• Security 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.


    Security Interns & Fellows support IJM staff in providing technical and operational expertise in security management. 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.


    • Help develop and implement comprehensive security strategies and operational protocols for IJM Field Office XXX, personnel and property;
    • Assist in the design and implement security, evacuation, and contingency plans;
    • Conduct reviews and inspections of security standards, procedures, policies and systems;
    • Assist in implementing IJM global Security Standards;
    • Help identify and evaluate threats to the safety and security of field office staff and property and develop mitigation strategies;
    • Help provide guidance and recommendations to field office staff and leadership for the safety, security and protection of staff;
    • Help develop, implement and review risk mitigation strategies and operational security plans for field work in collaboration with other IJM teams;
    • Assist with the debrief of security related critical incidents and document strengths, gaps, and lessons learned;
    • Help design, implement, and train staff on evacuation procedures (fire, medical, political, disaster) and ensure office compliance with fire regulations and building safety codes;
    • Help develop and implement remedies to security risks and deficiencies;
    • Monitor national and regional security incident reporting, maintain a database of incidents and help ensure appropriate dissemination of information during emergencies;
    • Help manage security requirements for special events, including visits by donors, IJM executives, etc.;
    • Assess the security of external locations where IJM will be hosting events (as requested);
    • Assist with the maintenance of staff communication trees and recall rosters;
    • Ensure that concise, thorough and timely written reports are produced for all security-related activities;
    • Assist the design and implementation of policy to screen and mitigate security risks related to the visitors and vendors coming in to the office,
    • Assist in the training of field office staff in security strategies and operational and travel protocols;
    • Help ensure security and contingency plans are incorporated into all IJM programming and a culture of security awareness is inculcated among staff;
    • Facilitate regular communications on security matters to ensure field office staff are equipped with adequate knowledge, tools and resources to comply with security protocols and best practices;
    • Liaise with FODs and office team leads, Reginal Security Director and Director of IJM Global Security to provide regular reporting and updates on security issues.
    • Assess and provide recommendations on security related equipment for the office and the field.

    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 General Qualifications and Required Skills

    • 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 General Qualifications and Required Skills

    • Minimum of five years experience in security operations, preferably for non-profit or international organizations; and physical, protective, and operational security (relevant law enforcement and/or military experience will be considered);
    • Experience in crisis management;
    • Experience in the analysis of security threats, risks and vulnerability;
    • Strong oral and written communications skills;
    • Proven ability to design, successfully implement and review tactical security operations in the field preferred;
    • Tactical experience and / or critical incident management experience preferred;
    • Certification or college courses in security management 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;
    • Effective multi-tasker, attentive to detail and disciplined with priorities;
    • Ability to work effectively under stress;
    • Self-starter with strong initiative;
    • Diplomatic and flexible;
    • 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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