Join the ICMEC team

As ICMEC’s workload continues to grow and resources are stretched, the contributions of our staff members and interns are extremely important. People who share the belief in our goals make our success stories happen.


There are no staff positions open at this time.


We have many different types of internships available, depending on your skill set and interests.

  • Information Technology Internship
    Supporting the Chief Technology Officer, interns will help manage ICMEC’s innovative, cloud-based technology environment by assisting a variety of projects including: Help Desk management, printer and phone support, general to advanced network troubleshooting, cloud collaboration tool support, web database application development, data management, mobile application development, and cyber security analysis.
  • Legal Research Internship
    Supporting the Research Coordinator and Director of the Koons Family Institute on International Law & Policy, interns will write, edit, and conduct substantive legal and policy research for a variety of publications, reports, white papers, and other projects on topics, including: child pornography online grooming of children, missing children, sex offender registration and Internet-facilitated child sex trafficking. Interns may also utilize foreign language skills and regional areas of expertise when conducting research.
  • Social Media Internship
    Supporting the Development & Marketing Assistant and the Director of Marketing & Development, interns will maintain ICMEC’s strong awareness-based social media campaign by planning schedules and strategies for social media, soliciting and developing content, designing posts and selecting images, and posting on various social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Internship FAQs

ICMEC offers full and part-time internships each academic semester.

What are the requirements to intern at ICMEC?

The nature of ICMEC’s activities require that interns:

  • Be available to work 12 to 15 weeks, at least 15 hours per week (20+ hours preferred) during the Fall or Spring semesters;
  • Be available to work 8 to 12 weeks, at least 20 hours per week (30+ hours preferred) during the Summer term;
  • Undergo initial and periodic background checks; and
  • Have completed at least two (2) years of undergraduate studies (working towards a Master’s or Juris Doctorate degree preferred for Legal Research Internship).

What about housing and transportation?

ICMEC does not provide housing for interns nor do we provide a stipend to cover living expenses. ICMEC does, however, provide partial reimbursement for public transportation costs associated with commuting to and from work or daily parking fees for days worked on site.

 Is the internship paid?

All internships are unpaid, though ICMEC does provide a partial reimbursement for public transportation or parking costs associated with commuting to and from the office. Internships may be granted academic credit (please refer to your school’s internship/externship requirements).

How do I apply?

You can submit the application form online or download the application form and submit it by mail, fax, or email. In addition, please upload or include a Statement of Purpose or cover letter, résumé, official or unofficial transcripts, and writing sample, and return them to us either online or by mail, fax, or email to the following point of contact:

Abbe Horswill
Research Coordinator International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
2318 Mill Road, Suite 1010
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: +1.703.549.4504

When do I apply?

Applications must be received by the application deadline:

  • August 1 for Fall semester;
  • December 1 for Spring semester; or
  • March 1 for Summer semester.

What’s next?

You will hear from us as soon as your application has been reviewed, usually within three (3) weeks.

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