Internships

Internships

We are currently seeking  a short-term intern and fall 2017 interns!

Interns join a small, dynamic team and are able to engage in a number of fun, hands-on projects. Apply today!

“The OBCP is an organization which provides a strong platform for one’s voice to be heard. I’ve had multiple opportunities to express my personal ideas and views and incorporate them into my work. Very friendly work environment.”
– Former Intern


Special Event Internship (Short-term)

Two cutting-edge peace organizations, Outward Bound Peacebuilding (OBP) and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), seek a short-term intern with event organization skills and experience for a great International Day of Peace project.

The intern will lead the organizational and logistical efforts for a joint OBP and IEP event aimed to raise awareness of the Positive Peace concept and connect to diverse NYC communities on our shared responsibility for maintaining and investing in peace. Detailed oriented event organizers with a passion for peace are encouraged to apply!

The short-term internship will run from July through mid-September. Hours are flexible/part-time and work can be done at the office or remotely. A small stipend will be offered to cover travel/commuting costs.

Responsibilities include:
  • – Assisting with planning and logistics for an International Day of Peace (Sept. 21st) event
  • – Attending planning meetings with OBP and IEP
  • – Promoting the event on social media networks
  • – Assisting with the recruitment of and outreach to volunteers and special guests
  • – Drafting and sending communication to volunteers and attendees
Qualifications:
  • – Experience or interest in event planning
  • – Organized, detail-oriented, and strong time-management skills
  • – Ability to both work independently and as part of a team
  • – Effective verbal, writing, and communication skills
  • – Creative problem solver and open to collaboration with team members
  • – Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and social media networks
Compensation:

We can provide a modest travel stipend.

To Apply:

Please send your resume and letter of interest to Kristine[at]outwardboundpeace.org with the subject “Special Event Internship”.


Program and Communications Internships

Outward Bound Peacebuilding is seeking full-time and part-time interns who will join a small, dynamic team and are able to engage in a number of fun, hands-on projects. The interns will work directly with senior staff on the organization’s programs, development, outreach and communications strategies in our New York office. This internship would be excellent for a student or recent graduate interested in gaining hands-on experience with working in a small, dynamic non-profit. Apply today!

Internships are offered during the following time periods. We welcome longer commitments than the below minimums.

Fall: September through December
Spring: January through April
Summer: May through August

Responsibilities may include:

 Program:
  • – Conducting research and/or adding to current documents related to program development
  • – Providing logistical support for programs such as coordinating with our partner(s) in various global regions and working with our partner Outward Bound Schools
  • – Providing support to our program admissions process and participant communications
  • – Assisting with the day-to-day administrative needs, including database entry and organizing documents and files
  • – Supporting Program staff
Communications:
  • – Supporting fundraising activities, including researching foundations and corporations – you will receive training in Foundation Center and Guidestar (two of the leading databases for grants research).
  • – Assist in the development of Letters of Inquiry (LOI) and grant proposals
  • – Identify key outcomes and success stories from programs and develop ways to share that information with stakeholders
  • – Supporting the implementation of current social media strategy (Facebook, Twitter, blog, etc)
  • – Help to gather and organize alumni updates and mini-profiles for distribution via website and social media
  • – Assisting with event and meeting logistics, guest lists, and invitations
  • – Identifying and participating in outreach opportunities in the NYC area
  • – Preparing materials to be distributed at events, such as flyers and outreach material
  • – Assisting with the day-to-day administrative needs, including working with the database and organizing files
Qualifications:
  • – Interest in peacebuilding, conflict resolution, international affairs, and/or experiential education
  • – Experience in working in an office environment
  • – Commitment of at least 15-20 hours per week to work on-site at our Long Island City, NY office
  • – Basic computer and internet proficiency, especially with Microsoft Office, G Suite, and social media platforms
  • – Organized, detail-oriented, and strong time-management skills
  • – Ability to both work independently and as part of a team
  • – Effective verbal, writing, and communication skills
  • – Creative problem solver and open to collaboration with team members
Compensation:

We can provide a modest travel stipend for full-time interns (32+ hours/week).

To Apply: 

Please send your resume and cover letter to Kristine[at]outwardboundpeace.org with the subject “Internship”. In your cover letter, please state the period in which you wish to intern (fall, spring, or summer) and how many hours per week you can dedicate to working on-site at our Long Island City, NY office.

No phone inquiries please.