Community Organizing Intern
Organization History and Mission
Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC, Inc. (CIS-NYC) is a multi-service community and faith-based non-profit that provides a broad range of culturally and linguistically appropriate services to immigrants, refugees, asylees, and their families. CIS-NYC meets the unique needs of diverse immigrant populations through supportive services and concrete assistance which encourage economic independence and social empowerment, foster individual growth and development, and promote self-determination for immigrant families, children and youth.
The Community Organizing Intern will work closely with the Director of Community Programs and Community Organizer to support the Justice for Immigrants Program. This program seeks to address challenges faced by the local immigrant community on both the micro and the macro level; providing necessary and empowering resources and information to individuals and their families, while also seeking to address the political and institutional dynamics that marginalize them. We educate, empower, and organize participants through monthly Know Your Rights workshops, leadership development activities, rallies, press conferences and other actions. The Intern will be responsible primarily for conducting outreach to and engaging with immigrants in the Lower East Side.
The Community Organizing Intern’s main responsibilities will include, though not be limited to:
- Collaborate with the Community Organizer to conduct community outreach and engagement within the Lower East Side neighborhood, with a focus on local businesses who hire immigrant workers, schools, and churches.
- Conduct outreach in the community for Know Your Rights workshops and other JFI/CIS-NYC events/programs (flyering, tabling, email, social media, phone calls, etc).
- Coordinate and conduct offsite Know Your Rights workshops in the community with the support of the Director of Community Programs/Community Organizer.
- Collaborate with Director of Community Programs and Community Organizer to plan, conduct outreach for, and facilitate monthly onsite Know Your Rights workshops.
- Assist with maintaining social media presence.
- Assist with coordination of rapid response to political changes affecting the immigrant community.
- Assist with DACAmented Voices (youth documentary storytelling program) where needed.
- Interest and/or experience in working on progressive social justice issues and immigrant issues
- Fluent in Spanish and English (required)
- Must have experience in conducting community outreach and be comfortable and excited about spending time out in the neighborhood and connecting with local immigrant community members
- Currently working toward an undergraduate college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g.: Social work, sociology, political science, etc.) (this position is not open to graduate level students).
- Ability to work well both independently and on a team
- Excellent communication skills (written, verbal) and comfortable with public speaking
- Flexibility in working occasional evenings and weekends
Pay and Hours
$15 per hour
35 hours per week for 10 weeks over the summer.
We will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please prepare a detailed cover letter and resume describing your experience and interest in the organization/the position and email to: Ella Nimmo, Director of Community Programs & Development at xxx-xxx-xxxx
Please make subject line of email “Application to Position: Community Organizing Intern - [YOUR NAME]”
community organizing, immigrants, immigration, social justice, social work, outreach, social media