Free the Captives: Fighting Human Trafficking in Houston

Anti-Human Trafficking Internships in Houston

Free the Captives is seeking undergraduate or graduate interns who want to make a difference in the fight against human trafficking in Houston. Free the Captives is an interdenominational, evangelical anti-human trafficking 501(c)(3) non-profit that fights the exploitation and trafficking of Houston's youth. We engage and mobilize the Christian community while partnering with non-profits, law enforcement, and government agencies in the fight against modern day slavery.

The primary human trafficking objectives of Free the Captives are: 

(1) AFTERCARE by providing direct services to trafficked teenaged victims, 

(2) PREVENTION through programming for at-risk teenaged girls, 

(3) DETERRENCE through reducing the demand by conducting extensive research and focusing on the buyers/Johns through our "Buy Sex? Bye, bye Freedom!" billboard, radio and TV campaign, and 

(4) AWARENESS by educating thousands of people each year through our annual conference and trainings.

Interns will gain broad exposure by working on a variety of projects that directly impact human trafficking in the four areas mentioned above. Interns will work approximately 10 to 20 hours per week. All positions are unpaid.

Applications for internships are being accepted on a rolling basis. Interns will need to have their own car.

Please email julie@freethecaptiveshouston.com for an application for one of our competitive internships. Please note that the application is 12 pages long. Applicants will need to mail in a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, reference forms from three people, and the completed internship application. 


Duties may include:

                Assisting with FTC's Prevention and Intervention Program, which includes working with trafficked and at-risk girls

                Working on legal cases for trafficking victims or on the legal perspective of trafficking issues

                Supporting different aspects of the Reducing the Demand Campaign in the areas of public policy, marketing, and advocacy

                Attending a variety of human trafficking meetings and events

                Assisting with research and public policy work

                Promoting New Creations, the job training program we have for our girls

                Helping with FTC's Annual Human Trafficking Conference and other awareness events

                Assisting in clerical and administrative work

                Participating in discipleship and mentorship

                **Graphic design work (highly needed – please submit samples of your work)

                Photography or videography work

                Raise awareness by representing Free the Captives at various functions and events

Requirements:

                Must be involved in a local church and have a strong relationship with Jesus Christ

                Must be responsible and respond to email quickly

                Must be punctual and professional

                Must be committed to the internship

                Ability to pay strong attention to detail

                Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously and be available to work some evenings or weekends for special events

                Must be a team player with a positive attitude and be willing to learn

                Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines 

                Must be a reliable self-starter and organized

                Must be enrolled in school

                Must pass a background check

                Must be kind, caring, and have a heart for the oppressed