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2014-2015 Catholic Relief Services International Internship Program in USA

Applications are invited for internships at Catholic Relief Services in USA for graduate and undergraduate students. Internships provide applicants with learning, professional experience, knowledge and skills to explore the work of CRS and international relief and development. CRS also offers a typical summer internship. As positions are filled, candidates will be notified either by phone or e-mail of their status. CRS is able to offer a limited number of overseas internships to graduate students whom they place in CRS country program and regional offices around the world. CRS offers internships throughout the year. The greatest number of internships in the U.S. are available over the summer.

Field of Internship: Internships provide graduate and undergraduate students with learning, professional experience, knowledge and skills to explore the work of CRS and international relief and development.
Course Level: Internship
Internship Provider: Catholic Relief Services
Internship can be taken at: USA (Pennsylvania, San Diego, Chicago, Atlanta and San Antonio).

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Eligibility:
To apply for an internship at Catholic Relief Services, you must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate college student or have graduated within the last year.
– Interns who possess strong organizational skills and the ability to collaborate in a team environment. Proactive individuals with strong interpersonal skills and oral/written communications and the commitment and ability to produce high quality, accurate work in an efficient and timely manner are the most successful. Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is highly desirable.
– CRS is able to offer both part-time and full-time internships during the academic year, though this depends on the department.
– CRS is able to offer a limited number of overseas internships to graduate students whom we place in CRS country program and regional offices around the world.
-CRS also offers a typical summer internship.
-Interns work in US regional offices and in various departments in the US Operations, Overseas Operations, Human Resources and Finance Divisions across the organization and are responsible for a variety of tasks based on the needs of the department and interns’ skill sets.

Internship Open for International Students: Yes. International students must be legally authorized to work in the United States during the application process and for the duration of the internship.

Is this paid internship? CRS offers both paid internships over the summer and unpaid internships during the academic year. It also offers overseas internships which are unpaid.

Internship Description: An internship at Catholic Relief Services gives you an introduction to the world of international relief and development. It is an opportunity for you to gain professional experience, network with potentially useful contacts, and learn what it is like to work for a faith-based organization. A CRS internship provides learning and mentoring. You will receive regular guidance from your supervisor designed to help you get the most out of your internship experience.

Number of awards offered: In a typical year, CRS brings on board 6-10 overseas interns, 15-20 summer interns, and 10-15 interns throughout the year.

Internship Duration: The duration of the internship is 4-5 weeks for paid internships and 2-3 weeks for unpaid internships.

Notification: As positions are filled, candidates will be notified either by phone or e-mail of their status.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply online, followed by a video interview. If applicants qualify, they will be contacted by the internship department for an interview. For an unpaid internship, applicant may contact the internship unit at CRS by sending an email to intern-at-crs.org along with your resume, cover letter, degree, academic level, and availability.

Internship Application Deadline: CRS offers internships throughout the year. The greatest number of internships in the U.S. is available over the summer.

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