Jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities

The page has links to organizations that frequently list jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities.

Many of the relief services listed on this website welcome volunteers.

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Global Aid Worker

If you are an aid worker or aspiring to be one, connect with us!

Our space provides a forum for aid workers to connect with, support, & learn from one another. 

It also provides helpful information, directly from experienced aid workers, for those aspiring to join the aid working world as well as for the families/friends of aid workers who are living in, or who have lived in, deep field locations. 

The site has a special focus on trauma, helping aid workers better understand trauma from colleagues who have experienced it firsthand & also providing survivors with an opportunity to connect with each other in a mutually supportive way.


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Human Rights Careers
Empowering the next generation of human rights defenders by exploring, sharing and evaluating the best human rights career opportunities out there.


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Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques (INED) was founded in 1945, and in 1986 it acquired the status of an Etablissement Public à Caractère Scientifique et Technologique (EPST), meaning that it is under joint administrative supervision of the ministries of research and social affairs. The Institute’s missions are to study the populations of France and other countries, to ensure wide dissemination of the knowledge thereby acquired, and to provide training in research through research. INED’s approach to demography is resolutely open and interdisciplinary, implicating a wide range of disciplines including economics, history, geography, sociology, anthropology, biology and epidemiology. With its 11 research units, the Institute promotes communication and exchange within the scientific community and between researchers and the general public while conducting numerous European and international research projects.

Website (for jobs)

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International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC)
ICMC's mission is to protect and serve uprooted people, including refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced people, victims of human trafficking, and migrants - regardless of faith, race, ethnicity or nationality.

ICMC implements needs-first and right-based approaches, so as to prioritize assistance to the most vulnerable people in need of protection. We continuously work to restore the dignity of uprooted people and inspiring long-lasting change. In pursuing these goals, we make sure that all our programs and activities comply with core humanitarian standards, principles of good governance, and Catholic social teachings.

Website (for vacancies)

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Migration Policy Centre (MPC) conducts advanced policy-oriented research on global migration, asylum and mobility. It serves governance needs at European and global levels, from developing, implementing and monitoring migration-related policies to assessing their impact on the wider economy and society.

Migration links each individual country to the rest of the world in a rapidly evolving scenario. Therefore, the MPC pools worldwide scholars, experts, policymakers and influential thinkers, to identify problems, research their causes and consequences, and devise sound policy solutions on migration and related matters. In doing so, it bridges research with action, providing stakeholders with data, sources, methodologies and results required by evidence-based policy-making.

Research at the MPC is carried out within three main frameworks: observatories, which forge the Centre’s identity, core research areas and projects.

Website (link to opportunities)

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ReliefWeb ReliefWeb is the leading humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters. It is a specialized digital service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

We provide reliable and timely information, enabling humanitarian workers to make informed decisions and to plan effective response. We collect and deliver key information, including the latest reportsmaps and infographics and videos from trusted sources.

ReliefWeb is also a valuable resource for job listings and training programs, helping humanitarians build new skills and discover exciting new career opportunities.

Main website

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The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organizati on that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide.  We believe volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer.  UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.


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We make it easy for good people and good causes to connect.

Do you want to volunteer somewhere, but aren't sure where to search? 

Our website has volunteer opportunities with over 100,000 nonprofits nationwide. Just type in your ZIP in the search box -- you'll be connected instantly with nonprofits in your area that need your help. 

Find a cause that matters to you. Start your search today.


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World of Jobs

Note. This site lists jobs, internships, trainings, and other opportunities. Many, but not all, are related to refugee work.


Last updated January 23, 2017

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