Thank you for your interest in pursuing an internship at the IRC in San Diego. The IRC in San Diego offers a variety of unpaid internships for recent graduates up to one year and students currently enrolled in an educational institution. Please see below for currently available internships.
Please note: If you are currently enrolled at a university located within San Diego, you must indicate this within your application or cover letter. You will be responsible for acknowledging any school requirements during the application process. All interns must either currently be enrolled in higher education or have graduated within the last year.
All headquarters internships listed, referred to as San Diego HQ Internships, may have a separate application process as they function independently of the IRC San Diego Office. All internships listed, however, take place at one of our two San Diego sites.
The International Rescue Committee cannot act as a sponsor to visa holders and all internship applicants must be eligible to work within the United States.
If you have any questions, please email VolunteerSD [at] Rescue.org for details.
Internship Application Process:
- Review currently available internships below.
- Click the link to apply online. Please attach both a resume and cover letter to your application.
- The Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to you for a brief phone screening.
- If successful, you will be scheduled for an interview with the department of interest.
- If successful, you will complete a background check.
- Upon your first day, your supervisor will map out your internship length, goals, and progress.
San Diego Headquarters Internships
The San Diego HQ suite works with IRC offices around the globe to offer support services. All HQ internship processes are separate from that of IRC in San Diego.
San Diego Office Internships
The San Diego local office hosts interns in a cohort system, offering fall, spring, and summer cohorts. Please be aware that internships offered may vary depending on the season and needs. Internships posted below are organized by department and listed under the cohort season they are offered.
Fall 2018 Cohort: TBD
Time Requirement: Minimum of 10 hours per week (positions vary in length)
Application Due: TBD
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