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Community of Practice Intern

  • Organization: NP - Nonviolent Peaceforce
  • Location:
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date:

We work with people affected by violent conflicts to enhance their security and dignity through unarmed civilian protection (UCP). We work to reduce violence and protect civilians in countries affected by violent conflict and its aftermath and to help transform the world’s response to conflict situations. Current programs are based in Myanmar, Philippines, Iraq, South Sudan, and the United States.

Job Summary

  • The intern will work with a team to organize a dynamic international face to face gathering for practitioners, partners and academics involved with unarmed civilian protection and accompaniment scheduled for 8-12 October in Geneva. 
  • Internship will run from approximately March 20 - October 15
  • Schedule is approximately 10-15 hours per week

Job Responsibilities

Support the development of workshops:

  • Support planners
  • Schedule meetings
  • Organize materials
  • Research resources
  • Facilitate communication

Support logistics

  • Help coordinate transportation
  • Help organize conference materials
  • Coordinate communication of Loomio
  • Other task as they arise and time allows

Required Qualifications

  • Working ability in English
  • Microsoft Office
  • Zoom Dexterity
  • Commitment to work cooperatively and grow personally
  • Commitment to the mission of Nonviolent Peaceforce

Commitment to NP Principles

  • Demonstrate a commitment to NP’s mission and principles
  • Work in accordance with the organisation’s guiding principles:
    • Nonviolence
    • Non-partisanship
    • Primacy of local actors
    • Civilian-to-civilian action
  • These principles and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships in all programmatic areas and activities.

NP's Commitment:  

  • Mentorship & Feedback 
  • Supervision  
  • Letter of Recommendation after successful completion of service

Experiences Offered:  

  • High-level policy analysis skills and exposure to advocacy strategy
  • Work with and contribute to an international human rights nonprofit organization
  • Belong to a community committed to learning and growing together
  • Work in a professional atmosphere
  • College credit may be available through intern's school  

Please note, due to volume of applicants we will only respond to those whom we will request to interview.

Note: Due to Covid-19, NP-US staff are largely working remotely, with staggered presence and health precautions observed in the office. As we are likely to continue working remotely through the spring and summer, this position does not need to be located in the Twin Cities area. 

Special Notice:

Nonviolent Peaceforce is an equal opportunity employer and actively promotes diversity in its staff. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, or age.

We believe that systemic inequality disproportionately hurts the most marginalized people in society, including Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), people from working-class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQ people. Because NP believes that these communities must be centered in the work we do to reduce violence arising due to racism, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

Nonviolent Peaceforce acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of employees, contractors, volunteers, interns, beneficiaries and other stakeholders and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice in the Humanitarian and Development Sector.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.