Alight sees and helps every person make meaningful change in the world – from displaced and marginalized communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas to…anyone, anywhere.
We want to hear from you. What is your passion? What are your ideas? What is the gift you have within you? As a volunteer, we want you to feel that your abundance is unleashed – whether by donating your professional skills, helping at an event, lending a hand for one-time project activities, setting up a new home for a refugee, or an idea we’ve yet to dream up.
We stay open to possibility, and sometimes that means it may take time to find the thing you love most here–we look forward to going on this journey with you! Let’s get started!
Join Us For Our Summer Internship Cohort!
We’re happy to offer several internship opportunities with our Minneapolis-based team. These will all be based remotely/virtually and we are open to candidates from anywhere in the US! Roles include Communications, Development, Learning & Growth, Reporting Revolution support, and more! All internships posted on our career page here: https://wearealight.org/careers/
Accepting applications on a rolling basis with an aim for the internships to begin in early June 2021.
In addition to learning opportunities specific to the role, you’ll gain:
• Connections with humanitarians to build your professional network
• Professional network of peers as you join a cohort of Alight summer interns in serving with various teams across the organization
• Professional Development opportunities including resume review, a mock interview, and options to learn from other staff across the organization
Browse our volunteer opportunities
Keep an eye on upcoming opportunities and reach out when you’re ready at https://timecounts.org/wearealight
Whether you’re in Minnesota or Kenya, new to Alight or an old friend, reach out to Ryan to share a bit more about how you’d like to connect!Email or call to tell us more about you and your interests: email@example.com
Where can I volunteer?
Alight volunteers and interns give their time in Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and in each of our global offices.
What is Alight looking for?
We’re looking for you! Everyone has something meaningful to give, we hope you will join us.
What kind of time commitment do you need?
We offer skills-based projects, events, drop-in activities, internships, and everything in between. Whatever time commitment you’re looking for, we have it.
Can you give me some examples of the teams who accept volunteers?
Alight looks for volunteers/interns across many areas of the organization: human resources, finance, fundraising/events, communications, photography, proposal writing, reporting, technology, welcome team, learning & development, and government affairs. We also want to hear your ideas and work directly with you on creating new opportunities.
What if I want to volunteer directly with refugees in the Twin Cities?
Alight’s direct service work takes place in our global offices. However, we have several relationships with organization and communities local to the Twin Cities who do the work here. Come to an informational session and find out how to connect! Or follow our volunteer site for upcoming opportunities: https://timecounts.org/wearealight
What if I want to volunteer at one of Alight’s Global Offices?
While we appreciate the generosity of individuals who are willing to volunteer their time providing basic assistance (handing out food, preparing materials for distribution, basic office work), we often hire folks from the countries where we are working to carry out these important jobs. We are also always open to explore unique co-creative engagements – if you have a special gift or idea you’d like to explore, email us! firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I want an internship at one of Alight’s Global Offices?
We do offer internships and other professional development opportunities for individuals who reside in the host-country. If you’re already based in one of our global locations, email us and we will happily connected you with our team in-country: email@example.com