ACCORD is offering internships for graduate and post-graduate international students. Internships at ACCORD are typically unpaid and voluntary positions. Only African nationals may be eligible to receive a modest living stipend to support them during their Internship. Applicants should apply till 30th November for internships beginning in the period February to June-July.

Brief Description: ACCORD offers internships to graduates and post-graduates. However, all applications are welcome and will be considered at the discretion of the Executive Director. Interns work under the supervision and guidance of a Department Manager performing a variety of duties ranging from conducting research and developing training materials to producing documents for publication. Internships are typically unpaid positions lasting from three to six months depending on the assignment and the availability of resources.

Internship Field: The internship programme provides interns with an opportunity to learn from the various areas of expertise offered by ACCORD’s staff, as well as ACCORD’s various conflict resolution projects. Interns at ACCORD have enjoyed research, analysis, assisting in preparing and implementing workshops, participation in trainings, developing projects, and meeting a host of academics and practitioners in the field of conflict management.

 Internship Covers: Internships at ACCORD are typically unpaid and voluntary positions. Interns are responsible for all their travel, accommodation, transport, living expenses and other costs incurred while preparing for and undertaking an internship with ACCORD.

Internship Duration: The minimum duration for internships is 3 months. However internships may range from 3 to 6 months with the possibility of extension.

Internship Venue: South Africa

Number of Awards: Not Known

Who Can Apply? Applicants from all nationalities will be considered (Only African nationals may be eligible to receive a modest living stipend to support them during their Internship).

Eligibility Criteria:

-Candidates are required to have a graduate or post-graduate degree (or be enrolled in a graduate programme) in a social science related to conflict management, conflict resolution, peace studies or international relations.

-The applicants must be fluent in English and be adept to both researching and writing.

-For the Peace building and Peacemaking Units’ positions, fluency in French would be a benefit.

-Previous work experience in the field is not a requirement but it is preferred that the candidate exhibits a strong commitment to, and understanding of, the focal areas of the Unit he or she is applying for.

Governing Body: ACCORD

Application Procedure: All applications must be sent via e-mail.

Submission Deadline: Internship application deadline is 30th November 2015.

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