Secretary General’s Office Internship at Religions for Peace

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Employer: Religions for Peace

Expires: 05/16/2020

INTRODUCTION                                                                                                                            Religions for Peace (RfP) is a global interfaith peacebuilding coalition active in 90 countries across 6 regions, celebrating its 50th year advancing action for peace in 2020. Headquartered in New York and accredited to the United Nations, RfP has six strategic priorities:1) Promote Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, 2) Advance Gender Equality, 3) Nurture a Sustainable Environment, 4) Champion Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion, 5) Strengthen Interreligious Education, 6) Foster Multi-religious Collaboration and Global Partnerships.To learn more about these priorities and our commitments, see our Strategic Plan.More information about RfP: www.rfp.org.RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                                                                      The intern will assist the Office of the Secretary General in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other ongoing projects during and after the global crisis:Maintain and update directory and database of interreligious councils, and partners in faith based-organizations, civil society and government.  Research, synthesize information, and prepare profiles on interreligious councils, and religious leaders. Provide technical and logistical support for webinar planning and implementation. Support SG Office in letter writing, scheduling and other communication. Provide other relevant assistance to the Secretary General’s Office as assignedQUALIFICATIONS                                                                                             Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student, majoring in: International Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, Public Policy, Non-profit Management, Communications, or a related fieldStrong writing skillsProficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word, and PowerPointAbility to work virtually and hold oneself accountable to deliverables without in-person oversightStrong interpersonal skills, ability to work professionally and sensitively in a multi-cultural environment.·     Fast learner, tech-savvy, and able to multi-taskInterest/background in interreligious work, enthusiasm for learning, and reliability are plusesFluency in English required. French, Arabic or Spanish language skills would be an asset OUTCOMESPrimary learning outcomes include:Gain knowledge in interreligious dialogue, international peacemaking, and COVID-19 response from a multi-religious lens.Strengthen writing skills in a professional settingSolve problems and better understand the realities and intricacies of working in an international non-governmental organization.Learn from diverse and dedicated staff, and leaders of RfPImprove languages skills (French, Spanish, Arabic, etc).Note: Additional learning outcomes are dependent on the type of internshipBENEFITSWe are pleased to offer our interns a number of benefits:Support in receiving college credit Metro Card throughout the internship (if/when travel to New York office is required – travel will not be required during the COVID-19 pandemic) *All applicants are required to present their own active insurance enrollment.TO APPLYPlease send a cover letter, resume, list of references, and an optional writing sample to Ms. Emma Jackson ejackson@rfp.org (or via Handshake directly) before 15 May 2020.Because we receive a high volume of applications, only candidates who are invited to interview will be contacted. Thank you for your kind understanding.