• Regional Operations Internship - DC Summer 2020

    Job Location US-DC
    Position Type
    Internships | DC
  • The Need

    Program Dates: June 8 - August 7

     Application Deadline: January 31*

    *Please note that we will not begin reviewing applications until the deadline date


    *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.


    IJM is a global organization, operating and staffed primarily across five global regions. Our staff in the field are responsible for the direct frontline services IJM provides, as well as activation and accompaniment strategies to fuel the global revolution to end modern-day slavery. Regional Operations Interns assist HQ-based staff that work to support IJM's regional offices around the world. Although tasks vary depending on the nature of the work in progress during the internship, interns can expect their tasks to include: 

    • Researching and preparing memoranda regarding country-specific issues, current events, department policies and procedures;
    • Preparing support materials for presentations and reports;
    • Compiling country or topic-related briefings, including background research, internal reports, relevant travel information and contact data;
    • Assisting with the analysis of monthly achievements and results; and
    • Participating in departmental and general IJM administrative support.

    Regional Operations Internships are available for the following regions:  

    • Asia Pacific
    • South Asia
    • Latin America (Spanish-language abilities required)
    • Africa & Europe


    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 Supervisor. 


    General Qualifications and Required Skills 

    • Bachelor's degree must be in progress for DC Internships and applicants need to have completed at least two years of undergraduate study.
    • College students, recent graduates and graduate students with degrees in International Relations or Political Science are preferred for these positions.

    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.


    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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