International Rescue Committee (IRC) - Internships


NGO & Institutes

Location (s):

  • Chad
  • Congo: Democratic Republic
  • Ethiopia
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Myanmar
  • Niger
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • United States of America
  • Yemen
  • Zimbabwe


Careers at the IRC are as wide-ranging and far-reaching as our work in more than 40 countries and 29 U.S. cities. Encouraging staff development through promotion, transfer and rehire, the IRC nurtures long-term career paths and helps employees grow within the organization. A limited number of internships and fellowships are available in international and U.S.-based programs.


The IRC's 22 US offices 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.

The IRC Fellows Program has introduced hundreds of students, health professionals, attorneys and teachers to the field of humanitarian assistance.

Attracted by the IRC's spirit and tradition of service, they return to their studies or careers changed by the experience. As congressional aides, doctors, journalists, academics and staff of other relief and human rights organizations, they are among the world’s best advocates for refugees. Others have continued on as dedicated and successful employees of the IRC.

There are two types of opportunities in the Fellows Program:

  • Those open to all applicants and posted at
  • Those filled exclusively through specific institutions

The IRC is proud to have established strong partnerships with universities and institutions, including Princeton, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, The New School, Pfizer, and the United Federation of Teachers, to create fellowship programs designed to enhance the academic, professional and life experiences of participants in addition to supporting the health, protection and education work of the IRC.

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Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

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