Mis/Disinformation Projects Fall Intern
PeaceTech Lab is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization affiliated with the U.S.
Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, DC. PeaceTech Lab works with activists and partner
organizations to accelerate and scale peacebuilding efforts through the use of technology,
media, and data. From helping activists in India develop apps to combat gender violence, to
organizing a radio drama program in South Sudan that counters hate speech, and using data
analytics to assess COVID-19-related violence, PeaceTech Lab strives to reduce violent conflict
and build peaceful communities around the world.
Mis/Dis-Information Program Intern:
PeaceTech Lab’s work surrounding Mis/Dis-Information involves policy advocacy for and
practical implementation of an International Panel for the Information Environment (IPIE):
an international scientific body modeled after the IPCC with the goal of producing regular
scientific assessments on the state of the information environment, the effects of
mis/dis-information on economies, societies, and individuals, and potential solutions to this
crisis. Therefore, the PeaceTech Lab is seeking an excellent writer with the ability to quickly research, write impactful documents, and send them to stakeholders in a strategic manner. Additionally, the Mis/Dis-Information Program Intern will play a vital role in PeaceTech Lab’s efforts to create the IPIE, including assisting with planning for the Panel’s chartering meeting in September. The intern will conduct research, support engagements with key stakeholders, and provide event planning support. More information about our work in this area can be found here.
Details: This internship will begin as soon as possible and will continue approximately through early December, 2022 with the possibility of extension contingent upon performance and organizational needs. This position requires a commitment of approximately 15 hrs per week. This position is paid at $15/hr and will be completely remote.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Mis/Dis-Information Programs Intern will:
● Help coordinate logistics for high-level meetings and conferences related to this
● Produce weekly briefings on the “misinformation ecosystem” by summarizing news
events, research projects, policy proposals, etc. related to misinformation;
● Create in-depth research briefs on international organizations such as the IPCC to discern best practices and lessons learned regarding the creation of an IPIE;
● Conduct research into potential key stakeholders from the policy, diplomatic, scientific,
tech, and philanthropic communities and create topical biographies for such individuals;
● Support meetings between PeaceTech Lab’s CEO and high-profile stakeholders by
preparing briefing materials, talking points, and biographies;
● Compile scientific research and literature reviews from international experts working on
mis/dis-information and begin developing a database of scientists and research on the
The ideal candidate will:
● Have excellent research and professional writing ability
● Be an undergraduate or graduate student studying international relations, political
science, history, journalism, or a similar field, with a particular interest in candidates with
prior experience studying, researching, or working on mis/dis-information and/or
● Have an interest in learning more about mis/dis-information and the UN ecosystem.
● Have a passion for international affairs, conflict resolution, and international
● Have experience in conducting outreach and superb professional communication
● Have experience in event planning including: compiling schedules and briefing
materials,preparing logistics for events and formal meetings, and coordinating live virtual
● Have a passion for using technology, data analytics, and media tools to advance social
justice and peacebuilding efforts.
To Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume that highlights your writing experience, and brief writing sample (no longer than 800 words; however, may be an excerpt from a longer piece of writing) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line First Name_Last Name_Misinformation Intern Application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, therefore we recommend eligible candidates to apply as soon as possible. We will directly reach out to successful candidates to schedule interviews.