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:

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 Services Internship

Social Adjustment Internship

Intensive Case Management Internship


Education and Learning

Virtual English as a Second Language Instruction Internship


Youth Education

Youth Futures Internship

Connect to Success Program Internship

New Roots Internship

Food Security Internship


Economic Empowerment

Employment Casework Internship

Employment Administration Internship

Career Development Internship

Individual Development Accounts Internship

Financial Coaching Internship

Microenterprise Development Internship


Community Integration

Immigration Administration Program Internship

Immigration Associate Internship


Resource Development

Fundraising Internship

Volunteer and Grant Coordination Internship


Finance and Administration

Administration and Reception Internship

Administration and Operations Internship


Have questions? Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected].