Student Externship Form - Yale UniversityDocument Transcript
Externship Program 2008 – Student Application
(Yale Asian and Asian-American Alumni Association of New York and the AACC)
The program is a one week “externship” during the second week of spring break (March
17-21) that brings undergraduate students into the work places of Yale alumni in New
York. By working with or shadowing the sponsor, the student will be able to experience
that particular career hands-on. The program is meant to give students the opportunity
to gain experience in a career they are interested in or to help them explore the
multitude of professions available to them. Descriptions of the externships offered this
year are below.
AACC Alumni Coordinators:
Leang Chaing (Leang.Chaing@yale.edu) & Julie Yang (Julie.Yang@yale.edu)
• To provide undergraduate students the opportunity to experience a career
• Students will be responsible for their own housing during the week and
transportation to and from work
• The sponsor and student should have a conversation before the externship to
determine the student’s particular goals, what the sponsor can provide and what
can reasonably be accomplished during the time period
• Students are expected to go to work everyday and behave in a professional
Student Application Form –DUE FEB 8TH BEFORE MIDNIGHT
(Please also submit a RESUME along with your application form)
Name: _________________________ College/Year: __________
Email: ______________________________ Phone: __________________
Days & times best to contact you: __________________________________
List up to 3 externships in order of preference:
In a few sentences (no long answers please), answer the following questions:
1. Why do you think you are suitable for this externship? (past experience, future
2. This externship has been offered by the Asian American alumni of New York, how do
you think this experience will benefit you?
Thank you for your application! Please remember to submit a resume along with the
completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please know that depending on the
externship additional qualifications may be required (interviews, etc.). The final deadline
is Friday February 8th.
1. Sponsor: ING Capital LLC
Job/Externship Description: The extern will be working with the Managing Director and head of
Investment Industry Group Corporate banking (large size loans ranging from $10 million to $250
million) for investment managers (managers of corporate pension funds, mutual funds, hedge
funds, private equity funds, etc) and/or their investment vehicles (ie private equity funds, hedge
The extern will spend 4 full working days with the sponsor, attending all internal/external
meetings, listening in on all telephone calls, and having opportunities to ask questions to the
sponsor and the sponsor's team members on all aspects of the business.
• Strong listening and note-taking skills so as to ask probing questions after meetings and
• Interest as well as general knowledge in banking and finance.
Additional Information: Extern is expected to be in business attire for the duration. 2
2. Sponsor: IntraLinks
Job/Externship Description: IntraLinks is the leading provider on on-line workspaces for the
secure distribution and organization of confidential files. IntraLinks NY is a Corporate
Headquarters where a candidate could be exposed to all aspects of sales, marketing, client
services, and business development.
Extern will learn the basics of Software as a Service (SaaS) business – leveraging technology
delivered over the Internet to support business workflow and processes, specifically, Channel
Partner Management – how a technology company leverages partnerships to build solutions for
clients as well as partner to leverage other sales teams to distribute “workspaces”. Excellent
opportunity for someone interested in technology and financial services.
• Basic Computer skills – MS Office Suite.
• Basic analytical and research skills.
3. Sponsor: MTV Networks- MTV Digital
Job/Externship Description: Sponsor leads the team responsible for harnessing the creative
and strategic energies of MTV Digital Media to create and execute smart & compelling sponsor
integrations within the sites’ programming, online components to multiplatform programs, and
freestanding advertiser experiences, from micro sites to advertorials, to sweepstakes &
promotions. Extern will work very closely with Ad Sales & Ad Operations, Integrated Marketing
and the MTV.com site production team to deliver the right online experiences at the right times
through the right means for sponsors and consumers.
Extern would be exposed to the fast-growing world of online advertising and sponsorship. At any
given time, there may be over 25 active projects and during the Spring Break period, the team is
usually quite busy with Spring Break sponsors. Students would see how online campaigns are
put together, from the pre-sales pitch, to the details of the production process (including video
and interactive applications), and into final delivery.
Additionally, a student could conduct a marketing research project during the week to identify new
opportunities in online advertising.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Creative thinker with an eye for detail
• Familiar with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft
Project, and Visio
Familiar with HTML, Flash, and other web technologies
• Familiar with other digital and web technologies, i.e. Podcasts, mobile, broadband video,
widgets, social networking sites
4. Sponsor: Living Arts Acupuncture and Taichi
Job/Externship Description: Living Arts offers time-honored Oriental medical practices in a
context of gentle, compassionate guidance for those who are ready to explore the power of mind/
body commitment in the matter of their own wellness. Fully competent in the arts of diagnosis,
acupuncture and Chinese herbology, Patients learn to integrate these treatments into their lives,
to generate true vitality, wholeness and peace of mind. Learn about holistic care, eastern
philosophy, health practices and Chinese culture!
• Ability to observe without making people nervous
• Patient confidentiality is must, as well as gaining their trust
• Sociable and willing to listen to other’s stories
5. Sponsor: Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center
Job/Externship Description: Community Development for UJC serves as “resource ally” to
grassroots community-based organizations across New York City; focuses on health access for
the uninsured, post-9/11 health care and policy, medical debt, immigration, and workers’
Externs will become familiar with how lawyers, advocates, and policy specialists can support and
partner with community members and organizers; engage in creative, radical approaches to
social change for immigrant workers and the working poor; learn about social services, activists,
and community organizations in New York City; receive a thorough introduction to health care,
workers’ compensation, and immigrant rights issues; meet awesome people!
• Languages: Chinese (all dialects), Spanish, Polish
• Interest areas: public health, post-9/11 policies, immigrant rights, workers’ rights
• Skills: able to work well with others, outgoing, attentive to detail in written advocacy,
creative, interested in social justice and social change
6. Sponsor: Cason Nightingale
Job/Externship Description: Cason Nightingale is 15 year old boutique firm with a background
in HBA, lifestyle, specialty food, retail, beverage and institutional marketing and advertisement.
Extern will have a bird’s eye view of the advertising process, interacting with clients such as Yale
• Basic Microsoft Office Proficiency