FALL 2021 & SPRING 2022 Center for Civilians in Conflict Internships

The Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) is an international nonprofit that works to improve protections for civilians caught in conflict zones.  Their mission is to provide support for these war-torn communities with the protection and resources needed to prevent and respond to civilian harm. CIVIC is currently seeking applicants for two of its fall and spring internship programs: Peacekeeping and United Nations Programs.

Applications for these opportunities will be taken on a rolling basis until the candidates are selected.

These are full-time internships and interns will receive a small daily stipend to cover transportation to CIVIS’s offices. CIVIC’s Washington DC office is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so this position is currently remote, but when it is safe to do so interns may be asked to go into the office on a regular or semi-regular basis.


  • These internships are open to current graduate-level students, those who have recently completed graduate studies, or those with an undergraduate degree and relevant work experience.
  • Applicants should be flexible and have confidence in handling multiple tasks, as well as the ability to work independently.
  • Applicants are expected to have excellent writing and research skills and should anticipate using these skills frequently.
  • Interns will be expected to maintain a level of confidentiality and discretion when working with sensitive information.
  • Fluency in French is welcome.
  • At this time CIVIC is not able to sponsor employees, so applicants must have the right to work in this location.

Peacekeeping Program

Key Functions

  • Researching the many issues around peacekeeping and civilians in conflict, and drafting relevant pieces including blogs and literature reviews;
  • Drafting organizational, policy advocacy, and supporter correspondence;
  • Creating briefing books for meetings and missions;
  • Monitoring conflicts and countries of interest;
  • Contributing to qualitative data analysis;
  • Developing social media content;
  • Copy-editing organizational documents;
  • Maintaining databases;
  • Providing logistical support.

For more information and to apply for this opportunity, click here.

United Nations Program

Key Functions

  • Assisting in planning, supporting, and executing advocacy and policy strategies, including the roll-out of CIVIC products for key stakeholders in the New York market, as well as in Geneva;
  • Attending, covering, and reporting on events, meetings, and other activities, including at the Security Council and General Assembly, and monitoring developments on CIVIC’s core issues and programs in Geneva;
  • Monitoring and reporting on conflicts, countries of interest, and thematic issues, including developments at the UN, particularly the Security Council, General Assembly, Human Rights Council, and Peacebuilding Commission, as well as other organs and bodies;
  • Conducting in-depth desk research for the purpose of preparing briefing papers, background documents, speeches, talking points, and other organizational advocacy and policy material;
  • Maintaining and expanding CIVIC’s contact network with key stakeholders in the New York and Geneva market;
  • Copy-editing and reviewing organizational documents including supporter communications, press releases, blog posts, op-eds, letters of inquiry;
  • Providing logistical and administrative support to the UN Team and CIVIC’s NY office;
  • Functioning as a self-sustaining member of our team.

For more information and to apply for this opportunity, click here.

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