We recognized these significant contributions to New York’s fiscal health at our Annual Meeting on September 10, as we highlighted singular achievements by individuals working in on NYSID contracts.
Thank you, Governor Cuomo, for also recognizing the importance of a diverse New York workforce which includes Preferred Source workers at NYSID member agencies! http://www.nysid.org/success-stories/?p=337
NYSID is a not-for-profit member organization that represents approximately 160 community rehabilitation agencies in New York State which collectively employ over 6,000 skilled people with disabilities. NYSID procures contracts for more than 300 products and services to New York State and local government agencies. NYSID directly employs about 60 people, most of whom work out of the main office in Albany.
Academic Qualifications for Interns
NYSID is currently looking for an intern who is either a graduate student or an undergraduate Junior or Senior. A marketing major would be ideal, but any candidate from the business school would be eligible.
NYSID is looking to utilize an intern for the fall 2012 semester. (Another internship will begin in September for the fall semester.) The work will be performed in NYSID’s main office: 11 Columbia Circle Drive, Albany, NY 12203, 14 hours per week. The intern should be ready to start in September 2012. The internship terminates at the end of the fall semester.
List of Duties
The primary area of education and training will be market research, but the intern’s tasks will vary according to his/her interests and abilities. He/she will investigate demand for specific products and services among state and local government agencies, collect bid and award data, data entry, and explore capabilities and requirements for new products and services. The intern will also creatively participate in marketing print and e-mail projects. Intern candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Good internet research skills are also beneficial. Interns may work one or two days per week, according to their academic requirements.
Benefits to Student
A NYSID intern will learn how to conduct market research with the government sector, and help develop advertising campaigns. He/she will also learn about marketing strategies for rehabilitative agencies and other non-profit organizations. NYSID can work with an intern’s academic institution to facilitate academic credit. The intern will:
• Be closely mentored and directly supervised by NYSID marketing Managers;• Have a desk, phone and computer assigned to him/her;
• Develop learning objectives with meaningful assignments, clearly defined duties, and back-up tasks;
• Begin the internship with a thorough orientation of NYSID;
• Fill out and receive mid-semester and final evaluations;
• Receive a stipend of $10.00 per hour.
How to Apply
Candidates for the NYSID internship should mail a resume to: NYSID, Attn: Brian Bateman, 11 Columbia Circle Drive, Albany, NY 12203, or e-mail it to email@example.com. For more information, candidates should e-mail Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 518-463-9706 ext. 296. The deadline for applications is September 6, 2012.
If your agency needs apparel, janitorial and housekeeping supplies, office and school supplies, or a host of other items, look no further than NYSID. Hundreds of items are available for purchase from fellow NYSID members through our online store, including hand soap, trash bags, shirts, folders, undergarments… and so much more.
For more information on how to purchase NYSID products, please contact Tom Occhiogrosso, commodity sales specialist, at (800) 221-5994, ext. 303 or email@example.com or visit https://shop.nysid.org/ecom/portal.aspx.
11 Columbia Circle Drive Albany, New York, 12203
For more than 35 years, NYSID – a not-for-profit member agency organization – has been meeting the purchasing needs of state and local government agencies while advancing employment for New Yorkers with disabilities.
Under the legislatively mandated New York State Preferred Source Program, NYSID acts as a "virtual storefront" for a statewide network of 173 community rehabilitation agencies and private sector business partners to employ skilled people with disabilities in production facilities and community-based jobs.
Through nearly 2,000 contracts that bring work to NYS communities, NYSID member agencies deliver quality goods and services at OGS-approved prices to fulfill individual government agency missions.
In Fiscal Year 2013 alone, nearly 4.1 million hours of work were performed by 6,941 people with disabilities who earned $55 million in Preferred Source wages, highest-ever total NYSID wages.