Field Operations: Region Specific (Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Latin America) DC Spring 2018 Internship

International Justice Mission
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Jul 31

Position description

Field Operations interns assist Field Operations staff with tasks related to IJM's casework around the world. College students, recent graduates and graduate students with degrees in International Relations or Political Science are preferred for these positions. Fluency in Spanish is highly preferred for our Latin America region. 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 Field Office achievements and results; and
  • Participating in departmental and general IJM administrative support.


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 Field Office Director or Supervisor.

General Qualifications and Required Skills

  • Bachelor's degree is required for all internships and fellowships except any Washington, DC Internships (Bachelor's degree must be in progress for DC Internships and applicants need to have completed at least three years of undergraduate study).

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.

Application instructions

Program Dates: January 8 - April 11. Application Deadline: September 15 

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

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