Refugees International accepts a limited number of applicants for unpaid internships throughout the year. If you would like to apply, please forward your resume with a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
and indicate your interest in a general, peacekeeping, research,
communications, development, and/or congressional internship. Please
make sure to include your dates of availability.
- General Intern
The General intern assists the
Office Manager and RI staff with both administrative tasks and special
projects. General interns have the opportunity to gain exposure to all
aspects of the organization. Responsibilities may include answering and
transferring phone calls; greeting guests to our office; assisting with
special projects; attending local conferences and seminars on behalf of
the advocacy staff; and compiling News Clips to update our staff on our
- Peacekeeping Intern
The Peacekeeping intern provides support to the RI Peacekeeping program and helps conduct research and facilitate communication between Refugees
International and the PEP (Partnership for Effective Peacekeeping)
community. Responsibilities may include updating and maintaining the
PEP website; sending out announcements of events; compiling weekly PEP
news clips; monitoring security conditions in focus countries; and
posting monthly reports to the PEP website.
- Research Intern
The Research intern works closely with our advocates, who complete
approximately twenty to twenty-five field missions a year, and support
staff. Responsibilities may include attending local government and NGO
conferences; conducting research on focus countries; assisting in the
creation and editing of research reports; and providing additional
front office support. The research interns currently work most closely with the Statelessness and Peacekeeping programs.
- Communications Intern
Communications intern works with the Communications Department to
promote Refugees International through website development, media
relations, and promotion of publications. Responsibilities may include
writing blog posts, and copy for electronic newsletters, assisting with media and blog outreach, updating the website, copy editing and assisting with release of new materials, and creating and maintaining media lists.
- Development (Fundraising) Intern
The Development intern works with the Development Department to support fundraising activities in various capacities, ranging from prospect funding research to assisting the development team with a variety of administrative tasks and other fundraising projects as they arise. Responsibilities may include supporting foundation fundraising and grant writing; coordinating mailings; supporting event planning and execution; updating donor databases; and conducting research on potential funding sources and new fundraising techniques.
- Congressional Intern
Congressional intern provides support to the Congressional Advocate,
who serves as RI's liaison to Congress and responds to new developments
in humanitarian crises. Responsibilities may include attending
congressional briefings and meetings; drafting advocacy letters;
compiling news updates on focus countries; and following and analyzing
proposed, introduced, and ongoing Congressional legislation.