Career Ideas

AddressingOppThere are of course a lot of relevant places you can find relevant work opportunities in the broad field of social justice, in relation to conflict, peace and human rights.  ISS has recently started providing more information on this for its prospective and current students, as well as alumni, through an ISS page for Careers in Facebook!

For those able to subscribe to this, there are linked job sites available for a little extra cost: Political Jobs, Ethical Jobs and Policy Jobs

useful background document on jobs in Conflict and Peace issues, has been provided by the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and another by The Idealist website, or this visual representation of possible lines of peace and conflict work from Jean Paul Lederach and Katie Mansfield of the Kroc Institute at Notre Dame University in the US.  And here are some tips for CV writing in this field.  

Find below a list of job sites in the conflict and peace studies field, as well as a list of organizations and current job and internships openings.



Job sites:  (leading development job portal providing information on jobs in NGOs, International Development Agencies, UN Agency and many other vacancies from Not-For-Profit organization)

Overseas Development Institute  (ODI)

Developmentaid jobs site 

American University (Mediation and Peace-related work)

United Nations career site

Asylum Access (international human rights nonprofit)

Human Rights Jobs  (partly-free, partly-paying service)

H-Net Job Guide (Humanities and Social Science Online)

Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN)

RELIEFWEB ( Jobs in International Non-profits and UN)

IDEALIST (Primarily Jobs in International and Domestic Non-profits)



Netherlands-based organizations:

ZOA  (International relief and recovery organization)

Transition International (TI)

PAX (Works together in (post) conflict areas to build just and peaceful societies across the globe)

Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)

The Hague Institute for Global Justice

United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY Peacebuilders)



Other Organizations:

Conciliation Resources  (Independent organisation working with people in conflict to prevent violence and build peace based in London)


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Conflict and Peace Studies is a specialization within the Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies MA Major in Development Studies. This blog provides a platform for discussion for researchers, students and others interested in this field of studies. The blog is administered by the Conflict and Peace Studies teaching team.

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