International Justice Mission

  • Government Relations & Advocacy Interns & Fellows - June 2019

    Category
    Internship
    Position Type
    Internships | Field Office
  • The Need

    Now accepting applications for June 2019 Interns and Fellows (Duration 12 Months)

    We will begin reviewing applications September 1. We strongly recommend you submit your application by October 1; however, applications may be reviewed after that point based on position availability

    *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.

     

    The Government Relations and Advocacy Interns and Fellows will have the opportunity to build relationships with policy makers on behalf of IJM field offices, building political will and foreign aid to confront violence against the global poor and mobilizing and growing IJM’s constituency to advocate for policies on IJM’s behalf. Depending on your level of experience, your role may involve some of the following responsibilities as well as other relevant duties assigned by the Field Office Director or Supervisor.

    Responsibilities

    • Draft training content and logistical support for NGO Trainings;
    • Assist in evaluation and upgrading of NGO Training content;
    • Develop content for Community Relations programs and campaigns;
    • Maintain the Community Relations documentation and track monthly targets;
    • Help in the planning and implementation of Advocacy team events;
    • Provide Administrative support to the community relations team’s activities; and
    • Represent IJM at NGO Network and Government Network meetings if necessary.

    Positions may be available in: Manila, Philippines; Cebu, Philippines; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Bangkok, Thailand; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Bangalore, India; Kolkata, India; Chennai, India; Delhi, India; Mumbai, India; Nairobi, Kenya; 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.

    Requirements

    Internship Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree;
    • Organizational and administrative skills;
    • Attention to detail;
    • Knowledge of Microsoft software and Windows strongly preferred; and
    • Fluency in Spanish required for Latin America offices.

    Fellowship Qualifications

    • 3+ years prior work experience or Master's degree; background in Government or Community Relations preferred;
    • 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.

    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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