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Offer: Year-Long Paid International Education Program/Communications Fellowship, One Voice, NY

Call for Applications: Year-Long Paid IEP/Communications Fellowship

OneVoice is seeking a creative graduate student or recent graduate to work as a communications fellow in our New York office. This fellow will work under the purview of the International Education Program and the communications department.

Maintaining offices in Ramallah, Tel Aviv, London and New York, OneVoice is an international grassroots movement which aims to amplify the voice of the majority of Israelis and Palestinians who wish to end the conflict. Through youth leadership training, town hall meetings, and mobilization across Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, OneVoice works to build popular consensus for the two-state solution and demand accountability from elected representatives. OneVoice supports a negotiated, comprehensive agreement between Israel and Palestine that ends the occupation, ensures security and peace for both sides, and solves all final-status issues in accordance with international law and previous bilateral agreements.

The OneVoice International Education Program (IEP) was founded six years ago in response to growing polarization across U.S. campuses and communities regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Through speaking tours, trainings, and membership-building, OneVoice aims to bring diverse U.S. students together in support of mutual understanding and conflict resolution. Building on these programs, OneVoice maintains sustainable networks of students and community members throughout the U.S.

Fellows will be required to complete the following tasks:

Build and grow an online community on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks of U.S. student advocates for OneVoice and the two-state solution;
Significantly expand the digital and social media presence of OneVoice among U.S. university students.
Analyze news from Israel and Palestine on a daily basis and create discussion topics for university students;
Create action plans and tool-kits for university students to lead an informed and productive conversation on their campuses regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and diffuse polarization;
Craft bi-weekly “call to action” e-mail blasts that are uniquely tailored to current affairs for our 3,500+ student network;
Pitch IEP events to student, local, and national media;
Follow university newspapers closely to track affairs on campuses regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and coordinate with campus leaders to submit op-eds when outbreaks of polarization occur.

Required skills:

B.A. or M.A. in journalism, international affairs, Middle East studies, conflict resolution, or a related field (current graduate students preferred);
Deep knowledge of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (field experience in the Middle East a plus);
Ability to execute outreach activities that demonstrate sensitivity to diverse religious, ethnic, and political communities;
Ability to take initiative and generate creative and innovative content with minimal supervision;
Excellent command of social media tools;
Excellent research and writing skills;
Ability to work for a minimum of 25 hours per week

Preferred skills and experience:

Arabic and/or Hebrew language skills;
Training in conflict resolution, mediation, or dialogue;
Experience with community or campus organizing;
Advocacy experience

Candidates must be able to work from September 2011 – May 2012. Applicants who are available to start earlier than September 2011 will be given special preference. Fellows will be offered a generous living stipend commensurate with experience and qualifications.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, 2-page writing sample, and the names and telephone numbers of two professional references to Rachel Steinberg, International Education Program manager at Rachel@OneVoiceMovement.org.

We will contact only those candidates whose professional experience and background meet our requirements. No phone inquiries please.

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