NYIC – AmeriCorps VISTAs

NYIC VISTAs are AmeriCorps VISTAs who - through the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) - engage in a year of full-time paraprofessional service in an organization, where they work on community outreach/education, communications, fundraising, program development and/or volunteer management projects for the purpose of building the organization's capacity to run immigrant-focused anti-poverty programs and services.

Term of Service

  • October 26, 2020 - October 25, 2021
  • Full-time


During their year of service, NYIC VISTAs are supported with the following benefits:

  • living allowance (a $13,999 - $24,119 stipend depending on the county that the position is based out of)
  • choice of healthcare allowance ($7,900) or a health plan
  • choice of a year-end education award ($6,095) or cash stipend ($1,803)
  • eligibility for benefits such as:
    • relocation allowance
    • settling-in allowance (up to $750)
    • child care support
  • 4-day training on core skills/knowledge areas (e.g., leadership, social justice), NYIC VISTA focus areas (e.g., volunteer management, communications, fundraising) and immigration issues and their intersections with poverty issues
  • an AmeriCorps VISTA virtual member orientation facilitated by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
  • 3-day day trainings (winter & spring)
  • monthly NYIC VISTA webinars
  • ongoing check-ins, guidance and support from the NYIC
  • group national days of service activities
  • networking and celebration activities/events


In order to be eligible for an NYIC VISTA position, one must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident, or have Refugee status, Asylum, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)


There are 8 NYIC VISTA positions that are scheduled to begin on October 26, 2020.

To learn more about the open positions, click here.

To Apply: 

  • Create a MyAmeriCorps account at https://my.americorps.gov
  • Sign into your MyAmeriCorps account
  • Go to the MyAmeriCorps page for any NYIC VISTA position that you want to apply for. To find the position's MyAmeriCorps page, either click on the position's hyperlinked title on this page or run a search for the position using the MyAmeriCorps website's search engine (write "NYIC" in the Program field)
  • Once you are on the position's MyAmeriCorps page, click on the "Apply Now" button


If you have questions about the NYIC VISTA program, please contact Membership and Capacity Building Associate Alejandra Lopez-Cuellar at [email protected] and include the term "NYIC VISTA" in the subject line.