Innocents at Risk
1101 30th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
Innocents at Risk is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded to fight child exploitation and human trafficking. Our mission is to educate citizens about the grave issue of global and local human trafficking. We are dedicated to protecting children from all forms of abuse, and work to end child exploitation and child trafficking everywhere.
Human Trafficking is a $150 billion industry worldwide, and it is happening throughout the world in every country and across the United States in every major city and small town. According to the Department of State, 2 million women and children are victims of human trafficking every year. In the United States, 300 thousand children are forced into child prostitution and child pornography each year. In Washington DC alone, trafficking innocent children is a $100 million industry.
Since 2004, Innocents at Risk has been working to raise awareness about the horrors of child trafficking in America and around the world. We conduct educational outreach programs through churches, clubs, organizations, schools and embassies. Our awareness DVD has been used at every major embassy and throughout the United States as an educational resource.
In 2007, we began training airline personnel, who are our first line of defense in protecting the countless children who are trafficked on major flights each day. Our brochures, wrist bands, and educational workshops have armed thousands of flight attendants with information on how to recognize and report trafficking before even reaching the ground. With the help of our new partner, Airline Ambassadors (airlineamb.org), we are working to expand our outreach to all major carriers.
Child trafficking affects all of us. TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CHILD TRAFFFICKING.
Innocents at Risk offers upcoming leaders internship opportunities, designed to broaden their understanding of human trafficking and apply their skills in a professional, non-profit environment.
Internship responsibilites include planning and preparing for events, communications, and website monitoring.
Interns are usually undergraduate or graduate students. Hours are flexible. Positions are unpaid. The internship program is based in the Georgetown portion of Washington, DC at 1101 30th Street, NW Suite 500; Washington, DC 20007. Public transportation is available.
If interested in making a difference in the fight against human trafficking, please send your resume to Deborah Sigmund at email@example.com .