The IRC in Denver provides a variety of unpaid internships. Interns will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and learn about the diverse services and programs that help refugees regain control of their lives and become self-sufficient in the U.S.
General internship requirements
- 3-6 month commitment. Hours per week vary 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
How to apply:
- Complete an online application: Please be sure to indicate which position(s) you are applying for. Applicants must include a resume and cover letter. Incomplete applications (e.g. missing resume or cover letter) will not be considered.
- After submitting your application, you will be contacted by our team if you are selected to move forward in the application process
Current internship opportunities
* Please note that the IRC in Denver accepts intern applications on a rolling basis
Finance and Administration
This internship is a good fit for interns who have a finance background or are majoring in a finance or finance-related field.
- Finance and Administration Intern
Immigration Legal Services
This internship is a good fit for a current or recent law school student who has a strong interest in asylum policy and law.
- Immigration Legal Intern
Reception and Placement Services
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.
- Case Management Intern
- Housing & Logistics Intern
- Family Mentor Program Intern
- Community Integration Intern
- Youth School Family Liaison
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.
- Cultural Orientation Intern
- Job Readiness Training Intern
- English Language Intern
- Transportation Education Intern
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.
- Health Services Intern (currently filled)
- Health Education Intern (currently filled)
- Women Infant Children (WIC)/Family Nutrition Education Intern
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.
- Public Benefits Case Management Intern
- Family Services Navigation Intern
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.
- Psychosocial Support Program Intern
- Survivor of Torture Project - Clinical Support Intern
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.
- Family Stabilization Specialist Intern
Development/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.
- Volunteer and External Relations Intern
- In-kind Donations Management Intern
- Communications Development Intern
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.
- Advocacy Intern (currently filled - open again in January 2020)
- Asylee Outreach Program Intern