International Justice Mission Aftercare DC Summer Internship, USA

Publish Date: Dec 25, 2015

Deadline: Jan 20, 2016

Event Dates: from Jun 06, 2016 12:00 to Aug 04, 2016 12:00

International Justice Mission Aftercare DC Summer Internship

The DC internship program is designed to give undergraduate students, graduate students, and young professionals the opportunity to serve at IJM's headquarters. Interns participate in the ongoing work of protecting the rights of those subject to violent forms of oppression and human rights abuses.

IJM internships offer a unique opportunity for professional development and spiritual growth. The program benefits those who plan to pursue various career paths, including public relations, law, Christian ministry, law enforcement, public policy, business, social work or general non-profit or international work. The program offers interns an opportunity to investigate their individual gifts and develop new skills while working at IJM's corporate headquarters.

For many interns, the DC internship is a strategic step prior to attending graduate school or beginning a career. The positions are open to college and graduate students, recent college graduates, and young professionals in career transition.



Applicants must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study; most positions are filled by students entering their senior year of college or by recent graduates.

Christian Faith

IJM requires all interns to possess a mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles' Creed.

Security Background Check

Candidates selected for an assignment are subject to a security background check prior to deployment.

DC Program Components

  • IJM|Orientation: The program begins with a required week of orientation held at IJM headquarters in Washington, D.C. Sessions are led by IJM's senior leadership and staff. During this time, attendees learn about IJM's history, spiritual foundations, corporate philosophies, legal and investigative strategies and current global operations.
  • Work Hours: This internship requires a 40-hour/week commitment, and DC interns work during IJM business hours from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday - Friday. Interns have five personal days to use during their internship.
  • Mentoring: Each intern is partnered with an IJM staff member to meet with regularly throughout the internship. During these meetings, mentors offer career and spiritual advice, and help interns get the most out of the program.
  • Seminars: IJM offers regular seminars to further educate interns on topics such as resume and job interview strategies, public speaking, project management, spiritual growth, preparation for law or graduate schools, career guidance and more.
  • Prayer: IJM staff members and interns practice daily stillness to begin the work day, and join together daily for a corporate prayer time to empower and protect IJM team members around the world, as we intervene on behalf of the oppressed. Interns also join with IJM staff during a quarterly prayer retreat, a day when IJM pauses for extended prayer, reflection, fellowship and worship.
  • Other activities: Interns participate in IJM-sponsored social events, advocacy events (depending on availability), and have lunch sessions with IJM staff to discuss a variety of subjects regarding both personal and professional growth.


All internship positions are unpaid. We encourage applicants to view the internship as an opportunity to gain professional skills in preparation for their career or further studies. Funds may be raised to cover the cost of your travel to Washington D.C. and general monthly living expenses while interning with IJM if an interns permanent address is not in the Washington DC metro area.

Aftercare interns assist Aftercare staff with tasks related to IJM’s Aftercare work around the world. Candidates who have completed or are pursuing a graduate degree in Social Work are preferred. This internship is best for those interested in gaining an experience in macro-level social work; it does not provide clinical experience. Although tasks vary depending on the nature of the work in progress during the internship, Aftercare Interns can expect their tasks to include:

  • Researching and preparing memorandums on best practices, policies and procedures regarding casework-specific aftercare issues;
  • Developing continuing education modules for IJM Field Office Aftercare staff;
  • Providing support for the Survivor Scholarship Program; and
  • Participating in departmental and general IJM administrative support.


IJM's Internship opportunities vary every session and look different in every office. Interns generally will assist a specific person or team. The positions involve the described tasks and responsibilities as well as other relevant duties that may be assigned by the Field Office Director or Supervisor.

General Qualifications and Required Skills

  • Bachelor's degree is required for all internships and fellowships except any Washington, DC Internships (Bachelor's degree must be in progress for DC Internships and applicants need to have completed at least two years of undergraduate study);
  • Professional behavior and communication, both written and oral;
  • Organizational and administrative skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Flexibility to work in ever-changing environments; and
  • Knowledge of Microsoft software and Windows strongly preferred.


To apply, please upload the following items compiled into one document: (Please note, applications missing one or more of these items will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.)

  • Cover Letter describing your interest in an IJM Internship or Fellowship
  • Resume
  • Statement of Faith (if not addressed in cover letter)

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