The International Institute of New England-Boston is currently offering internships in a number of programs to students with demonstrated interest or experience in serving refugee, asylee, and immigrant populations. An intern can expect to be assigned to one or two of the programs outlined below. Each internship also includes an educational component, through which interns contextualize their experience and reflect on their service.

Time Commitment:

  • A minimum commitment of 15 hours per week is required.
  • Days are flexible depending on intern’s schedule and program needs.

Programs and Responsibilities:

  • Marketing and Communications: The marketing and communications team is responsible for developing and managing IINE’s internal and external marketing and communications efforts. Intern responsibilities include maintaining IINE’s social media presence, assisting with the design and written content for marketing and promotional materials, and helping to update content on the IINE website.
  • Data Analysis: The data analysis intern supports the Data Manager in their efforts to standardize and strengthen day-to-day processes and systems across IINE’s 3 sites. Intern responsibilities include assisting with data clean up and importation, as well as conducting and presenting research on the organization’s history.
  • Development: The Development intern supports the Development team to ensure that the International Institute meets its annual individual giving/fundraising goals. Intern responsibilities include helping screen and contact major donors, assisting the Chief Development Officer in scheduling meetings, researching and creating summaries for prospective donors, corporations, and grant-making organizations, and updating contact information after outreach. May also assist with special events planning and preparation.
  • Community Relations: The community relations intern supports the Community Relations Manager by helping to ensure the success of the in-kind donation program as well as the volunteer/intern program. Intern responsibilities include helping to recruit volunteers and interns, identifying corporate/community volunteer groups, conducting prospect/donor research, helping clients access IINE’s food pantry, assisting with event outreach, and attending events to help promote IINE in the community.


  • Interest in international, refugee, asylee, and/or immigrant issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience advocating on behalf of others
  • Highly organized with great attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and to switch gears quickly
  • Professionalism, discretion, and maturity in dealing with confidential information
  • Ability to work respectfully in a multicultural environment
  • Patience speaking with non-native English speakers/non-English speakers
  • Comfort navigating the Boston area on public transit
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Driver’s license and/or car a plus
  • Language skills in Arabic, French, Spanish, and Somali highly desirable

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, résumé, and list of three references as a single .pdf file, saved as your first and last name, to Please indicate in your cover letter which programs you are interested in and why. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.