The Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) is pleased to announce summer internship opportunities with the generous support of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust’s Vision & Call program. This program seeks to cultivate the next generation of Christian leaders that are passionate about religious freedom, international affairs, and peacebuilding. Interns will work in an agile and innovative NGO environment that engages foreign governments and civil society leaders, Capitol Hill, and the donor community. The program features a two-month training program on faith and leadership. Interns will also join the Murdock Trust’s growing Vision & Call Network and have the opportunity to participate in a Vision & Call intern retreat in Yelm, Washington in the fall. These are paid positions based in Northern Virginia (just outside of Washington, DC), but there is also a substantial remote work component. Thus, the ideal candidate will possess self-discipline and initiative to thrive in this kind of work environment.

Creative Marketing Intern

IGE seeks self-motivated, highly creative individuals with experience in identifying target audiences and devising digital campaigns that engage, inform, and motivate. The ideal candidate has a passion for connecting with current and future partners and donors and a track record of SEO management, social media marketing, and content generation. The Creative Marketing Intern desires to integrate their faith commitment with vocation; possesses a strong interest in international affairs; is capable of working independently; pays attention to details; and adheres to deadlines and professional standards of excellence. This is a paid full-time, internship based in Northern Virginia open to both undergraduate and graduate applicants from related degree programs (e.g., Marketing, Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Business, International Affairs, and Political Science).

This position will report to the Director for Strategic Partnerships and responsibilities include:

  • Growing IGE’s online presence and developing brand awareness
  • Planning and executing digital marketing and social media campaigns
  • Identifying trends and insights and optimizing strategy based on the insights
  • SEO (search engine optimization) and generation of inbound traffic
  • Documenting IGE activities through photography and videography 

Key skills:

  • Search Advertising
  • Email Marketing
  • Marketing Automation
  • Social Advertising
  • Social Media Management
  • Conversion Optimization


Please note: Attendance of a Vision & Call 3-day internship retreat in Washington state during the Fall 2019 semester is mandatory and a requirement for acceptance into this program. Please ensure that your schedule will allow for this before you apply.

Interested applicants should submit the following items:

1. Resume
2. Cover letter
3. One writing sample (school or professional) and one work sample that demonstrates your qualifications for the position
4. Video of yourself answering the following question: “How does my faith factor into my career goals and future leadership?” (please post the video to Vimeo or YouTube and provide the link.)

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Internships start on June 3, 2019, and end 3 months later (the end date is negotiable). Please submit your application or any questions to Meagan Carner at

Thank you for your interest!