Interns: Fund for Peace Washington DC
The Fund for Peace is a research and educational organization that works to promote peace and sustainable security across the globe. They focus primarily on weak and failing states with the goal of creating tools that local decision-makers can use to mitigate and resolve conflict. Combining social science techniques and information technology, Fund for Peace has developed its own conflict risk measurement software, the Conflict Assessment System Tool. In addition, it annually produces the Failed States Index which ranks 177 countries across a variety of indicators.
Interns are given the opportunity to conduct their own research and gain hands-on skills in international relations and NGO operations. Responsibilities can include researching and writing reports, editing and proofreading, monitoring and updating country-specific data, and assisting with public outreach events. In addition, interns are introduced to the NGO, think tank, and government communities in the U.S. and internationally.
Where: Washington, D.C.
When: Every school semester, including summer. 15-30 hours per week during regular business hours. The length of the internship varies, though they are usually 3-6 months.
Eligibility: Most interns are graduate students or recent post-graduates. Exceptional undergraduate students will also be considered. International students are welcome with U.S. work authorization.
Pay: Stipends of $125/month (part-time) and $250/month (full time) are offered.
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