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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 ’23 – ’24

Resettlement Intern

HELLO Tutor Internship

New American Integration Department Employment Internship

rants Administration and Community Outreach Internship

Internship Application Form

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

“My internship at IIB was a great fit, especially as my first professional experience. The environment was the perfect level of professionalism for me, and my experience was very positive overall. My supervisors kept me busy but never made me feel overwhelmed which was very important to me as a full-time student. It was great to be a part of IIB as an intern because they are an organization whose mission is important to me, and they employ great people.”
–Ellie White, Former Intern
“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)


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