Training and Summer Study Abroad

The Carl Wilkens Fellowship

Genocide Intervention Network (GI-NET) is now accepting applications for the 2010 class of Carl Wilkens Fellows.

The Carl Wilkens Fellowship is a selective, 12-month program that provides emerging citizen leaders with the tools and training to shape US policy on genocide. Seeking to bridge the gap between thought and action in the anti-genocide movement, the Carl Wilkens Fellowship program works to develop effective leaders in communities across the United States. At the conclusion of the program, individuals are equipped with the skills and relationships necessary to influence and affect US policies on genocide. Carl Wilkens Fellows are making an impact

GI-NET's 2009 CWF class brought together individuals from Los Angeles, CA, Terre Haute, IN, Ramsey, NJ, Miami, FL and more cities nationwide. From corporate lawyers to IT specialists, professors to museum-based educators, filmmakers to heath professionals, the fellows represent a diverse set of individuals from all walks of life.

Over the course of one year, Carl Wilkens Fellows receive training in advocacy, media relations, fundraising, community organizing, and personal leadership, as well as access to GI-NET's staff, experts and academics, and organizing funds. Ready to take your activism to the next level?


For more information, please contact the Genocide Intervention Network, located at 1333 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 (712) 432-1601

In previous years, applications have been due on November 1.

Scholarships for International Summer School in Irish Studies

18 July - 5 August 2005

This three-week program is now in its fifth year and attracts students from the US, Canada, Europe and South America, Australia and Japan.

The program offers a unique opportunity to examine Irish history, politics, anthropology, literature, drama, film, archeology and art. Teaching is combined with field trips to sites of historic, political,
scientific and cultural interest in Northern Ireland. Aspects of the conflict are also explored through meetings and dialog with community group leaders, local think-tank organizations, politicians and the Police Service. The closing date is 31 May .

There are two scholarships available for this program: the Estyn Evans and John Fairleigh Scholarships (closing date 31 March ).

Full details of this program and application forms


Dr Dominic Bryan, Director
Catherine Boone, Administrator
Institute of Irish Studies
Queen's University Belfast
University Road
Belfast BT7 1NN
Tel: 44 (0) 28 9097 3386

Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution (IIMCR)

IIMCR believes that young people can play an important role in undertaking actions to establish peace and security in their communities, countries and in the world. While we believe that young people are uniquely positioned to learn and utilize the principles of conflict resolution, our experience also teaches that they frequently lack the basic analytical frameworks and practical skills necessary to understand, analyze and manage conflict. Each year, IIMCR, in cooperation with George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs and local universities, runs a series of month-long Student Symposia on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.


More information about the Symposium, and other programs around the world, can be found on the IIMCR website, or students can contact the office at (202) 347-2042.

Summer Institute in Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution (ICPR)

The Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT)

ICPR is an intensive summer 3-week residential program intended to build the capacity of current and future professionals in a variety of fields to make a critical difference in furthering peaceful relations in the world.

We are accepting applications for English speaking professionals, graduate and upper-level undergraduate students in peace and conflict resolution, international affairs, political science, Latin American studies, anthropology, development and related fields.

Details on location, dates, and registration

Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (PARC) - Institute for Creative Conflict Resolution

The Institute for Creative Conflict Resolution is affiliated with Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs through its Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (PARC). The Institute draws heavily on the highly regarded faculty of the Maxwell School, a faculty that specializes in state-of-the-art theory, research, and practice in the processes of constructively managing disputes. Institute faculty members offer experiential courses that enable participants to be creative and successful in problem solving, facilitation, decision making, mediation, negotiation, and conflict resolution.

For details, visit the summer institute website

In the summer, full-time and visiting students register for courses at SU through University College. Make summer studies at Syracuse work for you! For a list of classes, times, and course descriptions, as well as any other information you need, visit the UC web site at


Jill Tanner
Marketing Communications - UC
326 700 University Avenue
Phone: 443-3225

Summer Institute on Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution

The Alliance for Conflict Transformation
Summer Institute on Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution (IPCR)

The Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT) is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for English speaking professionals, graduate and upper-level undergraduate students to participate in an intensive 3-week, 4-credit summer institute on peacebuilding and conflict resolution in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

IPCR offers a stimulating integration of theory and practice, bringing together innovative academic analysis with practical, hands-on training and skills development, combined with personal and professional development.


IPCR will help participants achieve the following objectives:

  • To understand conflict theories and conceptual frameworks in order to develop analytical skills for effective intervention
  • To develop practical skills for dealing with conflict constructively and promoting peacebuilding
  • To develop capacities for integrating conflict resolution into related fields, such as development, humanitarian relief, etc.
  • To provide participants with access to the best practices in the field and to well known and highly respected practitioners
  • To help participants create action plans to develop their careers in the peacebuilding and conflict transformation field
  • To develop ongoing networks between participants, program staff, and guest speakers to support personal and professional advancement

Summary Of Course Topics

The course will provide an overview of the theory and practice of conflict resolution and peacebuilding with a focus on providing concrete skills participants can use in the field. The course includes the following topics:

  • Conflict theory, analysis and assessment
  • Conflict resolution and peacebuilding practices
  • Culture and conflict resolution
  • Conflict resolution and development
  • Skills development in negotiation, mediation, and dialog facilitation
  • Conflict prevention and crisis response
  • Post-conflict transition and reconciliation
  • Case studies - community, intra-state and international conflict
  • Project management
  • Ethical leadership and practice
  • Careers in peacebuilding and conflict resolution

For more information, please visit our website:


Nike Carstarphen, Ph.D.
Senior Partner
Alliance for Conflict Transformation, Inc.
PO Box 9117
Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: (703) 461-3650

Humanity In Action

Application Deadline: (approx. early February; see the organizations website for details)
Eligibility: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors from US Colleges/Universities
Website (to download applications & learn more):

Humanity in Action sponsors six summer programs on minority issues in Europe and the United States. This year we will select a total of 70 students from U.S. colleges and universities to participate in the 2006 programs. We are looking for applicants from all majors with a commitment to human rights and minority issues. The 2006 summer programs will take place in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, New York, Paris, and Warsaw. Because we are seeking to recruit the best of the best, we pay virtually all of the costs of participation.

Humanity in Action (HIA) is a New York-based not-for-profit organization that seeks to engage, inspire, and empower future human rights leaders by giving them the opportunity to meet current human rights leaders in the context of transnational educational programs. In each program, American students work with an equal number of university students in the host countries. (Note: European students from HIA host countries can also find applications for the program on the website). Although each program focuses on current minority and human rights issues in the host country, in all programs students study histories and theories of resistance to the abuse of human rights and the development of international human rights doctrines and institutions in the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust. HIA engages Fellows in an ongoing trans-Atlantic dialogue about the challenges that democratic societies encounter as they experience new degrees and forms of diversity.

Upon completion of the summer program, HIA seeks to further the personal and professional growth of participants by offering a network of Senior Fellows (graduates of the program) in the U.S. and Europe, periodic lectures and conferences, and eligibility for a variety of prestigious internships (currently including the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Interpol, the U.S. House of Representatives, the European Parliament, and others). Complete information about HIA and the full range of our programs can be found on our website:

NGO Abroad

International Volunteer Opportunities in Peace Building & Conflict Transformation

NEPAL: Peace Building after Civil War
From 1996 to 2006, Maoist rebels pushed to usurp the feudal monarchy that had ruled for 2018. If you listen to Maoist ex-combatants their goal was to help Nepal out of abject poverty. While their primary targets were police outposts that maintained that monarchy, 13,000 people were killed. Come help conduct workshops in non-violent communication, restorative dialogue and conflict transformation as ex-combatants and people who lost loved ones listen to each other and heal.

ISRAEL/ PALESTINE: Peace Building in one of world's most intractable conflicts
This excellent organization has, for years, worked to inform and shape public opinion both nationally and internationally. Made up of both Israelis and Palestinians, the goal is to defang stereotypes that perpetuate misunderstandings and conflict.  Come help them research, interview and write about what is going on in the world's most intractable conflict. You would be based in Jerusalem not far from the Old City (an important site to Muslims, Jews & Christians), and could spend time at the beach in Tel Aviv or exploring the West Bank. This program has limited space so apply early!

KENYA: Peace & Democracy Building
This organization was born after the election violence in 2007. The director's family farm was destroyed in western Kenya and he went to Italy to get a Master's in Peace Building. He came back and gave peace building workshops all over the country. They now also do workshops on democracy building and civic education. Why is this so important? Most Kenyan human rights activists were jailed and tortured under Moi. When they got out, they worked to change Kenya's constitution so such abuses could never happen again. In Kenya, as in many parts of Africa, the country melts down at election time. So peace building, human rights and democracy building are inextricably linked. Come help in their cutting edge work and teach Kenyans about how to forge a durable peace.

JORDAN: Peace Building in the Schools
Jordan hosts and is a refuge for Syrian, Iraqi and Palestinian refugees. Jordan sees itself as a peace broker in a complicated region. Come teach peace building to students; fostering this attitude in youth and at the grassroots.

In the same way that you would not work in South America unless you are fluent in Spanish, in Jordan, it is important to be able to understand & speak Arabic.
(In Israel/ Palestine placement, almost all your writing is in English so critical to be fluent in English.)

CAMEROON: Alternatives to Violence - Conflict Resolution & Non Violent Communication
This program reflects the evolution of our domestic violence program. When the first Canadian social worker came and asked 50 men how many beat their wives; 48 hands went up. Likewise for the number of mothers who beat their children. The men & mothers said "How else do you get them to mind?" We have had a series of social workers & psychologists teach about positive reinforcement. We are now adding new angles: negotiation, non-violent communication, and they asked for training in peaceful resolution of conflicts. We need your help! You would work both in the capital, Yaounde, and the remote rural villages giving you a window into The Real Africa.  (The director can translate your English to French.)

LEBANON: Conflict Resolution & Non-Violent Communication
Lebanon suffered a brutal civil war from 1975 to 1990.  They forged a peace that established a government made up of a balance of Shite, Sunni & Christian. Now 1 out 4 people in Lebanon is a Syrian refugee (Sunni). Will this upset their delicate balance? Beirut has earned the title "The Paris of the Middle East." It is sophisticated; its many balconies look out to the sea. Lebanon is a small country. Most borders are a 2 hour drive from Beirut. The well respected organization that you would work with works all over the country, with about 600 staff. They have asked for people that can do staff trainings on conflict resolution & non-violent communication.

Please visit the NGOabroad website and then briefly answer the Questionnaire and send with your resume to:

These are all volunteer opportunities.
Seasoned professionals and students both welcome.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis.