The ICAN team seeks a highly motivated Program Intern to work on a range of research, coordination and program tasks. This unpaid remote winter/spring internship requires a minimum of 20 hrs/week and will run from January to May 2021 with a possibility of extension.

Primary responsibilities may include any of the following:

  • Conducting background research for programmatic development and publications;
  • Assisting in creating database hosting ICAN partner information and work;
  • Providing basic administrative support to ICAN’s programs;
  • Assisting with other activities related to ICAN programs;
  • Support the development of guidance materials and research documents for the purpose of practical guidance on operationalizing/localizing the WPS agenda;
  • Support donor reporting for the team’s global programs; and
  • Assist with the substantive and technical preparation and operations of meetings, workshops, and seminars.

Desired Qualifications: graduate students and recent college graduates are invited to apply; current undergraduates may also be considered.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and respect for people with other cultures and backgrounds;
  • Knowledge of gender, peace and conflict, and Middle East, Africa, and Asia studies;
  • Previous experience using Microsoft Office, WordPress, Squarespace, and social media platforms;
  • Proficiency in Arabic, Farsi, or French strongly preferred;
  • Interest in and knowledge of global women’s issues; religion & peacebuilding; gendered leadership; and
  • Excellent writing, research and analytic skills

Please send a cover letter and resume to by 15 December 2020. 


+1 202-355-8220

1126 16th Street NW Suite 250, Washington, DC 20036

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