Intern Application

General Information

Note, the application takes an average of 25 minutes to complete.
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. Today, World Relief is a international humanitarian organization working in 20 countries worldwide. 

World Relief Durham 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 serves refugees and immigrants in the Triangle through three main service areas: refugee resettlement, Immigration Legal Services (ILS), and Refugee and Immigrant Youth Services (RIYS). World Relief works with refugees and immigrants from across the world who are fleeing to the Triangle to start new, safe lives. 

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 serving the refugee and immigrant community 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.

NOTE: All Resettlement Interns are required to have their own personal vehicle that they are willing to drive for internship purposes, including picking up and transporting refugees. Gas mileage is reimbursed.

Basic Information


Place of Worship and/or Community Affiliation

Volunteers do not have to attend a local church or practice Christian faith in order to serve with World Relief Durham.
Choose "Other" in the drop-down if your faith community isn't listed and “None” if you are not a member of a faith community.

You only need to fill out this field if your church was NOT listed in the previous question)

For example, do you prefer to work:
a) independently or as part of a team?
b) in a fast-paced or slow-paced environment?
c) under much pressure or stress or little pressure or stress?
d) is situations that require detail-oriented skills or big picture/visionary dreaming?
e) in flexible or structured environments?
f) with assignments with given instructions or assignments for which you create the instructions?

Internship Information

Part-time interns (serving up to 20 hours per week) are required to serve a minimum of two semesters. WRD generally offers part-time internships for spring/summer, summer/fall and fall/spring.  Full-time interns (serving more than 20 hours per week) serve a minimum of one semester (either spring, summer or fall). Spring internships start in January, summer internships start in May and fall internships start in August.

Internship Details

You're welcome to apply for more than one time slot.

You're welcome to apply for more than one time slot.

Please list times and the corresponding days you're available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. WRD is open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Interns serve during those hours. For example, Monday 12-5pm, Tuesday, 2-5pm, Wednesday, 9-11am.
Internship Preferences

While we offer specialized internships within a department, applicants may be considered for positions within a general department first, and discuss position fit and availability pending an interview. Interns are only considered for positions within one department at a time. If you do not receive an internship within the department of your choice, WRD might consider you for a position in another department, if that interests you. 

Reference the main internship page for a list and description of available internships.

Please note, to work in the refugee resettlement department it is required that you have a personal vehicle to drive. Gas is reimbursed.

School Info

Foreign Languages
Languages you are proficient in besides English:

Other Details

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Compose a resume outlining your skills and experience related to the position to which you are applying. Your resume should not exceed one page. Please upload in pdf format.

The Mission, Vision, and Values of World Relief

Mission, Vision, and Values
To empower the local Church to serve the most vulnerable.

In community with the local Church, World Relief envisions the most vulnerable people transformed economically, socially, and spiritually.

The Example of Jesus as we serve those who are suffering from poverty and injustice, regardless of color, belief, or gender, as part of God’s plan to redeem, reconcile, and restore the world. We seek to follow Jesus by living holy, humble, and honest lives individually and corporately.

The Local Church as a primary agent of bringing peace, justice, and love to a broken world. The integrated “word” and “deed” dimensions of God’s mandate, as evidenced through the church’s integral, or transformational, mission are necessary to bringing reconciliation and restoration to God, others, and the environment.

People whether staff, volunteers, clients, beneficiaries, donors, and partners, as important actors in bringing peace, love, and justice. We recognize and affirm World Relief as a multicultural organization and seek to understand and respect the multiplicity of cultures among us. As we seek change in the world, we recognize that we, too, are changed, by those we serve.

Excellence/Continuous Improvement in all our program initiatives and support services, following best practices and standards in a manner that is sustainable to the community from a spiritual, social, and economic perspective. We also seek to apply our human and financial resources in such ways that maximize impact and sustain benefits to the greatest number of people.

Empowerment by prioritizing the leadership and participation of those we serve, whether people, churches, or local institutions, as critical to creating and sustaining change. We seek to catalyze a movement of worldwide volunteers to multiply impact, and we value capacity-building as a means towards that end.

Partnership by seeking, facilitating, and promoting collaboration among all stakeholders, including local governments, the worldwide church, mission agencies, other NGO’s, and the business community, recognizing partnership as essential to serving the most vulnerable. We believe each expression of the worldwide Church has a unique and interdependent role in bringing peace and justice to the world.

Prayer as the priority and foundational to accomplishing our mission.


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