About East River Development Alliance

Located in Long Island City, Queens, the East River Development Alliance (ERDA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the economic situation of public housing residents. ERDA offers its clients guidance and support to help them achieve a quality education, meaningful career, access to mainstream financial institutions and a clean and safe home environment.

Interns at ERDA get a firsthand look at the operations of a small nonprofit. Summer and fall interns are each hired for a specific function-one each for financial education, workforce development, community revitalization and fundraising/event planning. ERDA interns during the winter term work on the alliance's Free Tax Prep Program in a variety of positions.


Open to high school students, college students, recent college graduates and grad students. International applicants are welcome.

East River Development Alliance

  • East River Development Alliance
  • 12-11 40th Avenue
  • Long Island City, NY 11101


  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • New York, NY