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NYS Office for New Americans Intern (NYC) (ID: 106423) for Summer 2018


Department of State

123 William Street
New York , NY 10038

Division/Unit: NYS Office for New Americans


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Proposal Information


New York 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. The New York State Office for New Americans helps New Americans fully participate in New York State civic and economic life. We are committed to strengthening New York State's welcoming environment for New Americans and facilitating their success by:
* Creating a network of neighborhood-based "Opportunity" Centers
* Increasing access to English-for-Speakers-of-other-Languages (ESOL) training.
* Preparing New Americans for the naturalization process.
* Connecting New Americans to business resources to harness their entrepreneurial spirit.
* Developing and leveraging the professional skills of New Americans, and more.

The Student Intern will work with the Deputy Director to streamline operations at the ONA Opportunity Centers, and assist with a communications strategy to engage New Americans across the state. The student intern may be assigned to other research projects over the duration of the term. Other duties include administrative assistance such as filing, answering phones, editing documents, and data entry.

We are seeking one intern for 10 hours a week for a period of three months, with the possibility of renewal for another three months. Office hours are Monday - Friday, from 9am - 5pm. **For consideration, please include a cover letter stating interest in interning for the New York State Office for New Americans.



Excellent communication skills

Organizational & time management skills

Familiar with diverse cultiure/language

Strong research skills

Take initiative & work independently


Internship Areas: Communications/Public Relations, Contract Management, Public Policy

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 10 - 19

Location: New York

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Senior

Minimum Standing: Junior

Degree Concentrations: Cultural Studies, Education Studies, Financial Studies, Human Resources, Legal Studies, Liberal Arts, Public Administration