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Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee)

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Communications, Development and Administration Intern

ORAM - Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration
US-based, preferably in California
20 hours/week, Jan 2021 - March 2021

Alight is looking for an intern/volunteer for ORAM.

ORAM- Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration is looking for a motivated Communications, Development and Administration Intern/Volunteer.



Are you passionate about topics such as migration, refugees and LGBTIQ rights? Do you have experience or an interest in communications, digital communication and/or development for an NGO? Have you got a great attention to detail? ORAM advocates for the protection of extremely vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression (SOGIE).

This Communications, Development and Administration Internship gives you the opportunity to assist with the development of our communications strategy, report on areas of interest such as human rights, migration, refugees, support funding opportunities and much more.


Duties include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Assisting in the implementation of ORAM’s communication strategy including maintaining ORAM’s social media sites and creating content.
  • Supporting in the development and design of digital and web, and marketing materials;
  • Providing both technical and editorial website support, updating content, and publishing news stories;
  • Supporting in a brand development strategy
  • Co-organizing livestreams and other online events
  • Assisting in researching donors and funding opportunities
  • Maintaining and updating the database of donors and supporting proposal writing
  • Relationship-building with other California-based refugee/migrants rights organizations
  • Supporting other related works and admin unit.


Desired Skills include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • A person who is interested in a career in Communications or Development (Communications or Social Sciences are preferable)
  • Strong grasp of social media management and campaign development;
  • Experience with WordPress or web maintenance
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of issues facing asylum seekers and refugees
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and a good sense of humor;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required;

Start Date: January, 2021

Location: United States, preferably California based. Most home office but occasional meeting with ED (COVID dependent)

Hours: 20 hours/week, including weekly planning meeting with supervisor for 3 months

Apply here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?aj=oXrNdfw8&s=VolunteerMatch

ORAM is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment and internships without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. ORAM complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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About Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee)


615 1st Ave NE, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55413, US

Mission Statement

Alight is an open family of organizations that works closely with refugees, trafficked persons, and economic migrants, to co- design solutions that help them build full and fulfilling lives-- lives which are alight.


We work with our constituents to provide health care, clean water, shelter, protection and economic opportunities to more than 3.5 million people in 17 countries each year.

Immigrants & Refugees


Mon Feb 01, 2021 - Fri Apr 30, 2021


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Administrative Support
  • Fundraising




  • Background Check
  • 20 hours/week, 3 months

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