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.
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
- Statement of Faith (if not addressed in cover letter)
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