International Justice Mission

  • Global Safety & Security 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 Safety & Security team is in charge of the safety and security of IJM personnel and clients worldwide. Although tasks vary depending on the nature of the work in progress during the internship, Global Safety & Security interns can expect their tasks to include:

    • Compiling daily briefs for senior leaders based on open source news sites which summarize key current events around the world that could impact IJM’s operations;
    • Assisting in coordinating course logistics for specialized safety and security trainings;
    • Researching and preparing memoranda regarding threat assessments and crisis response plans;
    • Tracking and reporting on security developments in regions of the world where IJM has offices;
    • Completing research assignments assigned by Director of Global Safety & Security to provide in-depth reports of latest safety and security threats to IJM's work;
    • Assist in tracking the Field Offices' compliance with IJM Security Manual policies and procedures through check-ins with Field Office security personnel
    • Assisting with the management of IJM’s crisis response system; and
    • Participating in departmental and general IJM administrative 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 (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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