International Rescue Committee

Sponsor Organization

International Rescue Committee


Founded in 1933, International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading, non-sectarian, non-profit organization providing emergency relief, protection, rehabilitative assistance, resettlement services, and advocacy for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. IRC Tucson provided a wide range of services to refugees in all stages of resettlement and seeks to promote each refugee family's search for self-sufficiency. 

Internship Available

  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Spring

We commonly offer internships in our departments of: Resettlement Assistance, Health and Medical, Employment and Economic Empowerment, Immigration, and Administration. Please visit our website for details or contact for the most up-to-date list of openings.


  • Spring: December 1st
  • Fall: August 1st
  • Summer: April 15th

Internship Description: Unpaid

The IRC’s US offices offer a variety of unpaid internship opportunities throughout the year. Prospective interns must go through the internship educational institution or a recent graduate.

Purpose of the Internship

Internships at the International Rescue Committee in Tucson provide college students and recent graduates with opportunities to gain professional experiences and exposure to different fields. Interns learn to work in a multi-cultural environment, build professional networks within the community and cultivate adaptability and creativity in a dynamic world.

Agency minimum qualifications

  • Current students and recent graduates are both accepted.
  • Exact requirements vary by position.
  • All internships take place during business hours (8 am to 5pm Mon-Fri) unless otherwise noted on the position description.
  • Interns must be at least 18 years of age and able to pass a criminal history check and obtain a Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Most positions also require a personal vehicle, valid driver’s license and auto insurance, and a clean driving record.

Agency preferred qualifications

Strong intercultural communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from other cultural backgrounds

How to apply

Please apply using our online system. Go to , scroll down, and click on “How Can I Help Refugees in Tucson?” Follow the links to the “Internship Opportunities” page. Please make sure to enter your positions of interest in the application (e.g., “Immigration Services” and “Employment and Economic Empowerment”) and contact for any questions or follow-up.