Regional Operations Internship Latin America, International Justice Mission

Program Dates: September 12 – December 9, 2022

Application Deadline: Until Filled


This position is based remotelyFull-time and part-time internships are available (preference may be given to full-time applicants).

Remaining positions are open for Bilingual(or near fluent) English & Spanish speakers for the following positions:

Latin America Translation Project Intern or Fellow: The Intern or Fellow serving as the Translation Project Intern or Fellow for Latin America will practice project management skills and also translation and interpretation. The Latin America Region is focused on improving our translation and interpretation capacities at IJM. This Intern or Fellow will work with the Regional Operations Sr. Coordinator, the Regional Team, and contacts from different Global Centers to gather information, propose solutions, and make plans for changes in how IJM manages translation and interpretation internally and externally. This may include: doing budget analyses to make decisions about translator hiring or contracting, forming a back-translation internal Task Force, and connect with partners to learn how they conduct translation and interpretation internally. This Intern or Fellow will also have daily and weekly tasks, such as: analyzing local news sources/articles in Spanish from the countries we work in to provide news updates to relevant staff, check-in regularly with supervisor, attend weekly stand-up meetings with regional team.


Latin America Communications and Advocacy Intern or Fellow: The communications intern will collaborate with the Regional Communications Lead in projects and responsibilities. Responsibilities will be focused on copy editing, contributing basic design needs, and completing English-Spanish translations as needed.


Regional Operations Intern or Fellow: The Intern or Fellow serving as the Regional Operations Intern or Fellow for Latin America will experience and learn from several elements of non-profit program operations: human resources, communications, strategic research, advocacy, and event organizing. They will have daily and weekly tasks, such as: analyzing local news sources/articles in Spanish from the countries we work in to provide news updates to relevant staff, check-in regularly with supervisor, attend weekly stand-up meetings with regional team. There will be planned projects, such as: research violence prevalence and promising partners in potential countries for program expansion. Furthermore, the Intern or Fellow will be assigned un-planned projects as support needs arise and capacity permits from any of the following possible fields: human resources, communications, advocacy, event logistics, or strategy.


Latin America HR Manuals Project Intern: The Intern or Fellow will update/create all the Staff Handbooks for each office in the region, will document HR processes and workflows, and will follow up on staff care plans consolidation across the region. Support in the creation of several reports for the HR function.


Program Information 

The DC internship program is designed to give undergraduate students, graduate students, and young professionals the opportunity to serve 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.


IJM is a global organization, operating and staffed primarily across five global regions. Our staff in the field are responsible for the direct frontline services IJM provides, as well as activation and accompaniment strategies to fuel the global revolution to end modern-day slavery. Regional Operations Interns assist HQ-based staff that work to support IJM’s regional offices around the world. Although tasks vary depending on the nature of the work in progress during the internship, interns can expect their tasks to include:

  • Researching and preparing memoranda regarding country-specific issues, current events, department policies and procedures;
  • Preparing support materials for presentations and reports;
  • Compiling country or topic-related briefings, including background research, internal reports, relevant travel information and contact data;
  • Assisting with the analysis of monthly achievements and results; and
  • Participating in departmental and general IJM administrative support.

Regional Operations Internships are available for the following regions:

  • Asia Pacific
  • South Asia
  • Latin America (Spanish-language abilities required)
  • Africa & Europe


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.
  • College students, recent graduates and graduate students with degrees in International Relations or Political Science are preferred for these positions.

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 pdf: ((Firstname.Lastname.Application.pdf)(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. Please share about what your faith means to you and how it has inspired you to take part in the work of IJM).


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.

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