Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
  • President's Office
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Internship

If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!

Since 1939, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has offered welcome and hope to refugees. LIRS has transformed lives with the support and hard work of people like you, to welcome The most vulnerable to the United States from sea to shining sea.

We help people seeking safety from persecution in their home countries and reunite families torn apart by conflict. We resettle refugees. We protect vulnerable children who arrive alone in the United States. We advocate for compassion and justice for all migrants.

Widely recognized for our expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants in the United States, conducts policy advocacy, and advances the protection and rights of vulnerable migrants.

Headquartered in the beautiful Inner Harbor of downtown Baltimore we provide services nationwide through a network of staff and affiliates. Attracting and retaining the best talent is vital to our continued growth and we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision available the first day of employment, professional development, tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off including 20 days of vacation, 12 days of sick leave, 12 paid holidays PLUS the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, 12 weeks of paid parental leave and up to 12 weeks of fully paid FMLA leave, company 403(b) contribution of 3%, an additional 4% match, Family Building benefits for reproductive procedures, adoption/foster care assistance, and an annual wellness benefit that can be customized to support your personal needs including funding enrichment classes, gym memberships, and healthy eating plans (to name a few) all in an inclusive and progressive environment!

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is a champion for all uprooted people. Please join us as we make a difference in the lives of newcomers.

If you are passionate about transforming communities for migrants and refugees with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you! Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), is seeking an Intern to work in the President's Office. The President's Office Intern provides critical administrative and project support within the Office of the President. This is an opportunity to work on the forefront of critical issues that directly impact refugees and migrants. The intern will work across internal LIRS departments, with the Board of Directors, and key external stakeholders to assist with critical activities and initiatives. Will work closely with both the Chief of Staff as well as President & CEO on a variety of high-level projects with high visibility. This is a paid internship. Interns are expected to work 16-24 hours per week.


  • Assist Deputy Chief of Staff with briefing materials for appropriate meetings for the President & CEO.
  • Conducts research as needed for various meetings and events the President & CEO is involved with
  • Supports President & CEO in drafting after-action reports from business travel and updates for all staff from those trips
  • Aids in the planning and coordination of travel for the President & CEO by liaising with LIRS internal departments and external stakeholders to plan meetings with key external stakeholders, donors, and partners
  • Aids in the collection and editing of preparatory materials for all business trips of the President & CEO
  • With support from the Deputy Chief of Staff and other administrative staff, manages logistics for events and large scale meetings under the purview of the office of the President
  • Proofreads and edits key correspondence for the President & CEO


  • Must have high proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word, email clients and internet search engines
  • Proficient in using intranets, extranets, and internet for business applications desired.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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