Academic Support Internship

Call for Academic Support Internship

About ICNC:
The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) is an independent, non-profit, educational foundation that develops and encourages the study and use of civilian-based, non-military strategies to establish and defend human rights, democracy and justice worldwide. Since our founding in 2002, ICNC has pursued its mission by organizing an annual summer institute for international professionals and practitioners, academic and field seminars and workshops, and many other educational and civic programs, with participants from close to 140 countries. We also support groundbreaking research, translations of critical educational resources, and the development of new written and audiovisual materials about civil resistance. For more information, see:

Location: International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, Washington, DC
Anticipated start date: By or before February 22.
Duration: six months or longer; Part time: 20-25 hours/week (paid)
Application instructions: Visit our application submission system and fill out the online application form at:
Application deadline: January 26, 2016. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Scope of Work:
Each year ICNC runs programs that support academic research, teaching and writing. ICNC also conducts short academic seminars around the world, and online courses on civil resistance.
The academic support intern will help develop announcements and calls for proposals for various ICNC educational programs; promote these announcements and calls over email and various social media platforms; communicate with applicants; and help review selected final work submitted to ICNC as part of grant and funding requirements.
The academic support intern will also help take inventory of and update online resources in ICNC’s universal e-classroom (e-library) hosted on ICNC’s Moodle platform.

Primary responsibilities and duties will include but are not limited to:

Editorial work
  • Review calls and announcements related to ICNC academic programs. Review includes copy-editing, hyperlink-checking, formatting, posted on the ICNC website and on the email campaign platform
  • Help develop webpage content related to ICNC academic programs, ICNC academic products, and recipients of ICNC funding
  • Visually enhance calls and announcements about ICNC academic programs with multimedia, including finding relevant images and possibly creating graphics to accompany calls or announcements about academic programs
  • Promote webinar talks, academic calls, programs and products on Twitter and Facebook; draft text for social media campaigns
  • Assist in managing correspondence with ICNC academic awardees, potential applicants and other outside parties who are involved or interested in ICNC academic programs
Data gathering and maintenance
  • Track and analyze data on the effectiveness of promotion of academic programs, outreach to global academic audiences, and the use of the ICNC academic products
  • Collect testimonials and feedback about ICNC academic programs
  • Help maintain and manage academic lists in the contact database once operational
ICNC online platform
  • Take inventory of and update online resources on ICNC’s e-classroom hosted on ICNC’s Moodle platform
  • Help set up and populate the Moodle platform with relevant descriptions and content developed for academic seminars
  • Assist in other tasks related to setting up and conducting online courses and maintenance of the ICNC e-library
Administration and Logistics
  • Provide assistance as needed to ICNC Senior Director on general administrative tasks as needed and requested

  • Recent undergraduate or enrolled graduate student with an excellent academic standing: GPA 3.5 and higher (a copy of the most recent academic transcript will be required);
  • Candidate should have a strong interest in the following subjects: International relations, human rights, conflict or peace studies, peacebuilding, or comparative politics;
  • Language: Fluency in English, including excellent English language editing and writing skills;
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Google Docs, and social media required
  • Candidate must excel at time management, and be detail-oriented and well-organized
  • Must have permission to work in the U.S. and must be located in the D.C. area
  • Experience with WordPress or other content management systems, online publishing, and digital media preferred
  • Experience with graphic design
  • Familiarity with infographic creation, including Canva,, or other online infographic creation tools a plus
  • Familiarity with Constant Contact or a similar email marketing platform a plus
  • Experience with Moodle platform environment preferred
  • Proficiency in language(s) other than English a plus
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