Employment Opportunities

Imagine waking up every morning with the chance to change someone's life.  Imagine knowing your efforts will benefit both your career and our neighbors from around the world.  At CWS, our team knows they are making a difference every day.

Whether you're welcoming a refugee family at the airport ... helping a new neighbor get their first job in the U.S. ... providing legal services to unaccompanied children ... or contributing in one of the many other ways we welcome refugees and immigrants - you have the opportunity to work towards a world where everyone has food, voice, and a safe place to call home.  

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Click the above text to find CWS Lancaster employment opportunities. You will also find posted opportunities to work with CWS in other cities and countries around the world. 

Intern with CWS Lancaster

CWS Lancaster offers unpaid internships to interested students from a variety of academic disciplines.  Review the information below and then apply online via our Internship Application Form.

Hours: Internships require a minimum of 10 hours per week commitment during normal business hours of 8:30am-4:30pm.  Occasionally, after hours and weekend work may be requested.  The exact number of hours and the schedule varies based on the particular internship.

Internship Focus Areas: Intern duties vary greatly depending on current needs and opportunities. Regardless of major or area of interest, all interns are expected to help in all areas of our work as needed.  Some of our focus areas include:

  • Adult ESL and Cultural Orientation Interns - will spend time assisting in ESL or Cultural Orientation classes, which teach basic English and topics like transportation, housing, and cultural adjustment.
  • Case Management Interns - may spend their time assisting clients navigate their first 90 days in the U.S., assisting clients with medical or mental health appointments, helping clients apply for social service benefits, organizing transportation for clients, or helping set up client apartments. 
  • Community Engagement Interns - may assist with communications, fundraising, event planning, faith-community engagement, public relations, and volunteer recruitment. 
  • Operations Interns - may assist with a variety of organizational projects related to procurement, facilities, human resources, or IT needs.

Applying for an internship at CWS Lancaster:

  • Applications will be processed and accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Applicants must be current students.
  • Applicants must fill out the online form and email a cover letter and resume to pdaigle@cwsglobal.org. 
  • Interviews will be scheduled in our Lancaster office or virtually.

CWS Lancaster internship positions are available to undergraduate and graduate students. Successful applicants will be required to submit to CWS a letter from their current educational institution indicating if the internship is for credit or not for credit. CWS Lancaster internship positions are volunteer positions of CWS and are unpaid.

CWS is committed to showing welcome to refugees, immigrants, asylum-seekers and other uprooted people within the United States, who are seeking safety and the opportunity to rebuild their lives. We work with churches, organizations and individuals to provide hope and home to refugees and immigrants from all over the world. Through hard work and a long-term commitment of support, people who once had no hope are discovering the means of transforming their lives.

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CWS is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

E-Verify: Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. To comply with this law, CWS must collect information regarding an employee’s identity and employment eligibility and document that information on a document referred to as Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, no later than three business days from when the employee begins work for pay. If you are hired, you will be required to provide certain information on the form necessary to establish your identity and eligibility to work in the United States and certain required supporting documents.

As a federal contractor, CWS also uses E-Verify to confirm newly-hired employees’ legal eligibility to work in the US. E-Verify is an internet-based system that compares information from an employee’s Form I-9, to data from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.

Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of document presented for use on the Form I-9.

IMPORTANT: If the government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, CWS is required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.