Project Assistant

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Rumi Forum is looking for dedicated individuals who can help us with our projects in the fields of peacebuilding, conflict resolution, social cohesion, social justice and pluralism. We have programming on education as well. The project assistants will work closely with directors to create programs and assist with our IT needs.

Rumi Forum was founded in 1999 with the mission to foster intercultural dialogue, stimulate thinking and exchange of opinions on supporting and fostering democracy and peace and to provide a common platform for education and information exchange. The Forum contributes to this ultimate aim by means of conferences, panel discussions, community engagement, luncheons, publications and other activities. In particular the forum has an interest in issues regarding pluralism, peace building and conflict resolution, intercultural and interfaith dialogue, social harmony and justice, civil rights and community cohesion.


Reaching prominent government, corporate and media officials, opinion-makers, academics, diplomats, clergy and other civic leaders
Making invitee lists, preparing and sending hard copy and email invitations
Maintaining contacts database, updating the website (basic wordpress and html)
Newsletter preparation
Email Marketing (using mailchimp to send mass emails.)
Checking the venue ready for the Forum and working with catering
Working with Photographer and Cameraman
Having interviews
Editing speeches and interviews, preparing news updates for the website working with the webmaster
Following events in Washington DC related to the field of Rumi Forum
Ability to prepare press releases and contact with media is preferred


Pursuing an undergraduate degree in International Relations, Public Policy, Political Science, Sociology, Journalism, Communications, or other related fields in the social sciences and arts.
Good writing skills for: announcements, web updates, event summaries, articles on related issues, emails to dignitaries, etc.


Required - Writing Skills
Preferred - Email Marketing, Video Editing, WordPress, International Relations, Basic HTML

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