IWA Internship on Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

This internship will support the work of IWA’s program on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). Over the past several years IWA interns have developed a database of resources pertaining to the work of women in the peace and security space. New interns will be responsible for updating the database and for conducting case studies on the record of select countries in implementing or opposing women’s engagement in peace and security affairs. Interns will also be expected to represent IWA at meetings mostly in Washington, DC that pertain to women, peace and security. This internship will immerse the individual selected in various aspects of women’s engagement in the peace and security sector from academic research to applied fieldwork. It will provide an opportunity to work directly with recognized experts and under the direction of a scholar-practitioner, IWA’s Dr. Joyce P. Kaufman, with many years of experience in the field. Outstanding research skills as well as demonstrated familiarity with the topic are required.

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.