Their Story is Our Story's internship program provides an opportunity to facilitate integration within educational communities, and allow both refugees and non-refugees the opportunity to receive technical and professional training.

Working within diverse and integrated teams, interns are provided: an opportunity to be in close proximity to new ideas; mentorship in project management, writing, editing, or story-production; real-world training in and exposure to a suite of professional software; the possibility to foster friendships; and employment networking opportunities.


We host four types of internships:

  • Archive Internship (6 internships offered):
    • Global Refugee Archive interns utilize their writing skills to create beautifully succinct and reflective descriptions of our interviews. Their work helps honor the refugee’s story and assists future archive visitors to conduct meaningful research.

  • Podcasting Internship (6 internships offered):
    • Using Adobe Audition, podcasting interns will produce a podcast for TSOS. Interns will research, interview, and mix audio from different sources to create the finished episode(s).

  • Story-telling Internship (6 internships offered):
    • Utilizing interviews housed in the Global Refugee Archive, story-telling interns are responsible for digesting first-hand interviews of refugees and preparing their stories for either social media or the archive.

  • Video production Internship (6 internships offered):
    • Using PROMO software, video production interns will create videos that tell the stories of refugees or advocates, or videos that will help promote TSOS across social media platforms.

We have three internship sessions:

  • Winter: January-March
  • Summer: June-August
  • Fall: September -November

Fall 2020

Our Fall Internship cohort will run from Monday, September 14, 2020 through Friday, November 20, 2020.

New for fall: We are pleased to offer all interns a monetary stipend upon successful completion of their Fall 2020 internship, thanks to generous donors!

All internships for Fall 2020 are virtual. As an intern, you will be expected to work virtually on group projects to produce material for TSOS. Your group members may live in different time zones and have differing schedules. Therefore, flexibility and patience will be a requirement! The program is open to anyone age 18 and older who is currently enrolled in (or a recent graduate of) a higher education program. All interns must have the ability to communicate in English, have regular access to the internet, and a secure device on which to complete assignments. If you choose to receive the stipend, we will require the submission of a W-9 form upon acceptance to the program.

  • Deadline extended: Applications will be accepted through September 4, 2020 at 11:59pmMST.
  • All applicants will hear from us by the end of the day on Saturday, September 5, 2020.

*The application for Fall 2020 is now closed.*
Our next cohort will begin in early 2021. Stay tuned to our website and social media pages for news on the Winter 2021 application.


If you have specific questions, please email our Internship Program Manager: jeffersonharwood @tsosrefugees.org

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