Internships at IRIS CT – Integrated Refugee & Immigration Services

About IRIS

IRIS empowers refugees and immigrants to become self-sufficient and integrated into their new communities. At the same time, newcomers enrich our communities, making this a better place for all of us. IRIS is a non-profit agency whose mission is to help refugees and other displaced people establish new lives, strengthen hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’s communities. Welcoming persecuted people from other countries is America’s most noble tradition. IRIS helps newcomers on the road to self-sufficiency by providing lifesaving support during their transition to life in the United States. We offer the following services to refugees and immigrants, available in Connecticut.

Internship Positions

  • Interns commit 15+ hours per week for a minimum of three months, and all internships are unpaid. Our interns are typically undergrad and masters students, but internships are open to any community member who is interested in our work.
  • Internships will be a mix of remote and in-person, depending on circumstance.
  • Speakers of these languages are strongly encouraged to apply: Amharic, Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Kinyarwanda, Pashto, Swahili, or Tigrinya

Click here for available internships at IRIS.

To apply: Complete the IRIS Intern Application here. You will receive an email copy of your application. Please forward that along with your resume to the Volunteer Programs Specialist at
Please name your resume in PDF format and name it as following: [Your] Last name, [Your] First name Resume.pdf

Positions are available in the following areas:

  • Case Management
  • Health
  • Housing & Operations
  • Employment
  • Development & Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Education

A representative from IRIS will be attending the 2022 Virtual Common Good & Creative Careers Networking Event. Students can register for the event!


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By Kelly McSergi
Kelly McSergi Assistant Director of Employer Relations