Summer Internships are available starting May 2021


*All available internships are subject to change based on COVID-19 as updates unfold.

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: Friday, April 2nd, 2021

Required orientation: All interns are required to attend an initial group orientation at the World Relief Spokane office that occurs at the beginning of the internship.

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



Begin Monday, April 5th, 2021

End Friday, April 16th, 2021


Orientation (tentative)



Tuesday, June 1st, 2021



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 World Relief. At this time a social security number is needed for this to be processed. Applicants must also have a valid driver's license for positions that require direct contact with refugees and immigrants.

  • 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 patience, problem-solving skills and ability to adjust to change.

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

  • 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)  (p) 509.321.1874