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Mis/Dis-Information Program Intern

The PeaceTech Lab:
PeaceTech Lab is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization 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.
PeaceTech Lab’s work surrounding mis/dis-information involves policy analysis, fundraising support, and the implementation of an International Panel on the Information Environment (IPIE). The IPIE is 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. More information about our work in this area can be found at
Job Description:
The PeaceTech Lab is seeking a paid Mis/Dis-Information Program Intern whose work will focus on, but not be limited to, the following categories related to the Lab and the IPIE: 
  • Writing & Research
  • Scheduling & Organization
  • Social Media
  • Website
Sample Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Compile scientific research and literature reviews from international experts working on mis/dis-information in support of the strategic direction of the IPIE;
  • Conduct research into potential key stakeholders from the policy, diplomatic, scientific, tech, and philanthropic communities;
  • Support meetings between PeaceTech Lab’s CEO and high-profile stakeholders by preparing briefing materials, talking points, and biographies;
  • Help coordinate logistics for high-level meetings and conferences related to the IPIE;
  • Draft and post content on the Lab’s social media channels, with oversight from Lab leadership;
  • Maintain PeaceTech Lab’s website;
  • Provide support to the IPIE communications team, as necessary.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Be a graduate or undergraduate student studying international relations, political science, history, journalism, or a similar field;
  • Have prior experience studying, researching, or working on mis/dis-information and/or international organizations;
  • Have excellent research and professional writing ability;
  • Possess the ability to be agile and operate in a high-paced environment with multiple priorities;
  • Ability to apply an attention to detail in their work;
  • Have experience conducting outreach with superb professional communication skills;
  • Have experience in event planning including, including compiling schedules and briefing materials, preparing logistics for events and formal meetings, and coordinating live virtual meetings;
  • Have an interest in learning more about mis/dis-information and the international organization system;
  • Have a passion for using technology, data analytics, and media tools to advance social justice and peacebuilding efforts.
Compensation & Timeline:
This internship will begin as soon as possible and will continue through August/September 2023, with the option for extension to the end of 2023. This position requires a commitment of 20 hours per week, with more hours preferable. This position is paid at $15-22/hr (depending on experience and academic advancement) and will be completely remote, with occasion opportunity for in-person meetings.
How to Apply:
Please send your cover letter, a resume, and brief writing sample (no longer than 800 words; however, it may be an excerpt from a longer piece of writing) to with the subject line First Name_Last Name_Misinformation Intern Application. You may also apply through the HandShake website with these materials.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, therefore we recommend eligible candidates apply as soon as possible. We will reach out directly to successful candidates to schedule interviews. If selected for the interview process, we may ask you to complete a brief skills test.