Immigrant Concerns Training Institute (ICTI) Internship

About the Organization

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State that works for justice and opportunity for immigrants and refugees. The NYIC successfully brings together multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and multi-sector constituencies to pursue a common agenda. That agenda includes: advocating for equitable immigration policies; ensuring immigrants’ civil rights; encouraging immigrants’ civic and electoral participation; improving immigrants’ access to quality health care and education; coordinating immigration services; and educating both newcomer communities and the public at large about immigration issues.

About the ICTI:

The Immigrant Concerns Training Institute (ICTI) at the NYIC provides high-quality trainings designed to support New York State's nonprofit agencies and legal service providers. We offer a full calendar of continuing legal education (CLE) and non-CLE trainings on topics critical to organizations, social service providers, government employees, and attorneys serving immigrant communities.

Summary of the Position:

We are seeking an intern to support the ICTI’s efforts to provide more than 250 hours of training each year. The ideal candidate will be passionate about immigration advocacy and access to justice, and wants to build a client-centered and trauma-informed culture of immigration advocacy in New York State. This internship will be a great fit for candidates who are considering a career in immigration law and advocacy. The intern will have the opportunity to attend any of the trainings on the ICTI’s training calendar and to liaise with our training faculty, which consists of talented and innovative immigration attorneys from across NY State. The Training intern will work closely with NYIC training staff and partner organizations to manage the logistical challenges of administering trainings, including data entry and technical support.

What will you learn:

  • Learn about and stay updated on current issues in immigration law and policy.
  • Attend trainings on various immigration law issues, including access to the NYIC’s Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law training program.
  • Gain insight into the work of immigration lawyers and advocates.
  • Develop an understanding of the landscape of immigration advocates and service providers in New York State.
  • Learn about nonprofit administration, including data collection, project management, and grant reporting.

Hours and Compensation:

The training intern will work 10-15 hours/week for three months, from September 2, 2024 through November 26, 2024. The compensation for this position will be $20/hour.

Summary of Responsibilities:

responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Support the ICTI’s training planning and logistics, including tracking and compiling attendee data, and creating letters of attendance and certificates of completion;
  • Assist in setting up training registration, vetting applicants, communicating with participants, and tracking training data.
  • Import and update Training records, including information about participants, training faculty, and partner organizations;
  • Assist in planning, promoting, and implementing new training initiatives; and
  • Assist in implementing and troubleshooting new data management protocols and processes.

Qualifications: 

  • Current undergraduate students, with a preference for second- or third-year students (sophomores and juniors).
  • Computer fluency, particularly in Google Suite, Microsoft Office, project management software (Asana), Salesforce or other similar CRM, and Zoom.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize projects and follow through on detail with high-level accuracy.
  • Must be a team player and able to adapt as necessary to changing circumstances.
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle multiple, complex tasks.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with diverse staff and community partners.
  • Familiarity with New York State and City community-based immigrant organizations is highly desirable.
  • Strong organizational, verbal communication, writing, and computer skills.
  • Bi- or multi-lingual ability is preferred (Spanish, Mandarin, Russian and/or South Asian language skills highly desired), but not mandatory.

Please send a resume and cover letter to hr@nyic.org with the subject line: ICTI Internship Program. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; early applications are encouraged.