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.

Administrative Intern

Sector: Human Resources    
Location: US - MD - Baltimore    
Employee Type: Intern    
Employee Category: Part Time    


BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Domestically, our 22 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.


The Administrative Intern is responsible for assisting the Receptionist with desk coverage, supporting clients of the Baltimore Resettlement Center (BRC) and helping to foster an environment in which both clients and staff thrive in productivity.



  • Assist the clients and ensure a smooth flow of the waiting area by determining client’s needs; Assess emergency and non-emergency circumstances (medical, eviction, legal trouble, etc)
  • Provide relevant information in regards to the BRC, and surrounding Baltimore communities
  • Inform clients of their case manager’s weekly schedules
  • Maintain tidiness in the lobby area and the Children’s Corner during slow periods
  • Front desk coverage for the Receptionist when attending meetings/breaks
  • Sort mail and deliver to appropriate staff
  • Assist with duties in the Resettlement Shop as needed
  • Assist the Administrative Coordinator with other duties if needed



  1. Work well and thrive within a multicultural environment, learning to work effectively with populations with language barriers
  2. Being able to master a high-paced work environment and execute multiple tasks efficiently and accurately
  3. Assessing the administrative and operational needs of the office to ensure a smooth flow of business for all programs, departments, and agencies



  • High School Graduate
  • Experience in a multi-cultural environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications




  • Summer interns are required to work at least 30 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for the entire summer.  Interns who can intern full-time (40 hours a week) are strongly preferred.
  • Fall and Spring interns are required to work at least 15 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for a minimum of 12 weeks in the Fall and Spring


Reports to:                           Emmah Kagwe- Administrative Coordinator

Position:                               Unpaid Internship

Updated:             8/26/2014

Please apply using our online system.  You can also prioritize your application by sending your resume, cover letter, and contact info for 2 references directly to the Volunteer Coordinator and with the following information listed in the cover letter:

-internship(s) for which you wish to be considered (please provide a ranking of desired internships if you wish to be considered for multiple opportunities) 

-projected start/end date (noting that we have a 3-month minimum for our internships)

-days and number of hours of availability during the work week (for example: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am-5pm)

-whether or not you would have access to a car in which you would be willing to drive with the refugees and asylees we serve to access social services

We look forward to reviewing your application!

IRC leading the way From Harm To Home.



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 or disability.


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