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Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans, CIANA

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The Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans ( CIANA ) in conjunction with NYC Health & Hospitals Corp is working to guarantee health care for all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status or ability to pay. CIANA is seeking passionate , outgoing , and organized Interns to participate in our NYC CARE education/outreach efforts, a city-wide initiative.



Key Responsibilities

Outreach interns will support us by participating in remote phone and text-banking , in order to ensure that all immigrant communities have access to healthcare. This consists of making phone calls to our clients and/or potential clients, data entry, as well as data maintenance in Google Sheets. For more information on the program, please visit the website .


  • Pursuing a bachelor's degree. This is an UNPAID internship. College credit may be offered.
  • Keen awareness of immigration news and issues impacting immigrant communities.
  • Fluency in Spanish or Arabic.
  • Culturally competent.
  • Experience with community outreach i.e. canvassing, advocacy, is preferred.
  • Public speaking/ interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in social justice or civic engagement.
  • Volunteers must be 18 + years of age.

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About Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans, CIANA


31-09 Newtown Avenue, Suite 411, Astoria, NY 11102, US

Mission Statement

To provide special transitional services which will lead to the successful integration of newcomers into American society while continuing to maintain pride in their own cultural heritage .


Immigrants and refugees will be provided with the tools to emerge from poverty, isolation, and linguistic barriers to become full, productive American citizens. Our services promote family well-being and stability, provide counseling and support services, and expose newcomers to the social, economic and educational opportunities available to them. Professional social services will include ESOL and civics classes, citizenship preparation, adult literacy, child welfare and youth services, legal and immigration assistance, financial literacy, micro credit and finance, employment assistance, and information and referral services. Newcomers will gain a deeper understanding of western culture and how to incorporate its positive qualities into their lives without fear of losing their culture and identity; it will help them shape an identity that encompasses the best of both worlds and prevents their isolation and marginalization.

Crisis Support
Immigrants & Refugees


Mon Nov 16, 2020 - Fri Feb 12, 2021
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM  


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Arabic
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Spanish
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Data Entry




  • Must be at least 18
  • Immediate start with a 3-month minimum commitment. Mon. - Fri. 10 AM - 6 PM. 9 hours per week.

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