Information Session: U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program | Wed 10/6 @ 1:00 PM

Join Diplomat in Residence J. Nathan Bland for an information session about the Summer, Fall, and Spring internships available for rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Several guest speakers, including current and former State department interns, will share their experiences and advice.  Register

Help make a difference on a global scale and connect with professionals who are skilled in the art of diplomacy.

Student Foreign Policy Symposium & Networking | Thursday, Oct 14

In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM), recognized from September 15 to October 15, the Bureau of Global Public Affairs (GPA) has partnered with the Hispanic Employee Council of Foreign Affairs Agencies (HECFAA) to host the Department’s inaugural HHM Student Foreign Policy Symposium. 

When: Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM EDT | Zoom

If you are interested in international affairs, foreign policy, or a career as a diplomat this is the symposium for you! After the symposium, there will be an engaging  “After Hours Networking Event” with members of HECFAA, Recruiters, and other Diplomats from the agency from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Learn more and register

Social Justice Changemakers: Employer Panel + Networking Event | May 4

Meet representatives from Color of Change, Vera Institute of Justice, and New York Immigration Coalition about the skills needed to tackle structural and societal inequities on the macro level, empower communities and individuals, and lead large-scale advocacy efforts.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
1:00 – 2:00 PM (ET)
Register HERE
Panel Guests (click here for bios):
  • Hannah Green ’18, Program Associate at Vera Institute of Justice, The Initiative to End Girls’ Incarceration
  • Samantha Phillips, Director of Talent & Recruitment at Color Of Change
  • Theresa Thanjan ’97, Senior Manager of Member Engagement at New York Immigration Coalition

Home/Life Services Recruitment Event | Wednesday, October 7

Want to support families and children experiencing homelessness and help them access essential services and permanent housing throughout NYC?
Attend Home/Life Services recruitment event on Wednesday, October 7, 12:30- 1:30 PM to learn about opportunities,  hear about the organization’s culture, and experience from their Director of Social Service.
Pre-Register HERE
Home/Life is hiring for full-time social work/client care coordinator roles. Positions are available throughout the 5 boroughs and there are opportunities to accrue hours for clinical licensure. Questions? Email Avi Gardenswartz, Clinical Supervisor at [email protected].

Henry Street Settlement: Dispelling the Myth About Clinical Work in Shelters | Tuesday, June 16 @ 1PM

Join us for a panel discussion on transitional and supportive housing programs and how Social Workers can make an impact by providing clinical services in these spaces.
Learn how you can join the Henry Street Settlement team through employment opportunities for MSW, LMSW and LCSW! REGISTER



Program Director of the Urban Family Center, Henry Street Settlement

Raihana began her career in social services working for the Administration for Children Services as a child protective specialist. That experience provided her with a glimpse into different family dynamics and the impact of generational traumas in those relationships. During this time she decided to work more intimately with individuals and obtaining an MSW was the key. After completing her degree from Stony Brook University Raihana set out on a journey to make a difference! She broadened her experience by working as an elementary school social worker and as a social worker at an inpatient substance abuse program. Raihana’s professional journey continued in multiple social work avenues such as child welfare, pediatric palliative care with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, clinical psychotherapy, and discharge planning for the mental health unit on Rikers Island. 

“My professional journey helped me realize that I wanted to affect change at a higher level and decided that I wanted to be in more of a leadership role, so I began working within the Henry Street shelter at the management level. This allows me the proximity to keep my finger to the pulse of the clinical needs of the individual and the families we serve, while also being able to influence the way we provide those services. It is the best of both worlds!”


Director of the Domestic Violence Program, Henry Street Settlement 

Starting her director’s post in August of 2018, Nicole continues to lead the Transitional and Supportive House division in providing emergency intervention to families at Henry Street Settlement.  Her previous roles at Henry Street Settlement include serving as Assistant Director of the  School-Based Mental Health Clinic (SBMHC) Program, where she started out as a therapist in 2014 upon joining the organization. Nicole’s experience also includes inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services at Kings County Hospital Center.  After earning her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from New York University (NYU), she matriculated into the Silver School of Social Work of NYU.  Nicole has earned a post-master’s certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice from NYU, training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and is a certified supervisor in-field instruction (SIFI).  Nicole is passionate about elevating the profession of social work as a vehicle toward social justice through the core applications of empathy and advocacy. She volunteers her free time at Open House New York and is a junior board member of HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services.