Career Opportunities

Headquartered in New York and accredited to the United Nations, Religions for Peace works through more than 90 regional and national inter-religious councils and groups, global networks of religious youth and women of faith, and a World Council of senior religious leaders to advance common action for peace by working to advance multi-religious consensus on positive aspects of peace as well as concrete actions to stop war, help eliminate extreme poverty and protect the earth.

In RfP, you will work with dedicated colleagues in a diverse and inclusive environment. 

Candidates with the background and ability to contribute in meaningful ways to Religions for Peace’s mission are encouraged to submit an application.

 

Open Positions:

There are no current openings, please check back soon.

 

Internships:

 

COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP

QUALIFICATIONS

The Communication Department is seeking a college student, graduate student, or graduate majoring in: Communications, International Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Non-Profit Management, or a related field. The intern must be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word. The intern should have a vast knowledge of, and experience with, social media platforms. Knowledge of Spanish or an additional language is preferred but not required.

Interns should display advanced intercultural communication skills in addition to the ability to analyze and evaluate information quickly and thoroughly. A strong interest or background in interfaith work, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work efficiently in a multi-cultural environment, enthusiasm for learning, and reliability are pluses.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The intern will be expected to assist in the following areas:

  • Manage RfP social media platforms (Twitter, YouTube, Facebook) 
  • Strategize and implement a more active social media presence for RfP campaigns
  • Research network activities and draft the Global Newsletter
  • Research and assist in writing press releases for the Deputy Secretary General’s Office
  • Disseminate daily news briefs to global staff
  • Attend and cover UN events and briefings 

BENEFITS

We are pleased to offer our interns a number of benefits:

  • Stipend per semester [for a full-time work commitment, subject to availability of funds]
  • Metro Card throughout the internship
  • Our support receiving/applying for college credit
  • The opportunity to meet and learn from a diverse international staff

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP

By individual arrangement, but for a minimum of three months. The intern will be requested to work a minimum of 24 hours a week.

 

PROGRAM INTERNSHIP

The Religions for Peace Internship offers outstanding volunteer opportunities for graduate students, and graduates focusing on religious and international studies and who are pursuing a career in multi-faith common action for peace or a related field. Academic credit for the internship is available.

The intern will work directly with the Programs Department to provide assistance in the development of new programs and support existing initiatives. Responsibilities include: database development, identification of funding opportunities, writing success stories, editing reports and providing background research. The intern will also be responsible for administrative tasks.

Interns are recruited year-round to volunteer in our international headquarters, located in New York City at 777 United Nations Plaza and are filled on a rolling basis. The Program Intern will be provided with a monthly metro card.

QUALIFICATIONS

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint is required. The Program Intern should have excellent writing skills and display advanced intercultural communication skills in addition to the ability to analyze and evaluate information quickly and thoroughly. Successful applicants will have the following attributes: strong interest or background in inter-faith work, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work efficiently in a multi-cultural environment, enthusiasm for learning and reliability.

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP

By individual arrangement, but for a minimum of four months. The intern will be requested to work a minimum of 24 hours a week; however, preference will be given to applicants with full-time availability.

FOLLOWING THE INTERNSHIP

At the end of the internship period, the intern will be asked to write an exit report that discusses his/her experience. Upon successful completion of the Internship Program, the intern will be provided with a letter of recommendation.

 

DISARMAMENT/YOUTH INTERNSHIP

QUALIFICATIONS

The Youth department is seeking a Graduate-level student or a current Junior/ Senior majoring in: Communications, International Studies, Public policy, Non-profit management or a related field. The intern has to be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Illustrator, Publisher and preferably Dreamweaver. The intern should have a vast knowledge of and experience in social media apps and websites. Knowledge of Spanish or an additional language is preferred but not a requirement.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The intern will be expected to assist in the following areas:

  • To update the youth social media platform (Twitter, YouTube, Facebook) and website
  • Strategize and implement a more active social media presence for the youth campaigns
  • Edit the Global Youth Newsletter
  • Research and assist in writing background papers on specific international relations topics for the Deputy Secretary General’s Office
  • Attend UN events and briefings (Specifically following UNGA First Committee Sessions on Disarmament)

BENEFITS

We are pleased to offer our interns a number of benefits:

  • $500 stipend per semester [for a full-time work commitment, subject to availability of funds]
  • 30-day unlimited Metro Card throughout the internship
  • Our support receiving/applying for college credit
  • The opportunity to meet and learn from a diverse international staff

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP

By individual arrangement, but for a minimum of six months. The intern will be requested to work a minimum of 24 hours a week.

TO APPLY

Kindly submit your resume, a cover letter detailing your interests and any special knowledge [e.g. languages, computer programs, etc.], and a writing sample. Applications are accepted on rolling basis. We are fortunate to receive a considerable number of applications from highly qualified individuals. Only those candidates who best match the position requirements will be contacted for an interview

Email: info@rfp.org