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Volunteering at the International Institute of Buffalo

Do you have a passion for human rights?  Would you like to help welcome people to WNY? Are you part of a group that helps others?


Virtual Volunteer Opportunities​

In Person Volunteer Opportunities 

(Not being offered right now due to Covid-19)

Apply here as a virtual HELLO volunteer and apply here for interest in any other program.


Internships are available in all departments and may be arranged by contacting the Institute and your school. The deadline to apply for a Summer 2021 Internship has passed, but if you would like to apply for a Fall 2021 internship, the application can be found here. Please remember that internships with our organization are competitive and you may not be guaranteed a spot. If you’re doing the internship for credit please be sure to have a back-up option as we often have more applicants than positions available. See descriptions of each available internship below:

Education and International Visitors Intern 

Preferred Communities Intern

Interpreting and Translation Intern 

Community Outreach Support Intern

Development and Communications Intern 

Email Jordan Soldaczewski at for any questions about volunteer and internship programs.

Become a volunteer

If you are interested in getting involved, complete our Volunteer Information Form and the Institute’s volunteer coordinator will contact you.

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