Job Title: Employment Intern  
Location:  Remote  
State Date: Summer   
Duration: 4-6 Months; 16+ hours per week; Standard business hours

***** NOTE: This is an unpaid internship. *******


BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 29 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.

SCOPE OF WORK: The Employment Intern will support the IRC-LA Integration Team with various aspects of employment. Duties include but are not limited to assisting IRC staff with growing the employer network, assisting clients with workforce development, resume-building, completing new hire paperwork, and helping them learn biking or public transportation routes to and from work. All activities will be done in coordination with the IRC-LA office staff.



  • The intern will learn how to effectively manage employment programs across a wide network.
  • The intern will learn how to provide direct services to immigrant populations.
  • The intern will learn how to develop relationships with partners and employers.



  • Conduct outreach attempts such as cold-calling new and prospective employers; Research and collect information on job networking events and opportunities; Develop strong leads and share prospective job networking events and opportunities with IRC-LA staff.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with employers in the community.
  • Support refugee families as they work towards self-sufficiency by assisting in the job search, resume-building, and interview process.
  • Assisting with scheduling interviews and completing new hire paperwork.
  • Conduct public transportation training in relation to locations such as place of employment, the IRC-LA office, and job service agencies/fairs.
  • Help build and manage the Employment resource database.
  • Able to commit at least 16 hours per week for the duration of 4-6 months.
  • Availability on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Must be available in person 1-2 at our office in Glendale, CA
  • Must be culturally sensitive, respectful of diverse backgrounds, and willing to work with English language learners; previous cross-cultural communication experience is a plus.
  • IRC orientation and background check (HireRight) required.
  • Educational background in social work or equivalent work experience serving low-to-moderate income immigrant populations (including refugees, asylum seekers, etc.) preferred.
  • Flexibility, patience, and willingness to learn/perform reasonable duties as needed.
  • Engaged in learning about the IRC mission, philosophy, global work, and local efforts.
  • Willing to adhere to IRC volunteer/Intern and workplace policies.  


How to apply:

  • Submit your online application here (you must include your resume to be considered).


Our Hiring Process: 

  • Interview with our team.
  • A background check was done via HireRight (a donation of $49 to help cover the cost). 
  • Attend an Orientation. 


Don't hesitate to contact [email protected] if you have any questions.