If you are interested in summer, J-Term, Fall semester or Spring semester long internships in Amherst, or work study through one of the Five Colleges in Massachusetts, please email your resume and cover to firstname.lastname@example.org. Internships are unpaid and all positions are being fulfilled remotely at this time.
We are especially interested in working with students who want to intern with PDF through the duration of the school year.
Projects will be developed on an ongoing basis in coordination with PDF staff. Core responsibilities will include: graphic design, website management, photography and videography, social media management, researching target audiences, organizations and media outlets, conducting interviews, creating digital and written content about PDF events and partner organizations, and some archival work.
Interns working over the J-Term and in the spring semester will be involved with PDF’s Community Organizing Grants cycle, reviewing and evaluating grant applications, conducting interviews and doing research.
Other administrative or office up-keep tasks may be assigned as needed.
The Peace Development Fund (PDF) was founded in 1981 when a small group of donor activists came together with a common vision of funding social justice and peace through a public foundation. PDF was founded on the belief that lasting change will come only when a large amount of people are well informed and empowered to make change. PDF has always believed that true democratic change must take place from the bottom up. That change can only endure with citizens who are both informed and clear about what they believe.
Throughout its history, PDF has always looked at peace as just not the absence of war or militarism, but as the presence of equitable relationships among people, nations, and the environment. This understanding of peace has allowed PDF to bring a social, environmental, and economic justice perspective to its work.