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Date Posted: 
Monday, January 8, 2018


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.

12 months, full-time

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

  • living allowance (stipend - see the individual position listings here for details);
  • healthcare allowance ($7,150);
  • choice of a year-end education award ($5,815) or cash stipend ($1,803);
  • eligibility for benefits such as:

-  relocation allowance (up to $1,000)

-  settling-in allowance (up to $550)

-  child care support (up to $400 per month per child)

  • 3-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 pre-service orientation facilitated by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS);
  • a course on community outreach/coalition-building; 
  • monthly NYIC VISTA webinars;
  • ongoing check-ins, guidance and support from the NYIC.

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

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • and a U.S. citizen, national, legal permanent resident, or be enrolled in an immigration program that provides a work permit that would cover the length of the VISTA position. 


If you have questions about the NYIC VISTA program, please contact Membership and Capacity Building Manager Kiwi Grady at
kgrady@nyic.org and include the term "NYIC VISTA" in the subject line.


To apply for a NYIC VISTA position, please follow the following steps:

  1. Create a MyAmeriCorps account at https://my.americorps.gov
  2. Sign into your MyAmeriCorps account
  3. 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). 
  4.  Once you are on the position's MyAmeriCorps page, click on the "Apply Now" button.


There are currently no open NYIC VISTA positions. More positions will announced during April/May of 2018 and the majority of them will begin in August/September. 



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