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INTERNSHIP: Mediation Member Support Intern

Position:                         IMCP Member Support Intern (unpaid)
Date posted:                   01/02/16
Apply by:                        01/25/16
Contract length:             8 months (8-10 hours per week)
Location:                         Worldwide

 

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIATORS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE (IMCP)

The IMCP provides an informal platform for discussion between mediation practitioners, trainers, academics and providers of mediation support services who actively engage in international third-party conflict transformation, to strengthen our skills and increase the use of dialogue processes in complex conflict contexts. The IMCP is an initiative of Communities in Transition (CIT)

 
INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

Communities in Transition (CIT) is seeking an unpaid intern to support the activities of the network. The IMCP is a virtual platform without an office with members from around the world. This is a 100% virtual position. The internship will run over the course of 2 semesters (spring 2016 and summer 2016) and will require 8-10 hours of work per week. Candidates must have consistent and strong internet connection and be able to meet weekly via video conference using Skype.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Support the creation of a connected community using virtual and face-to-face events, trainings and/or meetings
  • Contact members, speakers and guests and network with partner organizations
  • Connect member organizations around globe and developed regional mediation hubs
  • Develop innovative ideas to bring members together
  • Assist with administrative duties when requested (scheduling, event coordination…)
  • Write grants and complete research as needed by IMCP working groups
  • Complete tasks as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Passionate about mediation, dialogue circles, restorative justice and the conflict resolution field in general
  • Must have completed a 35-40 hour basic mediation training and mediated a minimum of 5 conflicts (required)
  • Must have overseas work experience
  • Working towards his/her graduate degree in conflict management, international development, law or other related field
  • Highly organized, independent, task-oriented and creative
  • Quick to respond to emails, complete assignments and able to juggle multiple responsibilities
  • Self-started, innovator and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Must be able to work flexible hours and be available to meet on Skype
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and from home
  • Great networker, strong communication skills able to interact with members, speakers and guests from a variety of backgrounds and professions
  • Able to role model conflict resolution skills in his/her daily life and interactions
  • Experience managing networks and facilitating meetings preferred

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Nathalie Al-Zyoud at nalzyoud@communitiesintransition.com

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