Search for Common Ground’s Communications Department is seeking an intern for Fall 2011. The Communications Intern will assist in the design and implementation of many projects, including the Common Ground Awards, and contributing to and editing Search for Common Ground’s social media.



1) The 2011 Common Ground Awards

  • Research potential award recipients
  • Assist in planning and organization of the ceremony
  • Organize and maintain files for the awardees


2) Social Media

  • Write and edit contributions to the Common Ground Blog, Twitter and Facebook pages
  • Follow-up with in-field staff for updates


3) SFCG Website

  • Participate in web redesign and content analysis


Desirable skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of and interest in communications
  • Knowledge of and interest in documentary films
  • Experience in using social media (Facebook, Twitter, Lunch, StumbleUpon, Digg, YouTube, WordPress, etc). Blogging experience is a plus
  • Commitment to conflict resolution
  • Independent worker not needing close supervision
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Self-starter; organized; detail-oriented
  • Good Internet research skills
  • Solid computer skills


Search for Common Ground's mission is to transform how individuals, organizations and governments deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions.  We design and implement multifaceted programs that aim to resolve conflict and prevent violence.  We operate from the premise that people need to understand the differences and act on the commonalities.


Please send resume and cover letter to:

Sydney Smith

Communications Associate



Tags: communications, conflict, peacebuilding, transformation

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