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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?



Once you read through our opportunities, fill out our general volunteer application here to get in contact with us. We will follow up with an interview (some positions) and more information on orientation and trainings. Email with any questions!


One of our volunteers, Emma, helping us sort donations in our warehouse!




If you are looking to complete an internship, positions may be arranged by contacting the Institute and your school. Applications always under review. If you are interested in an internship, please review the open positions below. To apply, fill out the application, and remember to attach your resume, cover letter (mentioning the position that interests you), and contact information for two references.


Academic Year ’22 – ’23

HELLO Tutor Internship

Finance – Bookkeeper Intern

Email our Volunteer Coordinator at for any questions about internship programs.


“My fall 2021 Internship was a very fulfilling experience. I learned about what IIB does in the community, including programs that seek to educate about international affairs topics. I gained experience in proposal writing and project planning in the non-profit sector, professional advice, and training while finishing my bachelor’s degree at Canisius College. These factors ultimately led to my full-time position at IIB after graduation, which has allowed me to continue to work on these projects with the Buffalo community.”
– Christopher Krull, International Exchanges & Education Coordinator at IIB (former intern)


“When I first began my internship in the spring of 2016, I was unsure of what path I wanted to pursue upon graduation. Through my time interning, I found purpose, built valuable skills, and gained a newfound confidence in myself. It sparked a passion and desire to work in the non-profit sector, and ultimately led me to stay in Buffalo after completing my degree. I have since held positions both within IIB, as well as elsewhere in the community, but I always return as it feels like a place where I can truly do good in the world.”
– Gabi Cilento, Philanthropy and Community Engagement Associate at IIB (former intern)


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