College Interns Wrap-up their Summer at DOROT

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The social service organization DOROT hosts a College Intern Program every summer. Watch how this year’s interns made a difference in the community.

Every year I have the pleasure of getting to see a new group of interns help transform their community

DOROT is a social service organization located in Manhattan that serves older adults and volunteers. The college internship program is a way to bring the generations together to learn from one another and to alleviate social isolation among older adults.

Every year, the college interns make a short video which documents their experiences with the program and highlights what they learned. This year’s video highlights the diverse set of responsibilities given to interns.

For example, Jaime Cohen, a Business Major at Baruch College, manages all of DOROT’s social media platforms as part of her responsibilities as a college intern. “I’ve never been asked to make a single copy at DOROT,” she says. “You’re not treated like a kid; you’re given work that fills your day, and you’re expected to operate professionally in a real-life work setting.”

Professionalization is crucial to DOROT’s internship programs, and it represents a valuable skill that interns can develop for their future endeavors in the workplace. “You’re not taught professionalism in school,” says Cohen, “but DOROT teaches you how to conduct yourself, because it has such high expectations for their interns and gives them such serious responsibilities.”

“Every year I have the pleasure of getting to see a new group of interns help transform their community,” says Rebecca Zinger, Coordinator of Adult Volunteers. “It was incredible to watch their video and see their perspectives on the internship.”

For more information about internship opportunities, please contact Judith Turner, Director of Volunteer Services at (917) 441-3722 or visit our website at

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