• Aftercare Interns & Fellows - September 2020

    Position Type
    Internships | Field Office
  • The Need

    Now accepting applications for September 2020 Interns and Fellows (Duration 12 Months)

    Orientation Week: June 8th - June 12th, 2020 at IJM Headquarters in Washington, D.C.


    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.


    Aftercare Interns and Fellows support our national staff with programming for a variety of casework types (i.e., Human Trafficking, Bonded Labor, Child Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence, etc.) as we seek restoration and rehabilitation for our clients. IJM's Internship and Fellowship opportunities vary every session and look different in every office. 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.


    • In collaboration with IJM Global Aftercare and the Director of Aftercare, assist in the continued development of a comprehensive aftercare strategy for IJM;
    • Support casework information management and input case details into Casework Tracking Management System;
    • Maintain up-to-date statistics and information for the department;
    • Assist in the development of systems and processes for the respective Aftercare teams as needed; 
    • Conduct research and impact assessments on how IJM Aftercare interventions affect IJM clients;
    • Develop and maintain partnerships with aftercare providers, under the direction and guidance of the Director of Aftercare;
    • In collaboration with IJM Global Aftercare and the Director of Aftercare, draft best practices for rehabilitation and reintegration of IJM clients;
    • Travel with IJM staff to meet with IJM clients and work with area leaders (Please note: not every office will require or permit interns or fellows to have direct client interaction);
    • Complete professional writing assignments including grant proposals, program proposals, and program update reports;
    • Provide support, logistical and/or administrative assistance to IJM Aftercare staff, under the direction of the Director of Aftercare; and
    • Other departmental support as needed.

    Positions may be available in: Manila, Philippines; Cebu, Philippines; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Bangkok, Thailand; Bangalore, India; Kolkata, India; Chennai, India; Delhi, India; Mumbai, India; Fort Portal, Uganda; Kampala, Uganda; Gulu, Uganda; Accra, Ghana; Bucharest, Romania; La Paz, Bolivia; Guatemala City, Guatemala; or Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Not every position will be available in every office.


    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

    • Master's degree in Social Work (MSW);
    • Experience or exposure to program design and development;
    • Training or experience in trauma counseling preferred;
    • Experience addressing poverty and livelihood issues; and
    • Fluency in Spanish required for Latin American 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 

    **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.


    All IJM internships and fellowships are unpaid positions. Interns and fellows are expected to financially support themselves throughout the duration of their time of service. 


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