Children & Youth Programs Intern

Search for Common Ground
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    May 09

Position description

We are Searchers.  

We are over 600 strong worldwide. We believe in our mission to end violent conflict.  

It’s our purpose- our call to action. 

A Searcher understands our vision of a world where: 
Differences stimulate social progress, rather than precipitate violence

Respect for and cooperation with those we disagree with is considered the norm 

A Searcher is a dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate individual, committed to our values.
Shared Humanity. Empathy. Impartiality.  Inclusivity. Courage.  Hope. Humility. Audacity.

With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, we implement projects from 55 offices in 34 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. You will be joining other highly motivated Searchers with a good team spirit and through commitment and dedication, have opportunities to grow.

We are searching for…

The Children & Youth Division at Search for Common Ground seeks a full-time or part-time intern for Summer 2017 to provide research, administrative, and logistical support for the team’s programmatic and policy work.  The Children & Youth Division works to empower children and youth to be true agents of conflict transformation in their communities.  Our programs range in topic from peace education, youth-focused TV and radio shows, leadership training, and sports clinics. In all of our youth projects, we help young people show the world that they are leaders for peace.

Your contribution

The roles and responsibilities include:

  • Conduct desktop research related to children & youth peacebuilding programming and policy;
  • Contribute to development of resources and publications related to children & youth peacebuilding programming;
  • Assist with outreach and logistics for events on youth, peace and security;
  • Assist with newsletters and training material for internal community of learning and practice;
  • Develop blog posts on topics related to the Children & Youth Division’s programming and policy work;
  • Identify and research opportunities for fundraising;
  • Support new program design and proposal writing;
  • Perform general administrative tasks as needed.

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position-holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

You are…

You meet the following qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • A self-starting, enthusiastic, and flexible approach to the organization and the position;
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills;
  • Experience with conducting research online;
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Current student or recent graduate with a degree in International Relations, Conflict Studies, Development, or a related area;


  • Interest and knowledge of international issues and conflict resolution
  • Interest and/or experience in children & youth programming and conflict resolution;
  • Excellent attention to detail; and
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines.

Sound good?  To apply, interested candidates should:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample through our application system here. Submit materials for consideration by Friday, May 12, 2017. Please be sure to include projected start date, preferably by June 1, 2017. No phone calls please. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see our web site for full details of our work.

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