in 2019 dollars. We continue to support this effort, which is matched two to one by the Gates Foundation, and we’re very close to eradicating this deadly disease from the face of the earth.
- In 2004, Utica Rotary raised $40,000 to help with landmine removal in war zones – that’s more than $54,000 in 2019 dollars.
- Then, in 2013-15, Utica Rotary collected used firefighting equipment in good condition which we sent to the South American nation of Chile.
- On a local level, we distribute our service fund dollars to a wide array of service providers, including Hope House, which has received well over $12,000 in the past several years.
But Rotary is about more than raising money. We’re “roll up our shirtsleeves” people, and there has been a lot of sleeve rolling in the Utica area in the past 104 years.
A few of the projects that our club has aided, either independently or in cooperation with other Rotary clubs, include:
- Developing the Utica Zoo Pavilion.
- The Columbus Elementary School Courtyard project.
- The rebuilding of the playground at the Utica Salvation Army playground.
- Hosting the annual ARC Christmas Party.
- Building of a house for Habitat for Humanity.
- Cleaning up Utica’s Kopernik Park in the Spring and returning to the park in the summer to help set up the Levitt AMP Utica concert series.
- Working with the Central New York Conservancy for a Proctor Park cleanup.
- Preparing and serving meals at Hope House.