Internships

The internship program at IMTD-East is competitive and unlike any other in the conflict resolution field. Interns are given the responsibility of program officers and manage individual projects throughout the life of the project or their time at IMTD. Interns also have the ability to travel internationally as members of the training team when funding is available. Over the course of its history, IMTD has had over 270 interns from 56 countries. IMTD aims for each student's internship to be of mutual benefit to the student and the Institute.

IMTD encourages students to take advantage of the many learning opportunities offered by Washington, DC by participating in workshops, seminars, and conferences that are related to the interests of the Institute and the student. Internships can be completed for academic credit. There is no set time period for internships, although they generally follow the year's semesters. The minimum length of an internship is 2 months full-time, or 3 months part-time. Part-time interns are asked to work a minimum of 3 days each week. Interns are required to:
  • Enrolled as graduate students
  • Have demonstrated an ability and interest in multi-cultural work
  • Have solid computer skills
Interns are desired to have:
  • Participated in mediation work
  • Traveled internationally
  • Strong motivation
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Foreign language skills

Duties include:
  • Project Development
  • Conference Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Research
  • Geographical Assignments
  • Attend meetings and write follow-up briefs
  • Administrative Duties

Recommended (not required) courses of study
  • International relations
  • Conflict resolution
  • Peace studies
  • Business or MBA

Interested students should send a resume and cover letter indicating the particular project of interest and what relevant skills he/she has to IMTD-East.

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