Internship Program

Photo: Summer 2020 Intern Cohort Headshots


The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights is an organization devoted to bringing knowledge about gender to bear on the quest to end armed conflicts and build sustainable peace. Founded in 2002, and now based at the University of Massachusetts Boston, its work is a result of collaboration between scholars and researchers, as well as NGOs and international institutions such as the United Nations. Through knowledge-building workshops, conferences, publications, speaker events, and fellowship and internship programs, the Consortium generates critical new thinking and engagement on gender, war and peacebuilding, providing a necessary bridge between research, activism and policymaking.

Because we are a small, non-profit organization, our interns are integral to the successful execution of all of our core activities, from research to the management of the Consortium itself. Additionally, we see our internship program is a key part of fulfilling our mission to educate emerging scholars and professionals, so we strive to provide interns with educational opportunities and mentorship.

Open Positions:

Now accepting remote and hybrid internships for spring 2022. Applications for spring 2022 internships have a priority deadline of November 19, 2021. Applications received after Novemeber 19 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. You can email volunteer [at] to inquire if we are still accepting applications as well.

How to Apply:
1 - Complete the online information form.
2 - Submit a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 page writing sample to the Consortium's Director, Dr. Carol Cohn, at volunteer [at] 
3 - Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Dr. Carol Cohn at, volunteer [at]  These letters should come from either two professors or a professor and an employer and must be emailed directly by the recommender.

**Please note, applications will not be reviewed until all three steps have been completed. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications received, only finalists will be contacted.

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