International Justice Mission

  • Global People Support DC Summer 2019 Internship

    Position Type
    Internships | DC
  • The Need

    Now accepting applications for Summer 2019 Interns 

    Program Dates: June 3 - August 2

    We will begin reviewing applications March 1. We strongly recommend you submit your application beforehand; 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.


    The Global People Support division within IJM works to provide the people, systems, processes, and support necessary to end slavery and violence in our lifetime. As one of the GPS interns you will assist in hiring, inspiring, and strengthening IJM staff to accomplish that goal. Although tasks may vary depending on the internship and the work in progress at the time, some tasks may include:

    • Coordinating various audits, such as benefits and job description audits;
    • Assisting with survey analysis projects;
    • Assisting in the organization and execution of various retreats and other all-staff events;
    • Preparing for IJM’s daily staff prayer time, including recording prayer requests and coordinating with staff members as needed;
    • Providing coordination for special projects assigned by People Operations members;
    • Assisting the division’s use of project management software; and
    • Participating in departmental and general IJM administrative support.

    Positions May Include: Human Resources, Recruiting, Interns and Fellows, Wellness & Resiliency and Programs & Strategy


    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 (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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