• Investigations and Law Enforcement Development 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.


    Investigations and Law Enforcement Development (ILED) Interns and Fellows support IJM staff in liaising with local law enforcement officials to ensure that they intervene to rescue identified victims and arrest and charge the identified perpetrators. 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.


    • Assist with writing and editing reports of investigation activities;
    • Organize and track progress of ongoing operations, including the operation stage and expenses incurred for each operation;
    • Create intelligence reports that organize and analyze data;
    • Maintain department databases and files;
    • Assist in the development of protocols, procedures and best practices for the Investigations department;
    • Assist with organizing, administering and documenting ongoing training in Investigations;
    • Research future equipment needs and purchases;
    • Operate and maintain investigative equipment;
    • Facilitate investigations through logistical support as needed;
    • Develop and train Investigations Staff in investigations techniques;
    • Assist the Investigations staff in case development and case management;
    • Assist in the review of case investigations and provide appropriate feedback;
    • Compile criminal intelligence, enter the information in the intelligence database and analyze the intelligence to provide investigative leads to the Investigations Staff; and
    • Assist in operations planning, risk assessment and risk management.

    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

    • Minimum of five years as a commission local, state or federal law enforcement officer;
    • Minimum of two years Vice and Narcotics and / or undercover investigations experience and Field Training Officer experience preferred;
    • Tactical experience and / or critical incident management experience preferred; 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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