Careers at the IRC

From emergency response through post-conflict development work, in a great variety of roles around the world, the International Rescue Committee’s 8,000-plus staff is a force for humanity and hope. If you’re skilled and passionate, we’d like to add your energy to ours.

Careers at the IRC are as wide-ranging and far-reaching as our work. Encouraging staff development through promotion, transfer and rehire, the IRC nurtures long-term career paths and helps employees grow within the organization.

At any given moment, on any given day, all around the world, IRC staff members are restlessly and effectively working for the sake of the most vulnerable among us—to restore and renew hope, dignity and freedom.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Refugee Resettlement Intern

Sector: Case Management    
Location: US - NY -New York    
Employee Type: Intern    
Employee Category: Not Applicable    


Title: Refugee Resettlement Intern

Location: IRC New York, 263 West 38th Street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10018

Time Commitment: Minimum of 4 months


SCOPE OF INTERNSHIP:  The Refugee Resettlement Intern for the IRC in New York will assist Resettlement Services staff in providing reception and placement services to newly arrived refugees. The intern will gain in-depth knowledge on the refugee resettlement process in the U.S. The intern will also perform clerical and administrative duties when necessary.



·         Assist Casework staff with resettlement services for clients, including setting up apartments for new arrivals

·         Escort clients to public benefit offices and serve as their advocate

·         Teach clients how to open bank accounts, cash checks and use public transportation

·         Assist clients in scheduling medical and other appointments

·         Help clients prepare and understand forms and paperwork

·         Assist staff with clerical and administrative duties as needed

·         Communicate effectively in person and by telephone

·         Maintain proper boundaries with clients, and refer issues regarding employment, social services, and health care to    appropriate staff members

·         Adhere to IRC policies, particularly those related to confidentiality and client privacy. 

·         Other related duties as assigned.



  • Reliable and flexible.

·   Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English; additional fluency in a refugee language such as Arabic, Burmese, Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese), French, Nepali or Tigrinya, preferred

·   Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.

  • Detail oriented and with excellent communication skills
  • Display sensitivity to cultural and personality differences of refugee clients.  Respect beliefs and values of clients. 
  • Willing to learn about cross-cultural communication and ethnic backgrounds of clients.
  • Willing to adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies.

IRC leading the way from harm to home. 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Talent Acquisitions at As required by law, the IRC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with a known disability.


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