The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid organization that responds to the world’s worst crises and helps people survive, recover, and rebuild their lives. The IRC in Tucson opened in 1997, and is one of 30 U.S. offices that work locally with the community to best provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services that reflect the unique challenges refugees face. Our mission is to provide opportunities for refugees – survivors of violent conflict, and often torture – to rebuild their lives and regain self-reliance. Interns will be assigned to various tasks, such as helping newly arrived refugees find employment, teaching Cultural Orientation classes to help refugees adjust to life in America, or advocating on behalf of refugee’s medical needs.
Available Fall Internships
- Family and Youth Case Management Support
- Health and Medical Advocacy
- Cultural Orientation
- Employment and Economic Empowerment
- Nutrition and Food Security
- Behavioral Health and Survivors of Torture Case Management
- Reception and Administrative Services
- Immigration Services
- New Roots Agricultural Support
- Housing and Family Support
Learn more about each of the internship positions offered at the IRC website. Fall interns are expected to work approximately 10 to 15 hours per week. All internships are unpaid but course credit is often available.
- Fall internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
- To apply, submit an application submit an application online.
- Once your application is received, you will be contacted to set up an interview.
- All intern candidates must be able to pass a criminal history check and most positions require a valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle.
For any questions, please contact Kristen Miller, the Volunteer Coordinator, at VolunteerTucson@Rescue.org or call 520-319-2128 ext 124.