International Internship Program
for more information see http://www.sfcg.org/jobs/13
Location: SFCG Country Programmes world wide
Search for Common Ground’s International Internship Program
Founded in 1982, SFCG works to transform the way the world deals with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative problem solving. We work with local partners to find culturally appropriate means to strengthen societies' capacity to deal with conflicts constructively: to understand the differences and act on the commonalities.
Using innovative tools and working at different levels of society, we engage in a pragmatic long-term process of conflict transformation. Our toolbox includes media production – radio, TV, film and print - mediation and facilitation, training, community organizing, sports, drama and music. We promote both individual and institutional change and are committed to measuring the results of our work. We strive to constantly increase our effectiveness through monitoring and facilitated learning.
Search for Common Ground’s (SFCG) International Internship Program is a summer internship program designed to encourage young people interested in pursuing a field in conflict transformation to gain invaluable field experience. The program is open to students (preferably at graduate level) and recent graduates in the USA and internationally, who are self-funded and available to work between 2 and 3 months from June 2011.
Search for Common Ground International Interns
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible?
What key skills is SFCG looking for?
SFCG is looking to receive applications from a broad range of candidates for both the program learning and program support positions. Specific elements that are preferred for program learning interns include previous experience conducting research, monitoring or evaluation. This might include methodology design, quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, and experience in data analysis. Applicants with a journalism/media background are encouraged to apply for the program support positions. Consideration will be given to applicants with strong language skills in the relevant languages of the host countries.
Where will internships be available? May I apply to work in a specific country?
In 2011, SFCG expects to offer international Internships in 10 of its country program offices. The complete list of internships will not be finalized until after the application deadline but will likely include the following countries: Angola, Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, East Timor, Guinea, Indonesia, Israel/Palestine (based in Jerusalem), Kosovo, Liberia, Morocco, Nepal, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Sri Lanka.
Please indicate country preferences on your application form but we cannot guarantee your first choice. Much will depend on your language ability and skill set. If you are applying for a non African Country, you must make this clear on the application subject line.
When do internships take place?
Does SFCG fund interns?
How do I apply?
What is the timeline?
The application deadline is February 28th, 2011. Interviews will be held, either by phone or in person from March 7th, with successful applicants informed by March 31st. Orientation in Washington for those able to attend will take place at the end of May, with internships expected to begin in early June. Nb. start dates are flexible depending on the needs of the country program and the intern.
What should my application include?
2. 1 essay – see page 1 of the application form for the questions your essay should address
3. Completed application form - Download the application
4. An Academic reference from your institution supporting your application
In addition, applicants with relevant research experience should submit a short sample of their work, including the methodology they used where appropriate.
More information on SFCG and its country programs is available on its website at http://www.sfcg.org
I will be interested to apply for this internship for Rwanda in order to explore their work in area of conflict resolution, conciliation and arbitration. My home is 400 m from the Country office in Kigali.