Thank you for your interest in interning at the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC). Interns contribute substantially to the work of ICMEC, and ICMEC’s staff work closely with interns to make the experience as rewarding as possible.
ICMEC is a private, nonprofit organization, working to make the world safer for children by eradicating child abduction, sexual abuse and exploitation through advocacy, training and collaboration. We strive to:
As the workload of ICMEC continues to grow and resources are stretched, the contributions of interns are extremely important. ICMEC interns who share the same belief in our goals help to make the success stories happen. ICMEC offers full‐ and part‐time internships each academic semester. Successful applicants will be highly motivated students with excellent research and writing skills and a passion for public interest work.
The Koons Family Institute on International Law & Policy conducts and commissions original research into the status of child protection legislation around the world to help make children safer.
The Legal Research Intern will support The Koons Family Institute’s Director and Research Coordinator 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.
The Information Technology Intern will support 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.
The Development & Communications Intern will support the Director of Marketing & Development and the Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator to implement the organization’s development, marketing, and communications strategy by assisting with a wide variety of work, including: social media, fundraising, event planning, marketing, communications, graphic design, and public relations
The Marketing, Communications and Fundraising Intern will support the Director of Marketing & Development and the Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator to implement the organization’s development, marketing, and communications strategy by assisting with a wide variety of work, and will:
Please note: If you wish to be considered for more than one internship, you must submit separate applications for each internship position.
What are the requirements to intern at ICMEC?
Legal Research Interns:
Information Technology Interns:
Development & Communications Interns:
Marketing, Communications and Fundraising Interns:
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 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 or fax to the following point of contact:
International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
2318 Mill Road, Suite 1010
Alexandria, VA 22314
Applications must be received by the application deadline:
Your interest in ICMEC is very much appreciated, and we look forward to helping you have a rewarding and fulfilling experience.
You will hear from us as soon as your application has been reviewed, usually within three (3) weeks.
ICMEC is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, or other legally protected basis. All decisions regarding employment issues are based on a person’s overall qualifications and their ability to meet the position requirements.