Four Religions for Peace Internship Vacancies

RELIGIONS FOR PEACE—the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition—advances common action among the world’s religious communities for peace. Headquartered in New York and accredited to the United Nations, Religions for Peace works to transform violent conflict, advance human development, promote just and harmonious societies, and protect the earth. The global Religions for Peace network comprises a World Council of senior religious leaders from all regions of the world; six regional inter-religious bodies and more than 90 national ones; and the Global Women of Faith Network and Global Interfaith Youth Network.

Every 5-6 years, Religions for Peace convenes a World Assembly of senior-most religious leaders for the purpose of forging a deep moral consensus on contemporary challenges, electing a new World Council, and advancing multi-religious action across and beyond the Religions for Peace network. The Religions for Peace World Assemblies are global in scale, multi-stakeholder in composition, and action-oriented. The Assemblies convene senior religious leaders from around the world who are strategically positioned to advance multi-religious action for the common good. They also include representatives of governments, intergovernmental organizations, charitable foundations, and other civil society sectors and provide concrete opportunities to forge multi-stakeholder partnerships for the common good.

More information about World Assemblies: https://rfp.org/about/world-assemblies/

More information about Religions for Peace International: https://rfp.org/

QUALIFICATIONS                                                                                                              

Religions for Peace is seeking college students, graduate students, or recent graduates majoring in: Communications, International Studies, Public Policy, Non-profit Management or a related field to aide in the preparatory process leading up to the Religions for Peace 10th World Assembly. Religions for Peace is looking for interns who are fast learners, tech savvy, and ready to multi-task. The intern should be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and display vast skills in data entry, writing, proof reading, intercultural communication, and the ability to analyze information quickly and thoroughly. German language skills and a strong interest or background in inter-faith work is a plus.

RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                                                        

Interns will be expected to:

  • Work in the Deputy Secretary General’s office of Religions for Peace to advance all elements of the Assembly preparations including the program, invitation/registration, and logistics (travel, lodging, transportation, and conference facilities).
  • Assist in managing data related to registration for the Religions for Peace 10th World Assembly, and facilitate necessary communication between Inter-Religious Councils, regional bodies and the International Secretariat
  • Provide other relevant assistance to the International Secretariat for proper coordination and planning for Religions for Peace 10th World Assembly

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP                                                                                   

By individual arrangement, but for a minimum of three months. Interns will be requested to work 40 hr./wk.

BENEFITS                                                                                                                       

We are pleased to offer our interns a number of benefits:

  • Stipend per semester (subject to availability of funds)
  • Metro Card throughout the internship
  • UN Grounds Pass
  • Our support receiving/applying for college credit
  • The opportunity to meet and learn from a diverse international staff

*All applicants are required to present their own active insurance enrollment.

TO APPLY                                                                                                                    

Please send a cover letter, and resume to Ms. Natalya Shnipova nshnipova@rfp.orgNo phone calls please. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Because we receive a high volume of applications, only candidates who are invited to interview will be contacted.

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COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE INTERNSHIP TO HIRE

QUALIFICATIONS

The Communication Department is seeking a college student, graduate student, or graduate majoring in: Communications, International Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Non-Profit Management, or a related field. The intern must be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word. The intern should have a vast knowledge of, and experience with, social media platforms. Knowledge of WordPress and Constant Contact is preferred but not required.

Interns should display advanced intercultural communication skills in addition to the ability to analyze and evaluate information quickly and thoroughly. A strong interest or background in interfaith work, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work efficiently in a multi-cultural environment, enthusiasm for learning, and reliability are pluses.

Interns who demonstrate exceptional work will be considered for full-time hire. The full-time position will include opportunity for international travel.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The intern will be expected to assist in the following areas:

  • Manage RfP social media platforms (Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn)
  • Strategize and implement a more active social media presence for RfP campaigns
  • Research network activities and assist in writing press releases
  • Disseminate daily news briefs to global staff
  • Attend and cover UN events and briefings
  • Update the RfP Website as needed using WordPress

BENEFITS

We are pleased to offer our interns a number of benefits:

  • Stipend per semester
  • Metro Card throughout the internship
  • UN Grounds Pass
  • Our support receiving/applying for college credit
  • The opportunity to meet and learn from a diverse international staff

*All applicants are required to present their own active insurance enrollment.

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP

By individual arrangement, but for a minimum of three months. The intern will be requested to work a minimum of 24 hours a week.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a resume and cover letter to mkhatana@rfp.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Because we receive a high volume of applications, only candidates who are invited to interview will be contacted.

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PROGRAM INTERNSHIP

The Religions for Peace Internship offers outstanding volunteer opportunities for graduate students, and graduates focusing on religious and international studies and who are pursuing a career in multi-faith common action for peace or a related field. Academic credit for the internship is available.

The intern will work directly with the Programs Department to provide assistance in the development of new programs and support existing initiatives. Responsibilities include: database development, identification of funding opportunities, writing success stories, editing reports and providing background research. The intern will also be responsible for administrative tasks.

Interns are recruited year-round to volunteer in our international headquarters, located in New York City at 777 United Nations Plaza and are filled on a rolling basis. The Program Intern will be provided with a monthly metro card.

QUALIFICATIONS

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint is required. The Program Intern should have excellent writing skills and display advanced intercultural communication skills in addition to the ability to analyze and evaluate information quickly and thoroughly. Successful applicants will have the following attributes: strong interest or background in inter-faith work, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work efficiently in a multi-cultural environment, enthusiasm for learning and reliability.

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP

By individual arrangement, but for a minimum of four months. The intern will be requested to work a minimum of 24 hours a week; however, preference will be given to applicants with full-time availability.

FOLLOWING THE INTERNSHIP

At the end of the internship period, the intern will be asked to write an exit report that discusses his/her experience. Upon successful completion of the Internship Program, the intern will be provided with a letter of recommendation.

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DISARMAMENT/YOUTH INTERNSHIP

QUALIFICATIONS

The Youth department is seeking a Graduate-level student or a current Junior/ Senior majoring in: Communications, International Studies, Public policy, Non-profit management or a related field. The intern has to be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Illustrator, Publisher and preferably Dreamweaver. The intern should have a vast knowledge of and experience in social media apps and websites. Knowledge of Spanish or an additional language is preferred but not a requirement.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The intern will be expected to assist in the following areas:

  • To update the youth social media platform (Twitter, YouTube, Facebook) and website
  • Strategize and implement a more active social media presence for the youth campaigns
  • Edit the Global Youth Newsletter
  • Research and assist in writing background papers on specific international relations topics for the Deputy Secretary General’s Office
  • Attend UN events and briefings (Specifically following UNGA First Committee Sessions on Disarmament)

BENEFITS

We are pleased to offer our interns a number of benefits:

  • $500 stipend per semester [for a full-time work commitment, subject to availability of funds]
  • 30-day unlimited Metro Card throughout the internship
  • Our support receiving/applying for college credit
  • The opportunity to meet and learn from a diverse international staff

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP

By individual arrangement, but for a minimum of six months. The intern will be requested to work a minimum of 24 hours a week.

TO APPLY

Kindly submit your resume, a cover letter detailing your interests and any special knowledge [e.g. languages, computer programs, etc.], and a writing sample. Applications are accepted on rolling basis. We are fortunate to receive a considerable number of applications from highly qualified individuals. Only those candidates who best match the position requirements will be contacted for an interview

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