Conflict Resolution

Job Search Sites

Alliance for Conflict Transformation 
Maintains the ACT Forums, one of the premier resources to find training, scholarship, conference and employment opportunities in the peace and conflict resolution and related fields throughout the world.

Site for positions, networking and staying informed about the field of international development. Focuses primarily on mid to senior level positions in leading consulting firms and larger NGOs.

Lists jobs in development, humanitarian relief and related fields around the world.

One of the leading non-profit sites that provides information on jobs, scholarships, conferences and events in diverse fields (including some in peace and conflict resolution)

IGC PeaceNet

Network of main US-based development and humanitarian organizations. Also publishes weekly update of jobs in the field.

International Jobs
Online site and publication listing jobs in international development and related sectors (see Career Connection homepage for username and password).

Frequently updated site of worldwide positions in development, humanitarian relief and related fields.
Premier site for careers in the Federal Government

Professional Associations

Associate for Conflict Resolution 
Network of conflict resolution practitioners from many sectors with local chapters around the country. Also features working subgroups on many topics (international, mediation, etc.) Organizes annual conference that attracts over 1,000 people.

American Political Science Association – Conflict Processes Section

American Sociological Association – Peace, War & Social Conflict Section

National Association for Community Mediation 
Leading network of community based mediators/mediation centers

International Peace Research Association

Peace and Justice Association 
Small network of educators focused on peace and social issues. Organizes annual conference in the U.S. Also publishes a guide to Peace Studies/Conflict Resolution Programs around the world.

Society for International Development 
Member based organization which promotes study and dialogue of issues related to international development (including peace and conflict). Organizes annual career event, talks, conferences, etc.

United Nations Association of the National Capital Area 
Network of individuals interested in international issues. Organizes regular events, mentoring opportunities, etc.

Women in International Security 
Member based organization of women involved in international affairs. Organizes regular events, member only conferences, and career resources


AFB Peace Research Index The Arbeitsstelle Friedensforschung Bonn (AFB)/Peace Research Information Unit Bonn (PRIUB) is a national and international peace and conflict research transfer center.

ACCORD: leading African-based (South-Africa) conflict resolution organization, conducts work throughout the region. Publishes Conflict Trends—a magazine about conflicts in Africa.

Alliance for Peacebuilding: main network of leading U.S. non-profit and academic peace and conflict resolution organizations. Organizes occasional events and links to all partner organizations.

Beyond Intractability: a free knowledge base on more constructive approaches to destructive conflict.

Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers

Conciliation Resources: a UK-based organization. Publishes in-depth reports on conflicts around the world.

Conflict and Community Development Program: a program of the World Bank Office in Indonesia. Has reports, publications, and materials on conflict assessments, evaluations, case studies and more.

Conflict sensitivity: online publication reviews conflict sensitive programming, interaction of conflict development, etc. Cooperative effort of several UK based and local peacebuilding organizations.

CR Info: one of the most comprehensive sites for information on all aspects of conflict resolution regarding training, graduate programs, publications, etc.

European Platform for Conflict Prevention and Transformation: European based organization that conducts policy research and publishes directories on conflicts and conflict resolution initiatives worldwide. Organizes occasional conferences.

Human Rights Watch: is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

Human Security Research Project: a daily and monthly online compilation of significant new human security-related research published by university research institutes, thinks tanks, IGOs, NGOs, the media and the interested public.

INCORE: a UN affiliated research institute. Conducts research and training. Website includes conflict profiles for many regions of the world.

Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy

International Crisis Group: conducts policy research and advocacy on conflict zones worldwide.

International Alert: UK Based peace building organization. Conducts practice, research and advocacy on many issues including business and conflict, gender and conflict.

Partners for Democratic Change: US based conflict organization with 10 partner organizations around the world.

Search for Democratic Change: US based conflict resolution organization operating in over 15 countries.

U.S. Agency for International Development- Conflict Management and Mitigation Office: responsible for mainstreaming and integrating conflict management and mitigation programming into USAID programming

United States Institute of Peace: US government funded research/practice institution. Has weekly public events on current topics related to peace and conflict resolution, occasional conferences and a wealth of free publications/resources.

War-Torn Societies Project: UN-sponsored project, conducts applied research on working in conflict regions.

World Bank Conflict Reconstruction and Development Unit: conducts research and develops policy for World Bank programming.

Women Waging Peace: leading organization conducting advocacy and research on role of women in peace building throughout the world.

Volunteer Opportunities in Peace and Conflict Resolution and Related Fields

Brethren Volunteer Services
Offers a large number of volunteer opportunities in the US and abroad related to peace and other fields.

Offers many online opportunities to volunteer focused on development and related fields.

Peace Corps
Offers a variety of two year paid volunteer positions throughout the world.

Student Partnerships Worldwide
Offers volunteer opportunities for students in Asia and Africa

Transitions Abroad
Magazine dedicated to international study, employment and volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Abroad
Online resource and guide for international volunteer opportunities

Volunteers for Peace
Offers short-term volunteer opportunities worldwide

Employers in Conflict Resolution

American-Mideast Education & Training Services
American Civil Liberties Union
American Friends Service Committee
Amnesty International
Carter Center
Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Catholic Relief Services
Center for War/Peace Studies
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
The Fund for Peace
The Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution
Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy
Institute for Policy Studies
Institute for World Affairs
International Alert
International Crisis Group
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
National Peace Foundation
Mercy Corps 
Non-Violence International
Peace Brigades International
Peace Makers Trust
Peace Vox
Search for Common Ground
US Institute of Peace
The United Nations
The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
Woodrow Wilson International Center
World Policy Institute


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