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#Job: Apply as a writer to document the Story of Women Peace Maker

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Individuals with excellent writing and analytic skills are invited to become Peace Writers by the University of San Diego, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice to pair with Women Peace Makers 2014. The Peace Writers will be documenting the story of their partner women peace makers in the written form. Peace writers interview the women peace makers daily and document about their experience of living in conflict and building peace in their communities and nations. This is a challenging opportunity that allows the peace writers to understand the life lived at one part of the world exposing them to deeper realities.

The document produced will include narrative stories and complementary components, such as a historical summary of the conflict and a table of best practices in peace building as demonstrated by the work of the Peace Maker.

Total four Peace Writers will be selected to pair with four Peace Makers to participate in an an eight-week residency at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice in the University of San Diego.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must hold a graduate degree or should be currently enrolled in a graduate program related to peace studies, conflict analysis, human rights, international relations, gender studies, narrative writing, journalism or communications.
  • Applicant must have excellent writing and analytic skills.
  • Applicants must have experience in interviewing or interacting with others in an intercultural setting, including communicating with people for whom English is a second language.
  • Applicant must have the ability to meet regular deadlines and produce a 30 to 80-page document in 10 weeks.
  • Applicant must be willing to submit work to an institute editor and program staff for feedback and remarks.
  • Applicant must be willing to share office room with other peace writers and to work flexible hours and attend all program-related events.

Deadline: 30th May 2014

For more information, please visit Peace Writers.

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