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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the affiliates of the Women's Refugee Commission?

The Women's Refugee Commission is affiliated with and is legally part of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and does not receive direct financial support from the IRC.

Can I work or intern with the Women's Refugee Commission? How do I apply?

Available job positions and internships are listed on the employment page of our website, along with directions on how to apply. Visit our employment page.

Please note that we cannot process applications that are not for a specific job or internship that is posted.

Please also note that our offices are located in New York, NY, and Washington, D.C. We do not have offices in other countries, and are unable to send interns or volunteers to the field.

I have applied for a position with the Women's Refugee Commission. What is the status of my application?

Because we receive many applications, we cannot reply to every submission. If you have applied for a job or internship with the Women's Refugee Commission, we will get back to you if we are considering you for the position. No phone calls please.

Can we apply for a grant or partnership with your organization?

As a research and advocacy organization, the Women's Refugee Commission generally does not provide grants or arrange partnerships.

I am a refugee who needs to be resettled. Can you help me?

As a research and advocacy organization, the Women's Refugee Commission is not involved in the resettlement process. Read International Rescue Committee's Frequently Asked Questions About Refugees and Resettlement for more information.

Please note: The MISP distance learning module can be completed free of charge. There is no guarantee of employment with any humanitarian agency upon completion of the MISP module.

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