The Humanitarian Newsletter January 13 - January 27, 2014 Dear Friends, As the new academic semester begins today, we welcome back our undergraduat


The Humanitarian Newsletter

January 13 - January 27, 2014

Fall 2013 IIHA MIHA Courses

Fall 2013 IIHA Courses

Dear Friends,

As the new academic semester begins today, we welcome back our undergraduate students and we look forward to welcoming new students to the IIHA family as our graduate courses begin in Barcelona next month.

We encourage you to keep in touch with us and each other through our general social media platforms:

LinkedIn - IIHA Alumni and Friends
Facebook - CIHC and IIHA
Twitter - @IIHA_Fordham
Instagram - @IIHA_Fordham

Our IDHA Alumni groups:

Facebook - International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance - IDHA
LinkedIn - International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance - IDHA

And our recently created Masters in International Humanitarian Action (MIHA) group (for those currently enrolled in the MIHA program):

Facebook - Fordham MIHA Students and Alumni

As we continue to expand our social media presence in 2014, we hope to keep you up to date with current humanitarian news, national and international events, and employment and internship opportunities. We welcome your contributions and participation in our various media outlets, and we invite you to contact us at with any news, events and opportunities you would like to share.

We wish you and your families a peaceful and happy new year and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

Kind Regards,

Kasia Laskowski
Program Officer
The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA)

New York Events

Tuesday, January 28, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Syria and the Responsibility to Protect

The Responsibility to Protect—known as R2P—refers to the obligation of states toward their populations and toward all populations at risk of genocide and other mass atrocity crimes. If a state is manifestly failing to protect its populations, the international community must be prepared to take appropriate collective action. Dr. Simon Adams, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, will discuss R2P in the context of Syria, where people continue to face mass atrocity crimes committed by state security forces, affiliated militias, and armed opposition groups.

For more information: Please contact Brian Tronic at

Location: Fordham Law School, Room 302, 140 W. 62nd St. New York, NY 10023

Thursday, January 30, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST)
IMPACT - Leadership 21 Panel Discussion: Emerging Leaders and the Future of Global Leadership

Join us for a free panel discussion with accomplished leaders on the role of rising leaders in shaping the future of global leadership.

For more information: Please contact Martina Urbankova at with any questions.

To register: Please click here

Thursday, March 16, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Oral History at the Crossroads: Sharing Authority In Practice in Project-Based Research

Join Steven High, principal investigator of the Montreal Life Stories Project and a major community-university research alliance recording the life stories of Montrealers displaced by war, genocide and other human rights violations as he talks about the ways in which the project sought to extend the notion of "sharing authority" from the interview outward to subsequent stages of the research process.

Location: Columbia University, 509 Knox Hall, 606 West 122nd Street, New York, NY 10027

International Events


Wednesday, January 22, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (GMT)
Book Launch - Justice & Security Reform: Why donors struggle to engage informal actors

Justice and Security Reform: Development Agencies & Informal Institutions in Sierra Leone undertakes a deep contextual analysis of the reform of Sierra Leone’s security and justice sectors since the end of the civil war in 2002. Arguing that the political and bureaucratic nature of development agencies leads to a lack of engagement with informal institutions, this book examines the challenges of sustainably transforming security and justice in fragile states. Through the analysis of a post-conflict context often held up as an example of successful peacebuilding, the book reveals how the politics of development agencies is an often forgotten constraint in security and justice reform and development efforts more broadly. This event will focus on the question: Why has engagement with informal actors remained so limited?

To RSVP: Please contact Claire Bracegirdle at

Location: 203 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NJ, United Kingdom.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Launch of the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2013/4 - Teaching & Learning: Achieving Quality for All

The 2013/4 Education for All Global Monitoring Report shows that a lack of attention to education quality and a failure to reach the marginalized have contributed to a learning crisis that needs urgent attention. Worldwide, 250 million children – many of them from disadvantaged backgrounds – are not learning the basics. This event aims to describe how policy-makers can support and sustain a quality education system for all children, regardless of background, by providing the best teachers. The report also documents global progress in achieving education goals and identifies hindering factors to advances in education.

For more information & to RSVP: Please contact Salma Zulfiqar at Please note that space is limited for this event.

Location: Africa Hall in UNECA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tuesday, February 11, 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM (GMT+03)
Social enterprise in Kenya: challenges and opportunities

Amid the hive of activity around social enterprise in Kenya at the moment, we are conducting a study to look specifically at two sectors: health and agriculture. What is the nature of social enterprise activity that exists in these two sectors? How is it stimulated, or held back, by the operating environment within the sector and the country? What opportunities do social entrepreneurs and support organizations see to extend the reach and impact of health and agriculture social enterprises?

This workshops presents preliminary findings from our study and seeks an interactive discussion on how we tackle challenges and embrace opportunities.

RSVP: The workshop is by invite-only. Please contact Emily Darko for further information -

Location: Nairobi

Wednesday, March 19 – Saturday, March 22, 2014
Borders and Boundaries in an Age of Global Urbanization

Urban areas have grown at an unprecedented rate in the last decade. More of the world's population now lives in cities than in any other context. International trade, capital investment and divestment, migration, and porous economic, social and political boundaries fuel this global urbanization. Enormous governance challenges result for megacities and fast-growing urban centers due to in-migration and other trends, particularly in the global south. The conference site, San Antonio, is a global city with a population of approximately 1.3 million, in a significant border region with boundaries that defy simple conceptualizations. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, and one of its most ethnically diverse, with almost 70 percent of its native and immigrant residents being of Hispanic descent. It provides a particularly apt setting to explore borders and boundaries and how they shape urban affairs in the 21st Century.

To register: Late registration deadline: February 1, 2014 (5:00pm Central Standard Time)—Applies to all persons on conference program - Click here for more information.

Location: San Antonio, Texas


Monday, March 24 - Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The 1st International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies for Disaster Management

The 1st International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM'2014) aims to bring together academics and practitioners who are involved in the emergency services, emergency planning, disaster management and allied professions, to learn about latest developments, share research, experiences and information about this area. The conference will include paper presentations describing original work on the current state of research and practices in technologies and systems for prevention, preparation, response and recovery of disasters. The themes include (but not limited to) emergency communication, collaboration and coordination, decision enhancement systems, security and privacy, geo-information and space technologies, multi-sensor data collection, information dissemination and early warning and standardization efforts.

For more information: Please visit their website.

Location: CERIST, Algiers, Algeria

Monday, May 5 – Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Design for Urban Disaster

Urban disasters are on the increase, with rapid urbanization causing more people to live in places vulnerable to hazards such as flood, earthquake and tsunami. This conference invites humanitarian aid practitioners, those in government and designers from spatial/physical disciplines to explore ways to improve actions before and after disaster. The conference addresses three key themes: response, resilience, and transformation.

Registration: Closing date for registration is March 31, 2014. For more information, visit

Location: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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Thursday, May 8 - Friday, May 9, 2014
44th St. Gallen Symposium: The Clash of Generations

The 2014 St. Gallen Symposium will focus on the topic 'The Clash of Generations". The Symposium will explore the disparities between generations, looking at societal structure and its implications on economic productivity, general welfare, political stability and social cohesion. Those in attendance include government leaders and workers, NGOs, interest groups, members of the press, companies, and universities.

For more information: Please email or call +41 71 227 20 20.

Location: Dufourstrasse 83, P.O. Box 1045, 9001, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Wednesday, May 14 – Thursday, May 15, 2014
The Second European Association Summit

The 2013 EAS brought together professionals from more than 80 associations to discuss latest trends and exchange ideas. Working sessions involved top panelists from industry and institutions; speakers came from the European Commission and Associations. It was a mix that certainly pleased attendees: high satisfaction scores were reported across the board.
The second edition next year will build on this success. Tying in again with the European Business Summit, 2014 EAS will add new and innovative topics to the program, helping participants add value to their association.

For more information: Please visit or email

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Sunday, May 18 – Friday, May 23, 2014
Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition

The American University Washington College of Law is hosting it's 19th Annual Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition. The competition was established to train attorneys on how to use the Inter-American human rights legal system as a legitimate forum for redressing human rights violations. It requires students to argue the merits of a hypothetical case written on a cutting-edge topic currently being debated within the Inter-American human rights legal system. All student team members must be enrolled in a Juris Doctor (JD) degree program or its international equivalent to participate as a team. The oral round sessions occur in May, in Washington, DC. Register as a team or to participate as an observer by March 2014.

For more information: Please visit or email Becca Russell-Einhorn at

Location: American University Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

June 2014
BIARI – Brown International Advanced Research Institutes

In June 2014, Brown University's International Advance Research Institutes (BIARI) are offering a course entitled Human Security and Humanitarian Response. Topics for the course include the effectiveness of existing welfare systems in different regions; best practices in humanitarian assistance; and the politics of compassion in disaster and conflict zone. Discussions will focus in particular on the
ethical issues that arise at the intersection of human security and humanitarian assistance; rights-based approaches to humanitarian relief; and the potential of new technologies to transform humanitarian response.

For more information: Please view the BRIARI brochure or contact

To apply: Please visit


Friday, March 14 – Tuesday, March 18, 2015
3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The main item on the Conference agenda is agreement on a successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action which was adopted at the last such Conference in 2005 within weeks of the Indian Ocean tsunami and which was attended by representatives from 168 UN Member States. Over 8,000 people are expected to attend the 2015 event including heads of State, government ministers, parliamentarians, academics, NGO and other civil society representatives.

Registration: The registration and accreditation process starts in March 2014.

Location: Sendai, Japan

Online Events


Wednesday, January 15, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (GMT)
How is climate change affecting migration – and how should policy-makers respond?

​In collaboration with the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and introduced by Kevin Watkins, ODI's Chief Executive, this event will look at the latest evidence on the linkages between climate change and human displacement, and its social, economic and cultural implications.

For more information and to register: Please click here.

Location: This event can be attended in person or streamed online. The event will be held at 203 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NJ, United Kingdom.


Wednesday, January 22, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (GMT)
The Science of Delivery and the Art & Politics of Institutional Change

This event will explore the relevance of current donor approaches in fragile states and whether/how the recent emphasis on the “science of delivery” can assist in refining these to connect more usefully with the challenges faced in fragile contexts. Michael Woodcock, a lecturer in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, will be speaking at the event.

For more information and to register: Please click here.

Location: This event can be attended in person or streamed online. The event will be held at 203 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NJ, United Kingdom.

Job Opportunities


Care International - Consultancy: Humanitarian Sector Review

CARE is seeking expressions of interest from qualified consultant/s to undertake a review of CARE’s approach to technical capacity and quality in emergency response with a focus on CARE’s core sectors. The review will assess the extent to which CARE’s core sectors are contributing to the achievement of CARE’s overall humanitarian strategy goals, including commitment to gender equality, and will make recommendations as the most appropriate approach to structuring and resourcing technical capacity in the future.

Application deadline: January 14, 2014

To apply: Expressions of interest with a brief proposal (2-4 pages including fee proposal plus consultant CVs) should be directed to Megan Chisholm at


Care International UK (CIUK) - Program Management Coordinator, London

Care International UK (CIUK) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill their Program Management Coordinator (PMC) position in London. The PMC is responsible for the coordination of the CIUK's work in designated regions. The PMC will manage a portfolio of projects in regions supported by institutional donors. PMCs also coordinate CIUK’s Strategic Partnership Agreements with a number of priority countries. The PMC will also be expected to play a key role in CIUK’s strategic commitments to advocacy and communications related to specific projects and countries.

Location: Vauxhall, London, United Kingdom

To apply: Please fill out the form on their website and return to

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014


Human Rights Watch - Children's Rights Researcher, Various Locations

Human Rights Watch is seeking a Researcher with its Children’s Rights Division. The Researcher will be responsible for developing and implementing a research and advocacy agenda focusing on children’s right to education. The position reports to the Executive Director of the Children’s Rights Division.

To apply: Please email the materials listed on their website to

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014


Under the new program SPARK works in post-conflict countries, together with local partners (primarily business associations, government, chambers of commerce etc), supporting migrant entrepreneurs to start or expand their businesses. In our position you will be able to support migrant entrepreneurs with Business Development Services, a loan guarantee fund and networking with the relevant local stakeholders in making their investment work.

Application deadline: January 17, 2014

To apply: To apply, email your CV and letter of motivation in English to with Reference: B2B Field Manager
For further information about the vacancy, contact Karen Blanken at tel. +31 (0)20 7530277


Save the Children - Humanitarian Learning and Research Manager

The post holder’s main responsibility will be to take the lead on organisational learning from our humanitarian programmes. This will comprise developing and managing operational research projects, developing the right systems and processes to ensure that we are capturing and using learning, as well as leading on synthesis and meta-analysis of learning across our humanitarian programmes.. This role will also contribute to wider consideration within the MEAL team on the role and use of evidence in our decision-making.

Application deadline: January 19, 2014

For more information: Please visit their website

Crisis Action – Advocacy and Campaigns Manager

The Advocacy and Campaigns Manager position is not a typical management role. Rather than line manage an in-house team, you will be responsible for motivating, supporting and catalyzing the work of an external team of Crisis Action’s partners. The ability to work with and motivate very different organizations, and manage complex and intensive joint initiatives, is therefore crucial to this role.

Application deadline: January 19, 2014

To apply: Please fill out the application here and send by email to The application should be saved as an attachment in Word. Please write “Application: [Your name]” in the subject line of the email.

Southern Center for Human Rights – Human Rights Investigator: Indigent Defense

The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) is seeking to hire an investigator/paralegal for a period of two years. This investigator will work with SCHR attorneys to ensure that the promise of the right to counsel is fulfilled in Georgia’s courts.
SCHR is a nonprofit, public interest law firm based in Atlanta that represents people facing the death penalty; brings class action challenges to cruel and inhumane conditions and practices in prisons and jails; and uses litigation, public education, and organizing to effect systemic change in the criminal justice system across the South. For more information about SCHR, see our website at

Application deadline: January 20, 2014

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and the names and telephone numbers of three references to: Sara Totonchi, Southern Center for Human Rights, 83 Poplar Street, Atlanta, GA 30303; or No phone calls.

Spark – Country Manager Burundi

SPARK is a growing, young, dynamic development NGO with 80 staff members in offices in Amsterdam, Belgrade, Bujumbura, Juba, Kigali, Monrovia, Mitrovica, Pristina and Ramallah. SPARK develops higher education and entrepreneurship, so that young ambitious people are empowered to lead their post-conflict society into prosperity.

Application deadline: January 20, 2014

To apply: please email your letter of motivation and your CV in English to before January 20th 2014 (Reference: Country Manager Burundi).
For more information about the vacancy, contact Marc de Klerk or Karen Blanken at tel. +31 (0)20 7530311

Revenue Watch Institute – Senior Research

RWI-NRC seeks to hire a capable, experienced individual with excellent research skills to lead the Resource Governance Index project and otherwise contribute to advancing the organization’s intellectual and research agenda.

Application deadline: January 20, 2014 Note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submission is strongly encouraged.

To apply: Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements before January 20, 2013 to: Include job code in subject line: SR-RWI


NRC – Norwegian Refugee Council - Project Manager Education

The main objective for the Education Programme Manager is to contribute to the achievement of NRC’s objectives in the Malian response; be responsible for the overall planning, development, execution, and monitoring of the Education projects in Mali and Burkina Faso and to develop the capacity of the Education program staff.

Application deadline: January 23, 2014

To apply and for more information: Please click here

Equality Now

Equality Now - FGM Regional Communications & Advocacy Coordinator (East Africa)

Experienced FGM Regional Communications and Advocacy Coordinator sought for an international human rights organisation working for the protection and promotion of the rights of women and girls worldwide. This is a full-time position based in Nairobi reporting to the Media Relations Manager and working closely with the FGM Programme Manager and the FGM thematic team. The Regional Communications and Advocacy Coordinator will provide both leadership and support to advance the goals and implement the strategic vision of the ‘Global Ending FGM/C Secretariat’, described below.

Application deadline: January 28, 2014

To apply: Please send a cv and cover letter to with the subject line “FGM Regional Communications and Advocacy Coordinator.” Deadline is 28 January 2014.

Equality Now

Equality Now – FGM Program Manager

Experienced Program Manager sought for an international human rights organization working for the protection and promotion of the rights of women and girls worldwide, to manage and coordinate work to end female genital mutilation (FGM), one of the organization’s program areas. This is a full-time position based in Nairobi, reporting to the Nairobi Office Director (and in the future to the Director of Program Operations) and requiring close collaboration with Nairobi, London, and New York office directors, program officers, and communications and development staff. The FGM Program Manager will provide both leadership and support to advance the goals and implement the strategic vision of Equality Now’s anti-FGM work.

Application deadline: January 31, 2014

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to “The Search Committee” at by Friday 31st January 2014 with the subject line “FGM Program Manager.”

Social Science Research Council - Program Associate (Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific

The Social Science Research Council, a not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of social science research and scholarship, seeks a Program Associate for the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF), with a focus on the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific.CPPF works to strengthen the capacity of the United Nations system for peacebuilding and the prevention, management, and resolution of conflict by providing UN decision makers with access to expert analysis from international academics, practitioners, and others outside the UN system. The precise responsibilities of the Program Associate may vary depending on the skill set of the candidate but will involve supporting all aspects of program activity.

Application deadline: January 31, 2014

To apply: For further information or to apply, please send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to: (Please include “CPPF PA” in the subject field.)


United Nations Foundation – Senior Associate, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

The Senior Associate will provide programmatic leadership and administrative support to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves in the area of clean fuels for cooking, including coordinating programs and projects, budget planning, managing partnerships and knowledge, and developing resources and tools. S/he will be an active and contributing member of the Programs team. S/he will also work closely with the Markets, Communications, and Partnerships teams on issues related to communications, market development, and partner and donor engagement. The role will be in support of the Alliance’s overall mission to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.

For more information: Please click here


International Rescue Committee - Governance and Rights Coordinator, Somalia

The IRC is currently seeking a Governance & Rights Coordinator for its Somalia program, based in Garrowe (Puntland) with travel within Somalia and Nairobi as necessary. The position reports to the Deputy Director of Programs and will lead in designing and overseeing programs focusing on community based planning and activity implementation, mainstreaming governance approaches in other sectors, peace building, community safety and protection interventions. The coordinator will work closely with other sector coordinators within the country program, field teams and the IRC technical units focused on Governance, protection, women’s protection & empowerment to coordinate technical input and oversight of program activities.

To apply: Please fill out this form and upload your resume.

United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) - Energy Reform Communications Specialist

UNMAS is seeking a strong candidate for Nairobi based position. Responsibilities include working with Senior Communications Advisor to coordinate the design and delivery of communications strategy as well as targeted capacity building for local counterparts and conducting/managing quantitative and qualitative research to determine stakeholder and public understanding and attitudes toward energy-related transactions and policy reform.

To apply: Please contact Alex Maisuradze at as soon as possible.


Pencils of Promise - Development Manager, New York

Pencils of Promise (POP) is seeking a Development Manager to join its team and support the fundraising efforts. The Development Manager reports to the Associate Director of Development and is responsible for activities that identify, secure, nurture and engage POP’s mid-level individual, corporate and institutional donors.

To apply: Please email or visit their job page.

Internship Opportunities


Human Rights Watch - Spring 2014 Intern, Children's Rights Division

The Children's Rights Division (CRD) of Human RIghts Watch (HRW) is seeking an intern to work on it's contribution to the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA).

Application deadline: January 17, 2014

To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume/Curriculum Vitae, short unedited writing sample of not more than 5 pages, and names and contact details of three professional references via email to under the subject heading: "Spring 2014 Intern Application:" For more information, please visit here


UNAIDS - Spring 2014 Internship, Various Locations

UNAIDS is looking for new Spring 2014 interns. Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree and be enrolled in graduate studies. Qualified applicants will have excellent communication skills, be able to work in teams, and be willing to become an enthusiastic member of the organization.

For more information and to apply: Please visit the job posting.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2014


International Justice Project - Communications/Social Media Internship, New Jersey

The International Justice Project is a non-profit organization focused on advancing human rights through law. They are currently looking for interns to assist with the growth and development of their social media, website, and other communications. Interns will work with senior and other staff to develop priorities for communications, social media, and website strategy.

Application deadline: February 1, 2014

Save the Children UK - Senior Education Advisor - Education in Emergencies Breakthrough

Save the Children International has established thematic ‘Global Initiatives’ to support work in priority themes, including an Education Global Initiative. 'The Education Global Initiative provides the framework for our education programmes, policy and advocacy work across all Save the Children national members and country offices. The Education Global Initiative coordinates networking and collaboration to promote breakthroughs in literacy, ECCD, education in emergencies and conflict, and education for youth empowerment, to which this post will contribute. The Education Global Initiative has two principal areas of focus – breakthroughs: literacy and education in emergencies (EiE).

Application deadline: February 3, 2014

To apply: Please visit their website

Global Coalition to Protect Education from attack – Program and Communications Officer

The Program and Communications Officer, under the supervision of the Director, will contribute to the implementation and development of GCPEA’s four main initiatives: strengthening monitoring and reporting of attacks on education; developing norms and accountability mechanisms related to these attacks; addressing attacks on higher education; and promoting field programs and policies to prevent and respond to attacks. Each initiative has a working group that develops and implements a work-plan to achieve the goals of the initiative. Each working group consists of representatives from a number of GCPEA member organizations.

Application deadline: February 4, 2014

To apply and for more information: Please visit their website


American Civil Liberties Union - Women's Rights Project Summer 2014 Legal Internship, New York

The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking legal interns for the Women’s Rights Project of the ACLU’s National Office in New York City. This is a full-time internship that offers interns the opportunity to work on all aspects of litigation. Interns will conduct legal and policy research, draft memoranda, affidavits, and briefs, and support the preparation of expert and fact witnesses for courtroom testimony, in addition to other tasks.

Application deadline: February 8, 2014

To apply: Applicants should send a letter of interest, a resume, the names and telephone numbers of three references, an unofficial transcript, and a legal writing sample of no more than ten pages in length to

Partners In Health - Summer 2014 Internship Program

PIH’s summer internship program is an excellent opportunity for a small number of young leaders and innovators to contribute, learn, and grow in their commitment to the movement for global health equity. The program, based in PIH’s Boston office, runs from June 9 to August 1, 2014.

Each intern will complete projects or support a core function of the organization, in collaboration with staff mentors. Examples of past intern projects range from developing campaign materials for grassroots community organizing to working with our Electronic Medical Records team to improve patient data collection.

Application deadline: February 14, 2014

To apply: Please visit their website

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Refugees International – Peacekeeping Spring 2014 Internship, Washington, D.C.

Refugees International looks for interns on a semester basis in a variety of departments, one of which is Peacekeeping. The Peacekeeping Intern provides support to the RI Peacekeeping program and helps conduct research and facilitates communication between RI and the PEP (Partnership for Effective Peacekeeping) community. Responsibilities may include updating and maintaining the PEP website; sending out announcements of events; compiling weekly PEP news clips; monitoring security conditions in focus countries; and posting monthly reports to the PEP website.

Application date: March 15, 2014

To apply: Please first complete this questionnaire and then forward your resume, cover letter, brief writing sample (2-5 pages), and list of 3 references to Your cover letter should clearly indicate the semester you are available and your internship of interest.

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Watchlist– Monitoring and Reporting Internship
Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict is seeking an intern to work 15 to
20 hours/week from January 2014 through May 2014, with the possibility of extension.

Application deadline: Rolling basis

To apply and for more information: Please click here Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please email your cover letter, 
résumé, and a writing sample to: 
Dragica Mikavica, Watchlist Program Manager


Human Rights Watch - US Program Summer 2014 Internship, New York

Human Rights Watch is looking for graduate interns for Summer 2014. The intern will primarily focus on Human Rights Watch research on criminal justice, sexual violence, and immigration issues. These issues will include sentencing reform, the drug war, sexual assault in the military, and juveniles caught in the justice system. Interns may be involved in organizing and evaluating information obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests, researching international human rights standards, and reviewing fieldwork interviews.

To apply: Please email the materials listed on their website to

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Watchlist - Global Advocacy Internship, New York

Watchlist on Children & Armed Conflict is seeking qualified candidates to be Spring 2014 Interns with possibility of extension. The intern will conduct research on the practice of the Security Council and its Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict and assist in the drafting of Watchlist’s analytical reports, amidst other responsibilities.

To apply: Please send your brief cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Dragica Mikavica, Watchlist Program Manager, at

Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Unite For Sight - Volunteer Abroad Opportunity, Various Locations

Unite For Sight offers several opportunities to participate in their Volunteer Abroad Program, an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship. Volunteers participate in and learn from Unite for Sight’s talented local partner doctors who have provided care to more than 1.6 million patients living in poverty, including 70,000 sight-restoring surgeries. The local doctors are social entrepreneurs who are addressing complex public health issues, and volunteers gain a comprehensive understanding of the complexities and realities of global health.

For application instructions: Please visit this page.

Fellowships & Scholarships

Open Society Foundations – Litigation Fellow

The Open Society Justice Initiative seeks to recruit two recent law graduates or deferred junior lawyers as Litigation Fellows for a 12 month placements beginning in August 2014. Such placements provides a unique opportunity for a junior lawyer to acquire direct experience in strategic human rights litigation at a global level, preparing cases in all the regional human rights tribunals on a wide variety of legal issues.

Application deadline: January 25, 2014

To apply: Please email resume and cover letter which includes indication of funding/credit to: Include job code in subject line: LAF-OSJI. Applications should be received by 25 January 2014.


2014 Crowley Fellowship in International Human Rights

The Crowley Program in International Human Rights is dedicated to promoting human rights scholarship and advocacy at Fordham Law School and around the world. The Program’s core elements include an annual two-week fact-finding project in another country, a human rights lecture and brown bag series, a summer internship program, and student research projects involving various human rights issues. The students involved in the project participate in course work, independent research, planning and conducting the project, and related follow-up work. Applications may be submitted online to or by mail to Crowley Program in International Human Rights , Fordham University School of Law, 33 West 60th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10023.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2014

For more information: Please visit this page.

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St. Gallen Symposium – Essay Competition

Take part in the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award to qualify for participation as a «Leader of Tomorrow» in the world’s premier opportunity for intergenerational debates: The St. Gallen Symposium.

Application deadline: February 1, 2014

To apply and for more information: Visit and follow the steps here

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Palestine Works Law 2014 Fellowship

Palestine Works' vision is a Palestinian society that can enjoy the improved prospects and economic, social and political benefits of a strong economy, one powered by the development and deployment of Palestinian human capital. Their 2014 class of 20 Law Fellows will support Palestine Works' partner organizations and the Palestinian communities that they serve with over 9,000 hours of free legal work.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

To apply: Please register with the Public Service Jobs Directory.


2014 Leitner Center Summer Fellows Program

The 2014 Leitner Center Summer Fellows program enables selected students to undertake unpaid internships at international organizations, NGOs, and courts that focus on international human rights. Fellows receive stipends of $5,000 to work full-time for a minimum of ten weeks over the summer.

Application Deadline: There are two deadlines for Leitner Summer Fellows internship funding in 2014. The early decision deadline is January 3, 2014 and the general decision deadline is March 24, 2014.

For more information and application instructions: Please visit this page.

Call for Papers & Applications


Academic Council on the United Nations System - 2014 Dissertation Fellowship Award Call for Applications

The ACUNS Dissertation Fellowship Award recognizes emerging students of extraordinary potential who have reached the stage of writing an advanced graduate-level dissertation on a topic of direct and demonstrable relevance to the United Nations and/or the UN system.

To apply & submit: Please fill out this form.

Submission Deadline: January 17, 2014

4th International Conference on Building Resilience
Call for Papers

The Centre for Disaster Resilience is pleased to announce the 4th International Conference on Building Resilience, incorporating the 3rd Annual Meeting of the ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network. The event will be held at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, in the North West of England from 9th – 11th September 2014.

Industry practitioners, researchers and academics are welcome to contribute. The themes of the conference are designed to promote inter-disciplinary working and include, but are not limited to:
1. Resilience
2. Built environment
3. Communication
4. Disaster risk
5. Health and wellbeing
6. Social resilience
7. Governance
8. Education

To apply and submit: Please visit the Build Resilience Website.

Submission Deadline for Abstracts: January 31, 2014

Submission Deadline for Full Papers: April 4, 2014


Humanitarian Innovation Conference
Call for Papers/Panels

The Humanitarian Innovation Conference, held at Keble College next July, aims to provide a platform for discussion and debate between UN agencies, NGOs, academia, and both the public and private centers to further define the agenda for humanitarian innovation.

The Conference welcomes individual paper proposals, full panel proposals, and suggestions for alternative format (e.g. film, debate, demonstration) sessions from academics, policy-makers, and practitioners from across sectors.

For more information and submission instructions: Please click here.

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2014

Humanitarian Technology 2014 Conference
Call for Papers

"Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact" is an exciting, relevant and technically focused international conference that will explore emerging technologies that further enable global humanitarian assistance. It will take place from May 13 – 15, 2014 in Boston, MA.

Humanitarian Technology 2014 Conference Tracks:

▪ Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief
▪ Health and Disease Management
▪ Public Safety and Emergency Management
▪ Emerging Technologies
▪ International Development, Poverty Alleviation and Food Security
Water, Energy, Agriculture, Policy, Security, Education

Scientists, engineers, field workers and practitioners are invited to register and submit papers. Proceedings to be published in a dedicated journal issue by Elsevier.

For more information: Please visit their website.

Submission Deadline for Papers: January 31, 2014


American University Academy on Human Rights & Humanitarian Law - Human Rights Essay Award

Hosted by American University, this annual competition seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. Awardees receive a full scholarship to attend the Program of Advanced Studies of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Articles may be published in the American University International Law Review.

Please visit their website for information regarding eligibility and submission.

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2014

IIHA Humanitarian Programs

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International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA 40)
New York, June 2013

International Humanitarian Affairs Minor: The IIHA has established the International Humanitarian Affairs Minor, available to undergraduate students at Fordham College Lincoln Center and Rose Hill. This interdisciplinary minor offers students a comprehensive understanding of issues central to contemporary humanitarian affairs. The Minor offers an in-depth analysis of the humanitarian field, enabling students to acquire theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

For more information about the International Humanitarian Affairs Minor, please visit our website.

International Humanitarian Studies Major: In considering international responses to suffering, undergraduates in this major will draw upon a wide array of intellectual tools and academic frameworks. Ethical, moral, cultural and spiritual considerations confront logistic, economic, scientific and geo- political modes of thought in circumstances of vast complexity: violent conflict (including gender-based violence), famine and natural disaster. The major will also contribute to central aims of Fordham’s mission: research and education that assist in the alleviation of poverty, the promotion of justice and the protection of human rights as part of a cosmopolitan education that prepares students for leadership in a global society.

Masters in International Humanitarian Action (MIHA): The IIHA and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) have joined together to offer a comprehensive Master’s program that combines the experience of long-time humanitarian professionals with the academic strength of Fordham faculty. The program combines the experience of seasoned humanitarian professionals with the academic strength of Fordham faculty from the School of Law and the Graduate Schools of Business and Social Service, who provide students with the political, historical, legal and ethical contexts of past, present and future emergencies.

For more information about the Masters in International Humanitarian Action, please visit our website.

Upcoming IIHA Training Courses

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Leadership & Management in Humanitarian Action
New York, July 2013

The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University, working with external humanitarian partners, offers programs throughout the world at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Through these programs, IIHA trains students for careers in the humanitarian field by combining an academic approach with the shared practical experience of faculty, external speakers and students.

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To learn about how you can support the work of the IIHA, please email us at or
call us at +1 212-636-6294

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