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Internships

World Relief interns have the opportunity to gain professional casework skills, build meaningful relationships, and learn about local and global refugee issues, both through direct-service to refugees and ongoing trainings and debriefing sessions.

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The purpose of World Relief Seattle's Internship Program is to prepare individuals for cross-cultural service by immersing them in the field of refugee and asylee resettlement. Interns are essential to our work, volunteering in hands-on ways such as accompanying refugees and asylees on important appointments, setting up apartments for new arrivals, and assisting in ESL classes. World Relief interns have the opportunity to gain professional casework skills, build meaningful relationships, and learn about local and global refugee issues, both through direct-service to refugees and ongoing trainings and debriefing sessions.

The Internship Program is a competitive program that has accepted students and recent graduates from universities across the United States. We select applicants from all fields of study who demonstrate excellence in service and learning, and a desire to serve through working with newcomer communities.

Internship alumni have gone on to diverse fields such as international development, education, local politics, and, of course, refugee resettlement work.

For additional information or to request an application, contact Elijah.

"This internship at World Relief Seattle has taught me that truly listening to others and having an open mind and heart is the base for how I impact others, and how they can make an impact on me."

- Isabella, Former Resettlement Intern

"Two of my greatest passions are providing hospitality and advocating for immigrants. Interning at the Welcome RV allows me to combine these.

I am constantly inspired by the resilience of the folks I meet outside these gates and feel honored to get to walk alongside them as they navigate their next steps."

- Becca, Former Post-Release Intern

"It’s easy for me to become angry at my community for being ambivalent or negative towards refugees…until I remember that my most powerful teacher has been my firsthand experiences with refugees themselves."

- Beth, Former Intern

“I was given a platform to explore my family’s heritage as refugees while helping other refugees, opportunities to study the US immigration system, a renewed sense of purpose and passion for helping people, and a large measure of healing.”

–Katherine, former intern

Refugee & Immigrant Youth Internships

We believe that one of the best places to start creating lasting, positive change often begins with the next generation. Therefore, we created paid internship opportunities that empower local refugee and immigrant youth in the Kent School District.

These internships present students with opportunities to learn about local environmental solutions, becoming advocates for their community and educating the next generation.

For questions contact Lucas at lmclish@wr.org or (253) 277-1121

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