Development Intern / Volunteer 2019
Title:Development Intern / Volunteer 2019
Department:Cambridge Headquarters
Closing Date:N/A
Title: Development Intern/ Volunteer, Spring 2019
Location: Cambridge, MA
Reports to: Strategic Partnerships Officer
RefugePoint was founded in 2005 to provide lasting solutions for the world’s most vulnerable refugees. We work to fill the critical and unmet needs of people affected by war and conflict that have fallen through the net of humanitarian assistance, in particular women, children, and urban refugees.
The Development Intern/ Volunteer supports RefugePoint’s development activities by engaging in social media, development, and research projects. This position requires extraordinary flexibility and an ability to be self-motivated. 


Development and Communications Work

Support RefugePoint’s development activities, including but not limited to, supporting general development work, social media, and Salesforce projects. The projects below are outlines, and do not necessarily represent the full scope of the expected work. This position requires someone willing to take on different and unexpected projects throughout the Spring.

General Development

  • Donor research
  • Data update projects
  • Campaign support
  • Development tasks as they arise
  • Salesforce projects and reports
Social Media Support
  • Daily posts and engagement with social media accounts
    • Instagram
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
  • RefugePoint social media analytics
  • Comparable organizations social media analytics
  • General non profit social media analytics best practices


  • A strong interest in the mission of RefugePoint and refugee protection
  • Completed or in the process of completing a Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (development, communications, marketing, public relations, international relations, humanitarian affairs, political science, human rights, etc)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (English fluency required)
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills, especially geared towards a US based audience
  • Experience with Adobe, Canva, or other graphic design software preferable, but not required
  • Experience with popular social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc)
  • Ability to learn on the job, working both independently and collaboratively. Candidate will need to be a self-starter, someone who can manage their time and tasks independently and responsibly
  • Respect for individuals regardless of their race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age or legal status
  • A sense of humor, patience, and diplomacy
  • Must be legally able to live and work in the US. No travel stipend or visas provided
  • Ability to commit to the Spring at approximately 15 hours a week


While internships/ volunteer opportunities are not funded, RefugePoint designs them to be rewarding experiences. Between working in the field of human rights and connecting with a wide variety of professionals in the field, our interns depart with advanced knowledge, valuable contacts, and the benefit of knowing they contributed to lifesaving work.

To apply, please upload your resume and complete the following survey (cover letters are optional).


Applications will close on January 28, 2019. If you move forward with the interview process, we will be in touch at the end of January 2019.

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