We take applications all year round, no matter what stage you are at in your education: Undergraduate, Graduate, PhD or Post Career Work (aka ‘retired’). We simply ask that you are able to commit for at least 2 months and can intern at least 10 hours a week. And while we do not provide compensation for our internships, we can help provide you with resources to help you raise money, connect to other employment, and/or find affordable housing in the community.
A great deal of what happens in Clarkston is pushing the boundary lines of what anyone has yet documented in several spheres of study and practice. If your professional growth and research goals align with the efforts of Friends of Refugees, we can work with you to explore an internship experience that will help you accomplish your learning or research goals while growing the thought-leadership that several of our programs are offering in their professional fields.
As a growing non-profit with an innovative leadership team and eight creative programs, there is an opportunity for you no matter your field of study. Working on an environmental studies degree? You could help us develop and implement a sustainability plan for our new building and current building. Working on a degree in accounting? Work with our bookkeeper and development coordinator on donor experience and development. Working on a marketing degree? Flex your creative juices to get the word out about what God is doing in this community! Need a place to conduct your research? Want to work with youth, families, education, ESL…? We’ve got you covered there as well.
Read about our programs and mission – if God gives you a vision for how to come alongside of us and also meet your own goals, we want to hear it (We will also help you brainstorm for ideas)! We are growing and have a great capacity to empower you to empower our community!
We also have a few programs with existing structured internships. Summer Spectacular and Cafe Clarkston specifically have developed internships. If one of these sparks your interest, let us know when you fill out the interest form!
Fill out the Internship Interest Form and we’ll contact you soon!