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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Advocacy, Communications, and Research Internships, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

Advocacy, Communications, and Research Internships

Posted on: September 17, 2014
Posted by: Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

Intern with the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders!
Minimum 6-month advocacy, communications, and/or research internships available on a rolling basis.
Interns can work from our New York City office or remotely.
The internship is 70% projects, 30% organizational and administrative responsibilities.
The intern will be required to:
  • Track policy deliberations on the United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) on Women, Peace and Security; post-2015 development agenda; CEDAW; and other international laws and policies relevant to women and peacebuilding;
  • Conduct project based research;
  • Assist in preparatory phases of country-level programs;
  • Assist in preparations for the anniversary of UNSCR 1325 in October;
  • Assist in prepartions for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in February-March;
  • Communicate with network members and assist these with research; preparing funding applications etc.;
  • Track developments on global policies related to women, peace and security;
  • Prepare materials for and update specific sections of the website;
  • Actively engage on social media platforms where GNWP is active (twitter; facebook);
  • Basic office administration; and
  • Work in a supportive, inclusive atmosphere. All interns work as part of a multi-disciplinary team but are given substantial autonomy in the area that they have been assigned.
  • Background/interest in public policy and advocacy, with a particular interest in moving global issues to national and community level; and amplifying the voices of grassroots women at the global level;
  • Knowledge of international policies (and discussions) that impact women, specifically UNSCRs 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889, 1960, 2106, 2122; the post-2015 development agenda; CEDAW;
  • Specialization in Latin America or Africa highly preferred;
  • Excellent information and communication skills, with attention to evolving strategies that bring issues on women, peace and security to the public forum;
  • Stellar writing and research abilities;
  • A self-starter with the ability to keep deadlines and commitments;
  • French and/or Spanish language skills highly preferred;
  • Graduate students preferred; and
  • A creative outlook, enthusiasm and a fresh perspective.
  • GNWP will cover monthly Metrocards for interns working from the New York City office.
To apply, send a resume, cover letter and 1-2 page writing sample to: Please write "Internship application" as the subject of your email.

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