Refugee Employment Internship with the IRC

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International Rescue Committee

  • 4 people are interested


The International Rescue Committee is the leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. The IRC is committed to freedom, human dignity, and self-reliance. This commitment is reflected in well-planned resettlement assistance, global emergency relief, rehabilitation, and advocacy for refugees. Founded in 1933, the IRC is a global leader in emergency relief, rehabilitation, protection of human rights, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by conflict and oppression. The resettlement office in Salt Lake City provides services to approximately 300 newly arriving refugees per year.


As a member of the employment team, Employment Interns are responsible for assisting refugees enrolled in our Matching Grant program (to be explained through on-site training) become self-sufficient through employment. Each intern is given a secondary responsibility within the employment team with those duties ranging teaching job training classes to helping manage appointments for refugees with the Employment Specialist and/or Resettlement Program Manager. Additional duties are assigned to interns based upon Employment Program needs, and the skills, abilities, and interests of the intern.


Each intern is given responsibility for a group of 2-6 clients

  • Teach refugees how to navigate the US job system from networking, to filling out applications, to following-up and interviewing.
  • Assist refugees in identifying and marketing their skills and abilities.
  • Create and maintain relationships with prospective and current employers including troubleshooting problem areas related to refugee employment such as hygiene, transportation, communication, and time management.
  • Fulfill office administrative roles, including front desk and office support, as outlined by hourly commitment
  • Keep physical and electronic records of refugee employment related activities.

Interested candidates should email a resume and brief statement of interest to Kevin Favreau Volunteer Coordinator at

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About International Rescue Committee


221 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, US

Mission Statement

The International Rescue Committee serves refugees and communities victimized by oppression or violent conflict worldwide. Founded in 1933, the IRC is committed to freedom, human dignity, and self-reliance. This commitment is expressed in emergency relief, protection of human rights, post-conflict development, resettlement assistance, and advocacy.


Each year, thousands of refugees are invited by the U.S. government to seek safety and freedom. Forced to flee conflict or persecution, many refugees have survived against incredible odds. Refugees step off the plane with next to nothing but their dignity, hope, and determination. In Salt Lake City, the IRC helps approximately 500 refugees each year to rebuild their lives.


Sat Aug 10, 2019 - Tue Dec 31, 2019


221 South 400 WestSalt Lake City, UT 84101



  • Adult Education
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • This internship has a minimum commitment of 10 weeks and 10 hours per week.

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