The PeaceTech Programs Internship is an exciting position that will give you exposure to our flagship technology and data for peacebuilding program areas: Online Hate Speech and PeaceTech Exchanges (PTX). Your time will be divided between supporting these two program areas with research, writing, project management, business development, budgeting, and administration. You will report to the Director of Online Hate Speech and the Director of PeaceTech Exchanges.
This internship might be for you if:
You are passionate about peacebuilding.
You believe strongly in programmatic integrity and excellence.
You are motivated and driven. You volunteer for new challenges without waiting to be asked. You are able to take ownership of your work and truly make a difference.
You are organized, focused, and don’t allow the details to fall through the cracks.
You love to learn and absorb new ideas and information easily.
You are a problem solver. You think on your feet. When things change, you know how to roll with the punches and work through challenges.
You communicate clearly. You are comfortable communicating across cultures, time zones, and technologies.
Tasks and duties may include but are not limited to:
Providing programmatic support to a team of hate speech lexicon researchers and writers.
Using software tools to monitor online hate speech.
Conducting research on the current technology environment and trends in selected countries.
Building, disseminating, and evaluating surveys with PeaceTech Lab partners.
Collecting information including photos, stories, and metrics to build reports for PeaceTech Lab and its partners.
Other program development, implementation, proposal writing, and management tasks as needed.
Dates: Mid-May to late-August, 2019 (exact dates flexible depending on candidate’s schedule. This is a paid position.
Desired Qualifications: Master's student from any discipline with a background and interest in media, science, technology, or peacebuilding. Successful applicants will possess a working understanding of media and technology and their role in conflict resolution, development, and humanitarian sectors; excellent research, writing, and critical thinking skills; attention to detail, creativity, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well with a team in time-crunch situations. Applicants must have a working knowledge of software applications such as MS Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with technology and data visualization software a plus.
Added Bonus: Please highlight your proficiency in French, Arabic, or another critical country language.
To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com with the subject line “PeaceTech Programs Intern.” Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.