Internship: Digital Peacebuilding

  • Full Time
  • Internship
  • Remote
  • Washington DC
  • Applications have closed

Website Search for Common Ground

Please cite PCDN as the source of the posting in your application.

The Programs Unit at Search for Common Ground (Search) is seeking two interns for the Spring 2021 to provide support to the organization’s evolving digital peacebuilding programs, partnerships and capacity building initiatives. This intern will work with the Senior Vice President of Programs and the Digital Peacebuilding Specialist, and interact with various programs staff across Search’s four regions in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, as well as staff engaged in learning and program quality.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the Senior VP Programs with supporting the emerging digital peacebuilding partnership & capacity building strategy for the organization;
  • Support the Senior VP Programs, the Digital Peacebuilding Specialist and program teams across the world in piloting and learning from various digital peacebuilding efforts;
  • Support Search personnel as they access various resources to steadily improve diverse digital peacebuilding concepts and skills
  • Working with the Senior VP and other staff in program quality and learning to identify, access and socialize resources, opportunities and best practices in digital peacebuilding
  • Support in organizing consultations, capture notes from consultations, schedule meetings and workshops when appropriate


  • Current student or recent graduate with a degree in International Relations, Conflict Studies,
  • Development, Computer Science, Digital Marketing, or a related area;
  • Written and spoken fluency in English;
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel utilization, Google suite, Internet Search Engines).

The ideal candidate will further exhibit:

  • A self-starting, enthusiastic, and flexible approach to the organization and the position;
  • Ability to rapidly learn new concepts and distill complex concepts into accessible products
  • Able to move ahead on medium-term goals without tight supervision
  • Demonstrated understanding of the implementation of peacebuilding projects;
  • Experience, or demonstrated significant interest, in the use of digital technology and digital platforms to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges, either through personal experience, research, or as a practitioner;
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail; and
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines.

Salary: This is an unpaid internship.

Location: This internship will be done remotely. Thus, applicants can be based anywhere in the world.  Start date and Duration: The internship will commence no later than 1 June, 2021. The successful candidate will be available for a minimum of 12 weeks with a preference for candidates who can commit to 16 weeks.

Time commitment: Internship can be full time or part time (between 24 and 32 hours per week, with a flexible schedule). Note: There will be two digital peacebuilding interns working collaboratively.

The deadline for submission of applications is April 12, 2021.

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