IJM International Field Office Internships
Company:International Justice Mission,
PO Box 58147,
District Of Columbia
Contact Person:Alex Schuh
Contact Phone Number:(703) 4655495
Description/Responsibilities:International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to secure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to ensure that public justice systems - police, courts and laws - effectively protect the poor. Interns and Fellows gain practical experience by working at an IJM Field Office (locations in Asia, Africa, Latin America) that advocates for clients in cases of sex trafficking, slavery, unprosecuted rape, illegal detention, police brutality and illegal land seizure. Interns & Fellows work with IJM field office staff in areas such as legal advocacy, aftercare coordination, office administrative support, community relations, project management and special projects. The offices range in size from approximately 25 to 60 people, allowing for ample opportunity to gain professional experience and full exposure to the frontlines of international human rights work. Each office is led by an IJM Field Office Director experienced in human rights law, Christian leadership, and office management. While the majority of IJM field office staff are nationals of the country where the office is located, each office also has staff, interns and fellows from the United States. Internships & Fellowships are available in: Administration Aftercare Church Mobilization Communications Investigations or Law Enforcement Development Legal Program Design/Monitoring & Evaluation
Requirements/Qualifications:Qualifications • Field office internship applicants must have graduated from an undergraduate university prior to their potential deployment. However, IJM will consider applications from those who do not have a college diploma but have significant work experience relevant to IJM's needs; • Professional behavior and communication, both written and oral; • Organizational and administrative skills; • Attention to detail; • Knowledge of Microsoft Software and Windows XP strongly preferred; • Fluency in Spanish required for Latin America offices; and • Fluency in French preferred but not required for Rwanda offices.
Application Instructions:The deadline for September 2014 deployments is January 8th, 2014. Please visit http://www.ijm.org/get-involved/field-office-internships for program information and application instructions.