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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.



Louisville Office


Caseworker (full-time, Louisville)

The caseworker is responsible for providing case management services to refugees, including those who have recently arrived in the United States and those who have been in the country for some time. They will work with clients from a diverse range of countries, educational and vocational backgrounds, and cultural identities. The current refugee arrivals are coming from various countries, including Congo, Syria, Afghanistan, Central American, and more. Some clients may have limited English proficiency or medical conditions that impede their social integration and self-sufficiency. The caseworker will need to ensure the provision and documentation of basic services to a high volume of clients while providing intensive case management and enhanced access to services and support for those with special needs.

To apply, review the full job description and email a résumé and cover letter to John Koehlinger, Executive Director. Applications will be accepted until this position is filled.


Mental Health Specialist (full-time, Louisville)

The KRM Mental Health Specialist (MHS) will conduct initial assessments, make mental health referrals, coordinate services and wellness programming, and provide intensive case management support. Further, the MHS will participate in provider and community education and outreach. Clientele will be comprised of refugees and immigrants—both adults and children—from a range of countries and backgrounds. Clients referred to the MHS for assessment or intervention include victims of sexual violence and trauma prior to their arrival in the United States, as well as clients with limited English proficiency who require service delivery using bilingual interpreters. This role will work in close collaboration with the KRM Mental Health Coordinator, in addition to other KRM departments. The MHS position requires a bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, counseling or other relevant behavioral science, as well as a minimum two-years’ work experience related to mental health or social services including experience serving immigrants.

To apply, review the full job description and email a résumé and cover letter to John Koehlinger, Executive Director, by Monday, June 24th.


Lexington Office


All KRM Lexington positions are currently filled.


Northern Kentucky Office


School & Youth Services Coordinator (full-time, Covington)

As a crucial part of the KRM Covington team, the School & Youth Services Coordinator plays a pivotal role in providing educational and vocational support services to school-aged children, young adults, and refugee and immigrant families. The Coordinator’s leadership is instrumental in guiding the School & Youth Support staff members and collaborating closely with the Case Management team to ensure that students and their families receive the educational assistance needed to support their academic success and social-emotional development.

To apply, review the job description and email a résumé and cover letter to Wilson Mejia, NKY Resettlement Director. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.



Cubaka Mutayongwa Fellowship (Louisville & 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 2023 Application Process: Stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, you may review the 2021 fellowship description and application for reference.

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.

KRM Louisville

KRM Lexington

  • Review the KRM Lexington internship opportunities and frequently asked questions before applying.
  • All interns will primarily work in-office during regular business hours (M-F 8:30-4:30). Hour requirements vary based on each role and the agreement made with the internship coordinator. The average intern commits about 10 hours per week for a whole academic semester.
  • To apply, please submit an application, cover letter, and resume to

Application deadlines:

  • Spring internships: apply by Dec. 1st
  • Summer internships: April 1st
  • Fall internships: July 1st

If you are interested in an internship but have missed a deadline, we encourage you to still inquire about open positions.