International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Oakland, California

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About us

Fall 2016 internships available in Access & Human Rights, Development & Outreach, Economic Empowerment, Garden Program, Refugee Resettlement and Office Support.

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 44 countries and 26 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC's local office in Oakland currently operates several highly effective programs to meet a wide variety of refugee and asylee newcomers' needs. Our office ensures new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and we work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency through English language classes, job training and placement services, and community participation activities. This year, the IRC in Oakland will resettle over 400 refugees from Eritrea, Bhutan, Burma, Afghanistan, Iraq, Mongolia, and Sri Lanka.

Interested in interning with the IRC? Read FAQs, program facts, and read intern experiences on our website!


Contact information

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Phone: 510-452-8222

Fax: 510-452-8228

440 Grand Ave, Suite 500, Oakland, CA, 94610, US

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