The internship program at World Relief is a competitive program that has accepted students and recent graduates from universities across the United States. We select applicants from all fields of study who demonstrate excellence in service and learning, and a desire to serve refugees and immigrants. World Relief interns have the opportunity to gain professional casework skills, build meaningful relationships, and learn about local and global refugee issues, both through direct-service to refugees and ongoing trainings and debriefing sessions.
Semester Based Internship
(Academic credit available)
  • 1 or 2 semester timeframe
  • Receive academic credit
  • Immerse yourself in field of study
  • Applications due Dec 1st for Spring

Experience Based Internship
  • 12 month timeframe
  • Develop professional skills
  • Learn about non-profit sector
  • Apply for more information


While all internships are unpaid and require a minimum of 16 hrs a week, the program is competitive, so you are encouraged to approach it in the same way you would a job. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, application, and to pass a Criminal Background Check. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For more information about World Relief’s internship opportunities, please call 336-887-9007.

Available Positions

World Relief has multiple programs and each one has several focus areas. 
Applicants can apply to any of these four programs.
Refugee Services
Case Management 
Donation Administration
Pre-Arrival Services
Employment Services
Career Coaching
Cultural Orientation Workshops
English Language Training
Citizenship Classes
Case Management
Community Networking
Health Advocacy
Health & Wellness Services
Nutrition and Sanitation
Mental Health Administration
Outreach and Education
Case Management
Awareness and Advocacy
Marketing & Communications 
Social Media Management
Graphic Design
Event Planning
Advocacy and Awareness
Non-Profit Management
Cooperative Learning Environments
Community Based Pograms
Church and Volunteer Engagement

Start and End Dates

SUMMER 2019: Monday, May 20th, 2019 through Friday, August 9th, 2019
FALL 2019: Monday, August 26th, 2019 through December, 6th, 2019

Application Deadlines

SUMMER 2019: April 1st, 2019
FALL 2019: August 1st, 2019

Application Process

1. APPLICATION: Complete online application form
2. COVER LETTER AND RESUME: Email a cover letter and resume to TriadInternships@wr.org, each file name should contain your first and last name.
3. RECOMMENDATION FORMS: World Relief asks for two recommendation forms, one personal (non-family) and one academic/professional. World Relief's Internship Program Coordinator will send the blank recommendation forms to the two individuals listed in the "Recommendation Forms - References" section of the application. 
5. INTERVIEW: Interviews are conducted after all forms have been received. The applicant will be contacted via email to setup an interview time. 
6. BACKGROUND CHECK: If selected, a criminal background check (free of charge) is required through World Relief.
Internship alumni have gone on to diverse fields such as international development, education, missions, local politics, and, of course, becoming employed at World Relief. This unique opportunity will allow interns to gain global, local, and professional experience while also contributing to an organization focused on serving the most vulnerable in our community. 
World Relief is able to provide oversight and fill out forms necessary for selected interns to receive academic credit for their internship.


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