Internship Opportunities

Refugee & Immigrant Self-Empowerment offers a variety of volunteer-based, internship opportunities. Our internships allow high school and college students as well as professionals from the community at large to develop and to use their talents and skills to benefit the Organization and the refugees of Onondaga County. RISE invites ANYONE interested in an internship opportunity -irrespective of location, education level, or training- to apply.
Note: In the last year alone, RISE  partnered with undergraduate and graduate students across majors (Art History/Museum Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Education, International Relations, Pre-Law/Political Science, Public Administration, and Social Work) who were enrolled at Syracuse University, Onondaga Community College, LeMoyne College, Cazenovia College, SUNY Geneseo, and the University of Rochester.  To learn more about our interns’ experiences at RISE, see:
Dana Fiel’s Internship Story
Marielle Brunelle’s Internship Story 
Below are a number of current internship opportunities. Please click the position title to read the full job posting and details:

Development Internship

Education Outreach Internship

Don’t see an internship opportunity for you? No problem! Pitch an idea to us! We are always willing to work with YOU!


If you are interested in applying for a Syracuse RISE position, please fill out the application form below.

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