World Relief Sacramento IS CURRENTLY ACCepting internship applications.


The purpose of the World Relief Internship Program is to prepare students and recent grads for cross-cultural service by immersing them in the fields of refugee resettlement or immigration legal services. 

World Relief interns have the opportunity to gain professional casework skills, build meaningful relationships, and learn about local and global immigration issues, both through direct-service to refugees and immigrants as well as trainings, debriefing sessions, and spiritual formation groups.

World Relief internships are competitive and have accepted students and recent graduates from universities across the United States. We select applicants from all fields of study who demonstrate excellence in service and learning. While World Relief Staff affirm a statement of faith, interns are not required to affirm, but must acknowledge World Relief's faith statement and the organization's desire to serve Christ through service to refugees and immigrants. Internship alumni have gone on to diverse fields such as international development, education, missions, local politics, and, of course, refugee ministry.  Please note that all internships are unpaid.   


Outreach Department Internship 

Internship title: Outreach Intern 

Work hours: Part Time 

Work location: World Relief Sacramento 

Reports to: Outreach Manager and Volunteer Manager

Description: World Relief Sacramento’s Outreach department exists to empower local communities and churches through our various programs by assisting new arrivals with tangible needs, while simultaneously developing friendships with our new neighbors.


  • Lead and support volunteers (Good Neighbor Teams) during resettlement tasks, such as airport pick-ups, apartment set-ups and other transportation appointments. 
  • Assist with recruiting volunteers. 
  • Interview volunteers and/or their partnered refugee family to write articles about their experience in order for the Strategic Engagement Team to utilize for newsletters, blog posts and/or other communication platforms. 
  • Research college campuses and/or classes that require volunteer hours and connect with key individuals. 
  • Prepare and present reports on volunteer engagement/involvement. 
  • Other tasks and projects as assigned by supervisor. 


  • Current student or recent graduate in communication studies, international relations or journalism major desirable 
  • Valid Driver’s license and reliable car 
  • Dari, Farsi, or Arabic language desirable, but not required 
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing 
  • Cross-cultural and/or refugee resettlement experience desirable, but not required 
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Suite 
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and to take initiative to deal with issues promptly and efficiently 
  • Flexible and motivated team player 
  • Commitment to a minimum of 10-12 hours per week with some late night and weekend availability.

Please email your resume, cover letter, and a one-page writing sample to Please be sure to note in Subject line “Outreach Department- Internship.” Application must be complete or it will not be considered.

Resettlement- Lautenberg Program Internship 

Internship title: Lautenberg Program Intern 

Work hours: Part Time 

Work location: Sacramento World Relief office 

Reports to: R&P Manager 

DESCRIPTION: The Lautenberg program exists in hopes of reunifying families from former Soviet Union countries and bringing about reconciliation for those individuals who have been persecuted.


  • Prepare application packets to present to clients 
  • Meet with clients for initial and follow up consultations 
  • Review, edit and compile the full application and submit to manager for review 


  • Current student/recent graduate with an international relations degree 
  • Must be fluent in Russian 
  • Competent in Microsoft Office 

Please email your resume and cover letter to Please be sure to note in Subject line “Lautenberg Program-Internship.” Application must be complete or it will not be considered.

Resettlement- Housing Department Internship 

Internship Title: Resettlement Housing Intern 

Work hours: Part Time 

Work location: World Relief Sacramento 

Reports to: Housing Manager 

DESCRIPTION: World Relief Sacramento’s Resettlement department exists in order to provide basic necessities for new arrivals in their initial stage of resettlement.


  • Provide logistical support to the Housing Manager and Specialist by recording donations and providing receipt to donors 
  • Pick up donations and deposit them in the warehouse 
  • Provide assistance in setting up apartments for new arrivals 
  • Assist housing contractors in the warehouse with donations 
  • Receive welcome kit orders and build requested kits 


  • CA Driver’s License 
  • Fluency in Dari/Farsi and/or Russian (preferred) 
  • Can lift up to 50lbs and place items on shelves overhead. 
  • Can work at least 3 days a week and into the evenings on Thursdays 

Please email your resume and cover letter to Please be sure to note in Subject line “Housing Department- Internship.” The application must be complete or it will not be considered.

Resettlement Department Internship 

Internship Title: Resettlement Intern 

Work hours: Part Time 

Work location: World Relief Sacramento 

Reports to: Match Grant Manager 


The Resettlement Intern(RA) assists the resettlement staff by completing tasks in accordance with the core services checklist. An RA also provides general office support when needed. 

Accountability & Expectations: 

Resettlement Interns are expected to be timely and flexible – many of the appointments and tasks that need to be completed are time-sensitive and require problem solving and the ability to adapt to any given situation. Interns also must be comfortable driving to/from homes and appointments each day – a clean driving record and experience is required. They should also be comfortable driving a 10-passenger van for larger families. 

The tasks an intern is expected to complete include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Social security (SS) applications 
  • Department of Human Assistance (DHA) applications (CalFresh, MediCal, Cash Aid) + follow-up interview 
  • School enrollment for children, ESL enrollment for adults 
  • Transportation to/from the Refugee Health Clinic 
  • SMUD/PG&E registration 
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) registration 
  • Cultural Orientation (CO) Assessments 
  • Occasional: DMV for license/ID cards 
  • Occasional: Primary care doctor appointments 
  • Occasional: Welfare-to-work appointments at the DHA 
  • Occasional: Airport pickup 


  • Fill out SS applications 
  • Update Basecamp (web-based project management and collaboration tool) 
  • Warehouse intake/audits 
  • Check front desk voicemail 
  • Case file breakdown 
  • Mail drop-offs 
  • R&P support

Please email your resume and cover letter to Please be sure to note in Subject line “Resettlement- Internship.” Application must be complete or it will not be considered.

Immigration Legal Services Internship 

Internship title: Law Student Intern 

Work location: World Relief Sacramento 

Reports to: Immigrant Legal Services Program Manager 

Department: Immigrant Legal Services 


The ILS program seeks law student interns with an interest in deepening their experience in immigration law by serving the local immigrant community through the provision of legal assistance and community education seminars. 

Academic-year internships (Fall and/or Spring semester, part-time) are open to up to two applicants in their 2L, 3L or 4L years. Ten-week summer internships (full-time) are open to rising 2Ls, 3Ls and 4Ls.


  • Interview clients in-person and telephonically 
  • Observe consultation interviews 
  • Prepare immigration legal documents and forms using the LawLogix case management application 
  • Assist with case management 
  • Research immigration law, forms, and filing procedures 
  • Participate in trainings in-person and via webinar 
  • Co-facilitate know-your-rights seminars and special clinics 


Candidates should be: 

  • Familiar with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) 

Candidates ideally: 

  • Are fluent in one or more of the following languages in addition to English: Spanish, Farsi, Dari, Arabic, or Russian 
  • Have taken an introductory immigration law course or have prior immigration law experience and are either a current or former law student 

Interested law students should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (5-10 pages, preferably a memo or brief) to Ted Oswald at and note “ILS Internship" in the subject line. Please review World Relief’s mission, vision and values before applying. Applicants can learn more about the ILS program by viewing the ILS Online Volunteer Orientation here.