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Working at IJM is more than a day job.
It's a chance to challenge yourself,
fuel a movement and prove that justice for the poor is possible.


So, what is it really
like to work here?


We have diverse backgrounds, but a shared mission to protect the poor. We take our goals and results seriously, but not ourselves. And we care about each other: how we work matters just as much as what we achieve.


  • Christian

    We’re inspired by God’s call to love all people and seek justice.

  • Professional

    We pursue excellence, because the people we serve deserve our best.

  • Bridge-Building

    We’re passionate about learning from our partners, and we rally others to the fight.

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Make a global impact from
our headquarters in Washington, DC.

We’re near great sights and
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Check out jobs in other cities and
overseas in our Open Positions.


We’re not just recruiting for lawyers, investigators and social workers – it takes a wide range of talented people to make justice for the poor possible.

We’re looking for current college students and recent graduates of all majors for internships and entry-level positions. See where you can start changing the world on our Openings page, and check out this article on preparing for a career in Human Rights.


Is something missing in your current job? Are you looking for a place to match your expertise with a life-changing mission?

You can help grow the justice movement alongside a fantastic team—lawyers, investigators, IT experts, strategic planners, accountants, fundraisers, marketers and more—all working together for a common goal.


IJM is committed to building a diverse workforce through fair and equitable employment practices. IJM encourages people of any race, color, age, sex, marital status, or political ideology, to apply for employment. As a faith-based organization, IJM has the legal right under SEC. 2000e-1 [Section702] of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, to require that all employees practice a mature orthodox Christian faith, as defined by the Apostles' Creed.



  • Medical/dental/vision
  • Retirement contribution
  • Paid leave
  • Relocation
  • Spiritual retreats
  • Daily staff prayer
  • Expatriate compensation


  • Furlough
  • Tuition for school-aged
  • Tax assistance
  • Expatriate compensation


What is the culture like at IJM?

We offer a fast-paced, professional and friendly work environment for our employees. We work diligently to provide tangible relief for the people we serve, while being good stewards of the funds generously provided to us by our donors.

IJM employees begin each day with 30 minutes of silence and solitude before God and gather at 11:00 a.m. for corporate prayer. We hold quarterly staff retreats to provide spiritual refreshment and team building opportunities.

What is the office attire?

Office attire is business professional. 

How many people work for IJM?

We have more than 600 staff worldwide, and 95% of us are at work in our own countries.

Does IJM provide benefits to employees?

We offer competitive salaries, with excellent medical, dental and retirement benefits to all employees. Additional benefits such as relocation and generous paid time off are provided for all regular full-time staff.

What is the interview process?

Completed applications are reviewed by the IJM Recruiting Team and the hiring manager. Phone interviews are conducted with the most qualified applicants, followed by in-office interviews with the top candidates. IJM completes a thorough review of references prior to making an employment offer.

May I schedule an informational interview?

Due to the quantity of applications that we receive, we are unable to offer informational interviews for employment opportunities. 

Will I receive notification of the status of my application?

All applicants will receive a verbal or written response communicating whether or not we will be moving forward with their application. Due to the volume we receive, we cannot provide specific updates on the status of pending applications.

Why does IJM require applicants to submit a Statement of Faith?

IJM is a non-sectarian community of faith that works with all people to seek justice on behalf of all people regardless of race, religion, creed or any other status.

As a faith community, IJM's core of full-time staff intentionally draw strength and unity from their common commitment to the teachings of Jesus Christ and from their communion of daily prayer and spiritual disciplines. Accordingly, IJM staff seeks colleagues who embrace and contribute to the spiritual community through shared Christian conviction and practice. As Mother Theresa did in Kolkata, IJM seeks to provide a common platform for all people of good will to serve the needy, while also building a core community who share her fundamental convictions of Christian faith and practice.

Accordingly, IJM asks applicants seeking to join IJM's core community of full-time staff to submit a Statement of Faith describing their Christian faith and its relevance to their interest in serving with IJM. It is generally helpful for an applicant to provide insight into his/her own journey of faith and as well as current spiritual disciplines. As with any such society of faith, SEC. 2000e-1 [Section702] of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes provision for employment along lines of shared religious convictions.

What is a Statement of Faith?

A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how it is relevant to your involvement with IJM. It should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.

Are non-U.S. citizens eligible for U.S.-based positions?

U.S. citizenship is not required for U.S.-based employment, but candidates must have the legal right to work in the United States. In most cases, IJM will not be able to assist financially in securing a visa to work in the United States.

If I have previously applied for a job, should I re-submit my application for new positions?

Yes. Please submit your updated Cover Letter, Resume, and Statement of Faith (compiled as one document) to your candidate profile when applying, and explain in your cover letter your interest in the new position.

Do I need to submit a separate application for each position of interest?


Are you still receiving applications for all positions posted on the website?

Yes, IJM is currently receiving applications for every job posted on our website. Job postings are removed immediately after the position has been filled. 

To whom should I address my application?

Address all applications to the Director of Recruiting.