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Internship Postings

For all internship inquiries, please email  Jessica Garcia, our Director of Organizing & Programs, at jessica at nynice.org.

Year-Round Internship Opportunities:

  • Community Organizing Intern
  • Film Editing

Internship Descriptions:

Immigrant Workers Rights Community Organizing Intern 

New Immigrant Community Empowerment seeks an organizing intern to play an integral part in our membership development and in our grassroots organizing campaigns. S/he will work alongside our organizers and a dedicated group of members to achieve our campaign and membership development goals. This is a great opportunity for anyone who cares about the empowerment of new immigrants and wants to learn new skills and strategies for engagement and consciousness-raising around workers rights and immigrants’ rights issues. As intern, you will gain expertise in labor laws as you help workers fight back against wage theft, consumer rights as you work with individuals who are victims of immigration and employment agency fraud, and immigration rights as you work to support our campaigns for comprehensive immigration reform and against deportations.

Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the intern may include but are not limited to:

  • Helping to carry street outreach, introducing new immigrant workers to the organization and our work to advance immigrant worker rights
  • Assisting in creating materials for outreach, such as flyers or palm cards
  • Conducting one on ones and strategic phone outreach
  • Conducting Know Your Rights trainings and workshops using popular education methodology
  • Assisting with data entry and other clerical duties, as necessary

The ideal candidate:

  • Must have a strong command of the Spanish language
  • Must commit to working at least 10-12 hours per week, late afternoons and evenings are preferable.
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Previous outreach and/or organizing a plus but not required
  • Must have cultural and linguistic competency to work with low-wage immigrant workers

This internship is unpaid. School credit may be arranged at the high school, college and masters’ level.

 

Film Editing Intern

NICE seeks a Film Editor to edit  videos to raise awareness of the issues that most impact our base! This is a great opportunity to gain professional experience film editing while helping a high-performing organization develop the relationships it needs to be successful.

Highlight the challenges immigrants face as workers and community members in Queens and beyond is an integral part of the work we do to advocate for greater immigrant and worker rights.  We are currently working specifically on collecting narratives from workers who have experienced wage theft (worked but not paid for their labor) and who have been defrauded by predatory employment agencies. The Film Editor will transform video footage from these bell ringings into short films, which will be presented to major funders and decision-makers. The opportunity exists to pitch your own ideas for longer videos!

We expect the time commitment to average 5 – 8 hrs/wk. Specific scheduling hours can be adjusted to meet the needs of the Film Editor!

  • Ability to collaborate online using DropBox, Google Drive or other cloud based file sharing software
  • Experience with and own film editing software, such as Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premier or other nonlinear video editing software
  • Experience with Compressor 4, Motion 5 or AfterEffects not required but preferred
  • Knowledge of processes used for publishing to YouTube
  • Strong written communication skills

 This internship is unpaid. School credit may be arranged at the high school, college and masters’ level.