Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Internships

Journey's End is always looking for people who are compassionate and energetic with a global perspective.

Journey's End Refugee Services believes in respect for all individuals and provides equal employment opportunity to all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, creed, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or military service. Journey's End Refugee Services values a diverse workforce.


Case Management Intern

The Case Management Intern will work with a Journey's End Case Manager to assist in the provision of a number of services to refugee clients, gaining one-on-one experience with refugees from a variety of countries. The intern will learn how to interact with a myriad of different organizations and will deepen their understanding of the issues facing newly-arrived refugees. This internship is ideal for someone interested in the fields of Social Work, International Studies, Social Justice, or Anthropology.

Among other services and tasks, the intern may help refugee families enroll at school for the first time, show them the bus system in the neighborhood, teach life skills, make phone calls and send referrals for doctor appointments, and assist in the application for some of their most important identification cards and services. The internship is filled with learning opportunities, and up to 20% of the intern's time will be allocated specifically to their own educational interests.

Community Outreach Intern

The Community Outreach Intern will assist with the day-to-day running of the Community Outreach Department which includes the volunteer program, in-kind donations, events, and community engagement. The intern will work 10-15 hours per week under the supervision of the Community Outreach Team.

Duties may include assisting with the organization and staffing of special events, compiling contact information of community organizations, input of new volunteer and donor information, writing, promotional flier creation, generating Thank You letters, and other assistance as needed.


Community Outreach Workforce Initiative Intern 

The Community Outreach Workforce Initiative Intern will work with our NYS Office for New Americans (ONA) Immigrant Community Navigator, to provide program support and assistance in carrying out daily tasks. The Focus of the ONA Immigrant Community Navigator is to connect low-income New American residents in the WNY Region to economic, social, and civic support. Activities include Immigration Integration roundtables, outreach & impact days, community navigator trainings, community conversations, volunteer recruitment and a region-wide research report on workforce integration issues amongst refugees & immigrants.

Adult ESL Classroom Intern 

The Adult ESL Intern will support our adult ESL teachers with preparing lesson plans and instructing students. Duties will also include co-evaluation and monitoring of student performance in accordance with classroom teacher's methods. Interns will assist newly arrived English Language Learners (ELL) with literacy skills and language development. Interns will co-plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences.

Interpreting Services Intern 

Interpreting Services provides in-person interpreting and translation services to outside agencies via a team of trained, part-time, ‘on-call’ interpreters representing over 40 languages. The intern will assist the departmental staff of 3 with their goals and responsibilities. Duties may include review of interpreter applications, filing by language, working with our online scheduling system, working to standardize customer location database protocol.

SEWN Women’s Group Intern 

The SEWN: Supporting and Empowering Women Neighbors Intern will assist with running the women's group once a week and with further developing and establishing the program curriculum and partnerships with other organizations in the community. The intern will work 8 hours per week under the supervision of the Community Outreach Specialist who facilitates the Women's Group program. Additional internship hours may be available to those interested in volunteering with the Community Outreach department as well.

Green Shoots for New Americans Intern

Part-time internship working with our urban refugee farm, under the supervision of the farm program manager. Duties are flexible, but will likely focus on marketing, community outreach, farm maintenance, and assisting with daily functioning of the program. Previous experience is ideal, but is not necessary. This position is perfect for a candidate who is interested in Buffalo's refugee population; has studied or experience in multicultural issues, communications, or marketing; has experience in agriculture; and is interested in working in a non-profit.

Making a Connection Teaching Intern

Duties of MAC interns might include, but are not necessarily limited to, providing one-on-one coaching in conversation and academic skills, assisting students in the classroom in reading, writing, and math skills, participating in fun events in the school and/or community, helping with arts/sports related activities, socializing with students during breaks/lunch/free time to help with conversation and life skills, providing teachers with general assistance throughout the school day. Interns may assist with light teaching, if comfortable/appropriate (especially if the intern has an educational background).

Employment Services Intern 

The Matching Grant Program is a part of our Employment Services department. This is a federally funded voluntary program and an alternative to the public cash assistance/welfare program. Matching Grant aims to help refugees achieve self-sufficiency through paid employment within their first 30 to 120 days of arrival in the United States. The Matching Grant Employment Intern will aid recently arrived refugees to find their first job in the United States through a series of activities, including teaching a career development class and more hands-on activities, such as helping clients complete applications.

GET Manufacturing Teaching Intern

The Manufacturing Teacher Intern will be responsible for assisting in instruction of manufacturing-based classes from Monday-Friday 1PM-3:30PM under the supervision of the GET Program Manager and the Director of Education. Experience co-teaching is an asset. The ideal candidate is eager to work with the refugee and immigrant population of Buffalo, self-directed and able to work in a team environment.