Religions for Peace is the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition working to advance a shared positive vision of peace and to address common threats to peace through its action programs: transforming conflict, promoting just and harmonious societies, advancing human development and protecting the earth.

Headquartered in New York and accredited to the United Nations, Religions for Peace works through more than 92 regional and national inter-religious councils and groups, global networks of religious youth and women of faith, and a World Council of senior religious leaders.

Religions for Peace strives toward diversity within its International Secretariat, reflecting its global nature. Candidates with the background and ability to contribute in meaningful ways to Religions for Peace’s continuing commitment to religious and cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make application.

Your interest in employment opportunities with Religions for Peace is appreciated. We encourage you to review our jobs postings and apply for a specific opening.

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.

 


 

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Call for Interns

 

INTRODUCTION

Religions for Peace is the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition working to advance a shared positive vision of peace and to address common threats to peace through its action programs—transforming conflict, promoting just and harmonious societies, advancing human development and protecting the earth.

Headquartered in New York and accredited to the United Nations, Religions for Peace works through more than 92 regional and national inter-religious councils and groups, global networks of religious youth and women of faith, and a World Council of senior religious leaders.

TYPES OF INTERNSHIPS

The Religions for Peace Internship offers outstanding volunteer opportunities for college students, 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 an internship is available.

Internship opportunities are available in several areas, including research and analysis, communications and multimedia, programs, women and youth, fundraising and event production and logistics. Interns are recruited year-round to volunteer in our international headquarters and are filled on a rolling basis. All internship duties generally consist of coordination, research, editing, and writing.

QUALIFICATIONS

Interns should be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint. 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 inter-faith work, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work efficiently in a multi-cultural environment, enthusiasm for learning and reliability are pluses.

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP

By individual arrangement, but for a minimum of three months.

FOLLOWING THE INTERNSHIP

At the end of the Internship period, interns will be asked to write an exit report that discusses the benefits of their experiences.

Upon successful completion of the Internship Program, interns will be provided with a letter of recommendation and a Stipend.

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.

Email to: cgeng@rfp.org

Mail to:

Internship Program
Religions for Peace
777 United Nations Plaza, 9th Floor
New York, New York 10017
USA

Fax to: 212.983.0098

 

Program Internship

Fall 2016

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.

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.

Email to: mobrien@rfp.org

Mail to:

Internship Program
Religions for Peace
777 United Nations Plaza, 9th Floor
New York, New York 10017
USA

Fax to: 212.983.0098

 

Youth Internship

Fall 2016

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
  • Contribute stories to the Youth Newsletter
  • Coordinate youth events
  • Prepare & plan for regional youth meeting
  • Attend UN events and briefings (Specifically about Youth, Conflict resolution, Disarmament and Climate change)
  • Research and write background papers on various International Relations issues

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

Please send a cover letter, resume and a short writing sample (3 – 4pgs) about an international issue to ejbeili@rfp.org by Friday 30th of September 2016. Put “Youth Intern” in your subject line to expedite processing, or mail to HR Department at Religions for Peace, 777 UN Plaza, 9th Floor, NY, NY 10017. No phone calls please. Fax to: 212.983.0098. Only suitable candidates will be contacted.

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