CRS Internships and Careers

As a CRS Global Campus, Marquette students are eligible to apply for internships with CRS. We hope you will consider joining the ranks of Marquette students and alumni who work domestically and internationally for CRS.

Summer Internships at CRS

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.

Careers at CRS

Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Catholic Relief Services eases suffering and provides assistance to people in need, without regard to race, religion or nationality. There are many opportunities to become a part of CRS' high-performing, high-impact culture.

Overseas, CRS works through offices located in the regions of Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America and the Caribbean. Programs and responsibilities vary by country and include emergency response and recovery, agriculture, health, education, microfinance, water and sanitation, justice and peacebuilding, and partnership and capacity strengthening. Most of CRS's overseas staff get their start through the International Development Fellows Program (IDFP).

CRS also works through regional offices within the United States to support Catholic individuals, parishes and dioceses as they strive to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and make decisions as consumers, voters and advocates to promote more just and peaceful societies. CRS hires US-based staff to work in capacities including business operations, communications, fundraising, government relations, and regional partnership management.

Catholic Relief Services considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, national origin, religious beliefs, gender, age, marital status or physical or mental disability. CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect their commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Marquette Alumni at CRS

Many Marquette alumni have answered the call to "be the difference" by pursuing careers with CRS. They have worked in various capacities domestically and internationally. Below are bios of a few notable alumni.

  • Bill Schmitt (Arts '01)
    Country Director, Turkey/N. Syria
    Bill has served CRS in a many capacities, most recently as the Country Director for Turkey/N. Syria. He was the Country Director for Afghanistan for three years and also completed assignments in Sudan, Haiti, Nicaragua, and West Sumatra.
    Bill received the Young Alumnus of the Year award from the Marquette University Alumni Association in 2011.
  • Caroline Anderson Agalheir (Grad '11)
    Head of Programs, Niger
    Caroline started with CRS as an International Development Fellow in Benin where she managed a SILC microinsurace pilot project. She also completed placements in Liberia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Guinea. Her most recent position is as the Head of Programs in Niger.
    Caroline was a Trinity Fellow while at Marquette.
  • Emily Drummer (Grad '13)
    Chief of Party, Food for Education Program, Guatemala
    Emily began her career with CRS working on HIV/AIDS relief in Malawi. She then completed two years as the Education Program Manager in Afghanistan. Her most recent position is as the Chief of Party of the Food for Education Program in Guatemala.
    Emily was a Trinity Fellow while at Marquette.