International Justice Mission

  • Criminal Intelligence DC Spring 2019 Internship

    Job Location US-DC
    Position Type
    Internships | DC
  • The Need

    Now accepting applications for Spring 2019 Interns 

    Program Dates: January 14 - April 12

    We strongly recommend you submit your application by November 15; 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.


    Visit the Washington DC Internship Program Page for further information.


    International Justice Mission (IJM) is seeking a Criminal Intelligence Intern to directly support IJM’s Criminal Analysis Center. The Intern will assist with the collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of actionable information to IJM Field Offices and partners to directly enhance investigations and law enforcement development. Using information from multiple sources, the intern will examine criminal network patterns and build profiles of suspected perpetrators and their illicit activities in order to help detect, respond to, and prevent violence against the poor. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated interest in intelligence collection and analysis; be a skilled critical thinker; possess strong communication skills; be able to thrive in a dynamic environment; and be passionate about seeking justice.


    Although tasks vary depending on the nature of the work in progress during the internship, interns can expect their tasks to include:

    • Working with the Director and Senior Criminal Analysts to implement appropriate processes, policies, and protocols for collection, analysis, and dissemination of information;
    • Collaborating with field offices to develop focused collection requirements that enhance their investigative work with local law enforcement partners;
    • Producing timely, responsive, and quality intelligence products that informs key decision-makers at HQ and meets the investigative needs of Field Offices;
    • Collecting and collating information and data from a variety of different sources;
    • Analyzing information to identify potential patterns of criminal activity;
    • Researching country-specific issues;
    • Mapping geographic ‘hot spots’ of criminal activity;
    • Preparing support materials for trainings, presentations and reports;
    • Creating and maintaining systems for data organization, storage and presentation; and
    • Participating in departmental and general IJM administrative support, to sometimes include deployment prep 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).

    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* 

    *What is a statement of faith?
    A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.


    **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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