Academic Credit Internship Program (ACIP)

The Academic Internship Program (ACIP) offers a unique opportunity for participants to gain professional experience, build skills through practical application, and obtain educational credits to be applied towards their major/minor at their academic institution. Interns will work on projects that are social-impact focused, and the primary goal of the internship is to offer young professionals interested in public service an opportunityto expand their networks and gain exposure to careers in local government. This is a 12-week, un-paid internship that provides current students and recent graduates with an opportunity to work directly with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and receive academic credits for their academic institution.

Interested candidates are encouraged to select specific focus area of interest for best placement. Descriptions for focus areas are below.

Focus Areas

  • Community Outreach
    • Identify new community partners and facilitate better relationships among community organizations in-person and virtually
    • Conduct outreach activities with immigrant community groups and attend community events, which often taking place during evenings and weekends.
    • Provide support on biweekly community stakeholder call and group meetings.
  • Communications & Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Engagement
    • Support with social media content creation, management, and strategy for reaching immigrant and limited English proficient communities.
    • Collaborate with staff in copywriting, graphic design, and consistency with City branding guidelines.
    • Support with AAPI community engagement efforts, including logistics support for a monthly advisory committee.
  • Operational & Administrative Support
    • Provide logistical support to the deputy director of MIMA on a day-to-day basis.
    • Support with planning ongoing annual programs, projects, and in-person events.
    • Occasionally, work with Language Access Coordinator to communicate updated information related to language access resources with the public.
  • Policy & Procedures
    • Assist with research, analysis, written materials, and monitoring activities related to immigration policy and regulations.
    • Work with the founding director of MIMA to provide support on special projects.
    • Perform administrative tasks as assigned (creating spreadsheets & presentations, compiling & organizing documents using OneDrive, data entry, etc.).

Required Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be a student actively enrolled in an accredited college or university.
  • Must be able to work minimum of 12 hours per week.
  • Must be based in the United States during the duration of their internship.
  • Must be available for hybrid work (have access to their own laptops & internet access).
  • Must have interest in learning about the needs of and/or desire to gain experience working with immigrant communities.
  • Must have excellent computer skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, self-motivated, and able to work without supervision.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to read, write and speak a second language (preferred but not required).

Required Documents

  • Résumé
  • Unofficial Transcript(s)
  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  • 2 Written References


Spring: January-May (Applications deadline: November 15th)

Summer: June-August (Applications deadline: April 10th)

Fall: September-November (Applications deadline: July 15thth)

MIMA Internship Eligibility Questionnaire 

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