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Volunteer & External Relations Intern

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Volunteer & external relations intern

The intern will work directly with the Volunteer and External Relations Coordinator to coordinate and oversee the IRC in Denver’s volunteer and intern programs. The intern will help to facilitate new volunteer/intern trainings and ongoing learning opportunities for volunteers and interns. They will work with direct services staff to identify and fill volunteer and intern needs. The intern will also help with community outreach, correspondences with volunteer and interns, IRC hosted events and internal and external communications.

Number of intern positions available: 2


* Help coordinate, write and publish monthly volunteer newsletter * Assist in the planning and execution of IRC hosted events * Manage community contacts and partnerships, days of services and volunteer events * Help develop information and presentation toolkit for external events * Represent IRC Denver at community events, volunteer fairs, etc. * Process incoming volunteer/intern applications, conduct phone interviews and process onboarding paperwork * Coordinate and teach new volunteer/intern training sessions * Work with IRC staff to identify volunteer/intern needs

Preferred Skills:

* Copywriting skills strongly desired * Public speaking experience and/or previous experience running trainings

Required Skills:

* Strong writing and communication skills * Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects/timelines * Comfort speaking and presenting to large groups * Ability to effectively work with diverse stakeholders (volunteers, clients, staff, community partners)

Learning Objective:

The Volunteer and External Relations Coordinator will have the opportunity to learn about the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and how services are delivered to refugees in Colorado. They will see first hand how volunteers, interns and other community members are vital to the resettlement process and to achieving the goals of resettlement. This intern will gain knowledge about managing a large volunteer and intern program, including recruitment, training and ongoing support. Additionally, this intern will gain experience in planning and running nonprofit events.


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1873 S. Bellaire St., 5th Floor, Denver, CO 80222, US

Mission Statement

The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and regain control of their future.


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit humanitarian organization that works in the U.S. and around the world to help people whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by conflict and disaster as they survive, recover and regain control of their future. We are one of the nine national resettlement agencies that partner with the U.S. Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) to provide services to refugees approved for resettlement through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.
The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. Each year, thousands of people, forced to flee violence and persecution, are welcomed by the people of the United States into the safety and freedom of America. These individuals have survived against incredible odds. The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers to help them translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities. In Denver and other offices across the country, the IRC helps them to rebuild their lives.

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1873 S. Bellaire St.5th FloorDenver, CO 80222



  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 12 hours per week (3 month minimum, 6+ months preferred)

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