Internships are open for Spring 2020!

World Relief Spokane benefits from the hard work of dedicated interns who are equally rewarded with rich, cross-cultural experiences serving refugees and other immigrants alongside us. Interns come from universities in Spokane, other states and even other countries. World Relief offers numerous intern opportunities throughout our agency to interns pursuing a variety of programs of study. More details can be found through the links on this page.

Important Dates

Application deadlines: Dec 6th (Spring) April 3rd (Summer)

Required orientation: All interns are required to attend an initial orientation from 9-1pm at the World Relief Spokane office. The next training date is scheduled for January 7th. 

Note: World Relief recognizes that applicant’s schedules vary and we aim to be flexible with start and end dates.

Interviews 

 

Interviews will be conducted at the World Relief Spokane office between December 9-20 (Spring) and April 6-17 (Summer). 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 acknowledges and affirms the mission, vision and values of World Relief.

  • 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 Hill, Intern Coordinator

(e) kfhill@wr.org  (p) 509.321.1874