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Quality Assurance Intern - Fall 2024


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Baltimore
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Internal audit, Investigation and Inspection
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Supply Chain
    • Ombudsman and Ethics
  • Closing Date:

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 International Rescue Committee, Inc. (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to people forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 28 U.S cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to rebuild their lives. The IRC in Baltimore was established in 1999 and currently serves over 2,500 immigrants and refugees per year.

Scope of Work
The Quality Assurance Intern will assist the Quality Assurance Coordinator at the Baltimore office of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in maintaining compliance with grant requirements and organizational policies. This internship supports data tracking and program improvement initiatives within a nonprofit, providing hands-on experience in quality assurance while maintaining data accuracy and ensuring compliance with grant requirements.

Reports To
Quality Assurance Coordinator

Learning Objectives
-Learning and Development:
-Gain practical experience in quality assurance and nonprofit compliance.
-Learn database management and tracking skills.
-Team Collaboration:
-Support program teams in achieving quality improvement goals.
-Contribute to a positive team environment.
-Skill Development:
-Improve attention to detail and organizational skills.
-Enhance communication skills through hands-on experience.

-Data Management: Assist in maintaining accurate records for grant compliance and assist in updating compliance-related documentation.
-Quality Assurance Support: Assist in implementing quality assurance systems and tools and assist in preparing for audits and compliance reviews.
-Client Feedback: Assist in collecting and summarizing client feedback to enhance service quality.
-Administrative Support: Help distribute client satisfaction surveys.
-Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Microsoft Excel, data entry and other record keeping experience.  
-Interested in nonprofit management and quality assurance.
-Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
-Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
-Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse team environment.
-Database administration skills preferred but not necessary.
-Prior experience and interest working with refugees and immigrants or knowledge in quality assurance preferred but not necessary.

Position Details 
Fall 2024 internships will be in-person. This includes a combination of standard office environment, remote work, and field time within the greater Baltimore area.
Internships start with a required in-person orientation on Monday, September 9, 2024 (approx. 9:30 AM – 3 PM) at the IRC Baltimore office. Regular weekly hours start the week of September 10, 2024, and will continue through December 6, 2024 (13 total weeks).
Internships require a minimum of 15 hours per week for 13 weeks. Interns should be able to come to the office at least 1 day per week.
Interns will be issued an IRC laptop for the duration of the internship to perform both remote and in-office responsibilities. 
Internships with the IRC in Baltimore are unpaid. University credit may be arranged. Fall 2024 interns are eligible for per diem reimbursement at the rate of $15 per day (defined as 7.5 hours) to offset the costs of food and travel of the internship. Interns may also be reimbursed for mileage driven for any approved activities (based on round-trip mileage from the IRC office). 

Application Process
apply online at by 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, July 28.
Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted to schedule interviews. Due to the volume of applications, only applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted approximately August 15-19. When possible, interviews will be conducted in-person in the Baltimore office.
Applicants who have interviewed for positions can expect to receive a decision no later than August 29, 2024. Confirmations will be due at the latest by September 4, 2024.

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.
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.