Location: IRC office in Silver Spring, MD
Time Commitment: All internships require availability for at least 15 hours per week between Monday through Friday 9AM-5PM.
Responsibilities: At any given moment, on any given day, all around the world, IRC staff members are restlessly and effectively working for the sake of the most vulnerable among us—to restore and renew hope, dignity and freedom.
Careers at the IRC are as wide-ranging and far-reaching as our work- and this includes the internships we offer! IRC Silver Spring offers a wide range of internship opportunities which relate to the many services IRC provides to their clients. IRC interns in Silver Spring will work in a hands-on, active environment with IRC team members and clients where they will help to resettle newly arrived refugees in the United States.
IRC interns must be enrolled in an academic program or have just graduated. More than one year out of school but still want to be involved? Visit our volunteer page for more information!
IRC opportunities at Silver Spring include:
- Central American Minors Program
- Intensive Case Management
- Community Interpreter
- Career Development Program: Economic Empowerment
- Economic Empowerment: Direct Services
- Youth & Women Employability Program
- Youth Development
Skills & Qualifications: Interns must be culturally sensitive and respectful of diverse backgrounds; be willing to work with English language learners; self-motivated and comfortable working with little supervision; able to collaborate with others and work well as part of a team; able to handle sensitive client information confidently; able to communicate effectively in English; fluency in additional languages helpful, but not required.
How to Apply
Visit the IRC career web page for more information on our internships.
To apply, click on "Search jobs and apply" and search the Silver Spring office.
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When you become a GenR member, you join a community of young leaders, professionals and humanitarians (ages 25-40) who want to make an impact in the lives of refugees and families caught in crisis.
Internships give you the chance to get deeply involved in refugee resettlement work. Interns play a pivotal role in supporting locally resettled refugees and leave their internships having built professional exprience preparing them for a career in a nonprofit.
Saturday Learning Series Tutor
Volunteer on Saturdays with the IRC's Youth program (middle and high school students). Volunteers will work with students in PG County, MD to practice English and the SAT.
Family mentor volunteer
Work one-on-one with a refugee family or individual to ease their transition to the National Capital Region and the United States.