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.

Careers

We have no open positions at this time.

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 ICMEC’s innovative, cloud-based 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; 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.
  • Legal Research Internship
    Supporting the Director of The Koons Family Institute on International Law & Policy by writing, editing, and conducting substantive legal and policy research for a variety of publications, reports, white papers, and other projects on topics such as: child sexual abuse material, missing children, sex offender registration, child sex trafficking, and other forms of child sexual abuse and exploitation. Interns may also utilize foreign language skills and regional areas of expertise when conducting research.
  • Marketing, Communications & Development Internship
    Supporting ICMEC’s Communications Team to implement the organization’s development, marketing, and communications strategy by assisting with a wide variety of work including developing fundraising and communications strategies; supporting donor stewardship activities; providing general support of product marketing programs; creating written content for various audiences; assisting with strategic planning of new marketing campaigns; writing marketing messages for education and fundraising; creating, editing, and organizing content for digital and print properties; assisting with social media promotion; and assisting other departments with market-related activities.

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.

Marketing, Communications & Development 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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