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 Summer 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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Childhood Development Intern

We are seeking an intern to plan, coordinate, and host children's programming on Friday evenings in conjunction with committee meetings taking place at Casa Azafran. This intern would coordinate with TIRRC's community organizers to prepare activities and materials relevant to TIRRC's mission and vision. This volunteer must: • Be at least 18 years old • Have reliable transportation • Be available from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday nights

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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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