Paid Part-Time Internships, Institute for Inclusive Security, DC (South Sudan/Sudan, Middle East and Resolution to Act Teams)

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Paid Part-Time Internships, Institute for Inclusive Security, DC (South Sudan/Sudan, Middle East and Resolution to Act Teams)

Position: South Sudan/Sudan Team Intern
Position: Middle East Team Intern
Position: Resolution to Act Team Intern
 

The Institute for Inclusive Security has three part/time paid DC internships currently open (see below for more details)

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Sudan/South Sudan Internship

Overview

 

Hunt Alternatives Fund includes an operating foundation and a private grant making foundation that advance innovative and inclusive approaches to social change at local, national, and global levels.  For more information please see our website at http://www.huntalternatives.org.

A program of the Fund, The Institute for Inclusive Security works to transform the international security paradigm. Sustainable peace is possible only when those who shape policy include women and other affected groups in the prevention and transformation of violent conflict. Guided by this belief and vision, our mission is to increase the participation of all stakeholders—particularly women—in preventing, resolving, and rebuilding after deadly conflicts. We do this by:

  • Strengthening the will and capacity of those who shape peace and security policy
  • Providing research on why inclusion matters and guidance on how it can be achieved
  • Equipping women to contribute effectively to peace processes
  • Building coalitions of diverse leaders who offer practical solutions to intractable conflicts
  • Forming partnerships with others to strengthen the nascent field of women, peace, and security

 

Responsibilities

  • Support in monitoring and evaluation of program activities, including tracking the participation of Coalition members in meetings with policymakers and trainings
  • Draft bi-weekly opportunities list for Coalition members in South Sudan and Sudan with guidance from Program Assistant
  • Ensure consistent updating of team materials, including tracking of update related to the implementation of peace agreements between the two countries
  • Tracking of news and research reports on Sudan and South Sudan with support from the Program Manager
  • Assist with logistics for upcoming trips and events
  • Assist with inputting data into Raiser’s Edge and ensuring all data is up to date and synchronized across various internal systems.
  • Transcribe interviews and workshop notes
  • Provide other administrative support where needed

 

Qualifications    

  • A bachelor’s degree in political science, international studies, or a related field;
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in the field of women, peace, and security;
  • Excellent writing, research, and interpersonal skills;
  • Positive attitude and mature judgment essential;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and thrive whether the project is independent or collective;
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office applications: Outlook, Word, Access, Power Point, and Excel required;
  • Familiarity with policy-oriented blogs and social networking platforms, including Twitter.

 

Interested applicants may send a letter of interest, resume/CV, and a writing sample of 1,000 words or less. Please write “Summer Intern Sudan and South Sudan” in the subject line of the email hr(at)huntalternatives.org Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.

Hunt Alternatives serves a diverse population in its programs. Applicants who have life experience and a multicultural background are encouraged to apply. Hunt Alternatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer.          

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INTERN MIDDLE EAST

Overview

 

Hunt Alternatives Fund includes an operating foundation and a private grant making foundation that advance innovative and inclusive approaches to social change at local, national, and global levels.  For more information please see our website at http://www.huntalternatives.org.

A program of the Fund, The Institute for Inclusive Security works to transform the international security paradigm. Sustainable peace is possible only when those who shape policy include women and other affected groups in the prevention and transformation of violent conflict. Guided by this belief and vision, our mission is to increase the participation of all stakeholders—particularly women—in preventing, resolving, and rebuilding after deadly conflicts. We do this by:

  • Strengthening the will and capacity of those who shape peace and security policy
  • Providing research on why inclusion matters and guidance on how it can be achieved
  • Equipping women to contribute effectively to peace processes
  • Building coalitions of diverse leaders who offer practical solutions to intractable conflicts
  • Forming partnerships with others to strengthen the nascent field of women, peace, and security

 

The Institute for Inclusive Security is seeking an intern to work with their Middle East team throughout summer 2013 for about 15-20 hours per week. This is a paid internship ideal for someone interested in women’s inclusion in peace and transition processes in the Middle East and North Africa. Priority will be given to candidates who can be based in Cambridge, MA, but working from Washington, DC is also a possibility.

 

Responsibilities

  • Review daily news clips to keep Middle East team abreast of key stories related to women’s leadership and suggest content for social media;
  • Make arrangements for staff traveling to the region, including booking hotels, creating budgets, reviewing flight options, printing materials, and other logistics as needed;
  • Conduct research and potentially draft pieces of writing on behalf of Inclusive Security, including issue briefs, program collateral, or social media content;
  • Assist with identification and contact with women leaders from the MENA region, including updating our roster of Palestinian women experts;
  • Attend relevant events, as needed; and
  • Provide general administrative and logistical support as needed, included but not limited to printing, compiling collateral, and photocopying.

Qualifications    

  • Undergraduate study in political science, international studies, or a related field;
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in the Middle East and North Africa region;
  • Excellent research, writing, and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong ability to take initiative and work independently;
  • Demonstrated experience with making logistical arrangements;
  • Positive attitude and mature judgment;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and thrive whether the project is independent or collective;
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office applications: Outlook, Word, Power Point, and Excel required, experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred; and
  • Experience or interest in the women, peace, and security field preferred;
  • Arabic language skills are a plus.

 

Interested applicants may send a letter of interest, resume/CV, and a writing sample of 500 words or less to hr(at)huntalternatives.org Please write “Summer Intern – Middle East” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.

Hunt Alternatives serves a diverse population in its programs. Applicants who have life experience and a multicultural background are encouraged to apply. Hunt Alternatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer.          

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RESOLUTION TO ACT INTERN

Overview

 

Hunt Alternatives Fund includes an operating foundation and a private grant making foundation that advance innovative and inclusive approaches to social change at local, national, and global levels.  For more information please see our website at http://www.huntalternatives.org.

A program of the Fund, The Institute for Inclusive Security works to transform the international security paradigm. Sustainable peace is possible only when those who shape policy include women and other affected groups in the prevention and transformation of violent conflict. Guided by this belief and vision, our mission is to increase the participation of all stakeholders—particularly women—in preventing, resolving, and rebuilding after deadly conflicts. We do this by:

  • Strengthening the will and capacity of those who shape peace and security policy
  • Providing research on why inclusion matters and guidance on how it can be achieved
  • Equipping women to contribute effectively to peace processes
  • Building coalitions of diverse leaders who offer practical solutions to intractable conflicts
  • Forming partnerships with others to strengthen the nascent field of women, peace, and security

 

This is an ideal internship for somebody interested in strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, and research related to the implementation of UNSCR 1325.  The intern will work directly with the Institute’s Resolution to Act team.

 

Responsibilities

  • Reviewing National Action Plans for Res2 Act target countries to identify objectives, activities, indicators and status of implementation.
  • Conducting research on implementation of NAPs including, but not limited to: Ministerial Reports (official government reports) on progress, civil society monitoring of efforts, donor commitments to specific projects, academic reviews, and other sources as necessary.
  • Summarizing results of review into accessible (e.g., easy to understand) spreadsheets.  
  • Assisting the Res2Act team with logistical preparations for Resolution to Act engagements.
  • Assisting in the drafting of written and visual materials describing Resolution to Act.

Qualifications    

  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Experience working with excel.
  • Familiarity with UNSCR 1325 and basic principles of monitoring and evaluation.

 

Interested applicants may send a letter of interest, resume/CV, and a writing sample of 500 words or less, email hr(at)huntalternatives.org Please write “Spring Intern – Resolution to Act” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.

Hunt Alternatives serves a diverse population in its programs. Applicants who have life experience and a multicultural background are encouraged to apply. Hunt Alternatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer.          

 

 

 

 

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