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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC)

Location: Sarajevo

Organization Description: PCRC is dedicated to restoring a culture of peace and preventing violent conflict in the Western Balkans by creating, implementing and supporting unconventional and innovative approaches to peace education, post-conflict research, human rights and transitional justice. They strive for a society where people no longer perceive diversity as a source of conflict, but as the basis for prosperity. website

Peacebuilding Intern

Duration: Internship duration is from early May to early August, for a minimum of 6 weeks. A flexible start date is available.

Number of Positions: 1

Responsibilities:

  • Undertake program-specific research
  • Assist with content creation and curation on social media channels
  • Attend special events on PCRC’s behalf
  • Coordinate logistics for summer programs and other special projects as applicable

Compensation:

  • Unpaid
  • Transportation costs are covered for coordinated field visits outside of Sarajevo
  • Company will help intern to find housing, if desired

Language Requirements:

  • English only. Any second language is welcomed, but not required.

Desired Skills/Specialties:

  • Strong writing skills
  • Research experience
  • Creativity

This internship would meet the eligibility requirements for the Samo Alajbegovic Fellowship.

War Childhood Museum

Location: Sarajevo

Organization Description: The War Childhood Museum (WCM) is the world's only museum exclusively focused on the experience of growing up affected by war. It serves as a platform for people whose childhoods have been affected by armed conflicts, to share and exchange their experiences. Currently, the WCM holds a collection of 4,000 crowd-sourced objects and accompanying stories originating from the 1992-1995 Bosnian War and other conflict-affected countries, as well as more than 150 hours of video testimonies. The Museum’s innovative approaches to peace and empathy-building, as well as its commitment to celebrating the resilience of children garnered the attention of academic institutions and media outlets from New York City to Tokyo. After just one year of operation, the WCM has been awarded one of the most prestigious awards in the museum industry, The Council of Europe Museum Prize for 2018, under the European Museum of the Year Scheme. website

Collections Management Intern

Responsibilities:

  • Documentation of objects acquisitioned by the Museum
  • Writing condition reports
  • Assisting with packing of the objects
  • Assisting with organization of research documents

Intern works with the Collections Manager on a regular basis and with other members of the Archive Department. The tasks listed above are evenly distributed during the day.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an archive (preferably)
  • Detail-oriented
  • Organizational skills
  • Reliability
  • Punctuality

Language Requirements: English only

Internship Dates: If offered the position, interns and their supervisor will decide on specific internship dates between May and August for a minimum of 6 weeks. Interns will work between 25 and 40 hours/week.

Additional Information: This position is eligible for the Samo Alajbegović Fellowship. All costs related to living in Sarajevo during the internship are the responsibility of the interns (food, transport and housing). Living costs in BiH are relatively modest. A monthly allowance of approximately 600 -700 USD can easily cover all those costs.

Number of Positions Available: 1

Museum Education and Social Media Intern

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with development of interactive materials to be used during the visit of the exhibition
  • Assist with development of educational workshops for children and youth
  • Assist with website management
  • Assist with social media management
  • Track social media metrics

Intern works with the Museum Educator and with Social Media Manager on a regular basis. The tasks listed above are evenly distributed during the week according to the field of work.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in working with vulnerable groups, particularly children
  • Research skills
  • Previous experience with social media management
  • Organizational skills
  • Communication skills
  • Reliability
  • Punctuality


Language Requirements: English only. Knowledge of German, Italian, French, Mandarin, or Spanish may be helpful in translating printed educational materials for visitors. If interns wish to assist in this area, they should be on at least B2 level (advanced or native level) to ensure that material translations are of high quality.

Internship Dates: If offered the position, interns and their supervisor will decide on specific internship dates between May and August for a minimum of 6 weeks. Interns will work between 25 and 40 hours/week.

Additional Information: This position is eligible for the Samo Alajbegović Fellowship. All costs related to living in Sarajevo during the internship are the responsibility of the interns (food, transport and housing). Living costs in BiH are relatively modest. A monthly allowance of approximately 600 -700 USD can easily cover all those costs.

Number of Positions Available: 1