The Tanenbaum | Center for Interreligious Understanding systematically dismantles religious prejudice, hatred and violence, while simultaneously promoting justice and respect for people of all religious beliefs and none. As a secular and non-sectarian nonprofit, Tanenbaum works to promote religious peacebuilders who help counter extremism and violence in armed conflicts, and tackles religious bullying of students, harassment in workplaces, and disparate health treatment for people based on their beliefs.
Tanenbaum’s Conflict Resolution program identifies, studies, and supports the work of religiously motivated peace actors in conflict zones around the world. Our initiatives with and on behalf of these women and men promote religious peacemaking as a legitimate and sometimes necessary component of conflict resolution/transformation, peacebuilding and Track II (citizen) diplomacy.
This position is an opportunity for a motivated student or recent graduate to help build the growing field of religious peacemaking. The successful candidate will support all aspects of the Conflict Resolution program and work 15-20 hours weekly. Primary responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
· Drafting communication (including social media) and outreach posts and documents surrounding the forthcoming Peacemakers in Action case study podcast project.
· Researching the Peacemakers and their conflict zones to create and edit materials for the Conflict Resolution program, including updating the Peacemaker in Action profiles on the Tanenbaum website.
· Participating in and taking notes for Peacemaker in Action Network Calls and activities.
· Drafting and editing profiles and other communication pieces based on the Peacemakers’ experiences and techniques.
· Working with the Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding team to develop additional ideas for repurposing content from the Peacemakers in Action.
· Researching possible grant opportunities for upcoming Peacemaker in Action Network activities.
· Searching the internet and academic databases to document and distribute media coverage of the Peacemakers in Action. (For more information on the Peacemakers, see: https://tanenbaum.org/peacemakers-in-action-network/meet-the-peacemakers/.)
· Tracking media for updates regarding the Peacemakers, compiling a list of media updates to be distributed to the Peacemakers and other Conflict Resolution contacts, and blogging on significant updates, news stories, and progress.
· Assisting in preparing program staff for local, national and/or international events.
· Supporting program capacity by managing files, archives and materials.
· Serving as a member of the program team, participating in weekly meetings.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS
· Commitment to the mission and goals of Tanenbaum
· Academic background and/or experience in religion/religious studies, conflict resolution/transformation, peacebuilding
· Background in writing and research a plus
· Knowledge of global conflicts
· Excellent written communication skills
· Computer skills, including Windows, MS Word, Excel and internet research
· Ability to meet deadlines
· Capable of representing Tanenbaum and the Conflict Resolution program in a professional manner at all times
All work produced for Tanenbaum through this internship is the work product of Tanenbaum and may not be used by the Intern outside of Tanenbaum-authorized activities.
The Conflict Resolution Intern is an unpaid position. Tanenbaum will work with you and your school so that you can receive academic credit for the internship.