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
  • Apply for more information

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.
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 seven areas.
Read the linked document to learn more details about each area.
Case Management 
Donation Administration
Pre-Arrival Services
Refugee Services
Program Development
Case Management
Community Networking
Church/Community Partners Engagement
Advocacy & Awareness
Opportunity Development
Event Planning 
Health Advocacy
Health & Wellness Services
Advocacy and Awareness
Community Networking
Case Management
Marketing & Communications 
Graphic Design/Photography/Videography
Event Planning
Non-Profit Management
Employment Services
Career Coaching
Life Skills/English Language Classes
Curriculum/Program Development

Start and End Dates

SPRING 2020: Monday, January 13, 2020 - Friday, April 24, 2020
SUMMER 2020: Monday, May 18, 2020 - Friday, August 7, 2020
FALL 2020: Monday, August 24, 2020 - Friday, November 20, 2020 

Application Deadlines*

SPRING 2020: Monday, November 25, 2019
SUMMER 2020: Monday, April 13, 2020
FALL 2020: Monday, July 27, 2020
*applications are reviewed and positions are offered on a rolling basis prior to the deadline

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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