International Justice Mission

People Development DC Spring 2018 Internship

Position Type
Internships | DC

The Need

Program Dates: January 8 - April 11

Application Deadline: September 15

*Please note that we will not begin reviewing applications until the deadline date


Visit the Washington DC Internship Program Page for further information.


People Development interns will work with their department to complete a variety of tasks designed to serve IJM’s VP of Spiritual Formation and IJM’s staff as a whole. As the internship supports a number of positions and duties, it will often involve completing deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Although specific tasks will vary depending on the nature of the work in progress during the internship, interns can generally expect their tasks to include:

  • Assisting in the organization and execution of prayer retreats and other all-staff events;
  • Assisting in the preparation of meeting materials and logistical set up (including meal coordination, procuring necessary supplies & technological set up) for VP of Spiritual Formation and other executive-led meetings/initiatives;
  • Preparing for IJM’s daily staff prayer time, including recording prayer requests and coordinating with staff members as needed;
  • Researching and coordinating both domestic and international travel and accommodations for members of the Executive Department;
  • Conducting research and compiling briefing materials for executive-led initiatives and cross-departmental issues and projects; and
  • Participating in other departmental and administrative support as needed.


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 three years of undergraduate study).

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.


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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