Are you looking to build your skills and knowledge of working with refugees? KOM provides unpaid internships for individuals who are want to gain professional experience in human services, communications, program management, and more. Interns commit to a minimum of 8 hours per week and work alongside KOM staff members. Internships are usually three or four months long and run during the following time periods: Spring (January – April), Summer (May – August), Fall (September – December).

Due to COVID-19, our internships will be mostly remote until further notice.

Communications Intern


The Communications Intern will work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator and Co-Executive Director to increase awareness and support of refugees from Burma through the Karen Organization of Minnesota (KOM). This position offers the opportunity to acquire skills in several areas of communications and media. Responsibilities include drafting newsletter and social media content.

Human Services Intern


Our Refugee Employment Services (RES) and Refugee Social Services (RSS) teams assist clients with job placement, access to health care, secondary resettlement support, and other services. The human services intern will provide support to employment counselors and social services coordinators with these services.


Community Health Intern


The Community Health Intern will work closely with the Community Health Program Manager and Community Health Staff to support and expand KOM’s health programs through outreach, education, events, and research. This position offers the opportunity to acquire skills in several areas of community health education and event planning/research.


Suzanne Olive
Volunteer Coordinator

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