Join the ICMEC team

Thank you for your interest in The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children. We value the hard work, commitment, and contributions of our staff members as well as our interns! If you support our goal of making the world safer for children, and have a passion for excellence, we want to hear from you! Available positions and internships are listed below. Once you have submitted an application, we will contact you if your skills and experience match our needs. Please do not contact by phone.

Internships

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

  • Information Technology/Cyber-Security Internship
    Supporting the Chief Technology Officer in managing this exciting technology environment by assisting with a variety of projects, including: managing the ICMEC IT Help Desk as the front-line support for all staff and interns (using both Windows and Mac computers); providing support for network printers and VoIP phone systems; performing general to advanced network troubleshooting; and supporting all cloud collaboration tools, from Google Apps to Microsoft Office 365.  The Information Technology Intern also may undertake other IT projects and assignments, including web database application development, data management, troubleshooting other ICMEC web properties, providing weekly activity reports, and other projects as needed.
  • Legal Research Internship
    Supporting the Director of The Koons Family Institute on International Law & Policy, the organization ‘s research arm, by writing, editing, and conducting substantive legal and public policy research for a variety of publications, reports, white papers, and other projects. Interns may focus on topics such as child sexual abuse material, missing children, sex offender registration, child sex trafficking, child sexual abuse and exploitation, sextortion, and revenge pornography. Interns also may utilize foreign language skills and regional areas of expertise.
  • Communications Internship
    Supporting ICMEC’s Communications Team to implement the organization’s marketing and communications strategy by helping to produce a series of Child Protection TV videos (i.e., filming, audio, editing) for various social media platforms; assist with development and design of digital content, publications, web communications, and web graphics; take headshots and other photographs as needed; provide general support of product marketing programs, with special emphasis on marketing and promotion initiatives; create, edit, and organize content for digital and print properties for a variety of audiences; assist with strategic planning of new marketing campaigns; and assist other departments with communications and marketing-related activities as needed.
  • Social Media Internship
    Supporting ICMEC’s Communications Team to implement the organization’s marketing and communications strategy by helping research, draft, and create graphic design (as needed) for scheduled media posts on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter; maintain post-approval process; maintain a pool of three weeks’ worth of posts in advance to include “ICMEC News,” “Tips” Series, “Tips” Challenges, Calendar events/Occasions; meet with CEO, COO, Program Directors, and other staff to understand social media marketing needs of each group; post Child Protection TV, Tips, ICMEC News, and General Outreach Posts according to daily/weekly schedule; schedule and manage media posts across all four platforms; other duties as assigned.

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 generally requires that:

Legal Research 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 undergraduate studies (working toward a Master’s or Juris Doctorate degree strongly preferred). We will consider students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of undergraduate studies with relevant experience.

Information Technology/Cybersecurity 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 one (1) year of undergraduate studies.

Communications Interns & Social Media 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.

Is the internship paid?

All internships are unpaid, though ICMEC does provide a small stipend to help defray commuting costs. Internships also may be granted academic credit (please refer to your school’s internship/externship requirements).

Does ICMEC provide housing?

ICMEC does not provide housing for interns nor do we provide a stipend to cover living expenses.

How do I apply?

An application form is available at www.icmec.org/careers. You can submit the application form online. Please be sure to include a Statement of Purpose or cover letter, résumé, official or unofficial transcripts, and writing sample.

Point of Contact:

ICMEC Internship Coordinator
2318 Mill Road, Suite 1010
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: +1.703.549.4504
Email: internships@icmec.org

When do I apply?

Applications must be received by the application deadline:

  • August 16 for Fall semester;
  • December 31 for Spring semester; or
  • March 16 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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