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Global Peace Youth
9320 Annapolis Rd. Suite 100
Posted: December 08 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Full-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionThere are 1.2 billion people between the ages of 15 to 24 in the world. They represent an incredible potential of innovation, manpower and leadership. The Global Peace Foundation believes that youth driven by noble visions can tackle many of the longstanding divisions and crises faced by humanity today with their energy, passion and ability to dream beyond the current reality.
However, youth of today face many challenges. Some 300 million youth are unemployed or underemployed. In many regions, their idealism makes them easy targets for extremist groups, and they are often victim to socially destructive behaviors like substance abuse and violence.
Global Peace Youth, the youth division of the Global Peace Foundation, has a mission to educate young people to become future leaders with both moral and innovative capacity. Global Peace Foundation strives to positively impact the world by forming a movement of young leaders from all backgrounds of faith, culture, nationality and ethnicity under common principles, values and aspirations, working towards the common goal of peace. For more information, visit www.globalpeace.org/youth
The Global Peace Youth is recruiting interns for Spring 2016. To apply for any of the available positions, send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsibilities• Conduct research on domestic and international organizations that IYLA plan to engage with, targeting the feasibility of certain projects, target audience, key players and other related issues.
• Serve as a Liaison Officer and coordinate events, activities and projects with embassy partners.
• Contact embassies, Permanent Missions and State Department and support the outreach team with partnership initiatives and meetings.
• Attend conferences, forums and assemblies under the themes of peace, conflict resolution, faith leadership and building social cohesion.
RequirementsThe successful intern has profound interest in international relations, cross-cultural engagement or political science.
-Must be able to conduct outreach to all embassies in D.C via email and follow up via phone and face-to-face canvassing
-Must have an outgoing personality and experience in relationship building
-A college degree in Diplomacy, Communication, International Relations or Marketing is preferred
SkillsRequired - Cross-cultural Communication Skills, Cultural Diplomacy
Preferred - Public Diplomacy, Public Relations Skills, Critical Analysis