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Internship, Common Ground USA

Search for Common Ground
Search for Common Ground
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Remote; Washington, DC, USA
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Common Ground USA, Search for Common Ground’s US-focused peacebuilding program is seeking interns who will support the team in project design, reporting, business development, and overall fundraising efforts that will contribute to building peace and transforming violent conflict across the country.

The interns will join a newly-formed team of highly motivated and dynamic members based in Washington D.C. who are passionate about designing and implementing impactful programs aimed to prevent political, hate-based, and extremist violence in America and foster the conditions for a more inclusive, equitable, and peaceful society.


- Assist with the development of grant proposals, including but not limited to writing proposal narratives, developing theories of change, articulating program activities, drafting logical frameworks and copy-editing.
- Contribute to the development of up-to-date and accurate context statements through rigorous desk research.
- Support the development of fundraising strategies.
- Analyze calls for proposals and support the team’s pre-positioning efforts.
- Edit proposals and communications materials for clarity and precision.
- Support in the drafting of project narrative reports in compliance with donor requirements and deadlines
- Attend conferences and policy meetings, representing the team.
- Backstop the CG-USA team on a range of logistical and administrative tasks

Minimum Qualifications


- Strong writing, editing and communication skills
- A self-starting, detail-oriented and flexible approach to tasks
- Demonstrable interest in and knowledge of peacebuilding and conflict resolution or bridge building in the United States
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines
- Excellent attention to detail.


- Practical experience in program design and project reporting
- Experience working at a non-governmental organization/non-profit or similar environment

To Apply:  Please send a resume, cover letter and a one-page writing sample in English

This position requires a commitment of no less than 20 hours a week for a minimum of three months, ideally starting in mid June.

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