Information for projects/papers There are many resources available for student research projects and papers. Please peruse the resources listed on this site, journal articles through your university's subscription services, and the sites below.
Internships Agencies who work closely with refugees rely on the service and innovation of college interns to bring new and fresh perspectives to the work they do. If you are interested in becoming an intern at a resettlement agency:
Start the process early! Agencies need time to prepare for interns, so start the process early (preferably one semester before) for the most meaningful experience.
Prepare a resume with a statement of purpose that explains why you are seeking an experience working with refugees. This will help the agencies understand more about who you are and what kind of internship you are looking for.
Contact your academic advisor or department internship coordinator to determine the agency requirements for an internship.
Contact the director or volunteer coordinator at the agency you're interested in to see if they are currently accepting interns.
If possible, let the agency know how many hours you will need, what days you are available, and what you are hoping to learn from the internship.
If someone doesn't respond to you within a week, it is okay to follow up and try again. Refugee arrivals ebb and flow, and you may have called initially during a very busy time. Don't give up!
Be creative! If you have an idea of a project or program you would like to develop for an agency, brainstorm these ideas with your agency of choice.