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Full-Time Opportunities

Communications Assistant (Temporary Position)

Refugees International (RI) is seeking a communications assistant on a temporary basis interested in working to advance the cause of refugees and displaced people around the world. The communications assistant will support RI’s very busy communications team and will assist with social media and email marketing; public, NGO, and policymaker outreach; media relations and monitoring; and contact database management. We are looking for a temp who is available to work 40 hours per week in our Washington D.C. office. This is a temporary position open through May 1, 2019. The position will be paid $16.50 an hour.

Director of Finance and Operations

The Director of Finance and Operations has primary responsibility for ensuring the effective and efficient financial, administrative, and operational functions of Refugees International (RI), both in the home office and for overseas missions. The director will play a critical role as a member of RI’s management team in strategic decision-making and operations as RI continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. The director leads, develops, and supervises an internal financial, human resources, and operations team to support the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, administration and human resources management, and IT.

Director of Strategic Partnerships

The Director of Strategic Partnerships is a new leadership position designed to help RI increase and strengthen outcomes through the identification and engagement of new individual and institutional supporters and coalitions in the states around the country – and beyond Washington, DC. The Director will collaborate with the RI program and policy team, communications, and development to create strategic partnerships in select markets at the local, national, and even global levels, and to inspire policy advocacy and action in support of refugees and internally displaced persons.

Senior Advocate, Women and Girls’ Rights

The senior advocate for the rights of women and girls takes the lead role in advancing RI’s work on the rights of displaced women and girls. The senior advocate will maintain relationships with key networks and advocacy targets relevant to advancing displaced women’s rights. The senior advocate will also carry out field missions which focus on the specific humanitarian and protection needs of displaced women and girls, mainstreaming these issues into all of RI’s work, and ensuring that they are incorporated in RI’s field reports and advocacy strategies.

Director of Communications

The Director of Communications reports to the President and is responsible for designing and implementing RI’s strategic communications plan. This is a unique opportunity to work with a talented and passionate team on an issue of international and historical significance. The Director will work across the organization to further RI’s advocacy and fundraising goals, increase RI’s visibility, amplify RI’s impact, and promote RI’s brand.

Part-Time Opportunities

Human Resource Recruiter

Refugees International (RI) is a growing organization. To achieve our goals, we need a world-class level of diverse talent, with top-tier employees who are supported in their development through all stages of their careers, from entry-level positions to the most senior managers. The part-time, temporary HR Recruiter is responsible for RI’s human resources full-cycle recruiting including researching and evaluating candidates, pre-screening applicants, conducting background checks, new hire onboarding, performance management, and HR administration. The successful candidate will report directly to the Director of Finance and Operations.


Interns are essential to the work of Refugees International. We strive to provide interns with an environment that encourages their professional development, offers networking opportunities, and increases their understanding of humanitarian issues worldwide.

Refugees International accepts a limited number of applicants for unpaid internships throughout the year. Interns should be willing to commit a minimum of 15 hours per week for 10 weeks to the internship and be able to work at the Refugees International office in Washington, DC.


Learn more about our resident and non-resident fellows program.