Community Outreach Workforce Initiative Intern


10-20 hours per week


The Community Outreach Workforce Initiative Intern will work with our NYS Office for New Americans (ONA) Immigrant Community Navigator, to provide program support and assistance and will also assist the employment specialist in carrying out daily tasks. The Focus of the ONA Immigrant Community Navigator is to connect low-income New American residents in the WNY Region to economic, social, and civic support. Activities include Immigration Integration roundtables, outreach & impact days, community navigator trainings, community conversations, volunteer recruitment and a region-wide research report on workforce integration issues amongst refugees & immigrants.

Key Responsibilities of Intern:

Community outreach & marketing: sharing upcoming events, creating posters, flyers etc; distributing posters and marketing materials to appropriate communities; talking with business owners/organizations/community leaders about upcoming events; sitting in on committee meetings/refugee roundtable discussions/workshops taking minutes, helping with sign in sheet & set up etc; support ONA in finding research reports on workforce development issues & Initiatives; outreach to various counties under ONA Grant; brainstorming and researching community outreach and impact day opportunities.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the non-for-profit field, marketing, community outreach/organizing, and or working with the refugee/immigrant population in WNY.

This position is located both within the Journey’s End office at the Tri-main Building (2495 Main St #530, Buffalo, NY 14214) & at various locations on the West Side of Buffalo

This is an unpaid internship. A portion of the intern's time will be dedicated to their personal educational development including a thorough training in Journey's End and its mission. Copy machine, wifi, and other tools are available. Free parking.

Candidate skills:

Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds; ability to work independently; Microsoft Office/ Excel/ Google Drive experience preferred

Interested candidates should e-mail a résume and cover letter to No phone calls please.

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