Summer 2024 Remote Communications & Development Intern
Louisville, KY 
Posted 1 month ago
Job/Internship Description
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world's largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 50 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees deliver lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you're a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future.


The Summer 2024 Communications & Development Intern will offer vital assistance to the Development Team at the IRC in Louisville in engaging volunteers, community partners, donors, and other stakeholders; scheduling communications; written and graphic content creation; and other assigned business development projects. The intern plays a pivotal part in involving the community and producing materials to back the IRC's work in significant ways.Please note that this is anUNPAIDremote internship.


  • Create and support social media outreach, community engagement and informational materials, and donor/sponsorship research.
  • Follow and enhance the strategic outreach plan and content to engage new community partners, university contacts, and other community groups supporting IRC.
  • Manage IRC Louisville webpage and social media to ensure information is current and regularly updated.
  • Aid in content collection and storytelling projects for web and social media platforms.
  • Support development efforts through grant research, outreach for in-kind donations (non-monetary), and processing incoming volunteer/intern applicants.
  • Provide administrative support to the Development Team by assisting with grant data collection and entry, producing donor acknowledgments, and other cultivation activities.
  • Participate in weekly meetings with the Development Team and monthly all-staff meetings.


  • Intern will gain experience implementing a nonprofit communications plan and creating content for fundraising appeals, donor-facing reports, newsletters and social media.
  • Intern will gain insight into nonprofit grant processes and reporting requirements for a nonprofit organization.
  • Intern will learn about strategic planning for fundraising and communications.
  • Intern will learn about administrative processes in the nonprofit space.
  • Intern will learn reporting requirements for resettlement agencies and how capturing this data improves services.


  • In-depth training will be provided for interns to understand IRC programming and the various needs of clients accessing IRC services.Interns with client languages who could serve as an interpreter will receive guidance on policies when interpreting. Other activity specific training will be provided as needed. Flexibility, initiative, and a desire to collaborate are essential qualities for this intern opportunity. A high-level of confidentiality is required when working with IRC clients.


  • Must be a current undergraduate student, graduate student, or less than 12 months past graduation.
  • Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or must have active and compliant visas and work authorization status in the United States (the IRC must not be represented as a sponsor or host in any application, filing, or other context for an intern).
  • Usage of a personal computer and internet access for remote work purposes.
  • Ability to handle sensitive client information confidentially.
  • Strong intercultural communication skills, including demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and across language barriers.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Previous experience working with vulnerable populations preferred, but not required.
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office products and willingness to learn to use new software for task completion.
  • Adherence to IRC volunteer/intern and workplace policies.
  • Preference given to applicants able to make multi-term commitment.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Standard of Professional Conduct:The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.

Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion:
The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures.


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Part Time
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