Careers at the IRC are as wide-ranging and far-reaching as our work in more than 40 countries and in 28 U.S. cities. Encouraging staff development through promotion, transfer and rehire, the IRC nurtures long-term career paths and helps employees grow within the organization.
The IRC applies our mission of care and protection to those who fulfill it—our staff. We are committed to promoting their safety and wellness, and to providing them with an environment of respect in which to work.
The IRC values the diversity of our staff and recognizes that our work is best accomplished through the true collaboration of individuals from many cultures with a great variety of skills and perspectives. In support of this core value, the IRC maintains and enforces policies to foster relationships that respect the dignity and worth of each individual.
We uphold our policies in accordance with principles of international law and codes of good conduct, and we affirm that all IRC staff members are responsible for promoting fundamental human rights, social justice, human dignity and the equality of men, women and children. IRC staff must treat every person without distinction on the basis of his or her race, gender, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, marital status, sexual orientation, age or disability.
The IRC’s senior management recognizes the importance of open communication, encouraging staff to discuss job related problems or suggestions with their supervisors without fear of reprisal.
The IRC Way
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
To access all of IRC’s open job opportunities in various sectors and locations visit our job search page, where you'll also see a listing of the most urgent jobs.
A limited number of internships and fellowships are available in international and U.S.-based programmes.
The IRC Fellows Program has introduced hundreds of students, health professionals, attorneys and teachers to the field of humanitarian assistance.
Attracted by the IRC's spirit and tradition of service, they return to their studies or careers changed by the experience. As congressional aides, doctors, journalists, academics and staff of other relief and human rights organizations, they are among the world’s best advocates for refugees. Others have continued on as dedicated and successful employees of the IRC.
There are two types of opportunities in the Fellows Program:
• Those open to all applicants and posted at Rescue.org/careers
• Those filled exclusively through specific institutions
The IRC is proud to have established strong partnerships with universities and institutions, including Princeton, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, The New School, Pfizer, and the United Federation of Teachers, to create fellowship programs designed to enhance the academic, professional and life experiences of participants in addition to supporting the health, protection and education work of the IRC.