IWA Internship on Preventing Youth Violence

The internship is in support of the work of the Institute of World Affairs (IWA) to provide youth in Washington, DC with conflict prevention and management skills. This undertaking is a collaboration between IWA and the Alliance of Concerned Men (ACM), a non-profit community-based organization in Washington, D.C. The internship entails adaptation of training materials on conflict resolution developed by IWA and ACM to ensure they are age-appropriate and culturally suitable for the target audience. The intern will assist in the development and presentation of workshop materials and the implementation of a capstone simulation that permits the application of lessons learned by workshop participants. The intern will need to possess a basic understanding of the causes of community violence and potential conflict mitigation strategies. The internship will be supervised by Dr. Joyce P. Kaufman, a senior program director at IWA.

Qualifications: Applicants must be enrolled in or recent graduates of programs in peace studies, conflict resolution, development, human rights and allied fields. Field experience is preferred. Applicants must have excellent research, writing, and organizational skills, and be able to work independently. IWA interns generally work remotely.

Application Process: Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter describing their experience and qualifications, and the particular program at IWA that is of interest to them and why. All internship correspondence should be directed to Dr. Joyce P. Kaufman, Director of Internships, Institute of World Affairs at jkaufman@iwa.org.