World Relief began as an organization in 1944. It was originally created to respond to the suffering in war-torn European cities. With a commitment to serve “the least of these,” World Relief quickly expanded across the globe, working to bring renewal, restoration, and hope to our broken world.
World Relief Durham (WRD) was founded in 2007 to continue the organization’s efforts to love, serve and empower “the least of these” in Durham’s context. WRD is a refugee resettlement agency with a mission to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable. WRD works with refugees from across the world who are fleeing to the Triangle to start new, safe lives. For their first three months in the U.S., WRD provides services that help refugees gain self-sufficiency, while also connecting the local Church and wider community to our incoming refugee friends.
WRD is excited to offer internships to those seeking further involvement with our organization. In our work, we hope to engage students, graduate students, recent graduates, or anyone who is passionate about the local Church and the refugee community. This unique opportunity will allow interns to gain global, local and professional experience, while also contributing to an organization focused on serving the most vulnerable in our community.
Click the links below to access specific internship descriptions:
Deadlines and Logistics:
We are now accepting applications for our fall 2016/spring 2016 internships. All internships are a two-semester (or summer and semester) requirement. Note that all internships are unpaid, but WRD can provide oversight for interns to receive course credit.
For fall 2016 through spring 2017 internships:
- Application Deadline: Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at 9 a.m.
- Internship Interviews: Once an application is reviewed, WRD will contact an applicant to let them know if they have received an internview. Interns will be interviewed by the person whom is indicated as the supervisor on the above position links.
- Internship start and end dates: Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 (flexible) through Friday, April 21, 2017 (flexible)