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IJM Summer 2023 Internships

Program Dates: May 22- August 18, 2023
Application Deadline: Until Filled
*Applications must be submitted out our careers page. Applications for this position will be processed on a rolling basis, so interested applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.
Incomplete Applications (No Cover Letter & Statement of Faith) will not be considered. Please do not apply with just a resume.
This position is based remotely, although Hybrid is an option. Full-time and part-time internships are available (preference may be given to full-time applicants, applicants under 20 hours/week will not be considered).

Program Information 

The DC internship program is designed to give undergraduate students, graduate students, and young professionals the opportunity to serve at IJM's headquarters. Interns participate in the ongoing work of protecting the rights of those subject to violent forms of oppression and human rights abuses. 

IJM internships offer a unique opportunity for professional development and spiritual growth. The program benefits those who plan to pursue various career paths, including public relations, law, Christian ministry, law enforcement, public policy, business, social work or general non-profit or international work. The program offers interns an opportunity to investigate their individual gifts and develop new skills while working at IJM's corporate headquarters. 

For many interns, the DC internship is a strategic step prior to attending graduate school or beginning a career. The positions are open to college and graduate students, recent college graduates, and young professionals in career transition. 

Internship Positions

Multiple Internships will be available within each of the following divisions:
  • Advancement
  • Global Programs
  • Regional Operations
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Global Technology Solutions
More information about each internship is shown on our Careers page.

This position is based remotely. Full-time and part-time internships are available.

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 completed or in progress for this internship, and applicants need to have completed at least two 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.

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.