The IRC’s Salt Lake City office offers a variety of unpaid internship opportunities throughout the year.

IRC does not host your average internships. Our interns get hands-on experience and responsibility to provide personalized services as we work to move refugees from harm to home. Requirements vary by position, but the standard commitment for internships is 15-40 hours a week for at least a semester.

We are able to host Master's of Social Work students as we do have licensed social workers on staff. 

Note on COVID-19:

The IRC is monitoring COVID-19 activity around the world as well as in Salt Lake City. The health and well-being of our clients, volunteers and staff is of the utmost importance to us. Currently, all internships include some in-person presence.

In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires all interns to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be onboarded.

Steps to become an intern with the IRC in Salt Lake City:

1. Read through the information on this page and check out the International Rescue Committee career page and search for job postings in Salt Lake City. 

2. Submit your resume, cover letter and two letters of recommendation to the career site. 

3. Complete a 20-minute phone interview with an IRC staff member to determine a potential fit with the IRC. 

4. Interview with staff overseeing program of interest. 

5. Provide proof of vaccination and complete an IRC background check, all of which is done online. 

Interns assist clients as they check into IRC SLC's annual health fair.
Interns assist clients as they check into IRC SLC's annual health fair.
Photo: Janice Ly/IRC

International Rescue Committee offers a variety of internships in departments including those supporting:

You can view position descriptions here, but please note that availability varies depending on the semester and number of applicants. If you are interested in getting more information, please email any questions to [email protected]