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 kcallahan@wr.org before filling out your application.

Interviews 

 

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) kcallahan@wr.org  (p) 509.321.1874