Thank you for your interest in the International Rescue Committee in Atlanta’s Internship Program. Our interns come from schools across the nation and world and make vital contributions to the IRC in Atlanta’s work. In turn, the IRC in Atlanta provides an essential learning experience that serves as a foundation for interns to gain real-life experience and attain proficient skills in various fields. Our internships require a commitment of at least 15 hours a week for three months and are unpaid. You can see our available internship opportunities below.
To apply for an internship, please submit an online application via our careers page here.
On IRC's Careers page, you will then be able to view all open internship positions and filter based on your preferred location. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis each semester and will close once the candidate has been selected. Interviews for selected candidates are currently being conducted virtually.
Internships here are organized in semesters: Fall, Spring, and Summer (please note, it is certainly possible to serve as an intern for more than one semester). The deadline to apply varies by semester, so please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for specifics. We typically get a large number of applicants, so we encourage interested candidates to apply early. It is also important that if your school or internship program/sponsor has specific deadlines that you include those. We can be flexible with our application process, but we will have to know in advance if you need an early acceptance notification.
Following the interviews and to protect our clients, the IRC requires all selected applicants to complete background checks. We will ask that you make a $51 donation to help us cover the associated costs. Currently, 92% of our funding goes directly to programming to support our clients, and your help to cover this cost will ensure that no funding is directed away from serving our clients.
Thank you, in advance, for applying online for an internship with us here!
Available internship positions (by department):
Resettlement Casework Internship
- The Resettlement Casework inter works with case managers to orient newly arrived clients to life in the U.S.
Intensive Case Management (ICM) Internship
- The ICM intern assists clients with additional support needs
English as a Second Language (ESL) Internship
- The ESL Intern assists in lesson planning and delivery for newly arrived clients learning essential English, job and cultural orientation skills
Youth Futures Internship
- The Youth Futures Intern addresses social and academic needs of high-school-aged refugee and immigrant youth through after school programs
Connect 2 Success Internship
- The Connect 2 Success Intern supports out-of-school refugee and immigrant youth to help them meet their professional and educational goals
My New School Internship
- My New School Intern supports newly arrived refugee youth to succeed academically and socially
Employment Casework & Administration Internship
- The Employment Casework & Administration Intern provides administrative support to our Employment team as they work to find jobs for refugee clients
Career Development Internship
- The Career Development Intern assists clients in advancing their careers after resettlement with training programs and advanced job placement
Financial Coaching Internship
- The Financial Coaching Intern supports the Financial Coaching program in providing clients with the skills needed to gain financial stability in the U.S.
Microenterprise Development (MED) Internship
- The Microenterprise Development (MED) Intern supports the MED program, which helps refugee and immigrant entrepreneurs to start or strengthen small businesses
Health and Wellness
Health and Wellness Internship
- The Health and Wellness Intern supports our Health and Wellness team by conducting client follow-ups, scheduling medical appointments, and providing additional support as needed
Immigration Administration Internship
- The Immigration Administration Intern assists with correspondence with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and filing immigration applications and needs assessments for immigration services
Family Reunification Assistant
- Family Reunification Assistant assists clients in filing applications for family reunification
Volunteer Management Internship
- The Volunteer Management interns communicates with volunteers through recruitment and orientation
Community Engagement Internship
- The Community Engagement Intern assists in the management and implementation of events and partnerships that mobilize supporters to give, advocate, educate and volunteer
- The Fundraising Intern assists in establishing connections with the community to enhance the IRC in Atlanta’s ability to meet refugee client needs
Grants Management Internship
- The Grants Management Intern assists with grant research and proposals
Operations and Administration
Administration & Reception Internship
- The Administration & Reception Intern assists with the maintenance of various office administrative duties
Supply Chain Management Internship
- The Supply Chain Management Intern assists in overseeing the IRC in Atlanta's flow of product, data and finances related to material goods to be distributed to clients
Post-Award Grants Compliance Internship
- The Post-Award Grants Compliance Intern supports the Compliance team in adherence to local, state, and federal grant regulations
Have questions? Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected].