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Internships

Listed below are several organizations at which RFMS students may complete their practicums. Some of these internships are organized through partnerships that DePaul has cultivated with an organization while others are publicly listed internships that the program accepts as credit-bearing. 

Other internships that are not listed here may be taken advantage of to complete a practicum as well, such as those found at ReliefWeb. However, before applying we ask that you consult Dr. Sharma (ssharma@depaul.edu). 

Organizations offering Domestic Internships:

RefugeeOne

An organization with a standing partnership with Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. If you are interested in an internship with this organization please contact Dr. Shailja Sharma. Feel free to look into their various programs on their website​.​​​

Heartland Alliance's Human Care Services

An organization with a standing partnership with Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. If you are interested in an internship with this organization please contact Dr. Shailja Sharma. Feel free to look into their various programs on their website​.​​​

World Relief Chicago

An organization with a standing partnership with Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. If you are interested in an internship with this organization please contact Dr. Shailja Sharma. Feel free to look into their various programs on their website​​​.

GirlForward

An organization with a standing partnership with Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. If you are interested in an internship with this organization please contact Dr. Shailja Sharma. Feel free to look into their various programs on their website​​​.

The Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago

An organization with a standing partnership with Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. If you are interested in an internship with this organization please contact Dr. Shailja Sharma. Feel free to look into their various programs on their website​.

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Catholic Relief Services of Chicago

An organization with a standing partnership with Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. If you are interested in an internship with this organization please contact Dr. Shailja Sharma. Feel free to look into their various programs on their website​.​​

American Red Cross of Chicago

An organization with a standing partnership with Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. If you are interested in an internship with this organization please contact Dr. Shailja Sharma. Feel free to look into their various programs on their website​.

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Organizations offering International Internships

Danish Refugee Council

​The Danish branch of a coalition of NGOs committed to v​​arious areas of work in Refugee aid. The Danish Refugee Council is currently implementing a broad range of activities relevant to conflict affected communities and persons. The activities are categorized in ten sectors: Shelter and Non-food Items, Food Security, Protection​​​, Income Generation, Coordination & Operational Services, Community Infrastructure & Services, Humanitarian Mine Action, Armed Violence Reduction (AVR), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), and Education.


They regularly update internship openings on their website​​.​

Asylum Access

A​n NGO based out of Oakland, California which works in legal advocacy and empowerment for refugees across the globe. They actively work to make refugee rights a reality in first countries of refuge. Their unique combination of five integrated strategies provides grassroots assistance and changes the legal landscape for refugees and their host communities. Read more about their strategies here.​


Asylum Access regularly posts internship openings on their website​.​​

Women's Refugee Commission

​An internationally operating NGO based out of New York City, the WRC aids refugee women and their children across the globe. Focusing on health-services, legal advocacy, and other programs that will assist in the achievement of successful autonomy. You can read more about their endevors here.

They regularly post internship openings on their website​​.

Human Rights Watch

​​Human Rights Watch is an NGO dedicated to spreading an international respect of universal human rights. Specializing particularly in fact-finding fieldwork and international advocacy, they have offices all over the world. Students apply directly to internships posted by particular offices. These postings are updated regularly on their website​.​​

DePaul's College of Law - Berlin

This study abroad program was created by Dr. Gill Gott (International Studies) and Dr. Sumi Cho (College of Law) to give students a very practical and well-rounded learning experience in the legality of social justice. Students will take on traditional coursework at Homboldt University of Berlin and work with ReachOut and Les MigraS, two NGOs based in the area who work with various at risk populations. The program takes place over the summer, so it would take the place of a student's first practicum. Find more information on the program's webpage​.

If you are considering applying for this study abroad program, please consult Dr. Sharma (ssharma@depaul.edu) before doing so.
More international organizations and internships to come.