Cooke School and Institute, a nonprofit provider of special education services in New York City, offers Upper School and Transitions students (ages 14-21), internship opportunities as a required part of the curriculum.
Cooke Internships help our students to:
Provide students with valuable work experience, enabling them to navigate professional work environments and maintain their independence through employment.
Enable students to apply the soft skills that they have learned at Cooke to obtain and maintain employment. This empowers them to join the workforce and demonstrate confidence in communicating and advocating for themselves.
The Cooke Internship Program collaborates with private and public sector employers to offer our students valuable internship opportunities. Corporations and organizations (large and small) have benefited from opening their doors to Cooke students. Students are paired with job sites that match their strengths and interests, giving them the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the organization.
Cooke at Le Pain Quotidien
Brett Rogoff, CEO Strategic Group and Cooke Internship Host
Cooke interns have proven to be valuable assets to corporations and organizations, using their individual skill sets to provide necessary services and add meaningfully to workplace culture. Sample duties performed by interns include (but are not limited to):
Assisting in classrooms
Caring for animals
Socializing with the elderly
Archiving data/working with spreadsheets
Setting tables, sillverware roll-ups
Cleaning gym equipment
Greeting and assisting customers
Cleaning store shelves (facing shelves)
Corporate Internship Partners
9-11 Memorial Museum
All Souls Church
American Institute of Architects, AIA
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
Carnegie Hill Neighbors
Carter Burden Center Meals on Heels
Circle of Confusion Queens
Gallop NYC Therapeutic Riding
God’s Love We Deliver cards
Gowanus E-Waste Facility
Integrated Technology Systems
Jan Hus Church
Le Pain Quotidien
Middle Collegiate Church
NYU OT Dept.
Norwich Meadow Farms
Silver Mirror Spa
Wild Bird Fund