Program Dates: June 1 - July 31, 2023
Application Deadline: March 31, 2023
About Us: Love Justice International (LJI) is a Christian nonprofit organization compelled by God’s love to fight the world’s greatest injustices. We fight injustice in two primary ways: through our expanding anti-human trafficking work and by caring for orphaned and abandoned children. We currently work throughout Asia and Africa.
Love Justice International is a certified Best Christian Workplace in 2021, 2022, and 2023. Click here for more information about us.
Position Type: Full Time (Internship); Support-Raised*; Overseas (South Africa)
Position Overview: LJI's anti-human trafficking model focuses on transit monitoring. We identify, intercept, and assist trafficking victims as they are being transported—when victims and traffickers are the most visible and open to detection—and before they reach the destination where victims will be sold, hidden, and abused. Because the crime of trafficking has already commenced, we have access to actionable intelligence which can be used to assist police in the apprehension of suspects and to better understand trafficking methods. To date, we have intercepted over 50,000 individuals to prevent them from being trafficked. More than 1,300 arrests have stemmed from our anti-trafficking work with 34% of closed cases resulting in convictions.
In South Africa, the Love Justice team fights human trafficking with a different strategy than other teams use—catching traffickers online, educating vulnerable communities, and assisting with job verification. They call it the “Freedom Project.” Similar to the transit monitoring model, a group of monitors work mostly on Facebook and other social media to identify suspicious adverts for jobs, study opportunities, migration, relationships that are too good to be true and systematically reach out to people who comment on the posts offering to help them verify the risky opportunities they are pursuing and walk with them through the decision making process if it shows signs of human trafficking. Online monitoring is proving to be a new strategy that is showing significant impact in preventing human trafficking. As an Anti-Trafficking Online Monitoring Intern, you will have the opportunity to work with the team to gain valuable experience in identifying human trafficking online, liaising with potential victims and developing data collection and entry skills.
This internship period is from June 1 - July 31, 2023, is based in Ballito, South Africa, and reports to the Director or Anti-Trafficking.
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