FALL 2021 International Rescue Committee Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Internship

The International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) Policy and Advocacy teamwork to ensure protection and aid is given to refugees, displaced people, those seeking asylum, and other victims of conflict.  They are seeking TWO interns: one will work with the humanitarian aid team, and the other with the international team. Due to COVID-19, this internship will be operating remotely, on a part-time basis. The program will run from September through December. This opportunity is unpaid but offers reimbursement of up to $25 per day.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until both positions are filled.


  • Conduct research on humanitarian aid effectiveness and reform, ongoing conflicts and crises, and new policy developments and provide written analysis to staff.
  • Produce a weekly tracker of press articles, reports and upcoming meetings, events, and hearings related to select conflicts/crises and humanitarian aid.
  • Attend meetings and events with and on behalf of senior staff, including NGO coalition meetings and congressional hearings, take detailed notes, and report back.
  • Draft, edit, and format policy and advocacy materials such as talking points for meetings, briefs, and reports for distribution to key stakeholders.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned related to research, writing, analysis, and advocacy.


  • Available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, for a minimum of 14 weeks between September and December (during the Fall school semester).
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.
  • Solid writing, editing, and research skills with a focus on details.
  • Interest in and familiarity with humanitarian aid, refugee issues, and humanitarian crises.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Solid computer skills: able to work effectively and accurately with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, email, and internet applications.
  • Flexible work attitude: able to work productively in a team environment as well as under minimal supervision, taking the initiative to ask questions as needed.
  • Commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in the humanitarian field.
  • Lived experience with conflict or crisis-driven displacement, resettlement, asylum, immigration, or migration is an asset in this role

For more information and to apply, click here.

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