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Are you passionate, inspired and committed to service for the common good? Do you want to enter into the world of international relief and development work?

Become an intern at Catholic Relief Services

An internship at Catholic Relief Services provides you with the professional experience, knowledge and skills to help you enter the world of international Non-Governmental Organizations. CRS offers you the opportunity to work with a diverse group of colleagues and gain exposure to the international relief and development world, including valuable contacts and useful references. An internship at CRS is an excellent way to develop your professional skills and explore the field of international development with a faith-based organization.

Application for the 2017 Domestic Summer Internship program

The Domestic Summer Internship program is CRS’ only paid internship program. The program takes place from June to August for a period of 10 to 12 weeks. In some cases the internship may extend beyond the summer months. Interns work in departments across the organization and are responsible for a variety of tasks based on their skill set and CRS needs. Interns receive regular guidance, direction and support from their supervisors to ensure a successful learning experience. All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.


Please note that the dates below are approximate. Based on a department’s needs, student's availability and school schedule, internships may begin or end before or after the following dates:

June through August, 2017:  Approximate dates of program

March 1— April 2017 (approximate):  Most summer internship positions are posted on the CRS careers website.

May 1, 2017:  Application deadline
In some cases applications may be accepted until positions are filled.

May 15, 2017:  CRS begins notifying successful applicants.

Week of June 1, 2017:  Internships scheduled to start.

Candidates may apply to more than one internship, as long as they meet the qualifications.

For more information about the Domestic Summer Internship program, please see “Domestic Summer Internship program” link.


CRS is an equal opportunity employer. CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Note: Catholic Relief Services never asks for passport information or other personal data over the internet. CRS does not charge application fees or processing fees to potential applicants. If you receive e-mail communications that appear to be from CRS asking for personal data over the internet or payments to process an application, it is a scam. If you get such a request, do not respond. Please forward the e-mail to CRS at [email protected].