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Internship Opportunities

Our Internship Program is a 6-month unpaid program. Opportunities include Marketing, Public Relations, Graphic Designing, Video & Audio Editing, Human Resources, Program Management, Fundraising, and much more! 



You will work on a variety of projects, such as:

  • Designing and developing our website which includes writing website copy, blog posts, email campaigns, making updates. 

  • Creating social media content

  • Creating videos to promote our programs which includes editing videos for marketing materials or social media 

  • Editing pictures and/or taking photos for marketing materials or social media

  • Writing copy for our marketing materials

  • Designing graphics for our marketing materials which includes creating brochures, flyers, or social media graphics

  • Managing our company brand

  • Optimizing our website for search engines

  • Creating content for our blog

  • Tracking marketing campaign progress and creating data/reports to present to the Marketing Head 

Hours: 15 to 20 hours per week

Timeline: 6 months internship

Field: Marketing, PR, Communication, Copywriting, Filmmaking, Design, Art, or related field

Requirement: Current college/university student or a recent graduate

Benefit: Possible Internship Academic Credit, Flexibility, Recommendation/Reference Letter

Kristen Maikoo, Marketing Department Head

Communication and Marketing Professional with experience in journalism, digital marketing, PR, business development, website management, marketing campaigns, copywriting, and nonprofit fundraising

Kristen Maikoo is the Marketing Supervisor at I'RAISE Girls & Boys International. She earned a B.A. in Communication from Salem College. Working in the areas of communications and marketing for 6+ years allowed her to build her writing and marketing skills. Her experience in journalism shaped her ability to identify and tell stories while feeding her inquisitive nature. Through marketing, she has been able to employ those capabilities in addition to her creative, problem-solving, and empathic skills to improve the lives of others. She also enjoys writing letters to mail to friends in her spare time.



  • Send initial outreach email to interested volunteer/intern/ job applicants (email template provided)

  • Set up phone / virtual interviews and conduct phone / virtual interviews (template/instruction provided), write interview notes, and email the interview note to respective supervisor if the candidate meets the requirements for the interviewed role/position 

  • Assist with editing and reviewing job descriptions or position descriptions 

  • Do character reference checking (template and instruction provided)

  • Send out welcome letter packet (template provided)

  • Be familiar with current HR recruit trends

  • Be strategic and proactive in finding ways to recruit talent with specific skillsets and experiences for our community-focused volunteer, internship, and job positions 

  • Outreach to universities and colleges to introduce internship / job opportunities - build or keep strong relationship with college / university partners 

  • Conduct HR orientation / training (powerpoint and instruction provided) 

  • Activating / removing / updating job, internship and volunteer postings (log-in credentials and instructions provided) 

  • Assist HR director with capacity building within the HR department to continually improve recruitment strategies; reaching the goal of being effective and efficient 

  • Assist HR director with current projects, i.e., monthly newsletter, pathway to promotion process, college/university partnerships, etc.  

  • Assist with recruitment tasks as assigned

Hours: 15 - 20 hours per week

Timeline: 6 months internship

Field: Human Resources or related field

Requirement: Current college/university student or a recent graduate

Benefit: Possible Internship Academic Credit, Flexibility, Recommendation/Reference Letter

Dalamu Sherpa, HR Department Head

Recruitment and selection, onboarding & off-boarding, employee relations, employee engagement, performance management, payroll management, compensation and benefits, training and development, HR policies and compliance, HR administration, and web designer (design and layout)

Bio: Dalamu is an HR Director at I'RAISE, leveraging their expertise to foster a thriving workforce. Currently pursuing a Masters in Management at Fordham University Gabelli School of Business, they combine academic excellence with real-world experience to drive impactful organizational strategies. With a passion for making a difference, Dalamu served as a dedicated Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) in Thailand, gaining invaluable cross-cultural insights and a strong commitment to community development. As a testament to their dedication to helping others, Dalamu also finds fulfillment in volunteering as an Ice Skating Coach during weekends, imparting skills and instilling confidence in aspiring athletes



  • You will play a leadership role; Develop and lead team schedules and tasks

  • Communicate with different I'RAISE departments and schedule meetings to discuss the department's needs, i.e., volunteer role needs and having a meeting with HR.

  • Summarize and Communicate the meeting notes, decisions, and what actions need to be taken for the programs to anyone included in the programs; Act as the point of contact between the Program Manager, Tanequa Moore, and the people included in the programs 

  • Oversee multiple projects and follow up with core team members to achieve the target program outcomes, i.e., program outcome could be getting 25 students signed-up in the virtual class

  • Gain outreaching skills; reaching out to schools and organizations to share about I'RAISE programs and services and perhaps building mutual win-win partnership

  • Assist in preparing and developing briefings, proposals, and strategic roadmaps for new programs

  • Serve as the point of contact for departments and questions

  • Other program management tasks as assigned

Hours: 15 - 20 hours per week

Timeline: 6 months internship

Field: Business administration, management, communications, non-profit management, or other business related fields

Requirement: Current college/university student or a recent graduate

Benefit: Possible Internship Academic Credit, Flexibility, Recommendation/Reference Letter


  • Interact with and support faculty, students, school administrators, and alumni to support the mission and goals of the Community Departments and Programs.

  • Demonstrate an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures, and backgrounds

  • Identify, evaluate, and propose solutions to our community-focused program areas that need special attention

  • Collaborate with the Community Department team to come up with strategies to help our program and services succeed 

  • Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of our non-profit organization

  • Manage program evaluation activities, including feedback from students, parents, interns, and volunteers in our program 

  • Help with matching; mentee : mentor |  tutee : tutor | mentee : coach 

  • Take a lead role in exploring community collaborations and developing supplemental support services for youth

  • Ensure that program services are carried out, such as class and program activities 

  • Participate in intern development opportunities

  • Organize group activities and attendance sheets 

  • Update school documentation ( i.e referral forms, and parent consent forms)

  • Upload documentations on CMS [content management software - training provided by HR Department] 

  • Assist with collecting and organizing referral

  • Assist with managing and organizing caseload

  • Assist with organizing material for parent workshops and professional development workshops for teachers.

  • Assist with keeping the spreadsheet data organized, and the google folder organized 

  • Other case management task as assigned

Hours: 15 - 20 hours per week

Timeline: 6 months internship

Field: Human Services, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Childhood Education or related fields

Requirement: Current college/university student or a recent graduate

Benefit: Possible Internship Academic Credit, Flexibility, Recommendation/Reference Letter

Tanequa Moore, Community Department Head

Program Management, Project Management, Case Management, and Human Services


Atlanta, Georgia


  • Assist the CEO in coordinating and planning events and meetings, including virtual and in-person events.

  • Support marketing and outreach efforts as per the CEO's needs, including social media management and email marketing.

  • Manage the CEO's calendar and schedule appointments.

  • Conduct research on various administrative topics and provide recommendations to the CEO.

  • Assist in managing office operations, including answering phones, managing mail and packages, and ordering office supplies.

  • Attend and take notes during meetings as required.

  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned.

Hours: 15 - 20 hours per week

Timeline: 6 months internship

Field:  Business administration, communications, marketing, or a related field.

Requirement: Current college/university student or a recent graduate

Benefit: Possible Internship Academic Credit, Flexibility, Recommendation/Reference Letter

Location: 730 Peachtree Street NE #570, Atlanta, GA 30308

Shanequa Moore, CEO

Executive Leadership, Social Work



SOCIAL WORK INTERN (community) - Hybrid

  • Target underserved areas in metro Atlanta 

  • Conduct and implement surveys of the community

  • Create and conduct Community needs assessments

  • Host listening sessions with the community to learn community needs

  • Conduct research projects to assess and understand client needs 

  • Provide case management and case aide support to families experiencing trauma 

  • Community organizing

Hours: 15 - 20 hours per week

Timeline: 6 months internship

Field: Social Work

Requirement: Current college/university student or a recent graduate

Benefit: Possible Internship Academic Credit, Flexibility, Recommendation/Reference Letter

Location: 730 Peachtree Street NE #570, Atlanta, GA 30308


  • Interning at two or three of our partnered Department of Education (DOE) schools

  • Demonstrating ethical and professional behavior

  • Providing individual and/or group social work services for children whose emotional and/or behavioral difficulties interfere with their learning

  • Completing bio-psycho-social assessments on assigned students and developing treatment plans for each student

  • Tracking and monitoring the students' progress by taking detailed progress notes

  • Providing support to staff in reporting suspected cases of abuse and neglect to the Department of Children and Family Services

  • Providing support to teachers and administrators: i.e., consultation, brief classroom interventions, observations, behavioral intervention plans

  • Providing help to parents to help them become more effective participants in their children's education.

  • Communicating and collaborating with school officials, including principal, guidance counselor, and school psychologists

  • Providing information to parents and staff regarding programs and services for children with special needs

  • Maintaining records, forms, and reports as needed to comply with district, cooperative, state, and federal regulations

  • Required to intern at more than one school location

  • Performs other school social work internship duties as assigned

Hours: 15 hours per week

Timeline: 9 months internship

Field: Social Work

Requirement: Current college/university student or a recent graduate

Benefit: Possible Internship Academic Credit, Flexibility, Recommendation/Reference Letter

Location: Atlanta, Georgia - Schools (TBA)

Shanequa Moore, CEO

Being a licensed LMSW Social Worker


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?
We accept applications from current students in degree-seeking programs, associates programs, undergrads, and masters students. 

Is there a limit on how many positions I can apply for?
We suggest that you only apply to 1 position most closely aligned to your experience and goals.

Is there a deadline on when I can apply?
There are no specific deadlines. However, please review our postings carefully if there are any specific dates.

I’m a recent college graduate. Can I still be considered for an internship opportunity?


Do you provide fieldwork or academic credit? 

Yes. Please share our internship opportunity with your college or university! We are an approved field placement non-profit agency. Our interns are supervised, trained and mentored by full-time employees in the respective field. We work to make sure our internship aligns with your academic goals and ensure there are learning objectives 

Can I work remotely as an intern?
Yes. At this time most of our internship programs are virtual.

Is the internship program paid? 
We currently provide unpaid internships.

When will you begin accepting applications for the Internship Program?
The application period typically remains open. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We recommend that you favorite our company page on Handshake to stay up to date on our applications. 

Do you sponsor visas?

I'RAISE is not able to sponsor any type of visas.

Why choose our Internship Program?

Real-world experiences
Our internship program is designed to provide hands-on experience in your field of interest. You will be working on meaningful projects and tasks, allowing you to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios.

Skill Development:
Throughout the six-month internship, you will have the chance to enhance your skill set significantly. Our organization offers comprehensive training and mentorship programs to support your professional development.


References and Recommendations:
A successful completion of the internship will provide you with a strong reference for your future job applications. Our organization values your contribution and will be happy to provide you with a letter of recommendation based on your performance and achievements during the internship period.

Personal Growth and Exploration:
This internship will not only enhance your professional skills but also contribute to your personal growth. You will have the chance to explore different aspects of the industry, discover your strengths, and gain a deeper understanding of your career aspirations. It is an opportunity to self-reflect, learn, and evolve as an individual

We understand the financial aspect of an unpaid internship, and we want to assure you that the experience you gain will be well worth the commitment. We strive to create a supportive and enriching environment that will empower you to thrive and succeed.

Our Internship Program Partners


Contact Us

We are always interested in developing new relationships with schools, colleges and universities that optimize our mutual strengths. Please email us at 

Meet our Interns

HR Department

HR Intern 
Angela Lin, Buffalo University
Karissa Lei Widman,
 Hofstra University

HR Business Analyst Intern
Thaly Ramirez, HULT International Business School

Summer HR Intern 
Sumaiya Rashid, City College of New York

Marketing Department

Marketing Intern 
Mary Stetson

Summer 2023 Intern 
Syeda Rahman, Marketing Intern, Fordham University 
Matthew Hamilton, Graphic Designer Intern, Adelphi University
Noelia Alonzo Guzman, Digital/Social Media Marketing Intern, City College of New York
Athira Mohan, 
Marketing Intern, Anglia Ruskin University

Public Relations Intern 
Joy Ambani, The Co-Operative University of Kenya

Video & Audio Editor Intern
Mitchell Ki, Intern - Filmmaking + Audio 
Martin Johnson, Intern - Video + Audio 

Community Department

Program Management Intern 
Stephanie Garcia

Case Management Intern
Tessa Mott (Program Coordinator) 
Amber Beamer

Zine Ebersohn, City College of New York
Tyasia Monique Inman, Southern New Hampshire University
Samantha Gonzalez, Fairleigh Dickinson University

School Department

Peer Wellness Coach Intern
Hannah Thomas 

Summer 2023 Intern
Priscilla Ramirez, Case Manager Aide Intern, City College of New York

Other Department

Fundraising Management Intern
Aya Al Assafi, Rutgers Business School - New Brunswick

Student Internship Comments

"Overall, I had a really great time working with IRAISE. Someday i will look back and remember all the people I met, projects I completed, and deadlines i finished on time."

"I have had so much fun and gained so much experience from Iraise. Im currently in Kenya, Africa, its difficult here to sustain my contribution to Iraise even though i would want to, mainly because of not enough money to manage my network issues therebye hindering my willingness to contribute to the organization." 

"I feel so grateful to have been a part of the HR team with Dalamu as my mentor! The way that Dalamu trained me was really helpful and guided, I felt so comfortable and capable throughout the whole experience because of that." - Mikiah C.

"I've had the privilege to be apart of I'RAISE's Marketing team as a Marketing intern. I enjoyed being apart of this wonderful organization and gained much needed experience within the Marketing field. It was an amazing experience and I hope that the company continues to prosper!" - Ali H.

"It has been enjoyable, and I've learned a lot of valuable lessons that I'll carry into my future endeavors. However, there's room for improvement, and I hope new interns/volunteers find their values from working at I'RAISE."

"I really appreciate Iraise team especially the marketing team( Kristen) and the HR team for the support during my time. I hope to continue with Iraise for the longest time."

"As my time as a Talent Acquisition Intern at I'RAISE Girls & Boys International Corporation comes to an end, I would like to take this space to thank my amazing supervisor Dalamu Sherpa for opening the door for me, believing in my potential, and my desire to keep learning as well as her support. This journey has been exciting, enriching, and fun; the memories and knowledge I have gained from it will always stay with me." - Daniela N.

"I want to thank everyone for their efforts in creating and maintaining an internship or volunteer program. Providing these opportunities for students and individuals to gain real-world experience and develop their skills is invaluable. I appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes into designing and implementing a successful program, and I hope that the feedback and suggestions I provided will help make the program even more effective and beneficial for all involved. Thank you again for your efforts and commitment to supporting the next generation of professionals." - Serin A.

"Dalamu has done a great job organizing the HR department and its processes and procedures to ensure interns and volunteers work efficiently and have an adequate learning/working environment." - Daniela N.

"The work environment, although it is a remote internship, my supervisor made sure I felt confutable and took a lot of her time teaching me and allowing me to develop the skills needed to be successful in my position."

"Everyone was so supportive and creative. It was such a welcoming environment where everyone was able to share their ideas and receive feedback." Mari J.

"The people are what I loved most about this internship, everyone is very welcoming and kind."

"What I enjoyed most about my internship experience with IRAISE is meeting all of these nice people and polishing/ showing off my Graphic design skills. I hope the other interns will be able to learn something from me. What I really enjoyed was the fact that the company hired Me. Because of this, I was able to take COM 390, meaning I am now able to Graduate this semester." - Peter M.

"I liked the work I did, felt like I was really helping the company. Met some good people and made connections."

"I liked that every week or two weeks, the department met and shared what they were working on"

"It was great being exposed to various aspects of HR."

"Overall, I had a good enough workload to feel like I was a part of the team but not too much to overwhelm myself."

"It was fun and different, I've never had a virtual or program management position so it's nice to see things from another POV"

"It was definitely a time to grow and learn. It helped me realize more about the professional path I want to take in the future. It was also an opportunity to know more about how non-profits work, their limitations, and regulations. Finally, I had the chance to meet amazing people."

"Really enjoyed working with Dalamu and the team. Wish I could have stayed longer. The work is definitely rewarding, but really wished it could have been paid." - Jasmine M.

"I found that when I was having difficulty at the beginning of my Case Management position, Ms. Tanequa had me receive guidance from fellow interns of the same position which was extremely helpful. Shadowing people in the same intern positions can be very resourceful."

"I have been thoroughly enjoying my experience at I'RAISE thus far and I look forward to continue my internship next academic year."

Past Interns

School Social Work Intern 2022 - 2023
Sophie Kaufman, Columbia University
Betsey Goldwasser, Columbia University
Emma Grace Johnson, Columbia University
Sofia Cristina Gonzalez, Columbia University
Anthea Perkinson, Columbia UniversityEstefania Molina Bracamonte, Columbia University
Ivette Cortez, Columbia University
Meg Collins, Columbia University 
Anabel Jane Danon, Columbia University 
Danielle Eve Goldbert, Columbia University 
Ashley Raquel Morales, Columbia University 
Hope Bernert, Columbia University
Zenfira Ora Brandt-rauf, Columbia University
Quincy Wise, Columbia University 
Gabrielle Gertsman, New York University
Andres Cohen, Hunter College
Chelsea Salyer, Hunter College
Ariella Jamnik, Hunter College
Jay Blezow, Hunter College
Ray Dietz, Hunter College

Saleha Saleh, City College of New York, Peer Wellness Coach Intern

CUNY Spring Forward Marketing Hub 2023
Ali Hakim, Marketing Intern, Baruch College
Antara Roy, Marketing Intern, Baruch College
Justin Veras, Marketing Intern, Baruch College
Samreen Mahmud, Marketing Intern, PR Intern, Baruch College
Justin Rueda, PR Intern, Hunter College 

Human Resources Department 2022-2023
Daniela Orozco-Nunez, Rutgers University, Talent Acquisition HR Intern
Joanna Lyn Diguangco, Talent Acquisition HR Intern
Jasmine McKee, Talent Acquisition HR Intern

Marketing Department Intern 2022-2023
Bear Cui, New York University, CEO'S PR Intern
Rashida Mohammed, Gettysburg College, PR Intern
Peter Martino, College of Staten Island, Graphic Designer Intern

Community Department Intern 2022-2023
Mari Jaquez, St. Francis College, Program Management Intern
Alianna Gopal, Case Management Intern
A'mani Osibogun-Bell, Temple University, Case Management Intern

Jessica dass, Case Management Intern
Maya Turnley (Program Coordinator)
Pleshette Alexandria Edwards, Case Management Intern
Brisa Chavez MaguiñaVan Le, , Case Management Intern, University of Massachusetts

Serin Albakri, Program Management Intern
Kaitlyn Jennifer Lee, Babson College, Program Management Intern

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