Current Employment and Internship Opportunities with IPSI

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 The International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI) is currently seeking a program associate-level contractor to assist with the development of a series of trainings and curriculum on gender and the inclusion of women in the peace process.  The position is expected to commence in mid-June, contingent on funding.  The contract will run for four months, with the possibility of an extension.  The program associate will be based in our Washington, DC office.


As part of the IPSI team, you will play a crucial role in IPSI’s day-to-day operations and larger strategic impact.  IPSI empowers the next generation of peacemakers. Founded on the core belief that education can mitigate violent conflict, IPSI facilitates the transfer of knowledge and skills to a global audience from the world’s premier political leaders, academic experts, practitioners, and advocates. The Institute develops comprehensive training programs, advances scholarly research, and promotes efforts to raise public awareness of peace and security issues.


The program associate will work closely with the program director on designing training for the inclusion of women in peace processes and the implementation of UN Resolution 1325 to be used with government representatives with the responsibility for designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating a National Action Plan (NAP) or NAP-like policy.  Candidates are expected to have a working knowledge of UN Resolution 1325, as well as expertise in the role of gender in negotiations and peace processes.


  • Strong focus on gender in academic and/or work experience
  • Master’s degree in peacebuilding, conflict resolution, gender studies, or similar
  • Familiarity with UN Resolution 1325, women in peacebuilding, and National Action Plans
  • 2-4 years of work experience
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Program development/management experience
  • Intercultural and gender sensitivity
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Adept at multitasking and working under competing deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and high-energy environment
  • Must currently reside in the Washington, DC area or be willing to relocate to the area for the duration of the contract (Note: IPSI does not cover relocation or housing costs)
  • Authorized to work in the U.S. (IPSI will not sponsor work permits or visas for this position)


  • Experience in the field of training or facilitation
  • Familiarity with experiential education design
  • Foreign language skills preferred
  • Experience living and working abroad

Salary commensurate with experience.


Please send your resume, cover letter, and a no more than 2-3 page writing sample to to be considered for the position.  Please include “Program Associate Position” in the subject line.

IPSI provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


Current Internship Opportunities with IPSI

We are not currently recruiting interns.  Please check back in August for fall internship opportunities.

Interns support the mission of the International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI) by researching particular themes, issues, or regions/countries and by providing logistical support for current projects and upcoming Symposia.  IPSI is looking for candidates who have the following skills/background:

  • Strong academic record with displayed interest in the Peace, Security, Mediation, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and/or International Justice
  • Program development/management experience
  • Advanced research, writing, and analytical skills
  • Experiential education design experience
  • English proficiency; foreign language skills are encouraged
  • Basic technological proficiency (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Internet)
  • Familiarity with research databases
  • Real-world experience: previous work/internship experience and/or studying abroad
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Positive attitude, curiosity, flexibility, resourcefulness, and enthusiasm for the work of IPSI

Number of Interns per Semester: 6


  • Graduate Students – Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled in, but not yet graduated from, a master’s-level program
  • Candidates must currently reside in Washington, DC or be willing to relocate to Washington, DC for one semester
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States; IPSI does not provide work/study visas for interns

Typical Projects:

  • Assist IPSI in researching and monitoring violent conflict at all stages
  • Assist in drafting memoranda and weekly Peace & Security Reports
  • Assist in designing simulations, workshops, and other experiential learning tools
  • Prepare briefing materials for meetings and trips
  • Help organize Symposiums/Conferences and fundraising activities
  • Conduct outreach and produce marketing materials
  • Assist in planning and executing project objectives
  • Attend briefings/meetings of interest in DC and prepare briefings

Remunerations / Time Commitments:

  • All internships with IPSI are unpaid
  • Interns are expected to be in the IPSI office at least 20 hours per week
  • Must attend mandatory Thursday morning staff meetings

Academic Credit:

  • If an applicant’s college or university offers academic credit for internships, IPSI will work with the school to match academic requirements with the intern’s duties. Necessary forms from the college or university should be submitted upon acceptance to the intern’s program supervisor as well as IPSI.

Application Procedure:

  • Applicants must submit a cover letter and résumé to  IPSI will contact shortlisted applicants on a rolling basis for an in-person or telephone interview.

Internship Timeline:

  • The spring internship will officially commence May 18, 2015 and end August 28, 2015.