International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Internship Opportunities

The IRC provides opportunities for refugees to thrive in America. In Los Angeles and many other regional offices across the country, the IRC helps them rebuild their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. To accomplish this, IRC-LA relies heavily on efforts by our interns and volunteers.

Interns are asked to work at least 10-15 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for a minimum of 3-4 months. Preference is given to those who can contribute more hours and to those who are already in the Los Angeles area, or have plans to be in the LA area. 

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and expected availability (including start/end dates) to Rameena Rahman, Volunteer Coordinator:

Summer 2016 Internship Deadline: Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 22nd, 2016. (This deadline does not apply to off season or ongoing internships that extend beyond summer) 

Journalism Intern

The Journalism intern will support The IRC in Los Angeles by writing articles that reflect the lives of refugees and their communities. The ideal candidate possesses well-developed writing and reporting skills, is organized, and pays particular attention to detail. Learn more.

Economic Empowerment Intern

The Economic Empowerment Intern will support the Early Employment team. The Economic Empowerment intern will assist the AmeriCorps Economic Empowerment Associate through client vocational skills development and job placement. Learn more.

Reception and Placement Intern

The Casework Team provides initial services to orient refugees to life in the U.S., including (but not limited to) securing housing, addressing medical concerns, registering children in school, applying for Social Security and California ID cards, and linking refugees to our internal and mainstream services. Case workers also offer counseling in home-budgeting, crisis intervention, family counseling, and other areas of social adjustment. Learn more. 

Immigration Program Intern

The Immigration intern will help provide services to clients seeking various forms of immigration assistance. The intern will learn about and gain experience in the naturalization process; how to file various citizenship and naturalization forms, as well as forms for immigration benefits. The intern will also assist with community outreach and grant reporting. Learn more.

**We have been recieving a high volume of applications for the Immigration Program Internship. In your email to the Volunteer Coordinator, please include a second program you would like to be considered for if you are not accepted for the Immigration Program Internship.**