For all internship inquiries, please email Jessica Garcia, our Director of Organizing & Programs, at jessica at nynice.org.
Summer internship opportunities:
- Community Organizing Intern
- ESOL Teachers
- Advocacy Intern
- Worker Center Intern
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.
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.