RefugePoint is a humanitarian agency founded in 2005 to provide lasting solutions for the world’s most vulnerable refugees. Focused on Africa, we work to fill the critical and unmet needs of people affected by war and conflict who have fallen through the cracks of the refugee protection system – in particular women and children. We partner with governments, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) with the larger aim of transforming the refugee solutions and protection landscape through direct services, advocacy, collaboration, and coalition building. We have been recognized for our innovative approach by foundations supporting social entrepreneurship, including Ashoka, The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Echoing Green, and have been awarded The Charles Bronfman Humanitarian Prize. We have also been featured in prominent news and media outlets including 60 Minutes, The New York Times, USA Today, ABC World News, National Public Radio, and The Boston Globe. 


Reports to: Office Manager

Location: Cambridge, MA

Classification: Full time, salaried (exempt)

Position Overview
The Administrative Assistant’s primary role is to provide support to the Executive Director and other RefugePoint headquarters staff, including coordinating schedules, calendars, and travel logistics. The Administrative Assistant also works closely with the Office Manager and other staff to ensure smooth functioning of the RefugePoint headquarters office.

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Reports to: Managing Director

Location: Cambridge, MA

Classification: Full time, salaried (exempt)

Position Overview
The Director of Development (DoD) reports to the Managing Director and works closely with the Executive Director and development staff to develop strategies for reaching fundraising goals. The DoD is charged with creating a fund development plan, managing all aspects of plan implementation, monitoring progress, supervising fundraising unit staff and interfacing with staff of other units to ensure coordination of all fundraising efforts. In achieving established goals, the DoD will ensure a balanced revenue mix (individual/institutional; restricted/unrestricted; maintenance/growth) through the execution of annual year-end appeals and other campaigns, events, challenge grants, sponsorships, major gifts, multi-year commitments, corporate social responsibility and planned giving.

The DoD must have experience working effectively with non-profit Boards of Directors and Development Committees and must be comfortable working with high net-worth individuals and celebrities. S/he will contribute to the development of agency-wide plans. A background working with refugee issues, humanitarian or human rights work is helpful but not required.

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Responsibilities: Support RefugePoint’s communication activities, including but not limited to monitoring and evaluating media reports, managing social media platforms, and organizing events.

Benefit: While internships are not funded, RefugePoint designs them to be rewarding career experiences. Between working on current events and connecting with a wide variety of professionals in the field, our interns depart with advanced knowledge, valuable contacts, and the benefit of knowing they contributed to lifesaving work.


  • A strong interest in the mission of RefugePoint and refugee protection
  • Students working towards a degree in a related field (humanitarian affairs, political science, communications, marketing, etc)
  • Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills (English proficiency required)
  • Applicants with design skills are encouraged to apply (photography, film, illustration etc)
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • A sense of humor, patience and diplomacy
  • Applicants with design skills are encouraged to apply (photography, film, illustration etc)
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of ten weeks for no less than sixteen hours per week
  • Must be legally able to live and work in the United States. No travel stipend or visas provided

Apply: To apply, please upload your resume and complete the following survey (cover letters are optional).