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Development & Communications Intern

San Diego (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: San Diego (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date:

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TITLE: Development and Communications Intern
LOCATION: In-Person (& remote as needed)
START DATE: January 2022
DURATION: January - May (10-15 hours per week)
          Will the intern drive clients?: No

BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 28 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Domestically, our 28 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.

SCOPE OF Development Intern WORK: This position will provide essential support to the Development team by participating in all aspects of fundraising while helping to increase the IRC in San Diego’s visibility and public profile through a responsive and engaged online presence. The Development and Communications Intern will gain a wide range of formative and first-hand experience in events management, community engagement, and communications strategy.


  • Support the planning and execution of the IRC fundraising events in a virtual format, including strategy around social media, outreach, and ticket sales
  • Brainstorm and develop strategic outreach plan to target new community partners, university contacts and other groups to support IRC events
  • Maintain IRC webpages and ensure information is up to date and updated regularly
  • Assist with content gathering and storytelling projects for web and social media
  • Help transcribe client interviews and gather content for IRC social media accounts
  • Support Development Team in obtaining in-kind donations for refugee and asylum-seeking clients; help with inventory and distribution as needed
  • Attend weekly meetings with Development Team and bi-weekly staff meetings
  • Provide administrative support to Development Team by assisting with data entry, production of acknowledgments and other cultivation activities

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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.

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