Interns Boost IRC Services
The IRC is proud to have twenty-two interns join us this summer to help the Phoenix office with various projects in the field of refugee resettlement. Interns are an integral part of the IRC’s operations and provide critical support to staff. For interns, the position is an opportunity to connect to a diverse international organization and gain professional experience. This year interns will be will be placed across the organization. The IRC will host graduate student interns who will work the Microenterprise program, as well as undergraduate students who will work closely with case management staff to provide assistance to refugees.
The IRC appreciates its interns and support them with projects that allow them to gain professional experience. Kristen Maggard, an ALERT Anti-Human Trafficking Intern, applied to intern because there was, “Something I noticed here on the first day. People shook my hand and asked about my school interests, they were excited, and I liked the attitude, which was way different from the other place I interned.” The internship matches Kristen’s goals, “This is what I would like to be doing, working in immigration or international issues, so the hands on experience is great.” If you are interested in interning during the Fall or Winter, please email Nicolle Walker, Volunteer Coordinator, or call 602.433.2440 ext.213.