Get Involved

Rise to Peace offers exceptional opportunities for talented individuals who are considering a career in government, international relations, counter-terrorism, and international security fields. Our volunteers and interns have the unique chance to learn about current international security issues and interact with field experts, scholars, and young, upcoming leaders.

Rise to Peace typically considers undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in international relations, political science, economics, or other related fields for its Volunteer Internship Program. In addition to meeting the intellectual requirements, applicants should have excellent writing and research skills, along with basic computer knowledge.

If you are interested in the internship, please email a resume and brief cover letter expressing your interest to hello@risetopeace.org.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

All internships are unpaid.

Meet the spring 2019 interns!


Danielle Boden

Danielle Boden

Active Intelligence Intern

Danielle Boden is currently an undergraduate student at The George Washington University studying International Affairs. She is pursuing a concentration in Security Policy and Conflict Resolution with the end goal of a career in counter-terrorism and counter-radicalization. As a Rise to Peace Active Intelligence intern, Danielle conducts research on global terrorism. She hopes that through her role at Rise to Peace she will learn more about violent-extremism and gain strategies for educating others against terrorist propaganda.





Billy Baker

Billy Baker

Active Intelligence Intern

Billy Baker is a current graduate student at George Washington University. He is pursuing a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in cognitive neuroscience at Lesley University. At Lesley University, Billy had various internships within the psychology department at Harvard University. His primary research interests are the psychology of violence, conflict resolution, and the process of radicalization. Billy hopes to bring his background in psychology and research to assist the various projects at Rise to Peace. In addition to his role at Rise to Peace, Billy is a legal research intern at ICMEC (International Center for Missing and Exploited Children), focusing on child sexual abuse.





JulieAnn Sickell

JulieAnn Sickell

Active Intelligence Intern

JulieAnn Sickell is currently a Junior at George Mason University majoring in Global Affairs with a concentration in Global Governance and minor in Chinese. She is a part of Mason’s Global Politics Fellowship, Honors College, and Admissions team. JulieAnn’s interests include security policy, U.S.-China relations, and humanitarian work. At Rise to Peace, Julie contributes to the maintenance of the Active Intelligence Database and writes blog posts.

 

 





Zahar Hryniv

Zahar Hryniv

Research Intern

Zahar Hryniv is an undergraduate student at Trinity College Dublin pursuing a joint honors degree in Economics and Political Science. His interest in international affairs stems from a young age through the exposure to different cultures and lifestyles as well as his willingness to understand and tackle some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Passionate about international justice and conflict resolution, he has researched and wrote about issues concerning Eastern European politics, the role of global institutions in implementing effective international agreements, and the sociological, political, and economic situation throughout the MENA region. As an intern for Rise to Peace, he hopes to combine his skills in data analysis with qualitative research to deliver actionable intelligence and seek more constructive ways to perform counter-terrorism strategy on both a societal and international level.





Cameron Cassar

Cameron Cassar

Active Intelligence Intern

Cameron Cassar is a student at George Mason University majoring in Government & International Politics with a minor in Conflict Analysis & Resolution and Arabic. He was selected as a member of the George Mason Peacebuilding Fellows Cohort. Cassar has interested in the MENA region, US foreign policy, counterterrorism, and international human rights. Studied abroad in an Arabic Language program at Qalam Wa Lawh in Rabat, Morocco. Worked as a paid fundraiser on behalf of the ACLU advocating for human rights and basic civil liberties.





Keelin Wolfe

Keelin Wolfe

Active Intelligence & Database Analytic Intern

Keelin Wolfe is an Honors College undergraduate at George Mason University studying Government and International Politics. A member of the class of 2020, she is the President of the Alexander Hamilton Society at George Mason University. Her research interests include international security policy, nuclear strategic studies, and counterterrorism. Prior to her work with Rise to Peace, she was a research intern for the Asia Program and the Alliance for Security Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and was an intern on a Virginia House of Delegates Campaign, serving as a pro-temp campaign manager. In her role at Rise to Peace, Keelin helps maintain the Active Intelligence Database.