Summer Internship Opportunities
The IRC in Seattle is recruiting for several summer internship opportunities. Learn more about available positions and how to apply!
Financial Coach Volunteer
Support IRC's Employment Program by becoming a financial coach volunteer.
Health Access Intern
Provide case management assistance to clients with special health concerns and other unique needs.
Family Wellness Administrative Support Volunteer
Help assist IRC refugee, immigrant and asylee clients access mainstream and specialized services.
Housing and Donations Volunteer
Help welcome refugees into our community by setting up apartments and securing donations of essential goods for newly arriving families.
Citizenship Class Volunteer
Help refugee and immigrant community members become U.S. citizens!
Support the IRC's economic empowerment programs as an employment volunteer.
Help welcome newcomers to our community by helping our office run smoothly and efficiently.
Youth academic tutor (afterschool programs & in-home tutoring)
The IRC's Youth Program provides tutoring, mentoring, and parent support programming for students and their families. Tutors assist students with ESL and homework help in various academic subjects.
Group and on-call volunteering
Short-term service projects are a high-impact and flexible way to welcome refugees and immigrants to our community! Team up for a group service day, or sign up individually as an “on-call" volunteer.
Review our current available volunteer positions. Please note volunteer needs and current openings change regularly.
RSVP to our next orientation session. At orientation you’ll learn about the refugee resettlement process, the work of the IRC in Seattle, and the many ways you can get involved as a volunteer.
After you’ve attended a volunteer orientation session, complete a volunteer application and sign up for a phone interview with our Volunteer Coordinator.
Complete a background check. The IRC kindly requests that volunteers contribute $35 toward the cost of this requirement. For positions that involve driving, a driving background check and proof of valid license and insurance are also required.
You're ready to get started! You'll receive further training from your department. In the case of in-home tutors and career mentors, you’ll be contacted when a program participant is ready to be matched with a volunteer.
Additional things to note
Most long-term volunteer positions require a 3-month commitment of 4 hours/week during IRC office hours (M-F, 9am-5pm). These volunteer opportunities take place in South King County, where the majority of IRC’s program participants live.
If a long-term volunteer role is not feasible for you, consider signing up for our “on-call” volunteer team by emailing [email protected] or supporting newcomers in other ways. Check out our list of 10 ways to help refugee families in Washington for ideas.
If you are interested in providing pro-bono services or volunteering your professional skills outside of a typical volunteer role, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected].