Grant Intern

Job Description:

The Enhanced Services to Refugees Grant Intern will assist the JERS 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 work 10-15 hours per week under the supervision of the Grants and Data Director but also will 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.

Hours are available M-F from 9AM-5PM, adjustable according to school calendar and availability. 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.

Duties include:

  • Assist with the collection of client applications and case notes.
  • Ensuring only the appropriate services are tracked for qualified clients.
  • Help develop and improve tracking systems that work for each department and their existing processes.
  • Entering new clients and services into Filemaker system.
  • Providing direct services to clients as the intern's interests dictate. Opportunities include assisting with ESL enrollment or in-classroom assistance, resettlement services, women's group, interpreting, transportation training, and more.
  • Other assistance as needed


Minimum qualifications and expectations:

  • Professionalism, dependability, honesty, and punctuality
  • Strong data entry skills and ability to understand grant requirements
  • Adaptability to a rapidly changing environment

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 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

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. Copy machine, wifi, and other tools are available. Free parking. If an interested candidate cannot commit to 10 hours per week, the position would not qualify as an internship but as a volunteer opportunity.

Interested candidates should send a resumé and cover letter to No phone calls please. We will only contact you if we are interested in setting up an interview.

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2495 Main Street - Suite 530 - Buffalo, NY 14214
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