Archive Intern, Beyond Conflict, Cambridge MA
posted October 23, 2013 1:57 PM
Beyond Conflict (formerly the Project on Justice in Times of Transition) is looking for a student who is interested in gaining hands-on archive experience working for an internationally focused non-profit organization in the conflict resolution field by professionally archiving 20 years of historically relevant documents.
Beyond Conflict is an internationally focused NGO that for over 21 years has brought together individuals from a broad spectrum of countries to share experiences in ending conflict, establishing peace and building civil society. Unlike conflict resolution and reconciliation programs that rely on policy-makers with little or no first-hand experience, Beyond Conflict draws on the talents and energies of decision-makers who have worked to steer their own countries out of repression or conflict and creates for a for them to convey practical knowledge to those who are facing similar challenges.
Beyond Conflict has conducted programs that have helped practitioners and political leaders strategize solutions in a variety of countries and regions, including Bahrain, Bosnia, Guatemala, Iran, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Palestine and Peru. BC initiatives have addressed a broad array of issues related to peace-building and democratization in post-conflict settings, including consensus-building in preparation for negotiations, improving United Nations peace-building practices in the rule of law area, strengthening the capacity of political and community leaders to work together on reconstruction issues and reforming intelligence organizations. BC's most notable accomplishments include: catalyzing the field of transitional justice; helping introduce the truth commission concept in South Africa; fostering peaceful negotiations and national reconciliation among leaders in Northern Ireland, Central America and the Balkans.
Under the supervision of Beyond Conflict staff, the intern will be tasked to
professionally archive documents from the past twenty years of programing. Documents
include correspondence with heads of state, key policy makers and diplomats as well as
programing information. The intern will gain insight through primary documents to the past 20 years of conflict negotiation and reconciliation. The ideal candidate will:
• have some professional archiving experience
• have some international experience
• have strong organizational skills and excellent research and writing skills
Interested students should contact Ina Breuer at email@example.com
More information on Beyond Conflict can be found at www.beyondconflictint.org