The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (ICERMediation) is a New York based 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). As an emerging center of excellence for ethnic, racial and religious conflict resolution and peacebuilding, ICERMediation identifies ethnic, racial and religious conflict prevention and resolution needs, and brings together a wealth of resources, including research, education and training, expert consultation, dialogue and mediation, and rapid response projects, to support sustainable peace in countries around the world. Through its membership network of leaders, experts, professionals, practitioners, students and organizations, representing the broadest possible views and expertise from the field of ethnic, racial and religious conflict, interfaith, interethnic or interracial dialogue and mediation, and the most comprehensive range of expertise across nations, disciplines and sectors, ICERMediation plays a vital role in promoting a culture of peace among, between and within ethnic, racial and religious groups.
Your undergraduate or graduate school program requires an internship or practicum to fulfill the requirement(s) for graduation, and you are looking for a credible nonprofit organization that could offer you an opportunity to work for a maximum of six months or more under the supervision of a project or program director. We invite you to consider joining the International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (ICERMediation) in New York. ICERMediation is currently offering an on-going internship program for motivated undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals who are interested in promoting a culture of peace around the world. Our internship program is appropriate for those who wish to make a direct impact while serving the community.
Potential applicants are required to apply for a minimum of three (3) month internship starting in any of these periods: Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall. The internship program takes place in White Plains, New York, United States, but could be completed virtually.
We are currently looking for interns who will work in any of these departments: Research, Education and Training, Expert Consultation, Dialogue and Mediation, Rapid Response Projects, Development and Fundraising, Public Relations and Legal Affairs, Human Resources, and Finance & Budget.
We welcome applications from students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or advanced university degree in any of the following fields of study or programs: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Business and Entrepreneurship; Law; Psychology; International & Public Affairs; Social Work; Theology, Religious Studies, and/or Ethnic Studies; Journalism; Finance and Banking, Development and Fundraising; Media & Communications – for those who want to promote a culture of peace through online TV & radio, digital film-making, audio production, newsletter & journal publishing, graphic designs, web development, photography, animation, social media, and other forms of visual communications and art direction. Applicants should demonstrate interest in ethnic, racial, religious or sectarian conflict prevention, management, resolution, and peacebuilding.
For the internship program, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another international language could be an advantage.
These positions will require enthusiasm, creativity, innovation, strong interpersonal, diplomatic, problem solving, organizational and leadership skills. In addition, the successful candidates must possess analytical skills, exhibit signs of integrity and reliability in performance, as well as respect for diversity. They should be able to work in a multicultural, multiethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds. The ideal candidates should demonstrate the ability to articulate clear goals, identify priorities, foresee risks, monitor and adjust plans and actions as necessary. Above all, these positions require the ability to listen and communicate clearly and effectively either in writing or speaking.
Important Notice: Compensation
Interns and volunteers will gain valuable experience while working for ICERMediation. They will have access to professional development, mentorship, conferences, publishing and networking opportunities.
As one of the few organizations that have been granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), ICERMediation will designate and register accepted interns to participate in events, conferences and activities of the United Nations Headquarters in New York and the United Nations offices in Geneva and Vienna. Our interns will have the opportunity to sit as observers at public meetings of the United Nations ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, General Assembly, Human Rights Council and other United Nations intergovernmental decision-making bodies.
Finally, excellent service would also result in the intern or volunteer earning letters of recommendation or reference for future career advancement.
ICERMediation Core Values
To learn about ICERMediation core values, click here.
How to Apply
- To apply, send your resume and a cover letter. Please indicate the department for which you are applying in the subject line. We will contact you immediately.
- Other forms of Benefits:
- Flexible schedule
- Professional development assistance
- Monday to Friday
Job Type: Temporary
Weekly day range:
- Monday to Friday
- Bachelor’s (Preferred)
- Research: 1 year (Preferred)
Work Location: Remote
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