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Internships opportunities at the IRC in Denver

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Internship opportunities in Denver

General internship requirements: 

  • 3-6 month commitment. Hours per week varies by position
  • Hours must be completed during normal business hours (i.e. Monday–Friday between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm unless otherwise stated)
  • Enrollment in a bachelor’s or postgraduate degree program or pursuing a relevant career
  • An interest in international and refugee issues
  • Must be reliable and willing to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be flexible and willing to help other teams and departments as needed
  • A willingness to learn about the diverse ethnic backgrounds of clients and adhere to IRC volunteer/intern and workplace policies
  • Ability and willingness to drive clients to and from appointments and/or help teach clients to take public transportation
  • Proficiency in other languages, particularly Arabic, Somali, Farsi, Dari, Nepali or Swahili highly desirable

Available Positions  

Reception and Placement Services

*View a full list of all available internship opportunities here 

These internships are a good fit for interns who are interested in learning about reception and placement services available to refugees resettled in Colorado and who are looking for a high level of client interaction and fieldwork. 

Economic Empowerment Services

These internships are a good fit for individuals with skills related to searching for jobs, writing cover letters and resume, client integration, public transportation and community orientation. 

Health Program 

These internships are a good fit for individuals with a strong interest in public health and refugee health. Interns with the health program will have a high level of client interaction and fieldwork.  

Public Benefits Team 

These internships are a good fit for individuals seeking to understand the public benefits landscape and how refugees navigate vital government services after arriving in the U.S. Interns with the Public Benefits Team will have a high level of client interaction and fieldwork. 

Psychosocial Support and Survivors of Torture Program 

These internships are a good fit for students pursuing a higher level degree in psychology, mental health, social work or a related field. 

Family Stabilization Services 

This internship is a good fit for students pursuing a higher level degree in psychology, mental health, social work or a related field. Interns must be enrolled in a graduate program and either a second-year student or have advanced standing. 

Development, Advocacy, and Volunteer and External Relations 

These internships are a good fit for individuals looking to gain hands-on experience with how to run a non-profit, fundraise, manage volunteers, manage in-kind donations and implement effective communications plans. 

Advocacy

This internship is a good fit for an individual with a strong interest in public policy, human rights, law, international studies, public administration or another related field. 

Asylee Outreach Program 

This internship is a good fit for an individual with a strong interest in connecting underserved populations and service providers with community resources. Interns with our Asylee program should be comfortable attending community events and preparing and delivering presentations to community partners and asylee populations.  

 

How to apply: 

  1. Review the above available positions 
  2. Complete an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter
  3. After submitting your application, you will be contacted by our team if you are selected to move forward in the application process 

Additional things to note:

  • Cover letters must include: 1) a clear explanation of how one specific internship is related to and supports your educational and/or career goals; 2) projected start and end dates; and 3) the number of hours, days and times you are available per week. Applicants whose cover letters do not include these items will not be considered.
  • After you have submitted your application, you may be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator for a screening interview if you are a top candidate. We regret that due to high volume, we cannot interview every applicant.
  • Interns who are offered a position must go through a background and reference check
  •  All internships are unpaid
  • If you have any questions please e-mail our IRCDenver.Volunteer [at] Rescue.org (volunteer team)