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Grants Intern - UNPAID

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Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans, CIANA

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TO APPLY: Please email a resume and cover letter to . Include (Title of the position) Intern Application in the subject line.


The Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans ( CIANA ), Communications and Development team is looking for a researcher and excellent writer. The Grants Intern will be directly involved in the grant-writing process to secure funds for CIANA from foundations and government agencies. The intern is responsible for researching potential grants and will collaborate with our Executive Director to determine which grants to apply for, to develop a timeline for submission, and to gather necessary materials and information for the proposal.



Key Responsibilities

  • Research foundations and grants on platforms such as GuideStar, Candid (formerly the Foundation Center), and others
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Development VISTA to plan grants calendar and
  • application strategies
  • Develop and compile supporting documents including metrics, testimonials, and reports for applications
  • Draft narrative proposals and responses to application questions, and if necessary, draft letters of inquiry or letters of intent
  • Research other sources of funding; brainstorm strategies for CIANA’s financial growth
  • Maintain relationships with donors and foster engagement


  • Current undergraduate students (with at least two years completed) or graduate students
  • Pursuing a degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Writing, History, Nonprofit Management, Public Affairs, Political Science, or a related field.
  • Experience in one or more of the following:
    • Writing
    • Research
    • Applying to and receiving personal scholarships and/or grants for outside organizations/clubs
  • Knowledge of the grant-writing process and non-profit development
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines, including those on short notice
  • Keen attention to detail, ability to articulate, and sharp decision-making skills


Unpaid, but may be completed for academic credit.

Training/Support Provided

Interns will undergo a brief training with CIANA staff.

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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.

Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


31-09 Newtown AvenueSuite 411New York City, NY 11102


  • Strategic Planning
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Research




  • Must be at least 18
  • Regular schedule required. 15 - 20 hours a week during CIANA office hours (Mon. - Fri. 10 AM - 6 PM). Fall semester. Immediate start is preferred.

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