Internship Search for Common Ground (Wash DC)

Youth Training and Mobilization Graduate Intern

Battle for Humanity - Washington, DC
Do you believe that technology has the power not just to connect us, but to make us better? Battle for Humanity (B4H) is an online training platform; a youth movement, mobilizing millions to end violent conflict; and a videogame in real life.
We will launch B4H in 2016. Apply to our Graduate Internship and join the founding creative team that’s mixing online and offline into a formidable concoction to unite youth around the world.
The Organization
Search for Common Ground (Search) is an international non-profit organization that promotes non-violent conflict transformation. With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, Search’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. Search partners with conflicting parties in a process of understanding their differences and acting on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 600 staff worldwide, Search implements projects from 57 offices in 35 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The organization is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with a dedicated and enthusiastic staff. The person filling this position will be joining a highly motivated team.
Summary of Position
Search for Common Ground is seeking a graduate intern with skills in conflict resolution training, especially for youth, to work on Battle for Humanity, a multi-year, global initiative to end violent conflict based on an online, gamified platform now in pre-launch phase. The Youth Training and Mobilization Graduate Intern will report to the Strategic Development Manager; the intern will help develop content for youth trainings and missions, working closely with the creative team behind Battle for Humanity, Search for Common Ground’s global partners, and field offices across four continents. Through hands-on experience, the intern will hone training and mobilization skills that can be broadly applied to the nonprofit world, at the cutting edge of the field. The scope of the internship will be tailored to the intern’s strengths and experience. This is an unpaid internship with the option of earning post-graduate credit.
  • Playing a lead role the process of content design for a series of 10 conflict resolution trainings and activities for young people, age 13-30 worldwide, under guidance from the Strategic Development Manager
  • Gather participatory input on content design from advisory council youth and participating Country Program Directors
  • Partnering with a creative videographer to execute the development of trainings, including script-writing, filming, and editing
  • Contributing to the creative process behind Battle for Humanity
  • Assist with writing grant proposals based on B4H
As internship descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Experience or practical education in conflict transformation training and activities design
  • Passion for mobilizing youth as leaders in peace
  • Experience teaching, training, or mobilizing young people (13-30)
  • Significant intercultural experience and understanding
  • Currently enrolled in graduate program in conflict resolution or a related degree

Salary: This is an unpaid internship.
To Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume through our application system at: LINK HERE.  No phone calls please. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see our web site for more details of our work. The deadline for applications to this position is August 31, 2015. In your cover letter, please clearly state why our program is of interest to you, what you can bring to the organization, and what experience you hope to gain from the internship. Also, include the dates of your availability and the number of hours per week to which you can commit. Candidates who can intern a minimum of 20 hours per week are preferred. While we will make this a very rewarding internship experience for you, note this is an unpaid internship.

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