Thursday, January 30, 2014

Internship with The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children

Take 25 is a national child safety campaign of the National Center for Missing Exploited Children (NCMEC) encouraging families to take 25 minutes to talk to their children about safety and abduction prevention. The goal of Take 25 is to heighten awareness about child safety issues.  NCMEC is currently accepting applications for a Take 25 external affairs intern for the summer, fall or spring.  This internship is unpaid and will be located at NCMEC headquarters in Alexandria Virginia.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for attending Take 25 community events to collect data and information from Take 25 event organizers and participants
  • Attend Take 25 events in select areas to collect data and information from Take 25 partners, event organizers, and participants
  • Maintain regular communication with EAD staff to ensure information is accurately collected and recorded
  • Compile and deliver regular data collection reports to EAD staff
  • Take photographs and/or video at select Take 25 events
  • Communicate with co-workers, NCMEC management, law enforcement officials, and others in a courteous and professional manner
  • Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, and instructions
  • Respond promptly when returning telephone calls and replying to correspondence and faxes

  • Completed two (2) years of college with a concentration in psychology, social work, criminal justice, or related field
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4-point scale
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with the public
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience in field data collection, survey/social science, research, sales, outreach, or marketing preferred
  • Adaptability, flexibility, and ability to work as part of a team or in an individual capacity
  • Ability to handle and maintain the integrity and confidentiality of highly sensitive material and information
  • Experience with MS Office, particularly Excel data entry
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of missing and exploited children’s programs and/or prevention programs preferred
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish language skills a plus
To apply to this internship, please visit Careers4Terps.  Applications will be accepted until April 23, 2014.