Volunteer opportunity description


The Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans (CIANA), Communications and Outreach team is looking for Communications Interns who are creative and detail-oriented self-starters. Chosen interns will form a team that possesses a combination of the skills outlined below.




Key Responsibilities

  • Draft posts for social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Research, pitch, and draft articles for CIANA’s blog 
  • Assist the Communications and Outreach VISTA with producing newsletters and other emails targeted at clients, donors, and partners
  • Design graphics and visuals to enhance CIANA documents and materials 
  • Develop relations with media and community leaders/orgs
  • Assist in translating the CIANA materials into Arabic, Bangla, or Spanish (if possible)
  • Assist on side/independent projects


  • This internship is ideal for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Communications, Marketing, Graphic Design, Journalism, English, Political Science, Sociology, International Affairs, Latin American/Middle Eastern/South Asian Studies, or related fields. 
  • An independent self-starter who can manage time effectively to accommodate several projects at once
  • Proficiency in Arabic, Bangla, Spanish, or other languages is a plus!
  • Experience with one or more of the following:
    • Research and writing 
    • Content creation for social media, blog posts, newsletters, and press briefings
    • Graphic design
    • Website design and analytics 
  • Familiarity with Canva, Mail Chimp, Wix, or similar platforms. Adobe Illustrator is a plus! 

Time Commitment

  • Regular schedule required. 
  • 12 - 20 hours a week during CIANA office hours (Mon. - Fri. 10 AM - 6 PM).
  • Fall semester; immediate start is preferred



Unpaid, but may be completed for academic credit.


Training/Support Provided

Interns will undergo orientation and training. 

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


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Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans

Grethel Calero
Intern Coordinator
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