Monthly Archives: April 2014

GRANT & PROPOSAL WRITING INTERN for Fundraising & Development

Internship Announcement

GRANT & PROPOSAL WRITING INTERN for Fundraising & Development

The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation in NYC, a vibrant and rapidly growing international NGO, is seeking an accomplished, energetic Grant & Proposal Writing Intern with Fundraising & Development experience. We are especially interested in applicants whose studies are/were related to international relations, peace studies, and international conflict mitigation and mediation.
Internships are 15-20 per week for a minimum of three months. The majority of the work can be performed off-site by telecommuting.

The Candidate will possess:

  • Fundraising & grant writing experience in the not-for-profit sector
  • Experience responding to RFPs – requests for proposals
    Maturity, flexibility, initiative, perseverance
  • Creative and positive energy, dedication to making a difference
  • A good sense of humor
  • A resourceful and proactive nature
  • A native-level proficiency in English (speaking and writing)
  • The ability to work independently in a deadline-driven environment
  • Experience producing online content
  • A passion for Grant & Proposal Writing and its potential to serve Fundraising & Development efforts to advance peace-building
  • The ability to thrive as part of a team, as well as the ability to work and think independently
  • Previous nonprofit experience preferred, but not required

Responsibilities:

  • Develop Fundraising & Development strategy in alignment with ICERM Mission
  • Research Grants & Proposals relevant to the ICERM Mission; compile accurate profiles of prospective funders.
  • Discover and respond to relevant RFPs & write grant proposals to targeted donor prospects to fund ICERM’s Mission and projects, and gifts in the form of contributions-in-kind; such as: donations of meeting space for conferences & symposia, office space, furniture, equipment, office supplies, etc.
  • Develop donor prospects & maintain donor relations, including writing follow-ups and thank you letters; maintaining records of ICERM donors and contact’s communications.
  • Expand and improve the philanthropic organizations, foundations, individual donors, and corporate donor prospect base.
  • Develop and maintain Fundraising & Development database listing donor contacts and tracking Grants & Proposals keeping it accurate and up-to-date.
  • Develop & pitch fundraising event ideas.
  • Research opportunities for ICERM to participate/speak at conferences or events related to conflict mediation.
  • Research potential guest speakers, interviewees, honorees from among our donors who exemplify ICERM mission for mention on our web site, inclusion in our Journal, or to be guests on our radio show, etc. Assist with drafting save-the-dates and invitations, keeping track of guest lists
  • Contribute to ICERM blog content weekly to be posted on the ICERM website and shared through relevant social networks; contribute content to ICERM e-newsletters
  • Work alongside marketing, social media, and events planning staff & interns to support the development strategy.
  • Reply to online queries and general correspondence related to Fundraising, Grants & Proposals
  • Help to develop creative ideas & online content for membership drives, up-coming events, development campaigns and special projects.
  • Help fulfill requests for information, undertake special projects and assignments as needed

Some of our Special Projects include:
The Journal of Living Together
The Living Together Movement
The ICERM radio show including book reviews, music, expert panels, and related lectures, etc.
Membership and fundraising campaigns, including radio sponsorship
Annual International Conference on Ethnic And Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

Certificate Training Programs

Conflict Monitoring Networks

 

Internship Benefits:
An ICERM Certificate of Participation and Appreciation for your professional portfolio
Your inclusion on our website as an outstanding intern
A written professional reference
An invitation to be involved with future ICERM events

ICERM interns are given the chance to grow and develop professionally through their experience and exposure to real international issues on the front lines and an international team of experts who continue to serve all over the globe. Dedicated interns will hone their professional research, reporting, and writing techniques while developing the international contacts that will ensure their professional futures.

Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated interest in international issues, peace building, and the needs of vulnerable or marginalized populations & be able to provide excellent references.
To apply:

Submit your resume along with a cover letter expressing why you see yourself as a top candidate for this internship, including a list of proposals and grants that you have written and other examples of your successes in Fundraising & Development in the not-for-profit sector to: careers@icermediation.org.

Include the words “Fundraising & Development Internship” in the subject line.

Front list of candidates will be contacted.
 

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Internship Announcement: Social Media Intern

Internship  Announcement

SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation in NYC, a vibrant and rapidly growing international NGO, is seeking an accomplished, energetic Social Media Intern. We are especially interested in applicants whose studies are/were related to international relations, peace studies, and international conflict mitigation and mediation.
Internships are 15-20 per week for a minimum of three months. Some work can be performed by telecommuting.

The Candidate will possess:

  • Maturity, flexibility, initiative, perseverance
  • Creative and positive energy, dedication to making a difference
  • A good sense of humor
  • A resourceful and proactive nature
  • A native-level proficiency in English (speaking and writing)
  • The ability to work independently in a deadline-driven environment
  • Experience producing online content
  • A passion for social media and its potential as a peace-building tool
  • The ability to thrive as part of a team, as well as the ability to work and think independently
  • Previous nonprofit experience preferred, but not required

Responsibilities:

  • Develop social media strategy in alignment with ICERM Mission & projects
  • Contribute to/write ICERM blog content weekly to be posted on the ICERM website and shared through relevant social networks
  • Create press releases, assist with the creation of e-newsletters
  • Work alongside marketing, fundraising, and events planning interns to develop a membership building strategy and related materials.
  • Work alongside ICERM web developer to contribute ideas and coordinate on social media strategies & assist with keeping the website content up-to-date.
  • Monitor and compile news developments related to the ICERM mission to incorporate into on-line messages, conflict monitoring networks,  create linkages to relevant articles, videos, and other online content
  • Develop and maintain social media database
  • Assist with the research and drafting of articles for online publication
  • Determine new places to post calls for papers, assist with their on-line content, help reply to online queries and general correspondence regarding submissions
  • Help to develop creative ideas & online content for membership drives, up-coming events, fundraising campaigns and special projects.
  • Develop and maintain social media relations
  • Report on related international meetings, lectures, related to the ICERM mission
  • Help fulfill requests for information, undertake special projects and assignments as needed

Some of our Special Projects include:
The Journal of Living Together
The Living Together Movement
The ICERM radio show including book reviews, music, expert panels, and related lectures, etc.
Membership and fundraising campaigns, including radio sponsorship

Annual International Conference on Ethnic And Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

Certificate Training Programs

Conflict Monitoring Networks

 

Internship Benefits:
An ICERM Certificate of Participation and Appreciation for your professional portfolio
Your inclusion on our website as an outstanding intern
A written professional reference
An invitation to be involved with future ICERM events

ICERM interns are given the chance to grow and develop professionally through their experience and exposure to real international issues on the front lines and an international team of experts who continue to serve all over the globe. Dedicated interns will hone their professional research, reporting, and writing techniques while developing the international contacts that will ensure their professional futures.

Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated interest in international issues, peace building, and the needs of vulnerable or marginalized populations & be able to provide excellent references.
To apply:

Submit your resume along with a cover letter expressing why you see yourself as a top candidate for this internship, including examples of your successes in social media as they pertain to the not-for-profit sector to: careers@icermediation.org

Include the words “Social Media Intern” in the subject line.

Front list of candidates will be contacted.

Ethnic And Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding: 2014 ICERM 1st Annual International Conference

Register for the 2014 ICERM 1st Annual International Conference On Ethnic And Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

Important Updates:

  • Please note that the date of the Conference has been changed to Wednesday, October 1, 2014. We discovered that some religious groups observe Friday as a holiday, and because of that, we want to give everybody the opportunity to participate in the Conference by doing it on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
  • The registration fee for the 2014 ICERM International Conference has been reduced in order to accommodate everybody. We want to give you the opportunity to participate in this conference. You can now register at a reduced fee. Please also note that the seating capacity for this event is limited. Seats are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Buy your ticket now to reserve a seat.

The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation is pleased to announce its 

1st   Annual International Conference On Ethnic And Religious Conflict Resolution And Peacebuilding 

Theme:  The Advantages of Ethnic & Religious Identity in Conflict Mediation and                  

             Peacebuilding

Venue: 136 East 39th Street

             Between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue

             New York, NY 10016, USA 

Date:    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Time:     9am – 5pm

«Peace has a chance when despite history, despite politics, despite ethnicity or faith, and despite hardship, people learn to tap into their own cultural ethos of cooperation – Dr. Dianna Wuagneux»

«Peace has a chance when despite history, despite politics, despite ethnicity or faith, and despite hardship, people learn to tap into their own cultural ethos of cooperation – Dr. Dianna Wuagneux»

Conference Synopsis

For our First Annual International Conference, we have chosen the theme: The Advantagesof Ethnic & Religious Identity in Conflict Mediation and Peacebuilding. Too often, differences in ethnicity and faith traditions are seen as a drawback to the peace process. It is time to turn these assumptions around and rediscover the benefits that these differences offer. It is our contention that societies made up of an amalgamation of ethnicities and faith traditions offer largely unexplored assets to the policy makers, donor & humanitarian agencies, and mediation practitioners working to assist them.

It is the purpose of this conference to inspire new thinking, stimulate ideas, inquiry, and dialogue & share anecdotal and empirical accounts, which will introduce and support evidence of the numerous advantages that multi-ethnic & multi-faith populations offer to facilitate peace and advance social/economic well-being.

All peoples have within their histories and customs practices designed to improve the health and cohesion of the community. All have rites, rituals and beliefs that shore up and maintain adaptive social relationships that include mutual obligations and responsibilities. All have tenets, ethics and boundaries establishing what is right, what is just, and what is honorable, which govern interpersonal and business relations. Throughout time, it has been these personal and shared doctrines that have cultivated the cooperation and collaboration necessary to have a better quality of life, promote innovation, build economies, nurture the arts, as well as foster advances in science, medicine, technology, civil society, and law.

How can we identify and utilize the most beneficial aspects of these shared and individual beliefs, doctrines, principles and codes of conduct to mediate and mitigate conflict, stabilize relations, and move toward reconciliation between cultures and across borders?

Which practices offer the greatest promise of success, and how/where/when/ under what circumstances are they best applied? What are the advantages of diversity in ethnicity, religion and culture to improving & sustaining of economies? How do/can these contributions become tools for compromise, cooperation & reconciliation?

2014 ICERM 1st International Conference: Request for Proposals

Policymakers and donor agencies have fallen into the habit, especially during the last several decades, to look at ethnically and religiously diverse populations, especially when they occur in failed states or nations in transition, as being at a disadvantage. Too often, it is assumed that social conflict naturally occurs, or is exacerbated by these differences, without looking more deeply at these relationships.

ICERM invites papers for presentation and publication that support a shift from the focus on ethnic and religious differences and their disadvantages, to finding and utilizing the advantages of culturally diverse populations. The goal is to help one another discover and make the most of what these populations have to offer in terms of mitigating conflict, advancing peace, and strengthening economies for the betterment of all. Preferred papers will include modern examples with an emphasis on practical application.

Proposal Guidelines

Proposals should include an abstract not to exceed 800 words in length, which describes the substance of the paper in relation to conference theme, the title of the paper, biographies of the author(s), and any affiliated agency, organization, or institution. All proposals should be sent to the Conference Review Committee by email:conference@icermediation.org. Abstracts will undergo a double blind peer review. Accepted proposals will be notified by Friday, May 30, 2014. Accepted authors should submit complete papers by Monday, June 30, 2014. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. We look forward to reading your proposals.

Registration

Registration for the ICERM 1st Annual International Conference is done online.


Register Online for the
ICERM 1st Annual International Conference

Letters of Invitation

If requested, the ICERM Office will provide a letter of invitation if doing so will help participants gain permission from their professional bodies, procure travel funds, or obtain a visa. Consulates and embassies often need a lot of time to process a visa request; therefore we suggest participants request a letter of invitation at the earliest convenience. To request a letter of invitation, e-mail the ICERM at conference(at)icermediation.org. Please include the full name, postal, and e-mail address of each individual requesting a letter of invitation. Be sure to also include the organization, agency, embassy or consulate to which the letter should be addressed.  Letters of invitation will be e-mailed to the requesting individual, NOT to the embassy or consulate. Please allow up to five (5) business days for processing your request.

Certificates of Attendance

Certificates of attendance will be available for all pre-registered attendees.

Presentations

All presenters will be allowed 20 sessions with an additional 10 minutes for questions & discussion. The Session Chair will determine the order of presentations and, if time permits, facilitate discussion questions following the presentations.

ICERM will provide an LCD projector, screen, and laptop computer. Please plan to arrive a few minutes before your session to check the equipment and allow time for AV technician support in the instance of a technical difficulty.

Presenter Requirements

Tips for Presentation Slides

  • Allow at least one (1) minute per slide
  • Avoid text-dense slides
  • Use graphics, tables, and graphs
  • Use light text on a dark background
  • Speak clearly, be engaging
  • Practice your speaking time in advance, so you can be sure that your info & materials are appropriate for the time allotted.

All presenters must agree to adhere to the presenter policies and deadlines, including:

  • Confirm intention to present your accepted abstract by Monday, June 30, 2014.  Confirmation is completed via email.
  • Any minor updates or edits to your abstract must be received before Monday, June 30, 2014.  Changes made to abstracts after this date will not be reflected in the Conference Proceedings.
  • Register for the Conference by July 31, 2014Presenters that do not preregister for the conference will have their presentations withdrawn from the program.

Cancellation and Presenter Replacement

Presenters that are unable to present may authorize co-author(s) to serve as presenter provided they notify ICERM. All presentation cancellations must be received in writing before Monday, September 1, 2014.

Cancellation Policy

ICERM reserves the right to cancel any event due to lack of enrollment or other factors. In the event of a cancellation, registered participants will be notified by e-mail in advance.

Cancellation Fees

All registration cancellations by participants must be received in writing and all refunds will be paid after the conclusion of the conference. Registration cancellations received prior to Monday, September 1, 2014 will be charged an administration fee of $15.00. Cancellations received after this date will not be eligible for a refund. Cancellation notices should be directed to the ICERM Office by email: conference(at)icermediation.org.