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The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® offers rewarding and educationally enriching internship opportunities. We seek students from around the country with a passion for our mission and interest in gaining experience in their field of study.

Our positions fit a range of interests from external affairs and outreach prevention to missing and exploited child cases. Searching for the positions that fit your background will give you a better sense of what opportunities there are for you to pursue.

NCMEC Interns

Interns at work in NCMEC's Missing Children Division.

Internship opportunities

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions in our Spring 2015 Internship Program:

Digital Media Intern Video Production Intern

We are currently accepting applications for our Summer 2015 Internship Program:

Below are the job descriptions of internships that may be available during the Spring, Summer and Fall quarters. Let us know your area of preference on your application.

Case Analysis Intern Case Assistant InternCase Assistant Intern (Austin, Texas) Case Assistant Intern (Tustin, Calif.) Child Victim Identification Program Intern Child Victim Identification Program Intern (Rochester, N.Y.) CyberTipline Intern Family Advocacy Intern Forensic Intern Outreach and Program Intern (Austin, Texas) Creative Studio Program Development Intern Project ALERT Intern Public Relations & Communications Intern Development/Special Events Intern (Austin, Texas) Software Engineering Intern Team ADAM Intern

Internship application deadlines:
Spring quarter: Nov. 1
Summer quarter: Mar. 1
Fall quarter: July 1

How to apply

Qualified applicants may apply by submitting a completed internship application. Send the completed application, a copy of your transcript, statement of purpose, and résumé via email to or fax to 571-482-3390. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Internship application


What qualifications must be met in order to be eligible to intern?

The majority of our internship positions require undergraduate students who have completed two years of college. Some positions seek specific majors. See specific position descriptions for further details. Internships may be available to those who have graduated within the past twelve months.

When are the internship application deadlines?

Spring: November 1; Summer: March 1; Fall: July 1

How long does the intern selection process typically take?

Internship candidates are usually selected within six weeks after the deadline date. You will hear from NCMEC directly should there be an interest in a phone or in person interview. Generally, if you do not hear from either NCMEC within the six week timeframe, other candidates have been selected.

How long do you keep applications on file?

Applications are kept on file for three months if an applicant indicates they are interested in being considered for another term. If the applicant is interested in being considered for more than one term, they need to submit an updated academic transcript prior to the deadline of the next term for consideration.

Do you offer paid internships?

While NCMEC internships are unpaid, there are many perks that help make the experience even more worthwhile. NCMEC is within walking distance to the King Street Metro and Metro trips to and from NCMEC are reimbursed. For those interns who drive, a parking garage is available and parking reimbursement is provided.

An appreciation celebration is held each semester to commend interns for their hard work and dedication to NCMEC's mission. Interns are invited to attend trainings, seminars, and in-service presentations to gain a broader knowledge of what impact the organization has on the field, what opportunities may be available to them later and to possibly influence where they want to go after their experiences at NCMEC.

Interns have hands-on work experience while obtaining the hours they need to receive credit from their college or university.

Questions? Contact NCMEC at

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