On Earth Peace Internship

Categories Internship/Fellowship
Organization On Earth Piece
Location Various locations
Job Description

On Earth Peace helps you build peace…in yourself, family, church, community, nation, and world. Our professional staff and network of experienced volunteers provide skills, support, and spiritual foundations for overcoming violence with the power of love, through a range of powerful programs of training and accompaniment. Although we are an agency of the Church of the Brethren, we are an independent peace mission that works with all kinds of groups including schools, churches, community organizations, businesses, government agencies, and others. See also our website.

On Earth Peace’s office is located in New Windsor, MD, but our staff is decentralized throughout the United States.


1.  Gain exposure to and experience in the day-to-day operations of a Jesus-inspired peacebuilding organization

  • Engage On Earth Peace’s long-term strategic perspectives.
  • Participate in achieving specific goals for your assigned program area.

2.  Gain familiarity with one field (see current project listing on our website  for details):

  • Communications and message management.
  • Organizational development.
  • Living peace church ministry.
  • Ministry of Reconciliation conflict transformation.
  • Nonviolent social change organizing and activism.
  • Youth and young adult peace formation.
  • Special projects to advance our mission.

3.  Build self-awareness of your natural strengths and areas for growth as a professional and a leader for peace and social change

  • Keep a weekly journal reflecting on your experiences (prompting questions will be provided upon request).
  • Receive specific clear feedback on performance, including areas of strength and areas for growth, from your internship supervisor.

4.  Work with your supervisor to identify and clarify personal learning goals for the internship and monitor progress on them.

5.  Explore and experiment with your spiritual leadership for peace and justice. (optional)

  • Reflect spiritually and/or theologically on your work.
  • Generate one scriptural/theological reflection on the aspect of the work of On Earth Peace in which you are involved.

Hours: Interns are expected to work 10-15 hours per week as scheduled with intern supervisor for a maximum of 200 hours per semester.


  •   Ability to work independently and remotely with minimal direct, in-person supervision.
  • Have completed at least one year of undergraduate education with some course work in fields pertaining to your internship.
  • Strong skills in written and verbal communication.
  • Fluency in using computers and online tools in your work.
  • Access to a work space that includes internet, computer, and phone. (On Earth Peace has a decentralized staff that each work from home offices.)
  • Passion for building peace and justice.
Salary This is a paid internship. On Earth Peace offers a highly competitive rate of $10/hour. Internships for credit may be considered, as approved by your college or university.
How to apply

For more information about current projects, please consult our website. 

Applications are received on a rolling basis. To apply please submit the following to:Marie Benner-Rhoades, Youth and Young Adult Peace Formation Director,via email- mrhoades@onearthpeace.org. Questions may be directed to Marie by email or phone- 607-387-3509.

Cover Letter
The cover letter should include:

  • Brief statement describing your philosophy of peacebuilding and involvement in peace work. Or…relevant experience for specific project for which you are applying.
  • Specific area(s) which you hope to work on within On Earth Peace.
  • Identify specific learning goals that you bring to this internship and how they connect with your continued education and/or work goals.
  • Describe your working style.
  • Include mailing address, email, and phone number where you can be reached.
  • Also include name of university, year in school, and major.


  • Please include relevant coursework.


  • Provide at least three references.* Two of the references must be able to share about your particular qualifications for this position. One may be a personal character reference.

*If seeking credit for this internship, please include internship professor as an additional reference.