Grant Intern

Hours Required:

10-15 hours per week for 3 months. Hours available between 9-5 M-F.

Position Description:

The Enhanced Services to Refugees Grant Intern will assist the Journey’s End Grants and Data Director with ensuring the grant-funded Enhanced Services to Refugees program is tracking services provided under this funding according to the requirements by New York State. The intern will also work closely with staff from all departments, including our resettlement, legal immigration, social empowerment and education programs, with the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the financial and programmatic sides of a local non-profit organization and the potential to work directly with refugee clients while also supporting the agency behind the scenes.

Duties may include: assistance with a departmental needs assessment and/or tracking of program outcomes and impact over time; the collection of client applications and case notes, ensuring only the appropriate services are tracked for qualified clients; help with developing and improving tracking systems that work for each department and their existing processes; entering new clients and services into the Filemaker database; and providing direct services to clients as the intern's interests dictate.

This is an unpaid internship. A portion of the intern's time will be dedicated to their personal educational development including a thorough training in Journey's End and its mission.


  • Preference will be given to candidates who are available during agency walk-in hours: Friday 9-1, Tuesday 10-1 and/or Thursday 1-3pm.
  • Current graduate or undergraduate student.
  • Professionalism, dependability, confidentiality, and punctuality
  • Strong data entry skills and ability to understand grant requirements
  • Adaptability to a rapidly changing environment
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills for working with people from other cultures and with limited English.
  • An interest in the daily functioning of non-profit organizations

Ideal candidates will have the following skills:

  • An interest in the daily functioning of non-profit organizations
  • An interest in Buffalo's refugee population
  • Prior experience with Microsoft Office and Google applications
  • Prior experience with Filemaker Pro

Intern will gain:

  • Familiarity with whole lifespan of grants cycle from finding funding opportunities to completing grants applications to grants management and reporting.
  • Experience working with the refugee population and learning the concerns and issues thereof.
  • Exposure to non-profit agency funding and grant writing.
  • Professional feedback and guidance.

Journey’s End supervisors will:

  • Communicate with intern about learning goals and outcomes.
  • Train and evaluate intern.
  • Provide proof of attendance, if needed.

Interested candidates should email a résume and cover letter to No phone calls please.

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Where Home Begins Again
2495 Main Street - Suite 530 - Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 882-4963 | Fax: (716) 882-4977