• Communications 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.


    International Justice Mission has a powerful story to tell to a world that is both overwhelmed by and under-informed about the reality of everyday violence against the poor. We have an opportunity to show a global audience that justice for the poor is possible. The Communications Interns and Fellows support IJM Headquarters and national staff guide how the organization talks about IJM’s work around the world by sourcing and developing compelling content from IJM’s field offices. 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.


    • Identify and develop stories and news items on IJM programs for HQ materials such as: News from the Field, IJM Justice Briefings, Quarterly Reports, web updates, fundraising pieces, PowerPoint presentations and IJM speeches;
    • Check facts and use research skills to help put IJM work into regional and global context;
    • Maintain a file containing articles in newspapers and internet of interest;
    • Conduct field research and write issue-focused stories to highlight IJM's work;
    • Research, compile and analyze information of use for the office in the area of communications;
    • Arrange interviews and establish contacts with entities, civil servants and social/media operators, etc;
    • Develop documents based on studies, surveys and interviews of information subjects; 
    • Serve as an internal, entrepreneurial reporter to capture the stories and news items that describe the work of IJM;
    • Draft press releases after significant events for local media; and
    • Create and maintain press release list with local and national newspapers and magazines.

    Positions may be available in: Manila, Philippines; Cebu, Philippines; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Bangkok, Thailand; Bangalore, India; Kolkata, India; Chennai, India; Delhi, India; Mumbai, India; Kampala, Uganda; Gulu, Uganda; Fort Portal, Uganda; Accra, Ghana; La Paz, Bolivia; Bucharest, Romania; 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

    • Prior work experience in Communications, Media or Public Relations;
    • Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Windows XP;
    • Experience networking with International and National NGO's, CBO's, faith-based communities, and local government; and
    • Fluency in Spanish required for Latin America 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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