International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Internship Opportunities



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Thank you for your interest in the International Rescue Committee in Atlanta’s Internship Program. Our interns come from schools across the nation and world and make vital contributions to the IRC in Atlanta’s work. In turn, the IRC in Atlanta provides an essential learning experience that serves as a foundation for interns to gain real-life experience and attain proficient skills in various fields. Our internships require a commitment of at least 15 hours a week for three months and are unpaid. You can see our available internship opportunities below.

 To Apply:

To apply for an internship, each candidate must send a resume with a cover letter to the Volunteer Coordinator at Please indicate your preferred internship position (as well as up to two alternates) and your regular, weekly availability for an interview.  Interviews are held at our office, and out-of-state applicants will need to inform us to coordinate an alternate interview.

Internships here are organized in semesters: Fall, Spring, and Summer (please note, it is certainly possible to serve as an intern for more than one semeseter). The deadline to apply varies by semester, so please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for specifics. It is also important that if your school or internship program/sponsor has specific deadlines that you include those.  We can be flexible with our application process, but we will have to know in advance if you need an early acceptance notification.

Following the interviews and to protect our clients, the IRC requires all selected applicants to complete background checks. We will ask that you make a $50 donation to help us cover the associated costs. Currently, 92% of our funding goes directly to programming to support our clients, and your help to cover this cost will ensure that no funding is directed away from serving our clients.

Thank you, in advance, for sending all four needed items (see the Application Checklist below) in a single email.

 Application Checklist

o Resume
o Cover Letter
o List of Internship Preferences
o Interview Availability


Available internship positions (by department):


Resettlement Services Internship 

Logistics Internship 


Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness Internship


Education and Learning

English as a Second Language Instruction Internship

First Things First Women's Literacy Internship

EL-Civics Education Intern

Computer Literacy Internship

Youth Futures Internship

New Roots Internship

New Roots Community Garden Internship


Economic Empowerment

Economic Empowerment Internship

Career Development Internship


Community Integration

Immigration Program Internship


 Resource Development

Fundraising Internship 

Public Relations Internship

Volunteer Coordination Internship 

Donations Internship


Finance and Administration

Accounting Internship


Have questions? Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at


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