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Feb 2017 06

Peace and Development Internship. Apply Now

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GRG is now accepting applications for its Peace and Development Internship Program.

The Internship is based in Gulu, Northern Uganda

The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) is a dynamic conflict resolution/development organization working to facilitate the reconciliation between ex-combatants and their home communities in northern Uganda. GRG seeks a Peace and Development Intern to be based in Gulu, northern Uganda to contribute to monitoring and impact evaluation, grant writing, and research. The internship will provide significant professional development to young professionals and/or higher degree students seeking to gain experience in the development/post-conflict sector.

Duties will include:

  • Conducting research on fundraising prospects and new areas of operation;
  • Drafting grant proposals for foundation and other donor grants;
  • Assisting in gathering data on monitoring and evaluation of projects;
  • Supporting GRG’s communication strategy through documentation, website/blog updates, newsletters and engagement of different stakeholders;
  • Guiding emerging programming opportunities as they emerge;
  • If a candidate has particular skills (agriculture, psychology, small business start-up etc), GRG would be very happy to develop a placement making maximum use of these skills and interests
  • There will also be time where the Intern can work on his or her own research projects if there’s any.
  • Provide as needed support to the Program Director or other staff

Please note that 75% of the interns’ time will be to conduct research on fundraising prospects and draft grant proposals for foundations and other donor grants. The remain 15% of the time will be divided among the other mentioned duties.

GRG uses an innovative approach to facilitate long-term community reintegration and reconciliation of former combatants of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). By working with groups combining ex-combatants and other community members, GRG supports locally designed projects which enable members to work together towards shared goals. These projects include livelihoods initiatives, community savings, counselling, reconciliation and cultural activities. GRG is currently working directly with communities in Gulu and Lamwo district at the South Sudanese border.


This Internship is mainly aimed at graduate students and/or professionals with a background in conflict resolution, peace studies or international development. Key competencies:
– Degree in international development, peace studies, conflict studies or a related field.
– Previous volunteer experience in developing or post-conflict context.
– Knowledge of sustainable development and conflict resolution.
– Good cross-cultural communication skills.
– Good writing and research skills.
– Skills and experience in grant writing.
– Web design/update and multi-media skills a plus, including blogging and social marketing.
– Knowledge of northern Uganda a plus.

The internship is unpaid (interns will be expected to cover their own flight and living costs) but provides excellent field experience at a peace-building NGO in a post-conflict setting in Africa. The Program Director will provide close mentoring and professional development support.

Duration for Internship: 6 months.

Starting: Immediate. However, alternative proposals (including different start dates or altered duration) may be considered for exceptional candidates.

Deadline for applications: March 6th, 2016.  Successful applicants will be contacted for Skype interviews.

To Apply:

Please send a CV/resume and cover letter to:


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