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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 for credit, positions may be arranged by contacting the Institute and your school. Applications for Summer 2022 positions are currently under review. If you are interested in a Fall 2022 or ’22-’23 Academic Year internship position, please review the open positions below. To apply, send a resume and cover letter for the position that interests you, and contact information for two references to The application deadline has been extended to August 19, 2022. 


Fall ’22 or Academic Year ’22 – ’23

Home English Language Learner Outreach (HELLO) Program Administrative Intern

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)


“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, Former Intern


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