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31-09 Newtown AvenueSuite 411Astoria, NY 11102


The Center for the Integration & Advancement of New Americans (CIANA) is a 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.

CIANA is seeking an Administrative/Program Assistant Intern for our Program & Administrative Manager to manage her schedule and the operations in the office 3-5 days per week. This is a great opportunity for a college student to gain hands-on experience in the workforce, or for retirees to make a meaningful contribution to a neighborhood organization.

Responsibilities :

  • Welcome guests to the office and direct them to the appropriate staff member

  • Schedule meetings and help maintain our Manager's calendars

  • Conduct general intakes with clients and provide them with information for the service requested (ESL, civics, legal, etc)

  • Answer the main phone line, respond to inquiries, and take messages when necessary

  • Answer the door

  • Return calls to clients when needed

  • Maintain inventory of office supplies biweekly

  • Enter new clients’ info into database

  • Maintain copies of documents (intake forms, flyers, assessments, etc)

  • Keep common areas presentable for visitors

  • Stock copy machine with paper and troubleshooting as needed


  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent; bachelor degree candidates preferred

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

  • Exhibits professional and courteous demeanor and phone etiquette

  • Respectful and sensitive to other cultures

  • Fluency in another language (especially Arabic, Spanish, and Bengali) is a big plus!

How to apply:

College students are encouraged to apply. Please send your resume and a detailed cover letter to: Kylen Button, Program & Administrative Manager at kylen@cianainc.org. Please include the position title in the subject line.

Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered


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