Hostage US

About Hostage US

Hostage US a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We ensure that Americans taken hostage abroad and their families receive the support and guidance they need to cope with the challenges a kidnapping. We provide support free of charge and on a fully confidential basis. We are an independent, non-governmental organization ready to serve the needs of hostages and their families. We are family first – family last.

We have a wide network of advisors and pro bono partners ready to deliver professional services to hostage families facing challenges including financial, legal, media, medical and mental health related challenges. Our people have a unique range of experience – we are former hostages and their family members, we are subject matter experts, we are former diplomats and those who have worked previously on kidnap cases, we are professionals from fields such as legal, financial advisory services, health and mental health. We are ready to support hostages and families wherever they are, and whatever their needs.

Hostage US is not involved in operational responses to kidnappings – we do not negotiate, raise ransoms or advise on any of these options. We cannot help to bring a loved one back, but we can make a frightening and lonely experience more bearable through care, support, information and access to the very best professional services.

Through our education program, we help organizations learn best practices to deliver high quality support to families and returning hostages. We offer a range of seminars, events and training for organizations whose staff have a risk of kidnapping.

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Hostage US is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Communications Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Washington, DC
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