Internship Opportunities


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.

World Relief Durham is excited to offer internships to those seeking further involvement with our organization. We hope to engage college students–including graduate students– and recent graduates with WRD’s local work. 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.


The following positions are available:


Deadlines and Logistics:

We are now accepting applications for our summer internships. All internships are a two-semester (or summer and semester) requirement. 

    • Application Deadline: Friday, April 17 at 9 a.m. 

    • Internship Interviews: Interns who have received an interview will be contacted. Interns will be interviewed by the person whom is indicated as the supervisor in the above position links. If you are not contacted about an interview, you have not received an interview. However, all applicants who receive an interview will hear back from the supervisor whether or not the applicant receives the position.

    • Internships are unpaid.

    • Internship START and END Dates: Monday, May 11 (flexible) through Friday, Dec. 18 (flexible). Interns can start as soon as they wish (even today!)

      • ​Note: The start and end dates on the actual application are listed incorrectly. Please consider the start date listed above when answering application questions about start and end dates.


Instructions for turning in applications:

All applicants are to fill out this online form in order to apply. 

  • If selected, applicants should be prepared to complete a criminal and motor vehicle background check (free of charge) through WR.

  • WRD is able to provide oversight and fill out forms necessary for selected interns to receive academic credit for their internship.


General Internship Requirements for Applicants:

  • Must have read, be in understanding and agree to work in partnership with World Relief’s mission, vision and values.

  • Must have enthusiasm for empowering the local Church, serving refugees in the Triangle area and an understanding of multi-cultural settings.

  • Must understand that internships are unpaid.

  • Must completely follow internship application directions. They should note that internship start dates, end dates, required weekly hours and supervisors are specific to each position. Please see each position link above for more details.

  • Must understand that working in a multi-cultural setting requires extreme patience, problem-solving skills and ability to adjust to change.

  • Must be reliable, timely, independent, organized, creative and most importantly, flexible.

  • Must be able to provide transportation to and from the WRD office, and potentially for various reasons throughout the internship process.

  • Must have access to a car, as client transportation is part of service delivery and is required of some of our positions. A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance is also required.

  • Must have a willingness to work in clients’ homes and spend time in medical provider facilities (for some positions).

  • Must have access to personal laptop.

  • Must be willing to dress in appropriate business casual clothing.