Conflict Resolution Intern

Website Conflict Resolution

Tanenbaum’s Conflict Resolution program identifies, studies, and supports the work of religious peacemakers in conflict zones around the world. Our initiatives with and on behalf of these women and men promote religious peacemaking as a legitimate and sometimes necessary component of conflict resolution/transformation, peacebuilding and Track II (citizen) diplomacy.

January 2016

Job Responsibilities:

This position is an opportunity for a motivated student or recent graduate to help build the growing field of religious peacemaking. The successful candidate will support all aspects of the Conflict Resolution program and work 15-20 hours weekly. Primary responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with the promotion and event planning of the second volume of Peacemakers in Action: Profiles of Religion in Conflict Resolution (Cambridge University Press, 2007) to publication and promoting the forthcoming Peacemakers book.
  • Assisting in the ongoing Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) process for the Conflict Resolution program, conducting and facilitating data collection and dissemination.
  • Researching the Peacemakers and their conflict zones to create and edit materials for the Conflict Resolution program.
  • Drafting and editing profiles and other communication pieces based on the Peacemakers’ experiences and techniques.
  • Searching the internet and academic databases to document and distribute media coverage of the Peacemakers in Action. (For more information on the Peacemakers, see:
  • Tracking media for updates regarding the Peacemakers, compiling a list of media updates to be distributed to the Peacemakers and other Conflict Resolution contacts, and blogging on significant updates, news stories, and progress.
  • Supporting event planning in preparation for a Peacemakers conference.
  • Assisting in preparing program staff for local, national and/or international events and travel.
  • Supporting program capacity by managing files, archives and materials.

Qualifications and Expectations:

  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Tanenbaum
  • Academic background and/or experience in conflict resolution/transformation
  • Background in writing, editing, publishing or journalism a plus
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Computer skills, including Windows, MS Word, Excel and internet research
  • Computer skills, including Windows, MS Word, Excel and internet research
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Capable of representing Tanenbaum and the Conflict Resolution program in a professional manner at all times

All work produced for Tanenbaum through this internship is the work product of Tanenbaum and may not be used by the Intern outside of Tanenbaum-authorized activities.

The Conflict Resolution Intern is an unpaid position. Tanenbaum will work with you and your school so that you can receive academic credit for the internship.

Contact Information:
Please send a cover letter, résumé, and two brief writing samples (less than five pages) to Be sure to include the name of the position in the subject line of your email and how you learned of the position.

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
55 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004
Fax: 212-967-9001

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