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

There are no positions available at this time.

Internships

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

  • Information Technology Internship
    Supporting the Chief Technology Officer in managing 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 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.
  • Development & Communications Internship
    Supporting the Development & Marketing Assistant and the Director of Marketing & Development to implement ICMEC’s communications strategy by assisting with a wide variety of work, including: social media, fundraising, event planning, marketing, communications, graphic design, and public relations.
  • Marketing, Communications & Fundraising Internship
    Supporting the Director of Development & Marketing and the Development & Marketing Assistant to implement ICMEC’s development, marketing, and communications strategy by assisting with a wide variety of work, including: fundraising and communications strategies, stewardship activities, marketing, strategic planning of marketing campaigns and messaging, and social media.

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).

Information Technology 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.

Development & Communications 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.

Marketing, Communications & Fundraising 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?

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:

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 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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