Interested in interning with [RW!] to serve our migrant community?

Our internships typically start in spring or fall, and run for a semester or a year. These are work from home, flexible roles, that require a minimum time commitment of 10 hours per week. Please find open positions and instructions on how to apply below.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to  johanna.tvedt@refugeeswelcomehome.org 

Internship Structure

Our internship program in centered around 4 pillars:

Mentorship – as an intern, you are paired up with one of our board members who is an expert in a field relevant to the internship, and who will oversee, support and guide you through one-on-one training.

Knowledge – all interns have access to training sessions designed to build and expand skills that are relevant to the non-profit 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, professional mixers, annual summits, and events, and you may also represent [RW!] at external events. 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 are 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.

Internship Roles

[RW!] is focused on five areas: Technology, Grants, Communication, Capacity Building, and Research. If you are interested in working on one of these program areas, please indicate so in your application letter.

The Technology Team is responsible for creating and managing information databases, our Refugees Welcome! Website and the Migrant Service Map. Tasks include updating databases, user interface design, web development, and assisting the Communication and Research Teams with posting new content, product management and works with our partners, MapBox and Code for Boston, to update the database, design the user interface, and monitor its user ability to identify updates.

The Grant Team ensures that [RW!] has an operational budget for events, coordinates finances, and assists other service organizations with obtaining funding. In addition to writing grants, the team is also focused on creating a set of standards for funders and maintaining a list of organizations that assist migrants in need of funding.

The Communication Team focuses on maintaining communication with our [RW!] Network comprising of migrant service providers in the greater Boston area. The team is responsible for producing a monthly newsletter, puts out updates across our network, coordinates events and fundraisers, creates and maintains branding guidelines, and works with the Capacity Building Team to recruit new interns. The team also contributes to research-based analyses for the [RW!] blog.

The Capacity Building Team works to promote our mission: to provide capacity building, training, and streamlining to migrant services in the greater Boston area. The team works to build and strengthen the capacity of service organizations by holding specialized training workshops, coordinating volunteers, conducting research and collecting data on [RW!] Network service providers to identify gaps and needs.

Finally, the Research Team coordinates research on migration and service provision in Boston. Their responsibilities include; writing and publications, surveys and outreach to migrant service providers, coordinating academic events and outreach to other universities.