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Operations Intern - Summer 2024

🚀 Summer Internship

Silver Spring

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  • You must be a college student or recent graduate, passionate about working with diverse refugees, have skills in logistics/IT, be highly organized, able to manage multiple priorities, proficient in Microsoft Office, and possess excellent communication skills.
  • You will assist with office inventory management, storage, IT supplies, front desk support, and event planning for the Operations Team at the International Rescue Committee.

Summer Internship

Business, Operations & Strategy•Silver Spring


  • IRC's Operations Team in Silver Spring, Maryland, supports operations functions and provides related administrative support, resulting in a well-functioning, compliant environment for staff, clients, and partners. This is a challenging position that requires strong organization, creative problem-solving, personal initiative, and the ability to work well in a multicultural and fast -paced environment

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding policies and processes of non-profit daily operation with regard to IT, procurement, safety and security.
  • Understanding the coordination of staff and resources between a local non-profit office and headquarters; understanding compliance standards.
  • Gain exposure to local refugees and asylee community.
  • Understand the various immigration processes and procedures refugees and asylees encounter.
  • Experience working in a multicultural office environment.


  • Working towards a degree at a college or university. Must be a current student or within 12 months of schooling.*
  • Pasion to work with diverse and limited-English speaking refugees (second language proficiency a plus)
  • Interest or work in logistics, procurement, or IT.
  • Highly organized self-starter with demonstrated problem-solving and follow-through ability, and proven success in managing multiple and diverse priorities under pressure
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


  • Support Operations Team to manage and maintain digital and physical files for office inventory.
  • Support office inventory needs, including contributions in-kind(CIK) and procured inventory via day-to -day storage, tracking and reporting.
  • Support on and off-site storage needs.
  • Assist with IT and office supply inventory
  • Support smooth functioning of office infrastructure including front desk support.
  • Assist with planning and coordinating office events and meetings


Work type

Part time

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Silver Spring