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Apply Now for Spring & Summer 2024 Internships:

  1. Create an account through our Volunteer Portal and submit your application
  2. Email, subject line "Internship," to let us know you have submitted your application.
  3. A member of our team will contact you by phone or email to discuss your interests and availability!
  4. The Volunteer Handbook is a helpful resource for background on World Relief as an organization, local Durham office information, and important policies and procedures.

World Relief Durham benefits from the hard work of dedicated interns who are equally rewarded with rich, cross-cultural experiences serving refugees and other immigrants alongside us. We desire to engage undergraduate and graduate students, recent graduates, or anyone who is passionate about serving the immigrant community. World Relief Durham Internships allow interns to gain global, local and professional experience while contributing to an organization focused on serving the most vulnerable in our community.

Fall Internships


Rolling consideration of applications

Spring Internships


Rolling consideration of applications

Summer Internships


Rolling consideration of applications

Intern Positions

Internship Requirements

  • Preference for a commitment of 12-40 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks.
  • Weekday availability during normal business hours required; M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Anyone can apply for an internship (per Title 7), however a qualified applicant is one who acknowledges 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.
  • Applicants must also have a valid driver's license for positions that require direct contact with refugees and immigrants.
  • Must have enthusiasm for serving refugees and other immigrants in the Triangle area and cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Must understand that all World Relief internships are unpaid.
  • Must understand that working in a cross-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.


ADDITIONAL NOTES: The start date can be flexible. It is also possible to have 2 different orientation dates depending on how many interns are being onboarded, but having a group orientation is what we aim for. End dates aim to be considerate of when students have their finals week, but can also be flexible with schedules.


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