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Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Los Angeles, CA, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


Reception and Placement Intern

The Reception and Placement Intern will work with the Reception and Placement team to resettle newly arrived refugee families in Los Angeles. 


Financial Coaching Intern

The Financial Coaching Intern will assist the Financial Coach in working one on one with immigrant members of the community, including refugees, asylees and Unaccompanied Minors to broaden knowledge in Financial Literacy and empower immigrant women, children and families in the Los Angeles area to take control of their personal and family finances.

Fluency in Spanish is highly desired Experience in Financial Coaching, Financial Literacy or a background in financial matters is highly desirable Access to reliable transportation is highly preferred as meetings will take place at various Los Angeles Public Libraries Assist Financial Coach in conducting outreach


Census Outreach Intern

The Census Outreach Intern will assist the Census Outreach Coordinator with reaching out to the immigrant, refugee, and asylee community with crucial information regarding the upcoming 2020 Census.


Census Outreach Volunteer

The Census Outreach volunteers will assist the IRC in reaching out to refugee and immigrant community members to provide crucial information regarding the upcoming 2020 Census.


Internship opportunities in Los Angeles: Now Accepting Applications!

The IRC provides opportunities for refugees to thrive in America. In Los Angeles and many other regional offices across the country, the IRC helps them rebuild their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. To accomplish this, IRC LA relies heavily on efforts by our interns and volunteers.


16 Days is Not Enough: IRC's Commitment to Ending Gender-Based Violence is Year Round

November 25th marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and kicks off the campaign 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. IRC-LA staff member and Gender Equality champion, Carly Boos, shares what it means to be a part of an organization committed to ending gender-based violence 365 days out of the year.


GenR: LA holds annual bike event and Halloween carnival for refugee families

IRC and GenR LA held their annual bike event and Halloween carnival for asylum seeking children and refugee families at the IRC office in Glendale.


Mayor Eric Garcetti recognizes IRC LA's work at grand opening

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and IRC celebrate the grand opening of the newest New Americans Center in Echo Park.


Celebrating the resilience of women at the IRC

Maryam Zar, IRC volunteer, shares her experience teaching a group of resilient, diverse, and determined women as an IRC Citizenship Class instructor - and as an Iranian born American herself.


Asylum seeking children experience first ever American “graduation” in LA

This summer, children seeking asylum in the U.S. participated in the IRC in LA’s first ever ESL and financial literacy program. On their last day, they received certificates of completion and celebrated with IRC staff and volunteers. It may be their first “graduation” here in the U.S., but we’re certain it won’t be their last.