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Who's Hiring? 7 Orgs Working with Refugees and Immigrants

Alexis Perrotta

Who's Hiring? 7 Orgs Working with Refugees and Immigrants

As nonprofit professionals, we often see the hiring needs of organizations mirror what’s happening in our communities, in the news, and around the world.

And so it’s no surprise that today, there’s significant need among organizations working with immigrants, refugees, and detainees. Here are a few organizations who are working to serve our immigrant and refugee neighbors. And they’re hiring, too.

Central American Resource Center, Los Angeles, CA

  • CARECEN works to empower Central Americans by defending human and civil rights, working for social and economic justice, and promoting cultural diversity. CARECEN serves over 20,000 individuals each year through legal services in immigration matters, voter registration and education projects, after-school services, and leadership training.

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Chicago, IL

  • The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights is a statewide nonprofit coalition that advocates for the rights of immigrants and refugees. ICIRR engages in advocacy, community organizing, service coordination, training and technical assistance, education and outreach, and leadership development.

International Rescue Committee, New York, NY

  • International Rescue Committee is a leading non-sectarian nonprofit organization providing emergency relief, protection, rehabilitation assistance, resettlement services, and advocacy for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict.

Kiron Open Higher Education, Berlin, Germany

  • Kiron’s goal is to empower refugees and asylum seekers to integrate not only on an economic level into the labor market, but also on a social level into society. Students complete two years of study online and then integrate into a partner university where they obtain an accredited degree.

Seattle Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs, Seattle, WA

  • The goal of the Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs is to recognize the importance of a strong relationship between the City of Seattle Government and the immigrant and refugee communities which it serves. The Office works to ensure a consistent implementation of principles of social justice which include employment, economic development, public health, student achievement, citizenship, public safety, criminal justice, civic engagement, and protection of civil rights.

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Washington, DC

  • The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants addresses the needs and rights of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide by advancing fair and humane public policy, facilitating and providing direct professional services, and promoting the full participation of migrants in community life.

Women's Refugee Commission, New York, NY

  • Through research and fact-finding field missions, the Women’s Refugee Commission works to identify critical problems that impact displaced women, children, and young people, including gaps in lifesaving reproductive health care, lack of dignified livelihoods for refugees and, in the U.S., the treatment of asylum-seekers.

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Alexis Perrotta

As the senior editor of Idealist Careers and a lifelong nonprofit professional, Alexis offers job seekers, game changers, and do gooders actionable tips, career resources, and social-impact advice.

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