Conflict Resolution Research Intern

The Program:

Tanenbaum’s Conflict Resolution program identifies, studies, and supports the work of religiously motivated peace actors 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.

The Internship:

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:

  • Researching nominees and prospective candidates for the 2020 Peacemakers in Action (PIA) award selection process.
  • Facilitating award selection process through administrative support and coordination.
    • Updating master spreadsheet for each candidate;
    • Creating a template for each candidate to save into their candidate folder;
    • Inputting information from candidate nomination forms into the candidate’s template;
    • Contacting nominator to confirm completed applications
    • Contacting nominator to request additional application information;
    • Contacting all candidate references;
    • Conducting internet research to complete the candidate’s template document, including LexisNexis, Google News, Google Scholar and social media searches;
    • Saving candidate research information into the candidate’s folder;
    • Including a summary of the candidate’s profile in the PIA Candidate Spreadsheet.
  • 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: https://tanenbaum.org/peacemakers-in-action-network/meet-the-peacemakers/.)
  • 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.
  • Assisting in preparing program staff for local, national and/or international events and travel.
  • Supporting program capacity by managing files, archives and materials.
  • Serving as a member of the program team, participating in weekly meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Tanenbaum
  • Academic background and/or experience in religion/religious studies, conflict resolution/transformation, peacebuilding
  • Background in writing and research a plus
  • Knowledge of global conflicts
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • 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.

Compensation:
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 submit a résumé, cover letter, and 1-2 brief writing samples (no more than five pages each) to hr@tanenbaum.org.

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
Email: hr@tanenbaum.org

To apply for this job email your details to hr@tanenbaum.org