Volunteer Programs

The Embodying Peace Fellowship

The Fellowship runs three times year. Applications are released at least a month before the cycle begins.

  • October – December
  • February – May
  • June – August

What is the Fellowship? 

  • “Impact/Build Skills”: intern remotely with a peacebuilding initiative for 3 or 6 months and gain experience in an array of nonprofit skills.
  • “Knowledge”: acquire fluency in the state of civil society peacebuilding through our cutting-edge curriculum and biweekly cohort meetings for 3 months.
  • “Network”: connect with Fellows from around the world, EP’s facilitators and mentors, and activists in Israel-Palestine.

Who is it For? 

Anyone who is eager to contribute to peacebuilding in Israel-Palestine as part of a diverse Fellowship cohort and global volunteer network.

Our Fellows typically are in their 20s and are students at the undergraduate or graduate level—from all over the world.

Time Commitment

Fellows devote 5 – 15 hours per week on their internship projects. Additional time commitments over three months include:

  • Bi-weekly 1.5 hr cohort gatherings (10.5 hrs total)
  • Weekly 30-min check-ins with NGO internship coordinator (6 hrs total)
  • Monthly survey (0.75 hr)
  • Exit interview (0.75 hr)
  • Total = 18 hrs

EP's role is crucial. Its innovative approach of building a network and coordinating volunteering opportunities throughout various organizations not only directly assists peacebuilding, but also helps organizations on the ground in terms of logistics, saving money (i.e. provides dedicated volunteers), and knowledge and expertise

Adi NassarSpring ‘21 Fellow @ 50:50 Startups

Being able to connect with my cohort on a deeper level through the vulnerability of our activist stories exposed me to the resiliency of change makers and peace builders. I found power within my fellowship community that has further crafted my voice to become an agent of change on a local and (hopefully someday) international scale.

Emily KenwardSummer ’20 Fellow @ Siraj Center

Not only does the fellowship offer valuable professional ties and entry-points to Israel/Palestine peacebuilding, it also means becoming part of an inspiring network of like-minded individuals from around the world dedicated to peace and understanding.

Moritz HaegiSpring ‘21 Fellow @ Water Resources Action Project

It might sometimes feel hard when you are not present in the country to realise the impact you have with working remote - but I would say every support counts and most peacebuilding NGOs will appreciate every support that makes their daily business easier. Even small things you can do remotely - up to large project you can also do remotely - can have a huge impact.

Julia SchrieberSpring ‘21 Fellow @ Amal-Tikva

The Fellowship Curriculum

  • Module 1: “Youth, Trauma, & $250 million: What Propels Peacebuilding?”
  • Module 2: “The Oslo Accords: Seeds of Peace Activism”
  • Module 3: “People-to-People (P2P)  Programs: The Face of Oslo-era Peacebuilding”
  • Module 4: “Evaluating the Efficacy of P2P Programs”
  • Module 5: “Anti-normalization: A Critique and Challenge to P2P Peacebuilding”
  • Module 6: “Redefining Peacebuilding in a Post-Oslo Era: The Case of Uninational Palestinian Efforts”
  • Module 7: ““Building the Field of Peacebuilding for Today”