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Full-Time Opportunities

Government Relations Associate

The Government Relations Associate is responsible for supporting Refugees International’s advocacy agenda with the U.S. government, most importantly with the U.S. Congress, including relevant appropriation and authorization committees and the leadership. A core means of accomplishing this will be to enhance the strategic advocacy work of the program staff. Refugees International examines thematic issues of return and recovery, domestic and international asylum practices, women and girls, human rights, humanitarian and development reform, climate displacement, refugee resettlement, and peacekeeping, among other areas. 

Advocate, Latin America

The advocate for Latin America takes the lead role in advancing RI’s work on the refugee, displacement, and other humanitarian crises in the region, including the current crises in Venezuela and Central America. The advocate will maintain relationships with key networks and advocacy targets relevant to these regional crises. The advocate will also carry out field missions which focus on the specific humanitarian and protection needs in the region.


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.