Useful Websites / Information


Here we provide you with free access to online databases for job postings in fields related to peacebuilding world-wide. Below are links to resources for employment and internship opportunities in international peace, security, human rights, economics, development, capacity building, nonprofit management, research, education, and other fields. Note - If you have information on similar databases or organizations, please share by sending an email with the information and website link to Christine Oatis-Skinner at


United Nations Jobs / Internship Opportunities and Information

 A clearinghouse for most job openings available worldwide with the United Nations. Job posts include permanent positions, internships and consultancies with the World Health Organization, UN Development Program, UN International Independent Investigation Commission, and all other UN departments.

Presentation by UN Human Resources Professionals at UPEACE

 "United Nations Career Opportunities" was presented by Ms. Martha Helena Lopez, Director of Strategic Planning, Staffing Division of the United Nations Office of Human Resource Management; and Ms. Lynne Goldberg, Human Resources Officer, Outreach Unit of the Office of United Nations Human Resource Management, at UPEACE. Please download the presentation here.

United Nations Volunteers (UNV): The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.


Job / Internship Databases and Associations

Peace and Collaborative Development Network: A free professional networking site (with over 5550 members from around the world) fosters dialogue and sharing of resources in international development, conflict resolution, gender mainstreaming, human rights, social entrepreneurship and related fields.

Idealist: Action without Borders: An interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters worldwide on the whole spectrum of social justice & peacebuilding issues. The site contains one of the most comprehensive databases of job postings, internships and volunteer opportunities in the nonprofit (or NGO) sector available.

Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID): This organization is an international membership organization connecting, informing and mobilizing people and organizations committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. Their goal is to cause policy, institutional and individual change that will improve the lives of women and girls everywhere. They do this by facilitating ongoing debates on fundamental and provocative issues as well as by building the individual and organizational capacities of those working for women's empowerment and social justice.  AWID also lists jobs that are related to their goal.

Relief Web: The global hub for time-critical humanitarian information closely related to peacebuilding. The "vacancies" section under "Professional Resources" provides a comprehensive database of job postings with organizations like Academy for Educational Development, Action Against Hunger, ACDI/VOCA, Aga Khan Foundation, and many more.  http://www.reliefweb.int

Earthworks-jobs: Jobs in energy, oil, mining, geoscience, seismology, geodesy, earth system science, environmental science, remediation, contaminated land, agriculture, forestry, ecology, plant science, meteorology, atmospheric science, oceanography, marine science, hydrology, hydrogeology, soil science, remote sensing, GIS, geomatics, geotechnical / civil engineering, asbestos surveying, EIA, EMS, waste management and related subjects.

Environmental brings together leading environmental employers with the best candidates to work for a better environment. Interesting jobs and great careers in wildlife, renewable energy, environmental compliance, sustainability, EHS, air quality, green buildings, hydrogeology, engineering, environmental policy and management, law, recycling, eco design, pollution prevention, ecotourism, education, hazardous waste, water, fisheries, natural resources, solar and wind energy, conservation, restoration, ecology, GIS, forestry, biology, advocacy, water quality, and more!. They are listed on this site.

Environmental Careers Organization: For more than 30 years, The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) has developed professionals for the environmental field through paid environmental internships at government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and companies across the United States and its territories. Internships are designed around research and training programs as well as office, laboratory, or field work at sponsoring organizations. Internships are tailored to meet sponsor needs and cover many facets of the environmental profession, from resource conservation to hazardous waste management, public policy, environmental education, community sustainability, and climate change.

DevNet Jobs: This jobs website features international job openings (and some internships) with organizations working in the international Development sector.

Sustainable Sustainable is a listing of jobs from environmentally friendly and socially responsible employers. Resources for responsible investing and databases for organic products are also available on this site.

International Jobs Center: A comprehensive source of international careers for professionals,>including international development jobs

International Jobs: This jobs database is one of the largest databases for job listings in fields related to international relations and development. This source also posts listings from organizations like World Bank, UNESCO, International Labour Organization, among others. http://www.intljobs.com

Overseas Jobs Features overseas and international job opportunities for professionals, expatriates and adventure seekers. Organizations like Women for Women International and PAE Government Services post openings on this site.

Academic Careers Online: Academic Careers Online includes faculty, teacher, research, post doc, adjunct, library, administrative and senior management positions at (community) colleges, universities, research institutes, and schools around the world. Offers an extensive directory of links to careers, jobs education, employment and career reference resources sorted by topic and region.

The Conflict Resolution Information Source: A free, online clearinghouse, indexing more than 25,000 peace and conflict resolution-related Web pages, books, articles, audiovisual materials, organizational profiles, events, and current news articles.

Association for Conflict Resolution: The Association for Conflict Resolution is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.

Peace and Justice Studies Association: This organization is pleased to offer a range of services and information through our password-protected, member-only webpages: view your membership expiration date, renew your membership through an expedited form, search the membership database, update your contact information, view your conference proposal, view any theses that you have submitted.

American Council for Voluntary International Action (InterAction): InterAction is the largest coalition of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) focused on the world's poor and most vulnerable people.

World Conservation Union (IUCN): The World Conservation Union is the world's largest and most important conservation network. The Union brings together 82 States, 111 government agencies, more than 800 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and some 10,000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a unique worldwide partnership. The Union"s mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. The World Conservation Union is a multicultural, multilingual organization with 1000 staff located in 62 countries. Its headquarters are in Gland, Switzerland.

Association for Gender Equity Research in Education: The mission of the Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education (AGELE) is to provide leadership in the identification and infusion of gender equity in all educational programs and processes, and within parallel equity concerns, including, but not limited to, age, disability, ethnicity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.