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Internships in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Post-Conflict Research Centre

City: Sarajevo

Internship Dates: June 17 - August 18, 2024

Number of Opening(s): 2

About the Organization: Post-conflict Research Centre (PCRC) is a non-government organization whose mission is to cultivate an environment for sustainable peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and the greater Balkan region using creative multimedia projects and scientific research that foster tolerance, moral courage, mutual understanding, and positive change. More broadly, PCRC is committed to fostering a society where diversity is a basis for prosperity rather than a source of conflict and where human rights are respected. Together with Professor Sabina Cehajic-Clancy, it conducts various research projects in the field of intergroup reconciliation, most recently “Ordinary Heroes.”

Work Description: 

  • Balkan Diskurs Articles and PCRC Blog Posts: Interns experienced/interested in writing will be responsible for writing articles for PCRC’s Balkan Diskurs online platform or PCRC's Blog throughout their internship. Balkan Diskurs is a regional multimedia network of writers, bloggers, multimedia artists, and activists who came together in response to the lack of objective, relevant, invigorating, independent regional media. 
  • Annual Summer School Organization: a week-long educational event organized every July at the Srebrenica Memorial Center for youth activists, artists, and students (ages 18 – 30) from the Western Balkan countries and the world. By engaging youth in a series of masterclasses, keynote speeches, and workshops, the school aims to contribute to learning and critical thinking around the subjects of dealing with the past, transitional justice, and prevention of genocides and mass atrocities.
  • Social Media Content Creation: Interns will be responsible for contributing to PCRC’s social media. The main focus will be on our intern-run TikTok page, @pcrc_youth. Interns take charge entirely with TikTok, from proposing ideas, filming, editing, and posting. We have found that a solid, youth-led social media assists us in reaching other youth in the area and beyond. This also will include graphic design for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter posts, as well as contributing to our new annual Intern newsletter.
  • Contributing to PCRC’s Research and Evaluation Initiatives: We are engaged in several research projects with regional and international partners that focus on how different mechanisms, contexts, systems, and structures enable or inhibit the culture of peace in BiH, the Western Balkans, and ultimately, in a global context. Our research aims to bolster knowledge of successes and failures in the field of peacebuilding and reconciliation

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Student Spotlight

Emma Smith

International Relations, Human Rights Minor, '21

Post-Conflict Research Center, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

"I had the opportunity to interview people from NGOs throughout the region that focus on intergroup reconciliation and peace education. It was incredibly gratifying and humbling to talk to civil society actors that work in this realm and learn about the impact their organizations have on their communities. I’ve truly appreciated their willingness to share their successes and their obstacles, both professionally and on a more personal level with their experiences from the war."

Matthew Zheng

Fem, Gen, & Sex Studies, '21

Post-Conflict Research Center, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

"During my project, I applied Dr. Cehajic-Clancy’s groundbreaking moral exemplar theory onto identity fusion theory — in other words, testing whether exposure to stories of moral exemplars would have effects on identity self-categorization. While in Bosnia I had incredible opportunities to immerse myself in local culture, meet other young people, and work closely with experienced Bosnian professionals."