The International Rescue Committee Internship Opportunity: Unpaid

PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Humanitarian Crisis Policy and Advocacy Intern - unpaid

Location: Washington D.C.

Sector: Humanitarian Policy 

Start Date: Summer 2020

Wage or benefits: Unpaid (Reimbursement for transportation and lunch)

Time Commitment3-5 full days per week

Desired Class Year: Open to all currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students 

Desired Major or Interest: Interest and knowledge in humanitarian issues 

Application Deadline: Rolling 

Organization website:

Brief Description of the organization:

The International Rescue Committee's (IRC) Policy and Advocacy Team advocates for protecting and aiding refugees, the displaced, asylum-seekers, and others whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster. The team advocates on a wide variety of international advocacy priorities through private advocacy, expert briefings, policy reports, and communication with the media, among other tactics. The advocacy team represents the IRC with legislative and executive branches of the US government, the United Nations, the media, and NGO partner agencies and coalitions, among other actors.

Brief Description of the Intern's role or key qualifications:

  • Conduct research and analysis on major conflicts and crises, new policy developments, and global trends and provide written analysis to staff. 
  • Support on drafting policy and advocacy documents, including reports, policy briefs, talking points, and presentations. 
  • Monitor recent developments in select crises, policy changes, public statements, and upcoming events and Congressional hearings related to major crises and global trends. 
  • Attend meetings and events, including NGO coalition meetings and congressional hearings, on behalf of IRC staff and report back. 
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned and related to the intern's background. 

How to apply:

Interested applicants can apply through the job portal on the IRC's website

This is an unpaid internship from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.