Brian's IJM Thailand Internship
Organized by: Brian Weber
During my sophomore year at Spring Arbor University, I read a book called Good News About Injustice by Gary Haugen. Mr. Haugen, the founder and director of International Justice Mission (IJM), spoke to my heart through his writing. People in developing nations around the world are caught in cycles of violence and oppression while remaining unprotected by their own justice systems and governments. Children are sold into slavery. Indigenous populations lack the basic protections of citizenship. Governmental corruption exploits the weakness of ordinary people. IJM’s work is to investigate, identify, and seek reform for human rights abuses, systemic violence, and the shortcomings of justice systems that allow these problems to perpetuate. Ever since I read Haugen’s book, I have dreamed of working for IJM.
Next year, it will be a reality!
Starting in January, 2017, and continuing for 10-12 months, I will be living and working in Chiang Mai, Thailand, as an Executive Administration Intern. My role will be to serve as the executive assistant for the director of IJM’s Thai operations. I will get to work with a staff of amazing, driven, and God-focused people. I will help provide the necessary support for IJM to continue its indispensable work advocating for the people of Thailand. I will get to experience God changing lives and rescuing the oppressed.