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ICC Fellows

Add your voice and expertise to a global ministry that is serving the persecuted church.

Empower the oppressed and spread awareness. Become a Christian Persecution Fellow At ICC.

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We are expanding our ICC Fellows program in 2024 and seeking dedicated professionals in the realms of higher education, ministry, non-profit, NGO, think tank, and journalism. 

Join our team and become a leading voice on religious freedom and Christian persecution. 

As an ICC Fellow, you will work with our team of experts to create and submit long-form country persecution reports and draft short-form articles for our monthly magazine and online resources. Your participation will help reinforce ICC’s reputation as a thought leader on Christian persecution. 

We believe our ICC Fellows can make a difference now and for eternity. We look forward to your valuable contributions to this robust global ministry!


  • ICC is partnering with leading persecution experts in higher education, ministry, nonprofits, NGOs (nongovernment organizations), think tanks, or journalism to bolster its advocacy team and efforts.
  • ICC is creating a pool of experts who will supply their expertise and engage with audiences worldwide. As an ICC Fellow, you will represent the organization in reports and reinforce ICC as a thought leader on Christian persecution.
  • ICC Fellows will serve as regional and country experts on Christian persecution, religious freedom, and geopolitical issues. ICC Fellows will work as valuable resources and join a robust, respected advocacy team and global ministry that is making a difference now and for eternity.
  • Serving annually on a contractual basis, ICC Fellows will be responsible for tasks such as creating and submitting persecution reports, drafting articles for the ICC monthly magazine and online resources, and more.

ICC fellows are experts, professionals, academics, gifted writers, and Christian leaders who research, discuss, and advance topics relating to Christian persecution and religious freedom. 

Qualified candidates will:

  • Have expertise on Christian persecution and religious freedom issues in primary trouble spots such as Nigeria, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, India, Pakistan, China, North Korea, Algeria, DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Indonesia, Myanmar, and Vietnam to name a few. 
  • Be a current or retired full-time or adjunct faculty member at a leading college or university in the United States or Europe. Serve in a college or university religious studies, international relations, or humanities program. 
  • Have experience working with and researching international religious freedom in work such as… 
    • A professional role at a nonprofit or think tank as an expert on a specific country or region where Christian persecution occurs. 
    • A current, retired full-time, or adjunct faculty member at a leading college or university in the United States or Europe. Serving in a college or university religious studies, international relations, or humanities program. 
  • Have an advanced degree; a Master’s or Doctorate is preferred. 
  • Be passionate about helping and serving Christians, sharing insights on the causes and contributing factors of persecution. 
  • Be knowledgeable and able to articulate the sources and direct and indirect causes of persecution for a particular country or region.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Research and send and contribute to one country- or region-specific reports annually. Documents will be shared with representatives on Capitol Hill, published on the ICC website, and promoted through print and online channels.  
  • Contribute to the annual ICC Persecutors of the Year report. 
  • Submit multiple short-form articles or reports annually for the ICC monthly magazine and website. 
  • Remote work with flexible hours. 

 To Apply

  • Fill out the online interest form below
  • Send a brief cover letter and résumé to [email protected].

Current Fellows

Linda Burkle Ph.D.

Linda retired from The Salvation Army in early 2019 where she oversaw an array of social services in a multi-state region. Along with the State Attorney General, Burkle Co-Chaired the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force. Burkle holds a doctoral degree in international relations. Her dissertation focused on religious persecution; specifically, regarding Iran, Iraq, Sudan, China, and Burma (Myanmar). She has worked with and ministered to persecuted Christians in several countries.

Gregory Cochran, Ph.D.

Gregory is the author of Christians in the Crosshairs: Persecution in the Bible and Around the World. He serves as a Professor of Theology and Director of the Applied Theology Program at California Baptist University in Riverside, CA. Cochran has a long track record of studying persecution and advocating for Christians around the world. He has served in pastoral ministry for more than 25 years.

Lisa Navarratte

Lisa holds advanced degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice.

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