Monday, January 13, 2014

Conflict Resolution internship, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding promotes mutual respect with practical programs that bridge religious difference and combat prejudice in areas of armed conflict, schools, workplaces, and health care settings.

The Program

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.
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:
• Researching the Peacemakers and their conflict zones to assist in the creation and editing of case studies about their work and its impact in preparation of forthcoming second volume of Peacemakers in Action: Profiles of Religion in Conflict Resolution (Cambridge University Press, 2007).
• Assisting in conducting interviews and drafting questions for interviews with Peacemakers in Action based on research that will serve as the basis for a range of publications that promote their work.
• Using interview transcripts and additional research, draft and edit profiles and other communication pieces based on the Peacemakers’ experiences and techniques.
• Assisting in bringing the Peacemakers book to publication and in the promotion of the forthcoming Peacemakers book.
• Searching the internet and academic databases to document and distribute media coverage of the Peacemakers in Action. (For more information on the Peacemakers, see:
• Conducting research on nominees and prospective candidates for Peacemakers in Action award selection process.
• Facilitating award selection process through administrative support and coordination.
• 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.
• Serving as a member of the program team, participating in weekly meetings.
Qualifications and Expectations: 
• Commitment to the mission and goals of Tanenbaum
• Academic background and/or experience in conflict resolution/transformation
• Academic background and/or experience in religion/religious studies
• Background in writing, editing, publishing or journalism a plus
• 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.
Work Product: 
All work produced for Tanenbaum by the employee is the work product of Tanenbaum and may not be used by the employee 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.
No phone calls, please.

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