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Programs Internship
Date inactive: 5/3/2013

Name Of Requesting Organization: Move This World

Address: 1330 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314

Website: www.movethisworld.org

Contact Person: Katie McFarland/U.S. Program Manager

Organization Description: Move This World (MTW) is a global nonprofit that uses creative movement as a vehicle to transform conflict, violence and bullying in communities. MTW focuses specifically on empowering individuals with the necessary skills to identify emotions within themselves, be empathetic in their interactions with others, and act as change agents in their communities. Our hallmark program is an innovative, evidence-based curriculum that engages students Pre-K-12 in movement-based activities that promote empathy, mediation skills, diversity appreciation, anger management, and conflict transformation. In this way, MTW fosters cumulative skill building that grows with the individual and produces measurable impact. Using MTW's holistic approach, we engage students, families, educators, administrators, and communities with targeted programs that promote social change through the art of movement. Move This World was recently named a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, a Youth Leader by the Inter-American Development Bank and awarded a Cordes Fellowship at the Opportunity Collaboration. We are building a movement of intercultural exchange in peacebuilding and violence prevention through dance. Move This World hubs share best practices in conflict transformation and social and emotional learning as part of the global PeaceMover network. Our program is creative, dynamic, completely movement-based and evaluated, and adaptable to specific cultures, communities and contexts. We envision a world where creative movement redefines how we build cultures of peace in schools. We offer: The ability to spend your time on high-impact work that is already defining the future of movement-based peace education A fun, talented team that empowers you and gives you the freedom to be creative and help shape the organization

When Is Internship: Summer

Description Of Internship: Responsibilities for Programs Intern: Research new potential partners (Including schools, universities, private companies, etc.) in respective hubs Provide PeaceMover facilitator support in classrooms via best practice sharing portal. This includes observation of classrooms and note-taking Research relevant area-specific literature for PeaceMover resources, and newsletter content Utilization of SalesForce Software Compile, maintain and report program evaluation information Assist Staff with other intermittent projects throughout the internship Curricular Research PeaceMover Community Building Assist in the planning and execution of PeaceMover trainings

Qualifications: Local student in the field pursuing a BA or advanced degree Strong communication skills, both verbal and written Acute attention to detail A self-starter and problem solver Strong independence and ability to take initiative in project follow-through Area-specific experience through coursework or professional opportunities Proven leadership experience High ability to think creatively and critically A MTW Disclaimer All of our positions require individuals with an entrepreneurial mind who are able to navigate ambiguity, take matters into their own hands, take risks, learn things they dont know, and do whatever it takes to get the job done. That might mean working until midnight with the team, reading hundreds of PeaceMover applications, helping coordinate our Global Training Summit, dancing your booty off, crunching numbers in Excel, and going out of your way to share the MTW story with the world.

Rate Of Pay: Unpaid

Application Procedures: Application Procedure by May 3, 2013 Apply by sending an email to wecan@movethisworld.org with subject line 2013 Summer Internship - Your Name - Type of Internship (Programs, Social Media, etc.) Attach your resume and a letter to us describing why you want to join our team this semester.