We are a team of passionate and dedicated volunteers with various backgrounds including research and academia, community organizing and engagement, advocacy and activism, and direct service organizations. We are people with our own migration stories, direct ties to immigrant stories, and compassion for and a desire to support asylum seeker, refugee, and immigrant communities. We are united by a commitment to our mission.
Leadership Team Leadership Team Members typically commit to serving at least six months on a specific team, for which they lead and develop projects. All Leadership Team Members are required to attend monthly Leadership Team meetings and may have responsibilities supervising interns or research fellows. If you are interested in joining our Leadership Team, check out the positions we're searching for below or email us to learn more about our available positions.
Leadership Team Positions
The Migrant Alliance and Partnership Network (MAP Network) is looking for folks excited about strengthening migrant services to join our Leadership Team. We aim to strengthen and connect immigrant and refugee services in the greater Boston area by acting as a networking platform and information hub. Our Leadership Team consists of passionate volunteers with various backgrounds including research and academia, community organizing and activism, and direct service work, and we are united by a commitment to the values embodied in our mission.
Leadership Team members oversee and develop the organization’s work in a particular area such as communications and social media, community engagement and outreach, research, and resource development. This is a great opportunity to develop skills, be part of a dynamic team, and contribute to a meaningful mission.
Enthusiasm about the mission of MAP Network and supporting immigrant and refugee communities and service providers
Collaborative working style and interpersonal communication skills
Self-motivation and accountability
Some experience with the area you are hoping to contribute to (e.g., social media, community engagement, research, fundraising, organizational development, etc.)
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to effectively communicate with people in a variety of roles (community members, students, volunteers, nonprofit directors, government representatives, etc.)
Any combination of formal training/education and experience that demonstrates the ability to meaningfully contribute to the team
A basic understanding of migrant communities and migration issues in the Boston area
Duties and Responsibilities:
Attend monthly Leadership Team meetings at our office on the UMass Boston campus if local (meetings are held virtually for the time being)
Mentor and supervise an intern (typically begins after the first semester)
Specific duties and responsibilities depend on the area of work a Leadership Team member is interested in contributing to but may include: creating content and processes for social media, developing newsletters, overseeing outreach to service providing organizations, developing programming for our monthly network calls, conducting research on a particular topic, developing research reports, creating resources to address particular needs, compiling data and information, planning events, developing and overseeing fundraising efforts, and more.
Please note that this is a part-time and unpaid volunteer position. This is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals looking to gain experience in the nonprofit sector or established professionals looking to contribute to meaningful, mission-driven work. As a member of the Leadership Team, you will be asked to commit to at least a six month term (ideally one year) overseeing a specific area of work. This position requires a 5-10 hr/week time commitment. Ideal candidates are Massachusetts-based professionals, but remote applicants will be considered.
We acknowledge that people from certain communities and backgrounds might be hesitant to apply to jobs and volunteer opportunities without meeting 100% of the qualifications. If you are excited about our mission and think you have something to contribute, we would love to hear from you and encourage you to apply. This position is open to remote work. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellows and Interns Our Intern and Fellow roles may appeal to students in a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. These positions typically run for a semester (spring or fall), or for the summer. These are work from home, flexible roles, that require a minimum time commitment of 10 hours per week. All Fellows and Interns work directly with a Leadership Team member who will provide mentoring and supervision. While our internships are unpaid, we often work with educational institutions to provide academic credit for internships. You can find more information about positions and instructions on how to apply below.
The Research Team coordinates research on migration and service provision in the Boston area. Research Fellows typically have the opportunity to propose and work on their own research projects that relate to our mission. They also may collaborate with other teams to engage with service providers to learn more about their challenges and needs and how research can support them. Research Fellows should have previous research experience, strong research and writing skills, and demonstrated self-motivation. Research Fellows are typically graduate students or advanced undergraduates with prior independent research experience.
GRANT WRITING AND FUNDRAISING FELLOWS
Grant Writing and Fundraising Fellows work with the Executive Director and the Research Team to ensure that [RW!] has an operational budget for events and research. Fellows help search for funding sources, work on grant applications, help develop fundraising components of events, and may also help with internal organizational development to gain nonprofit management experience.
CAPACITY BUILDING INTERNS
The Capacity Building Team coordinates trainings and events to strengthen migrant services in the greater Boston area and conducts outreach to strengthen our relationships with other organizations. Interns on this team help with planning our semesterly networking nights and other events. Interns may also work on developing informational resources to support service providers as well as asylum seeker, refugee, and immigrant communities themselves. Finally, Capacity Building Interns support out outreach efforts by researching and contacting other organizations, or by helping to develop surveys or other approaches to gather data about gaps and needs in the field.
The Communications Team focuses on maintaining communication with service providers and with the general public. Interns support the team's responsibilities of producing a quarterly newsletter, managing our social media, and curating our In Our Thoughts and In the News blogs.
The Technology Team is responsible for creating and maintaining tools like the Migrant Service Map, as well as our website. Interns' tasks may include updating databases, user interface design, web development, and assisting the Communication and Research Teams with posting new content and data visualization.
Director’s Interns are supervised and mentored by the Executive Director and work on a variety of projects to support organizational development, strengthen our relationships with other organizations, and contribute to the work of various teams. Director’s Interns work closely with the Executive Director to co-create projects that will strengthen the organization and build internal capacity, and they gain experience in areas related to nonprofit management and community engagement.
Our internship program in centered around 4 pillars:
Mentorship – As an intern, you are paired with one of our Leadership Team members who is an expert in an area relevant to the internship. Mentors and interns work together to co-create projects and assignments that will develop the interns’ skills while supporting the organization’s mission.
Knowledge – All interns have access to training sessions designed to build and expand professional skills and skills that are relevant to the nonprofit field.
Community – As an intern, you are encouraged to attend all organizational events, and you may represent the organization at external events. You will also be invited to at least one Leadership Team Meeting. This helps you expand your professional network while building your knowledge of organizations supporting asylum seeker, refugee, and immigrant populations in the greater Boston area.
Impact – Our interns do not go on coffee runs or get stuck with meaningless paperwork. Due to the small size and volunteer basis of our organization, each intern plays a vital role in shaping, implementing, and carrying out our projects and initiatives. As an intern, you gain hands-on experience, and will have the chance to pitch and run your own projects.
To apply for an internship, please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. In your cover letter, please indicate which role(s) you are most interested in.