International Justice Mission

  • Aftercare Field Office Fellowship - January 2019 Deployment

    Social Work
    Position Type
    Fellowships | Field Office
  • The Need

    Now accepting applications for January 2019 Deployment (Duration: 12 Months)

    Application Deadline: April 15, 2018

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

    *Please note that we are typically inundated with applications. We greatly appreciate your patience as we carefully review each candidate and ask that you hold your questions until contacted for an interview. 

    Visit the Field Office Fellowship Program Page for further information.


    Aftercare Fellows assist our Aftercare teams with Aftercare programming for a variety of casework types. Aftercare fellowships will involve some of the following responsibilities. Other relevant duties will be assigned by the Field Office Director and/or Director of Aftercare. 

    • Conduct research and impact assessments on how IJM Aftercare interventions affect IJM clients;
    • Develop and maintain partnerships with aftercare providers, under the direction and guidance of the Director of Aftercare;
    • In collaboration with IJM Global Aftercare and the Director of Aftercare, draft best practices for rehabilitation and reintegration of IJM clients;
    • Coordinate and evaluate the effectiveness of IJM Aftercare projects;
    • Travel with IJM staff to meet with IJM clients and work with area leaders;
    • In collaboration with IJM Global Aftercare and the Director of Aftercare, assist in the continued development of a comprehensive aftercare strategy for IJM;
    • Participate in the program design of IJM Aftercare programs;
    • Complete professional writing assignments including grant proposals, program proposals, and program update reports;
    • Provide support, mentoring, logistical and/or administrative assistance to IJM Aftercare staff, under the direction of the Director of Aftercare.


    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.


    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

    • Master's degree in social work or equivalent social service degree strongly preferred;
    • Experience or exposure to program design and development;
    • Training or experience in trauma counseling preferred;
    • Experience addressing poverty and livelihood issues; and
    • Fluency in Spanish required for Latin American 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.


    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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