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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?


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the International Institute of Buffalo. We are currently reviewing all of the applications received and will re-open opportunities in the Spring of 2020. Please check back for updates.


Volunteer Opportunities​




If you are looking to complete an Internship for credit, positions may be arranged by contacting the Institute and your school. We are no longer accepting applications for those looking to complete a Spring 2022 internship for credit, but we do have availability within the New American Integration department for those looking to volunteer their time and gain experience assisting new arrivals to get situated in Buffalo. A description of some common responsibilities can be found here. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a resume and your availability to If you are interested in a Summer 2022 internship, please check back in the spring for which positions are available. 

Email our Development Assistant, Sydney, 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)


“My internship in the Employment Department opened my eyes to the resilient and complex community of refugees and immigrants living in Buffalo! From helping teach Job Club (our workforce preparedness and safety course) to finding open career positions for New Americans, I grew in both my professional skills and cultural understanding. I can say for sure that no one works harder than our New American populations! After finishing college, I was employed in IIB’s Development department!”
– Angelica Whitehorne, Communications Specialist at IIB (former intern)


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