An intern assists a newly-arrived refugee with permanent residency papers.

An intern assists a newly-arrived refugee with permanent residency papers.

Internships are a vital part of supporting New Americans through the transition process to their new community in Minnesota. Individuals who have worked in or would like to gain experience in employment services, human resources, nonprofits, refugee services, placement agencies, or similar settings are encouraged to apply. Internships are unpaid and usually four months long with three terms in a year. At the Institute, we are flexible and willing to adjust interview dates, start dates, and assignments to accommodate your school’s internship requirements.

Internship Terms:

  • Spring Term: January – April/May (Interviews in December)
  • Summer Term: May/June – August (Interviews in May)
  • Fall Term: September – December (Interviews in August)

Intern positions include:

If you have questions regarding these opportunities, contact Faith Loggers-Jamnik at

If you are interested in an internship with the Institute, please complete the following application.

Full Name (required)

Email (required)

Phone Number (required)

Intern position(s) you are interested in

Your Address

What school are you currently attending?

What is your major?

When do you expect to graduate?

Language(s) you speak & proficiency level

Why do you want an internship with the Institute?

Relevant Previous Experience & Skills. Please include any cross-cultural or overseas experience, work with refugees and/or immigrants, previous or current volunteer experience, or special skills or background knowledge that you will bring to the internship.

Over what period of time do you plan to intern? (ex: 01/01/2013-05/01/2013). How many hours a week would you like to intern?

Will your internship fulfill a school or program requirement? If so, please list how many hours are needed and your deadline, and if we are unable to fulfill these requirements, are you still interested in interning with us?

Please give us an idea of when you are available during the week.

Describe any special needs or restrictions you have.

How did you hear about us?

If we take your photo, may we use it in print materials?

Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense (other than a traffic violation)?

Emergency Contact Name

Emergency Contact Phone Number

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