News from Oakland, CA
Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Oakland, CA, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.
Internship opportunities in Oakland
Recruitment: December 2018 Start and End: JAN/FEB/MARCH/APRIL/MAY/JUNE Recruitment: June 2019 Start and End: JULY/AUG/SEP Recruitment: September 2019 Start and End: OCT/NOV/DEC/JAN/FEB/MARCH
Applicants may also complete an in-person or Skype interview prior to receiving an internship offer. Read below for internship descriptions and instructions on how to apply.
The Soft Landing Fund: The IRC in Northern California's Housing Subsidy
The Soft Landing Fund is a way to directly support refugee families arriving to Oakland and San Jose as they work towards self-sufficiency. The fund is supported entirely by Bay Area community members, like you.
Corporate Engagement Opportunities
The IRC in Northern California is pleased to provide our local and national partners with opportunities to engage directly with our programs in a meaningful way. Through volunteer events, small corporate groups work together to deliver their unique assistance and expertise directly to the IRC's refugee and asylee clients. All activities can be paired with an education session that teaches participants the basics of refugee resettlement.
Citizenship and Immigration Program
The IRC's Immigration Department can help any immigrant population to petition to bring family members to the U.S., apply for citizenship, green cards, work authorization, travel documents, and more.
Webinar: Addressing the future of refugee resettlement in the US
Join this webinar briefing with the International Rescue Committee to learn about the current and future status of refugee resettlement in the US and hear about some of our special program to help refugees rebuild their lives. Resettlement is an important part of IRC’s work with refugees. Learn about the comprehensive services the IRC provides within the first months of a refugee’s arrival in the United States as well as the current state of refugee resettlement in the US.
Items needed for refugees in Oakland
We continue to look for In-kind donations to add items to newly resettled refugees homes.
Weekly Immigration Consultations
Get an immigration legal consultation from IRC's Department of Justice Accredited Representatives at these walk-in immigration clinics. No appointment necessary. Clinics are available in San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, and Turlock.
GenR: Bay Area Force For Change Event
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the GenR: Bay Area Force For Change Event!
Human Resources Department Volunteer
Help the HR Dept with the assessment, refinement, and development of processes that will allow for efficient and smooth operations of the department. Every volunteer will work on a task or duty that will benefit the IRC program, clients, and/or organization while providing an opportunity for the volunteer to practice skills and gain deeper knowledge relevant to their educational and/or career goals.
Spread the word in Oakland
Want to spread the word about making #RefugeesWelcome and also contribute more? There are various, creative ways to accomplish these goals simultaneously.