WHAT IMPACT DO YOU WANT TO HAVE ON THE WORLD? Start making a difference with the IRC.
Interning with the IRC gives you the chance to change a life. Forced to flee conflict and persecution, many refugees have survived against incredible odds for years in refugee camps or temporary settlements. They step off the plane into an unfamiliar country and unknown future, having traveled thousands of miles with next to nothing but their dignity and determination. Interns are an integral part of IRC’s operations and leave with transferable non-profit skills and hands-on experience related to refugee resettlement, case management, immigration services, acculturation, food security, economic empowerment, development and non-profit management.
IRC in Oakland,CA – Now accepting applications for Summer Internships
Annually the IRC Oakland hosts highly experiential internships that demand intuitive, motivated, and professional candidates. Our office is a fast-paced environment that is successful due to both the personal initiative of individual staff members and the team-like mentality of the entire organization. The ideal intern candidate will be able to complete their daily responsibilities and problem solve with minimal supervision and provides support as needed to the overall team. Interns work alongside staff to provide direct services. All leave their internship with transferable skills that can help launch a career within the nonprofit sector. Some internships are more competitive than others, so if you have a desire to work with IRC and are flexible regarding with which department, please note that in your application. Job descriptions marked with * are available to start before the summer term.
Preferred deadline April 4th. Applications accepted on a rolling basis after April 15th.
All Internships require 15 – 30 hours per week for a minimum of 3-6 month period commitment.
Current Internship Opportunities, Job Descriptions:
Access and Legal Rights
Development and Volunteer Coordination
Finance and Administration
New Roots Garden Program
Job descriptions marked with * are available to start before the summer term.
Complete an application by going to this link. Ensure you upload a resume and a cover letter stating the position you are applying, your interest in interning with the IRC, and your potential availability.*Please have your resume and cover letter on a single document as you are only able to upload one document per application. Internship applications lacking one or both of these documents will be considered incomplete.
Email Kristen.Borash@rescue.org for more information.
Opportunities in other Locations:
The IRC’s 26 US offices (including Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Phoenix, Seattle) offer a variety of unpaid internship opportunities throughout the year. Prospective interns must go through the volunteer process and should be currently enrolled in an educational institution or a recent graduate. Typical internship opportunities include:
- Supporting case work management services to refugees
- Assisting with refugee health education and promotion
- Helping develop and implement programming to support refugee youth
Please visit your local IRC office page to learn more about specific internship opportunities in your area.