Internships are open for Summer and Fall 2019!

World Relief Spokane benefits from the hard work of dedicated interns who are equally rewarded with rich, cross-cultural experiences serving refugees with us. We've had interns from many universities in Spokane and across the country. We offer a variety of opportunities in different departments. Specific position descriptions are available on the right side of the page.

Important Dates

Application deadlines: April 5th for Summer and July 5th for Fall

Internship acceptances: Applicants who are interviewed will be contacted by 5 p.m., Monday, April 22nd or Monday, July  22nd with a decision.

Estimated start and end dates: May 20th - August 9th (Summer) and August 19th - December 6th (Fall)

Required orientation: Accepted interns attend a half-day of training at the World Relief Spokane office. Our training date for Summer 2019 is TBD. 

*Note: World Relief recognizes that applicant’s schedules vary and we are able to be flexible in certain situations with start and end dates.

If your program requires a year-long internship, we are happy to work outside these dates. Please just email our Intern Coordinator, Kerry Callahan, at before filling out your application.



Interviews will be conducted at the World Relief Spokane office between Monday, April 8th - Friday, April 19th (Summer), and Monday, July 8th - Friday, July 19th (Fall). Interviews last no more than one hour and occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

General Requirements


  • Commit to 15-20 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks. Required hours must be logged during World Relief's office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

  • Anyone can apply for an internship (per Title 7), however a qualified applicant is one who affirms and signs the statement of faith agreement and the Mission/Vision/Values acknowledgment.

  • If selected, applicants should be prepared to complete a criminal and motor vehicle background check (free of charge) through WR. Applicants must have a valid driver's license for positions that require direct contact with refugees and immigrants (primarily resettlement and employment). 

  • Must have enthusiasm for empowering local churches, serving refugees in the Spokane area and an understanding of multi-cultural settings.

  • Must understand that all World Relief internships are unpaid.

  • Must understand that working in a multi-cultural setting requires extreme patience, problem-solving skills and ability to adjust to change.

  • Must be reliable, timely, independent, organized, creative, and most importantly, flexible.

  • Must be able to provide transportation to and from the World Relief office.

  • Must have a willingness to work in refugees’ homes and spend time in medical provider facilities (for some positions).

  • Must dress in appropriate business casual clothing.

Apply here!

For more information, or to send in your application, please contact:

Kerry Callahan, Intern Coordinator

(e)  (p) 509.321.1874