Academic Initiatives Intern




$15 per hour

Hours per week

20-25 hrs



Application Deadline


Start Date


End Date



1775 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
District of Columbia
United States


Scope of Work:

Each year ICNC runs numerous academic programs that support research, education, and publishing. The academic initiatives intern will help develop announcements and calls for various ICNC educational programs, respond to inquiries, help with correspondence with prospective and admitted applicants, assist with regular updates on progress reports and final work submitted by the ICNC fellows and awardees.

The academic initiatives intern will assist with building and developing online courses on the ICNC new online courses platform that is based on Open edX as well as making regular updates to the academic programs on the ICNC website as requested.

Primary responsibilities and duties will include, but are not limited to:

Editorial work

  • Review calls and announcements related to academic programs. Review includes copy-editing, hyperlink-checking, and formatting text for the website and email campaigns
  • Help develop webpage content related to academic programs, academic products, and fellows


  • Visually enhance calls and announcements about academic programs with multimedia, including finding relevant images and possibly creating graphics to accompany calls or announcements about academic programs
  • Promote webinar talks, academic calls, programs and products on social media; draft text for social media campaigns
  • Assist in managing correspondence with academic awardees, potential and selected applicants, and other outside parties who are involved or interested in academic programs

ICNC online platform

  • Assist with developing and setting up content for online courses on the ICNC online courses platform
  • Take inventory of and update online resources on ICNC’s Academic Online Curriculum (AOC) hosted on the ICNC online courses platform
  • Assist with other tasks related to setting up and conducting online courses and maintaining ICNC online courses platform

Data gathering and maintenance

  • Track and analyze data on the effectiveness of academic program promotion, outreach to global academic audiences, and the use and impact of the academic courses and other academic products
  • Collect testimonials and feedback about academic programs

Administration and Logistics:

  • Provide assistance to Senior Director and Manger of Academic Initiatives on general administrative tasks as needed and requested



  • Recent graduate with a BA or an MA degree or enrolled graduate student with an excellent academic standing: GPA 3.5 and higher (a copy of the most recent academic transcript required)
  • Candidate should have a strong interest in the following subjects: International relations, human rights, social movements, civil resistance, peace and conflict studies, or comparative politics
  • Language: Fluency in English, including excellent English language editing and writing skills
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Google Docs, and social media required
  • Candidate must excel at time management, and be detail-oriented and well-organized
  • Must have permission to work in the U.S. and must be located in the D.C. area


  • Experience with WordPress or other CMS, online publishing, and digital media
  • Experience with learning management platform environment such as Open edX or similar
  • Experience with graphic design
  • Proficiency in language(s) other than English

How To Apply

Full position description and application instructions can be found here:

The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. It does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.