College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Refugee & Forced Migration Studies > Student Resources > Internships
Listed below are the organizations at which RFMS students may complete their practicums. Most 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. Working with these organizations is competitive and students will have to apply to them to be accepted. In rare cases, students can choose to intern at other organizations of their choice after approval from the Director. Students can apply through D2L.
"The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human
suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of
volunteers and the generosity of donors."
GirlForward supports refugee girls through three core programs:
This placement is excellent for students who want to work with teenagers and young adults in a small-scale educational setting. Visit their website at: https://www.girlforward.org/
the implementation of contextual learning programs geared towards
refugee youth, REACH helps integrate newcomers into the fabric of the
areas in which they are being resettled. Our work focuses on developing
social capital, which helps shift the marginal status that is often held
by refugee youth and their families.
This is a good Spring - Summer placement if you want to work with young boys in an outdoors environment. Vist their website or contact program cohordinator Shana Wills.
Visit their website or contact Suzanne Akhras Sahloul.
"Karam House is a community innovation workspace where Syrian refugee
youth turn their passions and ideas into realities. It is a place where
they can build strong relationships with peers and mentors. It is a
place where they can learn competitive skills in science, technology,
engineering, arts and mathematics that are essential to advancing their
educations and futures. Most of all, Karam House is an inspiring, safe,
and healing space for Syrian teenagers – who have lost so much through
the trauma of displacement and war – to be teenagers."