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Want to make a difference?

Use your gifts, experiences, and skills to serve as an IJM intern or fellow around the world.

Where do you fit?

Find the intersection of your experience, strengths and passion.

D.C. Based Internships
  • Semester-based (2-3 months) for college juniors and beyond
  • Three opportunities to serve: Spring, Summer, and Fall
  • Applications open several months before the upcoming class
Apply now
Summer Legal Internships
  • Summer experience for first-year law students and beyond
  • Deployment dates: June - August
  • Applications open in December for the upcoming summer class
Apply now
Global Internships and Fellowships
  • 12 months for college graduates and seasoned professionals
  • Two opportunities to deploy: April or September
  • Applications open 11 months prior to the deployment date
Apply now

Prior to joining IJM, I spent three years serving with The Traveling Team, a missions mobilization organization focused on educating and equipping college students to find their role God’s global story. As the Field Operations Church Mobilization intern, I was so encouraged to witness how God is using the church mobilization teams to empower His church around the world to care for the poor and the oppressed in their own communities. At IJM, I greatly enjoyed working alongside such dedicated and passionate Christian professionals who inspire me to wholeheartedly seek God and His heart for justice!

Kristen Field Office Church Mobilization Intern, DC

Before coming to IJM, I volunteered as a campus chapter leader at my university and a state advocacy leader in Wyoming. As an intern, I loved getting the chance to encourage students around the country and the globe to use their interests and passions to seek justice for those oppressed by violence. The best part of working at IJM is the community of grace and authenticity that I have found in my relationships with fellow interns and staff

Daniel Student Mobilization Intern, DC

I graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in International Studies. During that time, my heart was burdened for human rights issues around the world, so after finding IJM could use my professional skills in the work of justice, I knew it was the place for me. I was given an administrator role, and though it was challenging, IJM invested in my professional development and taught me how to diligently serve others. The joy I found in living aboard didn’t come from traveling and seeing new places, but from serving with the hardest working and loving people I’ve ever known!

Emily Administrative Intern, Cambodia

I graduated with degrees in Sociology and History and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. I studied these things to gain a better understanding of how injustices persist throughout the world. I also worked on advocacy events with my university’s IJM campus chapter. I love IJM’s unique and holistic solution to address the problem of violence. I also enjoyed using my previous experience to bring people into IJM’s current efforts and campaigns.

Natalie Government Relations and Advocacy Intern, DC

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the estimated costs of living in D.C.?

Depending on each individual living situation, interns can expect to pay up to $1000 monthly for housing. The number of roommates and proximity to central D.C. make a large difference. Interns planning on commuting by vehicle can expect to pay $100 per month for parking fees.

Does IJM provide housing for D.C. Interns?

IJM does not have designated intern housing, but we supply incoming interns with several resources to help you with your housing search in the D.C. area. There is no set requirement for where you live; it is based entirely on availability and personal preference. While cost of living varies greatly due to personal preferences, we do recommend budgeting for at least $1,000 a month. IJM's office is located on the D.C. Metro system.

Can I fundraise to pay for the costs of a D.C. IJM internship?

Yes. D.C. interns can fundraise on their own to cover costs of living while in D.C.

Does IJM provide stipends or scholarships for interns in D.C.?

Not at this time.

Who will supervise me during my internship?

Each intern will be supervised by someone in their department who will give assignments, monitor projects and provide assistance, support and feedback.

I’m a former intern or fellow seeking employment references. Which contact information should I provide to my new employer in order to verify IJM employment or secure references?

For employment verifications, you should provide your employer with your internship or fellowship service dates, position title, and the location where you completed your internship or fellowship. You may be asked to also provide the name of your supervisor.

If your employer needs a contact at IJM to verify your internship/fellowship service, please use the program coordinator contact information below.

Field Office Interns & Fellows:

  • Jahmaal Marshall
  • Role: Global Lead, Interns and Fellows
  • Contact Email: hotline@ijm.org

DC Interns & Fellows:

  • Jenny-lin Smith
  • Role: Global Lead, Interns and Fellows
  • Contact Email: hotline@ijm.org

If you need character references, please contact your supervisor, someone on your team, or someone with whom you worked with at IJM. If needed, an Interns & Fellows global lead (above) will use your performance evaluation to make a recommendation.

Please note: Per IJM’s document retention policy, IJM does not retain certain employee documents beyond seven years. Therefore, there is a possibility IJM cannot verify employment for interns and fellows who served with IJM seven years prior to the current year. If you have questions or concerns, you may email hotline@ijm.org to see if IJM is able to provide this information.

As an IJM Intern or Fellow

You will grow spiritually. You will gain professional skills. You'll contribute. You'll make a difference.

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More Information

Petra Kooman

Director of Marketing and Public Relations
pkooman@ijm.ca
519.679.5030 x.229

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