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NYS Office for New Americans (ID: 105803) for Fall 2017


Department of State

99 Washington Avenue
Albany , NY 12231

Division/Unit: NYS Office for New Americans


Web Site: http://www.newamericans.ny.gov/(New Window)


Proposal Information


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo established the Office for New Americans (ONA) to assist newcomers to New York State who are eager to contribute to our economy and become part of the family of New York State. ONA helps new Americans fully participate in New York State civic and economic life. The ONA intern will conduct research on the new American population in the different regions in New York State using the most recent U.S. Census data and help draft fact sheets. The intern will draft memos on a variety of immigration topics and compose daily New York State immigration news clip compilations. The intern will also draft content for an ONA blog. The intern will support the launch of the Community Navigator Program in its goal of identifying areas with growing immigrant populations and in need of services. Other tasks assigned may include: assisting with the creation of an ONA contact database through SharePoint; staffing ONA events; and contacting the ONA network for information. ONA office hours are Monday through Friday, from 9am - 5pm, and the Albany office is seeking a commitment of 30 - 40 hours per week.

**For consideration, all candidates must submit a cover letter indicating their interest in the NYS Office for New Americans.



Excellent verbal & written comm. skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Strong org. & time management skills

Familiarity/interest in diversity

Strong research skills


Internship Areas: Communications/Public Relations, Information Technology, Planning/Analysis/Research, Public Policy

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 30 or more

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Graduate Student

Minimum Standing: Junior

Degree Concentrations: Language Studies, Liberal Arts, Public Administration