Working at CIANA teaches you about the realities immigrants face in the U.S. Immigrants in New York City face so many challenges in multiple aspects of daily life — so whether you’re studying or hoping to gain more experience in education, psychology, or law, interning at CIANA is a great experience on a personal and professional level. Because you’re not working at a large organization, you are closely supervised and are given a lot of responsibility if you want to learn a lot and be challenged. CIANA is also a great place to work even if you are not particularly interested in immigration issues because the people you work with are dynamic, dedicated, and a lot of fun to be around.
- Alissa Marque
Interning at CIANA was an extremely fulfilling experience. Because the organization is so close knit, I was able to obtain a large scope of experiences from teaching an ESOL class to escorting clients to writing for a grant proposal. The staff and environment at CIANA is very conducive to learning, and overall it was great working there.
- Saheli Kothari
My experience with CIANA was extraordinary. My days at CIANA have changed the way I look at my own life; the warmth and kindness of the entire staff made my internship a true learning experience. It was at this organization that I truly understood the meaning of caring. Witnessing the effort, time and energy that the CIANA staff put into their work greatly motivated me to do anything I desired to, and for that I really thank CIANA.
- Roya Heydari
Spending a year interning with CIANA allowed me to gain a tremendous amount of experience in the non-profit sector. CIANA has a lot of faith in their interns and this allowed me to bring many ideas to the table and also the opportunity to learn many new tasks. I feel my time with CIANA will be extremely valuable in my future career goals.
- Nausheen Ansari
Interning at CIANA has been the most pivotal experience of my life. Working with the staff and clients from all over the world while living in New York City has enabled me to grow as a person, establish roots, and gain experience in the professional sphere. What I’ve learned I will take with me and refer to as I work towards developing my own career. I greatly value the knowledge I’ve gained at CIANA.
- Kacie Scaccia
Interning with CIANA has given me more than I could have hoped for. The friendly and dynamic atmosphere of the office can’t be matched. Whether teaching or interpreting, my direct experience with clients has been eye-opening and memorable. The broad range of responsibility I was given has built my confidence and has encouraged me to think creatively. The relationships I’ve built with both CIANA staff and clients have taught me valuable lessons that I will carry with me as I continue to discern my career path.
- Sarah Smith