International Justice Mission

  • Criminal Intelligence DC Spring 2019 Fellowship

    Job Location US-DC
    Position Type
    Fellowships | U.S.
  • The Need

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

    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.


    International Justice Mission (IJM) is seeking a Criminal Intelligence Fellow to directly support IJM’s Criminal Analysis Center. The Fellow 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 Fellow 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 demonstrated experience 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.


    *Individuals must propose their own fellowship funding source. IJM is a 501©(3) organization qualified to receive institutional grants and other similar funding.


    Although tasks vary depending on the nature of the work in progress during the Fellowship, Fellows 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 persons of interest, locations of internet, and 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.


    Required Skills and Experience

    • Minimum of two years experience as an intelligence analyst or research analyst in the military, government, law enforcement, non-governmental organization, or think-tank sectors;
    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Intelligence Studies, Security Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a related field;
    • Preferred Master’s degree in Intelligence Studies, Security Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a related field;
    • Advanced research skills;
    • Demonstrated analytical capability of complex data with proven track record of effective products;
    • High level of proficiency in computer and technical skills; and
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication (can make complex, technical concepts easy to understand).

    Critical Qualities

    • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
    • Servant leader with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, and to build strong, healthy cross-functional relationships;
    • Passion for seeking justice in a support capacity/behind the scenes;
    • Demonstrated ability to drive toward creative solutions; 
    • Self-starter with strong initiative, high productivity and rigorous work ethic; 
    • Winsome; 
    • Professional demeanor; 
    • Composure under pressure; and
    • Ability to influence.

    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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