Career Opportunities





TIRRC offers internships to dependable high school, college or graduate students who are willing to dedicate regular hours over a long period of time. Interns are not required to have experience, however, they must desire to gain real skills and have an interest in immigrant and refugee rights.

All internships are unpaid.

Requirements: Interns must be willing to work a minimum of 10 hours a week and commit to 3 months, 6 months, or a year with a specific TIRRC program. Interns must also be able to provide their own transportation.

Ideal applicants are those who enjoy building relationships with people from diverse backgrounds that are very motivated and work independently with little supervision.

We are currently only taking applications for our Fall 2017 Internship Program. Please see current internship positions open below.

To apply for an internship please submit your resume and a cover letter to


Resources Intern

We are seeking an intern to assist with the TIRRC hotline/referral program. The intern would answer the phone, respond to voice mails, track client information in a database, provide referrals and information for various services, and assist walk-ins seeking referrals. The position would include helping increase TIRRC’s membership by enhancing our service referrals model.

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Policy Intern

The Advocacy Team is seeking an intern to work 10-15 hours a week from May until August 2016. The Policy and Advocacy Intern will assist the Advocacy Director and Policy Manager on public policy research and campaigns around issues affecting immigrant and refugee communities in Tennessee. Through this internship, you will gain skills, knowledge, and experience in policy research, campaign planning, and coalition building and organizing.

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Outreach & Training Intern

The outreach & training intern position will assist the Outreach & Training Coordinator to support outreach efforts for TIRRC services (primarily monthly DACA workshops) and TIRRC organizing campaigns (affordable housing, know your rights). In addition to outreach work, the position will include assisting with volunteer coordination at the National Immigration Integration Conference (NIIC) in December. Established in 2008, the conference is now the largest convening on immigration in the country and the 2016 NIIC will be the first time it will be hosted in one of America’s “new gateway” cities. The intern will learn the fundamentals of volunteer management through supporting 100+ of volunteers.

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