Where do you fit?
Find the intersection of your experience, strengths and passion.
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!
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
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!
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.
What we value
We’re inspired by God’s call to love all people and seek justice.
We pursue excellence, because the people we serve deserve our best.
We’re passionate about learning from our partners, and we rally others to the fight.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
Yes. D.C. interns can fundraise on their own to cover costs of living while in D.C.
Not at this time.
Each intern will be supervised by someone in their department who will give assignments, monitor projects and provide assistance, support and feedback.