Interested in interning with [RW!] to serve our migrant community by supporting service providers?
We are now accepting applications for summer 2021!
Refugees Welcome! has both Intern and Fellow roles that may appeal to students in a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. These positions typically run for a semester (spring, summer, or fall) or an academic year. These are work from home, flexible roles, that require a minimum time commitment of 10 hours per week. All interns work directly with a Leadership Team member who will provide mentoring and supervision. While our internships are unpaid, we are happy to work with educational institutions to provide academic credit for internships. You can find more information about the positions and instructions on how to apply below.
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. In your cover letter, please indicate which team(s) or role(s) you are most interested in.
Our internship program in centered around 4 pillars:
Mentorship – As an intern, you are paired with one of our Leadership Team members who is an expert in an area relevant to the internship, and who will oversee, support, and guide you through one-on-one training. Mentors and interns work together to co-create projects and assignments that will develop the interns’ skills while supporting the organization’s mission.
Knowledge – All interns have access to training sessions designed to build and expand skills that are relevant to the nonprofit field. Previous workshops include grant writing, social media marketing, content writing, and project management.
Community – As an intern, you are encouraged to attend all [RW!]’s workshops, networking events, annual summits or forums, and other events, and you may represent [RW!] at external events. You will also be invited to at least one Leadership Team Meeting. This helps you expand your professional network while building your knowledge of organizations aiding refugee and immigrant populations in the greater Boston area.
Impact – Our interns do not go on coffee runs or get stuck with meaningless paperwork. Due to the small size and volunteer basis of our organization, each intern plays a vital role in shaping, implementing, and carrying out our projects and initiatives. As an intern with [RW!], you gain hands-on experience, and will have the chance to pitch and run your own projects.
Intern and Research Fellow Roles
[RW!] has internships in different areas, which are most suited for undergraduate students, but graduate students may apply as well. Our Research Fellow positions and Grant Writing and Fundraising Fellow positions are most suited for those who already have a four-year degree, master’s level students, and advanced undergraduate students with relevant experience.