Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS) is a non-profit agency whose mission is to help refugees and other displaced people establish new lives, strengthen hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’s communities.
Welcoming persecuted people from other countries is America’s most noble tradition. IRIS helps newcomers on the road to self-sufficiency by providing lifesaving support during their transition to life in the United States.
We offer the following services to refugees and immigrants, available in Connecticut.
Please bear with us for the next few weeks! Our site is under heavy construction.
IRIS empowers refugees and immigrants to become self-sufficient and integrated into their new communities. At the same time, newcomers enrich our communities, making this a better place for all of us.
WORK WITH US
IRIS has a casual work atmosphere where everyone’s opinions and ideas are valued. We’re committed to work-life balance and offer everyone opportunities to learn, experiment, and grow. If you’re looking to add meaningful purpose to your work or want a life-changing fellowship to get your career off on the right foot, then you’ll love working here. Please see our open positions and volunteer opportunities below.
IRIS is not hiring at the moment. Check again soon!
VOLUNTEER AT IRIS
Volunteers are an invaluable part of the IRIS team. Click here for available volunteer roles.
To apply: Complete the IRIS Volunteer Application here. You will receive an email copy of your application. Please forward that along with your resume to the Volunteer Programs Specialist (format: Last name, First name Resume.pdf).
intern at iris
Interns commit 15+ hours per week for a minimum of three months, and all internships are unpaid. Our interns are typically undergrad and masters students, but internships are open to any community member who is interested in our work.
Click here for available internships at IRIS.
To apply: Complete the IRIS Intern Application here. You will receive an email copy of your application. Please forward that along with your most recent resume to the Volunteer Programs Specialist (format: Last name, First name Resume.pdf). Questions? Email the IRIS Volunteer Programs Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.