Volunteer or Intern

We receive many inquiries about how individuals can be involved in the work of ICRD. We are open to proposals from proactive individuals who have knowledge in religious studies, international affairs, conflict prevention and resolution, research, fundraising, IT/computer science, and language translation. Another way to help out is to share the mission of ICRD with others.

  • Host a discussion in your home, community, or place of worship.
  • Inform your Member of Congress about our work (especially if they are members of relevant committees such as “Foreign Relations” in the Senate or “International Relations” in the House).
  • Conduct research on topics that are relevant to the Center’s work.
  • Sign up for our electronic Newsletter, “like us” on facebook, and check out our website for updates.

For more information, e-mail postmaster@icrd.org or call (202) 331-9404.

 

Program Internships:

NPC 1The International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD) is currently seeking interns for the summer term 2017 with general interest and experience in the fields of religion and conflict mitigation, who are interested in working within the following programs:

Multiple positions open (Interns will work on multiple projects):

  • Salafism – Research about its rise and spread; peaceful Salafist beliefs versus violent Salafist action; methods to counter violent extremism in various countries, specifically Pakistan, Yemen, Morocco, and Tunisia.
  • Yemen – Conflict management and resolution.
  • Saudi Arabia – Textbook and educational reform.
  • Islamophobia in the U.S. – Addressing and countering Islamophobia within conservative Christian communities.
  • Pakistan – Countering violent extremism through integrating religious women and building counter narratives.

One position open:

  • Colombia – Training women and other faith leaders in reconciliation to support reintegration of former combatants.

One position open:

  • Communications – Social media, fundraising/development, and outreach (please posting below for more details).

We are also seeking interns with specific language skills:

  • We primarily need fluency in written and spoken Arabic, Urdu, Farsi and/or Spanish. Native speakers preferred although high-level non-Native proficiency is welcome as well.
  • We would also welcome skills in Pashto.

How to apply

The deadline for applications for the summer term 2017 is Sunday, March 5th , 2017. Please indicate if there are program preferences in which you wish to work, as well as any relevant language skills clearly in your cover letter. The internship will generally run from mid-June until mid-August, but start and end dates are flexible. Full-time availability is preferable, but part-time applications will also be considered. To be considered for an internship position, please compile your cover letter, resume, writing samples, and references into a single Word or PDF document and send, together with the transcripts, to Kaisa Standish at kaisa@icrd.org. Please label the first attachment: “Last Name, First Name_Internship Application”.

  1. Cover Letter – Include a brief overview of your qualifications, why you are interested in ICRD, your ideal start and end dates, your weekly availability during that period, and which programs interest you.
  2. Résumé – Include your GPA, work and extracurricular experience, language skills (specify level of oral and written skills), academic major(s), graduation year.
  3. Writing Sample – Please submit two 1-3 page writing samples of your choice (may be excerpts from longer essays), or respond to the following question in 500 words or less (approx. 1 page): Where specifically in the world do you see religion having the greatest potential to resolve conflict, and why?
  4. References – Please submit the name, phone number, and email of two references. These may be academic or professional references.
  5. Transcript – Please attach a copy of your most recent transcript.

For more information, e-mail kaisa@icrd.org or call (202) 331-9404.

Development Internship:

The International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD) is seeking a self-motivated and dedicated Development Intern for the summer term 2017. The Development Intern is responsible for providing broad support to ICRD’s fundraising efforts, including: researching and pursuing new funding opportunities, maintaining accurate databases, conducting grant management and reporting, and helping to develop effective fundraising and outreach strategies. This includes creating social media content and assisting in the implementation of online and traditional fundraising campaigns.

The Development Intern will work in close collaboration with Director of Development and Outreach.

The mission of ICRD is to prevent or resolve ethnic, tribal, and other identity-based conflicts by incorporating religious concerns into the practice of international politics. We do so by bridging the religious and political spheres in support of peacemaking and by deploying inter-religious action teams to trouble spots where conflict threatens or has already broken out. ICRD has already had a powerful impact in several critical areas of conflict, including Sudan, Kashmir, Pakistan, Syria, and Colombia. Central to ICRD’s approach is our ability to capitalize on the positive role that religious leaders and institutions can play in building trust and overcoming differences.

How to apply

The deadline for applications for the summer term 2017 is Sunday, March 5th, 2017. The internship will ideally run from mid-June until mid-August, but start and end dates are flexible. Both full-time and part-time applications will be considered. To be considered for an internship position, please compile your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references into a single Word or PDF document and send, together with the transcript, to Kaisa Standish at kaisa@icrd.org. Please label the first attachment: “Last Name, First Name_Internship Application”.

  1. Cover Letter – Include a brief overview of your qualifications, why you are interested in ICRD, your ideal start and end dates, and your weekly availability during that period.
  2. Résumé – Include your GPA, work and extracurricular experience, language skills (specify level of oral and written skills), academic major(s), graduation year.
  3. Writing Sample – Please submit two 1-3 page writing samples of your choice (may be excerpts from longer essays) or respond to the following question in 500 words or less (approx. 1 page): Where specifically in the world do you see religion having the greatest potential to resolve conflict, and why?
  4. References – Please submit the name, phone number, and email of two references. These may be academic or professional references.
  5. Transcript – Please attach a copy of your most recent transcript.

For more information, e-mail to kaisa@icrd.org or call (202) 331-9404.

 

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