International Justice Mission

Communications Field Office Fellowship - June 2018 Deployment

Category
Communications/Public Relations
Position Type
Fellowships | Field Office

The Need

Now accepting applications for June 2018 Deployment (Duration: 10-12 Months)

Application Deadline EXTENDED: August 31, 2017

Note: Interns and Fellows are required to attend an Orientation Week in Washington, D.C. before deploying.

Visit the Field Office Fellowship Program Page for further information.

 

Communication fellowships will involve most of the following responsibilities. Other relevant duties will be assigned by the Field Office Director or supervisor.

  • Serve as an internal, entrepreneurial reporter to capture the stories and news items that describe the work of IJM;
  • Identify and develop stories about IJM programs to be used for a variety of mediums;
  • Check facts and use research skills to help put IJM's work into regional and global context;
  • Build relationships with key local media;
  • Create and maintain press release list with local and national newspapers and magazines; and
  • Travel, as needed, to meet with IJM field staff to gather stories and news items.
  • Prior work experience in Communications, Media or Public Relations;
  • Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Windows XP;
  • Experience networking with International and National NGO's, CBO's, faith-based communities, and local government; and
  • Oral fluency in Spanish strongly preferred for Latin America field offices.

 

Positions may be available in: Manila, Philippines; Cebu, Philippines; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Bangalore, India; Kolkata, India; Chennai, India; Delhi, India; Mumbai, India; Kampala, Uganda; Gulu, Uganda; Accra, Ghana; La Paz, Bolivia; Guatemala City, Guatemala; or Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Not every position will be available in every office.

Responsibilities

IJM's Fellowship opportunities vary every session and look different in every office. Fellows 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

  • Prior work experience in Communications, Media or Public Relations;
  • Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Windows XP;
  • Experience networking with International and National NGO's, CBO's, faith-based communities, and local government; and
  • Fluency in Spanish required for Latin America offices.

Critical Qualities

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith;
  • Humble and resilient;
  • Pursues excellence;
  • Culturally aware and appreciative of difference;
  • Strong service ethic;
  • Innovative problem solver; 
  • Ability to build trust and strong partnerships with others;
  • Courageous in pursuing opportunities and challenges; 
  • Tenacious in achieving goals; and
  • Professional.

Requirements

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)

**When you apply, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information for two references; one Work or Academic Reference and one Spiritual Reference. Please note that if we move forward with your application, we may be contacting them for further information about your candidacy.

 

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