International Rescue Committee (IRC)

How to Become a Volunteer or Intern

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the IRC in Miami! Your willingness to invest time and energy in our work is invaluable to the refugees we serve. Use the following steps to apply for a position and you'll be on your way to becoming an IRC Volunteer or Intern!

1. Contact the IRC Office 

We can answer any questions regarding IRC and the role of volunteers and interns. To learn more about the organization, volunteer opportunities and the requirements.

2. Select a Volunteer Position
You can view our current volunteer positions online.

3. Request an Application
If you are ready to join the IRC as a volunteer, email karen.ramirez@Rescue.org to request an application. Please note that the minimum commitment for IRC volunteer and intern positions range from three to six months.

4. Interview and Background Check
Once we receive your completed application, a member of our staff will contact you to arrange an interview. A Background Check is required for all those who have been hired for a specific internship or Volunteer position.  It typically takes at least two weeks to complete the application process (including the background check).  Please note: The IRC in Miami respectfully requests that you contribute $25 towards its cost.