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Internships: Conflict Resolution Program

  • Interns selected by the Conflict Resolution Program facilitate programming in Africa and the Middle East to prevent and resolve conflicts and build sustainable peace in emerging democracies.


War and civil strife continue to be the most significant impediments to sustainable development and basic human rights. Devastation from such conflicts has impoverished countries in every region, in many cases eroding the achievements of decades of development. The Conflict Resolution Program focuses on preventing, resolving, and ending armed conflict. Much of the program's work revolves around regularly monitoring many of the world's armed conflicts to better understand their histories, the primary actors involved, the issues presently in dispute, and efforts being made to resolve them. When a situation arises in which The Carter Center has a unique role to play, and when specific conditions have been met, Conflict Resolution is directly responsible for intervention. To accomplish this, Conflict Resolution works closely with representatives of international organizations, governments, and non-governmental organizations.

The Conflict Resolution Program has worked on projects in the Middle East, Africa, Baltics, and Balkans. Currently, its primary areas of focus are Israel/Palestine, Syria, Sudan, Mali, and a broader project — Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Extremism — which aims to combat and prevent the rise of violent extremism, including Islamophobia, by working with religious and community leaders in Europe, North Africa, and the United States.

*Applicants to the Conflict Resolution Program may indicate in their short essay if they have a preference for a specific project.

Number of Interns per Semester: 5-7

Expected Projects

  • Monitoring world events, armed conflicts, and diplomatic interventions
  • Prepare talking points and briefing material for Carter Center experts
  • Write and edit letters, articles, reports, and proposals
  • Assist in planning and executing project activities
  • Conduct research projects that advance program goals

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in the field of conflict resolution, demonstrated either academically or experientially
  • Ability to speak a second language; Arabic and/or French are particularly useful
  • Exceptional writing, research, and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Overseas experience

Interested in applying for an internship in the Center's Conflict Resolution Program? View application deadlines »

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