Pax Christi Fund for Peace is a subsidiary of Pax Christi International which is organized as a catholic peace movement in 1945 to promote reconciliation in Europe following WWII, Pax Christi International (PCI) in now a global network on five continents with over 100 member organizations promoting peace, respect for human rights, justice and reconciliation in areas of the world that are torn by conflict. PCI maintains a small office in Washington, DC to bring the concerns and experience of member organizations from around the world to the process of shaping foreign policies of the US government and multilateral agencies based in Washington. Work of the office is guided by the PCI Washington Working Group, comprised of senior staff from the PCI Secretariat in Brussels, the organization’s co-president based in Washington and representatives of member organizations from different countries, including United States. Specific attention is given to policies and practices of the US government and Washington DC based multilateral agencies that affect human rights and the resolution or prevention of violent conflict. Examples of issues addressed in Washington include Syria, Israel-Palestine, South Sudan, nuclear disarmament, and extractive industries. Responsibilities: Based on the length and number of hours per week of their commitment, an intern for Pax Christi International would agree with Pax Christi leadership on specific work plan and outcomes. In general and intern would:
- Assist with research and advocacy on one or more specific international issues of interest to the member organization of Pax Christi’s global network:
- Maintain and understanding of Pax Christi’s common position on the issue
- Research related topics as requested
- Track the development of policies related to that issue in the US Congress, Administration and/or multilateral organizations based in Washington such as the World Bank (WB) and Organization for American States (OAS)
- Participate in person or by conference call in meetings of any coalitions, working groups or committees addressing the specific issue
- Participate when possible in advocacy visits to decision-makers in Congress and the Administration
- Provide support for the Washington Working Group
- Write letters of make phone calls to Congressional offices as requested on a given topic
Interns would work out of the PCI Washington office (415 Michigan Ave., NE, Washington DC 20017). They would report to and receive guidance from Co-President Marie Dennis or another designated supervisor. TO APPLY, email your resume and the hours that you will be available to work in addition to your selected major to Hanan Adnan at email@example.com.
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