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Spring 2020 Community Outreach Intern

CIANA is looking for a friendly, passionate, and proactive Community Outreach Intern. CIANA’s Community Outreach efforts include assessing and generating awareness of the needs of the immigrant community in Queens, creating and delivering various workshop series in collaboration with our community partners to address these needs, and spreading the word about CIANA’s programs and services to the broader community and local institutions.



  • At least two years of college completed

  • Proficiency in Spanish, Arabic, Bengali, or another language

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite programs

  • Experience with community involvement and/or outreach

  • Public speaking and interpersonal communication skills

  • Keen awareness of immigration news and issues impacting immigrant communities

  • Occasional weekend and evening availability

  • Comfortability with advocacy and mobilization

  • Knowledge of Queens, its immigrant population, and related topics is a huge plus!


Everyday Duties:

  • Work alongside each of CIANA’s departments and program staff to generate awareness of CIANA’s services for the community.

  • Increase client engagement in CIANA’s services and programs

  • Brainstorm ideas for potential community events and collaborations

  • Maintain updated contact information for local businesses, places of worship, schools, community organizations, and journalists in our outreach tracker

  • Maintain email and phone correspondence with community partners

  • Coordinate and confirm dates, times, and locations for community events

  • Engage in street canvassing and tabling events

  • Attend periodic coalition meetings with community partners, as well as regular team meetings at CIANA



  • Create and maintain a community outreach plan

  • Plan and execute community events and know-your-rights workshops regarding community concerns and relevant immigration issues

  • Develop a system of measuring community needs and impact

  • Consolidate workshop materials, blog posts, upcoming events, etc. in a “Resources” page on CIANA’s website

Compensation: Unpaid, but may be completed for academic credit.

Hours: 10-15 hours per week


For more information, check out our social media at @cianainc.


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Iboy at

Spring 2020 Grantwriting Intern

Our Department of Communications and Development is looking for a resourceful researcher and excellent writer to fill our Grants Intern position. The selected candidate will be directly involved with the grant-writing process in order to secure funds for CIANA from foundations and government agencies. The intern will be responsible for finding potential grants, and will work with our Executive Director to decide which grants to apply for, develop a timeline for submitting the application, and gathering materials and information needed for the proposal.


  • At least two years of college completed

  • Studying Communications, Journalism, English, Writing, History, Nonprofit Management, Public Affairs or a related field.

  • Experience applying to and receiving personal scholarships and/or grants for student clubs or outside organizations

  • Knowledge of the grant-writing process and non-profit development

    • Experience applying to grants for non-profits is a huge plus​

  • Ability to meet strict deadlines, including those on short notice

  • Keen attention to detail, ability to articulate, and sharp decision-making skills


Everyday Duties:

  • Research foundations and grants on GuideStar, Candid (formerly the Foundation Center), and other platforms

  • Work with the Executive Director and Development VISTA to plan grants calendar and application strategy

  • Develop and compile supporting documents including metrics, testimonials, and reports for grant applications

  • Draft narrative proposals and responses to application questions

  • If necessary, draft letters of inquiry or letters of intent

  • Conduct research on other sources of funding, and brainstorm strategies for CIANA’s financial growth

  • Maintain relationships with donors and foster engagement


  • Maintain grant database and create grant calendar

  • Research and apply for at least two grants


Compensation: Unpaid, but may be completed for academic credit

Hours: 10-15 hours per week


For more information, check out our social media at @cianainc.


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to

Volunteer Tutor (Elementary After School Program)

Our elementary school homework help program is looking for volunteer tutors who love to work with kids and are reliable, friendly, and patient. CIANA offers homework help to immigrant students enrolled in first through fifth grades through an after school program held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:00pm during the school year.



  • Completed at least some high school

  • Consistent availability on Tuesday and/or Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00pm


Everyday Duties:

  • Helping young students with math, reading, and writing homework

  • Teaching young students manners and to clean up after themselves

  • Encouraging positive development and confidence


Compensation: Unpaid

Hours: 2-4 hours per week

To apply, please email

SONYC After School Program Volunteer

Position Summary

CIANA is looking for committed volunteers for its DYCD-funded SONYC After School Program. The program takes place Monday-Friday from 3:00-6:30 PM at a local church near CIANA’s office in Astoria, Queens. The program is targeted to middle school-aged youth in grades 6-8. We are seeking to hire volunteers who will ensure programmatic success. SONYC volunteers will work with the Program Coordinator and Group Leader to provide safe, fun, and curriculum-based programming for NYC youth. Volunteers will receive oversight from the Program Coordinator, who will ensure they are properly trained and monitored in order to create a fun, safe, and educational environment for youth. Volunteers may also participate in field trips and other activities.



Volunteers will take on a number of responsibilities during the program, particularly in the areas of homework help and setting up enrichment activities. Volunteers will:

  • Work with youth for up to one hour during the program time

  • Assist students in the areas of Math, Science, English, Foreign Language, and other core curriculum areas

  • Mentor students and discuss educational and other needs during this time

  • Work with activity specialist or independently to develop and facilitate program activities, which may include cooking, dance, art, photography or other taught youth-based group activities



  • Experience working or volunteering with middle school aged youth

  • Ability to pass a background check (including fingerprints) and interact with children

  • Be flexible in your duties as a volunteer as they pertain to successful program implementation

  • Must be available during program days and times, and commit to serving the entire semester

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to

Board of Directors

CIANA is seeking enthusiastic board members who are looking to make a difference. Time commitment is essential and active involvement is both critical and expected. Retirees are especially encouraged to apply.


Working in partnership with the Founder and CEO, the Board of Directors supports CIANA’s growth and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance.  The Board of Director’s role in CIANA’s fundraising efforts is paramount.  They are expected to assist with the solicitation of contributions and funding from the government, foundations, organizations, and individuals, as well as to make annual gifts that reflect their commitment.


The Center for the Integration & Advancement of New Americans (CIANA) is a small but dynamic Queens-based nonprofit social services organization that works to integrate new immigrants from South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and Latin America into the socio-economic and civic life of American society while maintaining pride in their cultural heritage.



  • Evening availability on the first Wednesday of every month for board meetings

  • Time availability for active participation in board activities


Everyday Duties:

  • Provide leadership, governance, and fiscal oversight

  • Build dynamic fundraising strategies and donor solicitation plans

  • Serve on board committees and taking on special assignments

  • Represent CIANA to stakeholders and act as ambassadors for the organization at events


For more information, check out our social media at @cianainc.


To apply, please send a bio or resume to

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