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Programmes Intern (Winter/Spring 2021)

Internship: Programmes Intern, Religions for Peace
Supervisor: Christopher Zefting; Program Officer, Network Development and Coordination
Application Deadline for Winter/Spring 2021 Semester: 30 November 2020
Duration: Minimum of 3 months; to be determined by intern and supervisor
Location: New York City (depending on state and city official guidelines and “work-from-home-order”)

Religions for Peace (RfP) is the only international multi-religious organisation with affiliated and legally registered multi-religious leadership platforms around the world. Membership within these 90 national and six regional Interreligious Councils (IRCs) is built on the principle of religious representativity, reflecting the fabric of religious demography on those levels. Through these infrastructures, RfP advances common action among the world’s religious communities for a comprehensive, holistic and sustainable peace. For RfP, peace has always been more than the absence of war or violence. Indeed, the advancement of human dignity and shared well-being in harmony with the earth, with and through representative religious institutions and faith leadership, is at the heart of RfP’s understanding and vision of peace.

Interns will assist in multiple areas including programs, network coordination and communications. Responsibilities include:
  • Assist in the full range of activities required to prepare, submit and manage grant proposals as well as prepare regular reports on specific program activities.
  • Assist in organizing for RfP’s international events, meetings and conferences.
  • Assist in the development of grant application materials, primarily through research and information collection.
  • Compile data/information and assist in developing appropriate materials for dissemination of program outputs and outcomes.
  • Support Program Officers and Director of Programs in the completion of daily tasks, keeping track of priorities and ongoing initiatives with partner organizations and interreligious councils.
  • Provide other relevant assistance to the International Secretariat as required and assigned

  • College student or graduate student, majoring in: Religious Studies, International Studies, Public Policy, Non-profit Management or a related field
  • Fast learners, tech savvy, and ready to multi-task
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Display skills in research, data entry, intercultural communication, and the ability to analyze information with a keen attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, experience writing professional posts for social media, and experience with grant writing and implementation would be preferable
  • Interest or background in multi-religious work, strong interpersonal skills, ability to work efficiently in a multi-cultural environment, enthusiasm for learning, and reliability are pluses
  • French, Arabic or Spanish language skills would be an asset.

BENEFITS             ­­                                                                                                                    
We are pleased to offer our interns a number of benefits:
  • Support in receiving college credit (applicants must be currently enrolled in an educational institution)
  • Metro Card throughout the internship (if/when travel to New York office is required)
*All applicants are required to present their own active insurance enrollment.

Please send a cover letter, resume and an optional writing sample to Mr. Christopher Zefting at before 30 November 2020.

Because we receive a high volume of applications, only candidates who are invited to interview will be contacted. Thank you for your kind understanding.

Check with your Internship Coordinator BEFORE accepting to determine how you might do this internship for credit.