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) hires non-paid interns three times a year. We are currently seeking interns for the fall term 2017, who have a passion and experience in the fields of religion and conflict mitigation, and are interested in working within the following programs:

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

Language requirements:

  • We primarily need fluency in written and spoken Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, French 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 fall term is July 15th, 2017.

The fall internship will generally run from mid-August/early September until mid-December, but start and end dates are flexible. Full-time availability is preferable, but part-time applications will also be considered.

General application instructions:

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”. 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.

Required documents:

  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) also hires one (non-paid) Development intern each term. 

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 focus of the internship can be tailored to focus more on communications and social media, data and business analytics, marketing or graphic design, depending on your skills and interest.

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

The fall internship will generally run from mid-August/early September until mid-December, but start and end dates are flexible. Full-time availability is preferable, but part-time applications will also be considered.

Requirements:

  1. Currently enrolled in undergraduate (graduate studies preferred) in Communications, Business Administration,  Journalism, Graphic Design, International Development or a related field;
  2. Preferred prior experience and proficiency with social media and/or fundraising;
  3. Enthusiasm for applying social media and outreach strategies in a nonprofit setting;
  4. Experience with Salesforce, Photoshop, graphic design and/or data analytics preferred.
  5. General interest in the fields of religion and conflict mitigation.

How to apply:

The deadline for applications for the fall term is July 15th, 2017.

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”. 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.

Required documents:

  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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