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International Center on Nonviolent Conflict – Washington, D.C.

Summer 2013 Fellow: Kate Mayer

Faculty Mentor: James Fearon

Office Description:

The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) is an independent, non-profit, educational foundation that develops and encourages the study and use of civilian-based, non-military strategies to establish and defend human rights, democracy and justice worldwide.

Potential Projects: 

The fellow will participate in the organization’s daily activities and programs and provide assistance to ICNC staff by supporting the organization’s administrative and logistics operations.

Programs and Activities:

  • Participate in the publication process of ICNC’s twice-weekly News Digest
  • Assist with planning and preparation for workshops, conferences, events, and other activities
  • Assist in responding to general inquiries and requests
  • Participate in in-house meetings and occasional events in DC, take and distribute notes to ICNC staff


  • Contribute news items to the News Digest
  • Assist ICNC staff with small scale research
  • Assist with maintenance of ICNC website

Administration and Logistics:

  • Conduct a variety of general administrative tasks for ICNC staff as requested
  • Contribute to maintenance of contact database
  • Develop and help to implement filing systems
  • Assist Office Manager as needed in the circulation of educational materials
  • Assist with accounting and financial tracking tasks, such as: Processing reimbursements for outside contractors and assisting ICNC staff with expense reports as needed

Desired Personal Qualities:

  • Candidate must be detail oriented and have good writing skills
  • Capacity to work in a fast paced, demanding environment

Desired Skills, Experience, and Coursework:

  • The candidate should have a strong interest as well as a background and/or experience in relevant studies and/or organizations: International relations, human rights, democracy promotion, conflict analysis
  • Relevant experience in international organizations or institutions is welcome
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint is required

Main Fellowship Disciplines: 

  • Public Policy
  • International Relations


Proficiency in English and one other language is preferred

Note: The selected fellow will be required to attend the Fletcher Summer Institute. All expenses related to the event will be covered for the fellow. The ICNC prefers that the fellowship duration run longer than 9 weeks (the exact length will be arranged after the fellow is selected and can communicate directly with ICNC).