Looking for opportunities to grow and learn? Interested in gaining hands-on professional experience in a social service setting? Become an intern with the IRC in Seattle! 

Priority application deadline for internships: Friday August 19th, 2022.Please review the frequently asked questions below before submitting your application. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Autumn 2022 Internship Positions

Please click position title to open the internship application in a new window.

Career Development Intern

Financial Coach Intern

Individualized Learning Program Intern

Unaccompanied Children Program Intern

Family Wellness Intern


How do I apply? What is the application deadline?

To apply, please attend an IRC information session/orientation and complete IRC’s online application for the internship you are interested in. If applying for multiple positions, please submit applications for all positions of interest. Incomplete applications (e.g. missing online application, resume or cover letter) will not be considered. 

Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview over the phone, or via Zoom. Please note that we typically receive more applications for fall internships than there are available positions, so submitting an application does not guarantee placement in an internship position. Priority application deadline: Friday, August 19th 2022.

How have internships been impacted by COVID19? 

Our office has opened to being back in-person while taking COVID-19 precautions. Depending on scope of work, IRC staff, interns, and volunteers can work fully remote, in-person, or hybrid. We require all staff, interns, and volunteers to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to [email protected].

Can I apply for multiple internship positions?

Yes. If interested in multiple positions, please apply via the application portal for every position you are interested in. You may be required to interview for positions separately. If selected for multiple internship positions, you may choose to intern in multiple roles simultaneously (if scheduling permits) or select your first-choice position.

Can I apply if I live or am going to school out of state?

It depends on the internship and scope of work. Some internships require to be fully in-person or hybrid, however, some internships are fully remote and does not require to be in-state. Please note that the IRC is not able to assist with relocation or housing if you are selected for an internship position. 

Are there age or other eligibility requirements to be an intern?

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. To be considered eligible to be an intern, one must be a student or recent graduate (having been out of school less than six months).  All applicants are subject to a criminal background check and reference check, and must agree to follow IRC workplace and volunteer policies. If an internship position requires driving, applicants will also be required to pass a driving background check. For specific experience and skill requirements, please see individual position descriptions.

What is the typical time commitment involved in an internship?

All interns in general must commit to at least 3 months of service, with start dates, training dates and weekly time commitments varying by position. Select positions require a longer time commitment. All positions are part-time. Please see individual position descriptions for details.

Where are internship positions located?

If in-person, most internship positions are based at our office (1200 S 192nd St, SeaTac, WA) or surrounding areas in South King County. 

Can the IRC assist with relocation, housing or transportation for the purposes of my internship?

Unfortunately, the IRC cannot assist with relocation to the Seattle area, or with housing/transportation costs during your internship. IRC also does not offer work visas or employment sponsorships.

Are internship positions paid? 

Internships are not paid. Opportunities to earn school credit may exist depending on your school’s policies and requirements. If interested in earning school credit from your internship, please indicate so when applying. Occasionally, schools or organizations external to IRC will offer scholarships or stipends to the student for their internship. 

Will this be virtual, in-person, or hybrid?

This all depends on the scope of the work within the internship. Most positions will offer a hybrid (combination of virtual and in-person) experience and can be adjusted as needed to prioritize the health of clients, staff, interns, and general community members. Please click on the internship position you are interested in listed above to read and learn more about the scope of the work.