Interested in interning with [RW!] to serve our migrant community by supporting service providers?

We are now accepting applications for summer 2021! Apply by May 15, 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 In your cover letter, please indicate which team(s) or role(s) you are most interested in.

Internship Structure

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.

For summer 2021, we are looking for interns and fellows to focus on the following areas:
Capacity Building. This teamdevelops and coordinates trainings and events to strengthen and connect migrant services in the greater Boston area. Interns on this team help with planning events, conducting outreach to other organizations, and developing tools and resources for the general public and for migrant service providers.
Communications. This team focuses on maintaining communication with the general public and with our network of migrant service providers in the greater Boston area. Interns on this team may contribute to our quarterly newsletter, manage our social media, support outreach efforts in coordination with the Capacity Building Team, and work on content writing for the website. 
Grant Writing and Fundraising. Fellows working in this area help search for funding sources, work on grant applications, and help develop fundraising components of events. Fellows on this team may also help with internal organizational development to gain nonprofit management experience.
Technology. This team is responsible for developing and managing information databases, our website, and the Migrant Service Map. Interns may work on databases, user interface design, web development, and assisting the Communication and Research Teams with posting new content.
Research. This team coordinates research and develops written reports and other resources for publication on our website. Research Fellows work on priority areas for research that the organization has identified and can also propose their own projects. For the Research Team, applicants with master’s degrees or in master’s programs are preferred, but undergraduates with research experience may apply.
Intern to the Executive Director. The Director’s Intern will be supervised by the Executive Director and will work on a variety of projects to support organizational development, strengthen our relationships with other organizations, and contribute to the work and coordination of efforts between the various teams. An ideal applicant will be self-motivated and innovative, passionate about migration-related issues, and have a desire to gain experience in a variety of areas related to nonprofit management, organizational development, and community engagement. 
To apply for any of the internship roles, please submit your resume and a brief cover letter describing 1) which role(s) you are interested in, and 2) your background, applicable skills, and motivation for applying to
We look forward to hearing from you!