What I cherish my internship with REI/RIJ the most is that this experience helped me discover my passion in humanitarianism and that I too, as an individual can make a difference through various means.
My experience with REI inspired me to become involved in the immigrant rights movement in the United States when I returned to Philadelphia from Tokyo. Ultimately, my time at REI inspired me to "think globally, act locally."
REI has had people from many different backgrounds. It doesn't matter if you're a graphic designer, software engineer, or music studies major, if the international humanitarian sector is something you feel passionate about I would highly recommend you join REI's pursuit to empower the refugees we serve through our programs.
For anyone considering applying for an internship at REI, my only advice is; just go for it! It is a great place to work and you will meet fun, inspirational and intelligent people. REI has a lot to offer