Career Services Internship Opportunities

CUNY Civic Engagement Internship

Description: The Program The mission of the Harry P. Pachón Civic Education Program is to create empowered community stakeholders through three program strategies: naturalization, government access, and voter education and mobilization. The NALEO Educational Fund’s naturalization program empowers Latino immigrants by assisting them through the U.S. Naturalization process, our government access initiative seeks to promote an informed and active Latino constituency that holds government accountable, removing the barriers to civic participation, and the Voces del Pueblo Program promotes full Latino electoral participation through voter education, mobilization and advocacy. The Position The NALEO Educational Fund seeks a motivated student to provide programmatic and administrative support to the New York office on issues central to civic engagement, including naturalization and non-partisan voter engagement. Work responsibilities include helping to staff its national bilingual hotline. Hotline Operators are responsible for answering calls, documenting calls, and assisting individuals with basic non-legal information and local referrals related to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), immigration, U.S. citizenship, and elections; training provided. Hotline duties also include but are not limited to recording all call details in a simple database, following up on pending calls and retrieving voicemail as instructed. Additional duties may include research, writing reports, providing administrative support, organizing and promoting events, working with constituent organizations, and interacting with the public. Work hours may range from 8 AM to 5PM EDT, Monday through Friday. Some Saturday work may be needed.

Salary Unknown
Type of Opportunity Internship
Location New York, NY
Degree Wanted None Req.
Field of Study Business, Education, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Marketing
Special Skills & Requirements Qualifications ? Applicants should be undergraduate or graduate students with an interest in issues relating to civic engagement, immigration, Latinos, politics and voter engagement. ? Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and proficiency in basic computing activities, such as typing and internet research. ? Intern must be able to multi-task (with attention to detail); have good written and oral communication skills and a professional demeanor. ? Spanish fluency required; ability to read and write in Spanish, a plus. ? Ability to work respectfully with people of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. ? Supportive of the NALEO Educational Fund mission and philosophy. ? Letter of recommendation by a faculty member or other individual familiar with the applicant’s interest in civic engagement and/or work is optional.
Company Name NALEO Educational Fund
Contact: John Degliuomini, Northeast Program Associate
Address: 55 Broad Street, Suite 9B, New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212-480-1918
About the Company: The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund was established in 1981 to empower Latinos to participate fully in the American political process. The NALEO Educational Fund carries out this mission by developing and implementing programs that promote the integration of Latino immigrants into American society, developing future leaders among Latino youth, providing assistance and training to the nation’s Latino elected and appointed officials, and conducting research on issues important to the Latino population. The NALEO Educational Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a 15 member Board of Directors and a 25 member Board of Advisors. Both Boards are comprised of Members of Congress, and state and local elected officials. The NALEO Educational Fund Board of Directors also includes members of the private sector. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the NALEO Educational Fund maintains offices in Washington, D.C., Houston, Orlando, and New York City.
How To Apply: Send a letter of interest and résumé to John Degliuomini, New York Program Associate via address or email listed above.


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