Employment Opportunities

Staff Openings

There are currently no paid staff openings available at this time.


Fellowship Openings

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

AfP is a participating organization for The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship. The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship pays a salary for recent college graduates to work with NGOs in Washington, DC, including the Alliance for Peacebuilding, on international peace and security issues for six to nine months. For further information, and to apply please visit www.scoville.org


Internship Openings

The Alliance for Peacebuilding has truly provided me with a trampoline for other related opportunities in the field. AfP has also played a formative role in my understanding of and exposure to the peacebuilding field. Because of AfP’s talented and well-informed staff, I have been able to use lessons learned from my internship and apply them in my classroom discussions around conflict resolution and transformation. The skills I have acquired and refined at AfP will serve as building blocks in my personal peacebuilding efforts. I am certain that I will be sharing concepts and frameworks discussed at AfP in my upcoming internships and academic courses. -K. Farishta 2015 Spring Communications and Development Assistant

The Alliance for Peacebuilding hosts assistants year-round on a semester basis for each of our program areas. Interns work at the intersection of the international peacebuilding field in our nation’s capital. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the peacebuilding field from the inside, with broad exposure to a wide variety of civil society organizations, government and military partners, and representatives from fields closely related to peacebuilding. Interns engage with AfP’s network of partners both overseas and in Washington, learn about all of the latest news, events, jobs and research going on in the peacebuilding field, and represent AfP at important events in Washington, DC.

All internships (part-time or full-time) accommodate a flexible schedule and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Internships are located at our Washington, DC headquarters: 1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 401, Washington, DC 20036. Note: Many of AfP’s internships are unpaid. Learn about funding opportunities here.

All applicants should meet the basic criteria listed below:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited academic program, and with at least two years of completed college coursework
  • Strong computer skills
  • High proficiency in Word and Excel
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the organization’s mission
  • Proactive, independent and team-oriented work ethic
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail
  • Professional workplace experience
  • Ability manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Positive attitude and an ability to engage with a wide variety of people

Please note that additional qualifications may be stipulated for each program area and are detailed in the specific internship announcement.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, a writing sample and a list of 3 references to: humanresources@allianceforpeacebuilding.org. The subject line of the email should specify for which internship you are applying. Attachments should be PDFs and labeled “Last, First – document title” for example, Smith, Jane – Resume. Incomplete applications will be removed from the applicant pool.

Cover letters should:

  • Specify the specific internship you are applying for and why it interests you
  • Include projected availability for the internship period, including potential start and end dates and weekly availability
  • Specify how you meet the qualifications outlined above

AfP is seeking applications for the following positions:

Applications for internships within the Spring of 2017 are now closed. Please check back in Spring for the availability of Summer internships.


The Alliance for Peacebuilding is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities. AfP does not discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, race, or persons with disabilities.