Homes Not Borders – Program Assistant Intern

Do you have a passion for helping refugees? Do you love to write and organize? Do you want to learn the ins and outs of working at a nonprofit? Then the program assistant intern is the perfect match for you.

The Homes Not Borders program assistant intern is involved in all layers of this small but growing organization – from managing volunteer inquiries to preparing donated housewares for refugee apartment setups. Additionally, he/she has the opportunity to work with our refugee clients face-to-face.

The program assistant intern will learn the ins and outs of how a small nonprofit runs, while also learning about the refugee experience and how to work with the refugee population. He/she will work directly with the executive director who will serves as mentor, explaining all of these aspects on the ground and in action.


  • Responding to volunteer inquiries
  • Coordinating with donors about picking up furniture
  • Tracking volunteer hours and refugees served
  • Assisting with fundraisers
  • Researching grants and preparing for them
  • Preparing household items for refugee set ups
  • Organizing donated household items and toys
  • When available, helping set up apartments for new refugees
  • If interested, assisting with carpentry classes

Recommended Qualifications

  • Passion for working with the refugee population
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Proficiency with Excel
  • Strong organizations skills

Hours & Location

  • The program assistant intern can start as soon as possible and work until mid-December
  • He/she is expected to work at least 12 hours a week, with the majority of those hours at the Homes Not Borders office, 4318 Hamilton Street, #10, Hyattsville, MD.

How to Apply

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Laura Osuri at