The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders Seeks Interns for the Period May – December 2014 (flexible – 6 months)

The intern will be required to track policy deliberations on the UNSCRs on Women, Peace and Security; post 2015 development agenda, CEDAW and other international laws, relevant to women and peace building.  

Deadline:         Open until filled 

Location:         New York 

Organization:   GNWP 

The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders seeks interns for the period May – December 2014 (flexible -6 months).

The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), an autonomous program of the International Civil Society Action Network, is a coalition of women’s groups and other civil society organizations from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe and West Asia—mostly in conflict-affected countries—that are actively involved in advocacy and action for the full and effective implementation of the Security Council resolutions on women and peace and security.

GNWP aims to bridge the gap between policy discussions and implementation and action on the ground on women and peace and security issues. To achieve this aim, GNWP engages in four programmatic areas: CapacityBuilding, Advocacy, Research and Institutional Strengthening. This programmatic focus includes various initiatives such as Civil Society Monitoring of the implementation of UNSCR 1325; Localization of UNSCR 1325 and 1820; Education and Advocacy on the CEDAW General Recommendation on Women in Conflict Prevention, Conflict and  Post-conflict Situations; 1325 Media Outreach; Multi-stakeholders Financing Mechanism for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 National Action Plans; Engagement with the Security Sector and Support to national action planning processes.

GNWP’s work focuses on the following objectives:

  • Enhancing women’s capacities to use legal mechanisms available at the international, regional and national levels in order to protect their rights and ensure their participation in decision-making, peace building, conflict prevention and reconstruction;
  • Enhancing capacity amongst civil society, especially women’s civil society, to conduct effective monitoring, mobilize and advocate for effective policy implementation;
  • Bringing visibility to women’s issues and concerns on peace and security and amplify their voices at the national, regional and global levels;
  • Supporting effective implementation of UNSCR 1325, 1820 and the supporting Women, Peace and Security resolutions, particularly at the national level;
  • Bolstering Member State (MS) and UN accountability in a range of ways/fora, including the UNSCR and 1325 anniversaries every October and Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) meetings. 


The internship is 70 per cent projects, 30 per cent organizational and administrative responsibilities. The intern will be required to:

  • Track policy deliberations on the UNSCRs on Women, Peace and Security; post-2015 development agenda, CEDAW and other international laws, relevant to women and peacebuilding;
  • Conduct project based research;
  • Assist in preparatory phases of country-level programs;
  • Assist in preparations for the anniversary of UNSCR 1325 in October;
  • Communicate with network members and assist these with preparing funding applications; research etc.;
  • Track developments on gender perspectives on global policies;
  • Prepare materials for and update specific sections of the website;
  • Actively engage on social media platforms where GNWP is active (twitter; facebook); and
  • Work in a supportive, inclusive atmosphere. All interns work as part of a multi-disciplinary team but are given substantial autonomy in the area that they have been assigned.


  • Background/interest in public policy and advocacy, with a particular interest in moving global issues to national and community level; and amplifying the voices of grassroots women at the global level;
  • Knowledge of international policies (and discussions) that impact women, specifically UNSCRs 1325, 1820, 1888 and 1889, 1960, 2016, 2122; the post-2015 development agenda, CEDAW;
  • Excellent information and communication skills, with attention to evolving strategies that bring issues on women, peace and security to the public forum;
  • Stellar writing and research abilities;
  • A self-starter with the ability to keep deadlines and commitments;
  • French and/or Spanish language skills are helpful; and
  • A creative outlook, enthusiasm and a fresh perspective. 


GNWP will cover monthly metrocards and give small stipends whenever possible.

To apply please send cover letter, CV and short writing sample via email.