International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Internship Opportunities

WHAT IMPACT DO YOU WANT TO HAVE ON THE WORLD? Start making a difference with the IRC.

Interning with the IRC gives you the chance to change a life. Forced to flee conflict and persecution, many refugees have survived against incredible odds for years in refugee camps or temporary settlements. They step off the plane into an unfamiliar country and unknown future, having traveled thousands of miles with next to nothing but their dignity and determination.  Interns are an integral part of IRC's operations and leave with transferable non-profit skills and hands-on experience related to refugee resettlement, case management, immigration services, acculturation, food security, economic empowerment, development and non-profit management.


Before applying, click on the links below to learn more about IRC internship:


Frequently Asked Questions

Recent Intern Experiences

Program Information

 

IRC in Oakland - The summer internship application period is now closed. Please check back again in July for more information on Fall 2016 internships. 

Annually the IRC Oakland hosts highly experiential internships that demand intuitive, motivated, and professional candidates. Our office is a fast-paced environment that is successful due to both the personal initiative of individual staff members and the team-like mentality of the entire organization. The ideal intern candidate will be able to complete their daily responsibilities and problem solve with minimal supervision and provides support as needed to the overall team. Interns work alongside staff to provide direct services. All leave their internship with transferable skills that can help launch a career within the nonprofit sector. 

Important Dates:

If you have applied to the IRC before April 15th, the Volunteer Coordinator will complete a screening interview with you before your application is referred to individual departments. Department managers will call you during the last two weeks of April for skype or in-person interviews at the Oakland office. Internships should be confirmed by the first or second week of May.

Commitment:

All Internships require 15 – 30 hours per week for a minimum of 3-6 month period commitment. All internships with the IRC are unpaid.

Email Kristen.Borash@rescue.org for more information. 

 

IRC in San Jose -  Now accepting applications for Summer Internships

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with screening interviews starting the week of April 25th. 

Anti-Trafficking 

Employment Program Intern

Vocational ESL Intern

Refugee Resettlement Program Intern

Immigration Services Intern

Immigration Outreach Intern 

Email Michelle.Claros@rescue.org for more information.

IRC in Sacramento - Now accepting applications for Summer Internships 

The IRC in Sacramento continually offers hands-on internship opportunities to qualified individuals looking to expand their knowledge in refugee resettlement and build tangible experience within the nonprofit sector. Our office is a fast-paced environment that is successful due to both the personal initiative of individual staff members and the team-like mentality of the entire organization. The ideal intern candidate will be able to complete their daily responsibilities and problem solve with minimal supervision and provides support as needed to the overall team. Interns work alongside staff to provide direct services. 

Commitment:

All Internships require 15 – 20 hours per week for a minimum of 4-6 month period commitment.

Current Internship Opportunities:

HOPE Anti-trafficking Casework

Cultural Orientation

Health Access

Immigration Services

Immigration Outreach

New Roots 

Refugee Empowerment 

Refugee Resettlement

Social Media

Vocational ESL

Volunteer Coordination

How to apply:

Complete an application by going to this link. Ensure you upload a resume and a cover letter stating the position you are applying, your interest in interning with the IRC, and your potential availabilty.*Please have your resume and cover letter on a single document as you are only able to upload one document per application. Internship applications lacking one or both of these documents will be considered incomplete.

Email Mark.Silva@Rescue.org for more information. 

IRC in Turlock


Email Vivien.Jacob@Rescue.org for available opportunities.