Intern With Us


The Welcoming Center’s internship program provides highly motivated and talented individuals with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience before and after graduation. Typically, our interns are undergraduate and graduate students.

Current Openings

Small Business Department

The Small Business Program focuses on facilitating the economic integration of immigrant small business owners, helping entrepreneurs to build relationships with their customers, with neighboring US-born business owners, and with the surrounding community. We provide technical assistance and guidance to US-born and immigrant business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to launch or expand their businesses. Our program activities include business plan classes, one-on-one consulting, small business workshops, small business legal clinics, “Opportunity Calls”- a monthly phone announcement service alerting business owners to resources, trainings and workshops available to them, and “English for Entrepreneurs” – a eight-week cross-cultural communication and customer service course.

The Graphic and Web Design Intern will develop visual concepts for start-up business and help rebrand businesses looking for a fresh look. Duties will involve:

  • Meet with entrepreneurs and Small Business Advisors to determine the scope of a project
  • Develop graphics for product illustrations, logos, and websites
  • Present the design to clients and incorporate recommended changes
  • Create website layout/user interface using WordPress
  • Create social media accounts and coach business owners on how to update them

Skill and Education Requirements:

  • This internship is designed for open, curious people who care deeply about helping people of ALL racial and ethnic backgrounds to work harmoniously with each other.
  • Applicants should have an interest in economic development and the ways in which public and nonprofit institutions can spur private sector development.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Applicants should have academic or professional experience in graphic and web design, and marketing strategies.
  • Strong knowledge of WordPress, ecommerce platforms, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and social networking sites

Internship Details:

The internship will be based out of our 1617 John F. Kennedy Boulevard office with possible visits to commercial corridors and individual businesses.

Interns must commit at least 6 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks and maintain a regular schedule.

To Apply: Please send a resume and brief cover letter describing how your experience and interests match this position to Qadeer Gulzari, Small Business Advisor at: qadeer@welcomingcenter.org

Communications Department

The communications department is looking for a self-directed, highly motivated, reliable and creative interns.

This individual will work on creating video content for the organization for marketing and fundraising. This position reports to the Director of Communications.

This is a great opportunity for anyone hoping to get their foot in the door in creating corporate videos, as well as helping create a portfolio.

This internship is best suited for film, photography, and visual journalism students with an electronic media background who are looking for hands-on experience with a fast-paced team.

Key duties:

You will work with program teams on storytelling via videos that can be used for presentations, shared at events, shared on social media, etc. You will be responsible for recording, editing, and producing videos. You may also be assigned other duties as required by the communications department.

Skill and Education Requirements:

  • A self-starter who has the initiative to recommend improvements and is eager to take on challenges
  • Able to work both independently and in teams – you will need to collaborate with marketing video producers, writers, program managers, and other stakeholders
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud and various HD cameras is required
  • Experience with photography preferred
  • Proficiency in a second language is a plus but not required

The internship will be based out of our 1617 John F. Kennedy Boulevard office with possible visits to commercial corridors, individual businesses, and other locations for onsite photo/video shoots.

Interns must commit at least 6 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks and maintain a regular schedule.

Apply:

Please send a resume and brief cover letter describing how your experience and interests match this position to Lina Duffy, Director of Communications at: lina@welcomingcenter.org

This individual will be assisting the Director of Communications with: designing graphics for print/digital, helping with tasks that ensure communications are standard across the organization, and other assigned tasks.

Key duties:

Assisting with all aspects of designing marketing material for the organization for both print and digital use, such as the annual report, web/social media graphics, flyers, etc. You may also need to assist from time to time with posting to social media, taking photos/videos, carrying out tasks to ensure organization-wide communications standards, etc. You will be assigned other duties by the Director of Communications as necessary.

Skill and Education Requirements:

  • A self-starter who has the initiative to recommend improvements and is eager to take on challenges
  • MUST be proficient in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and other design software
  • Knowledge of photography and videography/video editing is a plus but not required
  • Proficiency in a second language is a plus but not required
  • Enjoys working with people

The internship will be based out of our 1617 John F. Kennedy Boulevard office.

Interns must commit at least 6 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks and maintain a regular schedule.

Apply:

Please send a resume and brief cover letter describing how your experience and interests match this position to Lina Duffy, Director of Communications at: lina@welcomingcenter.org

If you are looking for roles other than those listed above, email info@welcomingcenter.org with your cover letter and resume and let us know how you would like to intern with us.