Internship: Program Development at Search for Common Ground (SFCG)

Search for Common Ground (SFCG)

Internship: Program Development at Search for Common Ground (SFCG),

Internship: Program Development at Search for Common Ground (SFCG)

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OUR MISSION End violent conflict. It’s our purpose — our call to action. Instead of tearing down an existing world, we focus on constructing a new one. We do this through a type of peacebuilding called conflict transformation. Meaning: we look to change the everyday interactions between groups of people in conflict, so they can work together t…

Internship: Program Development


  • Assist with the development of grant proposals, including but not limited to writing proposal narratives, developing theories of change, articulating program activities, drafting logical frameworks and copy-editing
  • Contribute to the development of up-to-date and accurate context statements through rigorous desk research
  • Support the development of fundraising strategies
  • Analyze calls for proposals and support the team’s pre-positioning efforts
  • Edit proposals and communications materials for clarity and precision
  • Attend conferences and policy meetings, representing the team
  • Backstop the Africa Program Development Hub and our country offices overseas on a range of logistical and administrative tasks


  • Degree in relevant subject (NOTE: undergraduates – juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates are welcome to apply; school credits can also be arranged for students with their institution)
  • Strong writing, editing and communication skills in English
  • Demonstrable interest in and knowledge of peacebuilding or international development in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • A self-starting, detail-oriented and flexible approach to tasks
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail

The following are considered desirable qualifications:

  • Working proficiency in other languages such as French, Portuguese, Somali
  • Experience working at a non-governmental organization/non-profit or similar environment
  • Practical experience in program design
  • International experience

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Search for Common Ground (SFCG) on to apply