Dance 4 Peace is now recruiting for our Fall 2012 Internship Program in Washington, DC and New York City!

We are looking for programmatic, communications, and social media interns.

Dance 4 Peace ( is an innovative, global nonprofit that uses dance to inspire youth to be leaders and peacemakers in their communities.

Dance 4 Peace is an innovative global nonprofit that prevents violence and bullying and transforms conflict in schools and communities through dance and creative movement. Our curriculum promotes empathy, mediation skills, anger management, and conflict transformation to instill social and emotional competencies for peace. Through school and community center partnerships, Dance 4 Peace connects communities in the United States in Baltimore, Newark, New York City and Washington DC and internationally in Colombia, Germany, and the Philippines to share intercultural stories of peace. Our vision is to ignite global social change through the art of movement, and as such both our curriculum and evaluation system are completely movement-based. To date, Dance 4 Peace has worked with over 5,441 youth in nine cities on four continents.

Dance 4 Peace 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. Dance 4 Peace 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

Responsibilities for Program Intern in Washington, DC or NYC:

  • Support two-day training on Dance 4 Peace curriculum and implementation best practices the weekend of September 21st - 23rd
  • Research new potential partners (Including schools, universities, private companies, etc.)  in DC metro area, NJ, Baltimore, and NY
  • Provide PeaceMover facilitator support in classrooms via best practice sharing portal. This includes observation of classrooms and note-taking
  • Research relevant peace education and arts education literature for PeaceMover Training Site, and newsletter content
  • Compile, maintain and report program evaluation information on a weekly basis to assess strengths and areas for improvement
  • Integration of gmail accounts and client management software
  • Assist U.S. Program Manager, U.S. Program Coordinator, Baltimore Program Coordinator, Director of Operations, and CEO on daily tasks

Responsibilities for Communications Intern in Washington, DC or NYC:

  • Support  training on Dance 4 Peace curriculum and implementation best practices in the weekend of September 21st - 23rd
  • Manage and organize audiovisual media to demonstrate classroom activities as well as maintaining external communications files
  • Manage the communications calendar by fielding  and organizing all emails regarding pictures, videos and/or another social media.
  • Create and manage a monthly newsletter for internal circulation (D4P and board members)
  • Create and manage a monthly newsletter for sponsor circulation (donors, sponsors, followers, etc.)
  • Research new outlets and utilize innovative communication and social media  techniques to most effectively promote and share the impact of D4P.

Responsibilities for Social Media Intern in Washington, DC or NYC:

  • Support  training on Dance 4 Peace curriculum and implementation best practices in the weekend of September 21st - 23rd
  • Manage the D4P Twitter account, Facebook, YouTube, Hoosuite, and other social media outlets - this is how we spread the word about Dance 4 Peace
  • Update blog weekly with PM stories, Staff stories, pictures and videos according to the blog schedule.
  • Mobilize movement and support within the internal community through our social media outlets. This may pertain to grant contests, particular messages we want to share, or other D4P happenings
  • Research new outlets and utilize innovative communication and social media  techniques to most effectively promote and share the impact of D4P.


  • 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

Application Procedure by Wednesday August 22nd:
Apply by sending an email to with subject line “2012 Fall  Internship - Your Name - Location - Type of Internship (Choose Programs, Communications, or Social Media”, resume, and a letter to us describing why you want to join our team this semester. ***Please specify in the subject your location and which type of internship you are interested in.

A D4P 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 don’t 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 D4P story with the world.

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