The IRC’s 26 US offices offer a variety of unpaid internship opportunities throughout the year. Prospective interns must go through the volunteer process and should be currently enrolled in an educational institution or a recent graduate. For more information, contact [email protected].


To become an intern:

  1. Learn about the work of the IRC in Abilene by attending an information session. This step is required. Applications for those who attended the information session will be prioritized.
  2. Send your inquiry to [email protected] in Abilene.
  3. Submit your application online here.**Please keep in mind that our online application system is new. Most sections will only take up to 50 characters. Anything more than 50 characters and the application will not save. Uploading your resume and/or cover letter will ensure that no information is missed. Thank you for your understanding.
  4. Your materials will be reviewed and screened to determine qualifications and eligibility.
  5. If selected for a phone interview, you will be called. 
  6. If selected for an in person interview, you will be contacted.
  7. Successful interviews are proceeded by a background check. Your volunteer or intern placement will only be confirmed after your background check and references are cleared. The IRC in Dallas respectfully requests that you give a minimum of $45 to help offset the cost of your background check.
  8. Schedule your first day with the volunteer coordinator after your placement is confirmed. All Interns and mentors must attend an orientation.

We hope to see you soon!

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