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You can be a part of the local humanitarian response to a global refugee crisis. KRM operates out of Louisville, Lexington, and Northern Kentucky.

Refugees resettled through KRM receive ongoing assistance as they create new homes in Kentucky. Learn more about KRM and our services. All applicants are encouraged to review the website and read the Frequently Asked Questions.

KRM offers employees:

  • A multicultural, team-oriented work environment
  • Comprehensive benefits, as eligible
  • Daily opportunities to engage with and learn from colleagues and refugee clients from all over the world
  • Opportunities to use your multilingual skills with clients and community partners
  • The chance to work as part of Kentucky’s local, humanitarian response to the global refugee crisis

KRM is an equal opportunity employer and 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. We encourage applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation, and evaluate all candidates based on merit.

Each open position will have a detailed job description with application instructions included. Please see below for any current openings.



English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor (part-time, Louisville) 

The part-time English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor will teach adult clients at the Family Center. The Family Center provides comprehensive on-site services for refugee women with children from birth to five years old. The Family Center ESL Instructor will provide high-quality ESL education to students at varying English levels.

Learn more in the job description. Interested applicants should reply with a résumé and cover letter by Monday, August 9th, to Adrienne Eisenmenger, Family & Youth Services Manager.


Caseworker (full-time, Louisville)

The Caseworker will provide case management services to Cuban and other Spanish-speaking immigrants, asylum-seekers or asylees, and migrants, most of whom are recently-arrived to the United States. The vast majority of clients will be those from Cuba, with smaller numbers from Central American, Venezuela and other countries. Clients will have a range of immigration statuses. Clients may also include a small number of Haitians.

Learn more in the job description. Fluency in Spanish is required. Interested applicants should reply with a résumé and cover letter by Thursday, August 12th, to John Koehlinger, Executive Director.


Legal Caseworker (full-time, Louisville)

The Immigration Legal Services Office at KRM Louisville is currently comprised of three attorneys, two Department of Justice (DOJ) accredited representatives, and a legal caseworker. Due to increased demand for our services we are adding a second legal caseworker –one fluent in Spanish—to our team.

Learn more in the job description. Fluency in Spanish is required. Interested applicants should reply by email only—referencing “Legal Caseworker” in the subject line of the email—with a résumé and cover letter by Tuesday, August 17 to John Koehlinger, Executive Director, and Cc Kathryn Hogg, Senior Immigration Attorney.


Volunteer and Development VISTA (Louisville) 

The Volunteer and Community Engagement VISTA is a full-time opportunity through the Corporation for National Community Service’s AmeriCorps VISTA program. Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) serves as the site placement for this stipended, one-year service opportunity. This is a full-time, year-long service term. The position is contingent on the applicant’s successful AmeriCorps VISTA application. The one-year service term is Monday, August 30, 2021, through Monday, August 29, 2022. The candidate selected would need to be in Louisville, Kentucky, and able to start in-office on the start date.

Applicants need to complete a two-part application process. Review the job description for details. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. KRM will finalize candidate selection by August 6, 2021, at the latest.



Cubaka Mutayongwa Fellowship (Louisville and Lexington)

The new Cubaka Mutayongwa Fellowship is named for a young, emerging leader in Lexington who dedicated his short life to making our community a better place. This Fellowship is intended specifically as an opportunity for Black Americans, immigrants or refugees or their children, Native Americans, or other underrepresented groups in nonprofit leadership. The Fellowship will develop emerging leaders between 18 and 24 years of age.

The application period for 2020 has closed. Applicants interested in the 2021 fellowship period can review the full fellowship description and check back for application updates and deadlines.

Cubaka Nehemia Mutayongwa was a young leader, volunteer, community activist, public speaker, soccer player, interpreter, entrepreneur, student, teacher, mentor, and friend to many in the Lexington community, where he was resettled by KRM as a refugee with this family as a teenager in 2012. Cubaka tragically died on July 4, 2020; his last act before dying was to help save someone else’s life. Learn more about Cubaka’s legacy and the qualities he was known for here and here.



Interning at KRM offers you the opportunity to learn about refugee resettlement and gain practical nonprofit experience.

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All Summer 2021 internship positions have been filled.

Applications for Fall 2021 internships are now being accepted. Internship descriptions can be found here. All applicants should submit an application, cover letter, and resume to by August 4, 2021. If you have any further questions, please contact Jessica Ashcraft at