PBCI IS NOW ACCEPTING INTERNSHIP APPLICANTS FOR FALL 2017

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Nine graduate students from the University of British Columbia – School of Community and Regional Planning (UBC-SCARP), led by their professor, Dr. Leonora Angeles, did their field research among Coffee For Peace (CFP) and PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) partner communities in Kalinga. Camp Balweg, Tabuk, Kalinga Province. August 2016.

We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Internship Program at PeaceBuilders Community!

Becoming a PBCI intern means you’re joining as a volunteer. As one of our volunteers, we assume that you have a sense of mission to advance justice and peace within you and around you.

PBCI is a community of missionaries. We are people who are experiencing this sense of calling to help build holistic peace in our own specific ways and means. We live out this calling in our own respective contexts. In this perspective, PBCI members and volunteers are peacebuilding missionaries.


WE HAVE VARIOUS LEVELS OF MISSION OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU

Support Operations

  • Information and Communication Technicians – website designers, writers, graphic artists, photographers, computer programmers, videographers, video editors, social networking specialists, script writers
  • Business & Financial Services – accountants, bookkeepers, marketing specialists
  • Research and Development Technicians – research writers, research assistants, data analysts, data entry technicians, data gathering assistants

Field Operations

  • Inclusive Growth Consultants – social entrepreneurs, small-and-medium business practitioners, agri-business specialists, agro-forestry experts
  • Community Development Technicians – public relations specialists, community organizers, disaster preparation training facilitators, relief operation assistants, rehabilitation assistants
  • Conflict Transformation Specialists – negotiators, facilitators, mediators, ceasefire monitors, peace negotiation monitors, peace agreement monitors


WHAT WE EXPECT FROM  THE MEMBERS OF OUR MISSIONARY COMMUNITY

Full-time Interns

  • Pass through the PBCI membership process — a senior staff will be assigned to facilitate this process upon receiving your application
  • Make arrangement with a sending organization who are willing to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with PBCI
  • Raise your own missionary support — food, housing, transportation, personal needs, medical expenses, ministry expenses, administrative fee, etc.
  • Commit to at least six months of full time service in our Davao office or in one of our PAR Fields; and,
  • Bring your own equipment — computers, cameras, etc. — needed for your internship assignment at PBCI

Part-time Support Operation Volunteers

  • Pass through the PBCI membership process — a senior staff will be assigned to facilitate this process upon receiving your application
  • Sign a Memorandum of Short-Term Service with PBCI
  • Commit to at least 5 hours of weekly service in our Davao office
  • Bring your own equipment — computers, cameras, etc. — needed for your internship assignment at PBCI

Part-time Field Operation Volunteers

  • Pass through the PBCI membership process — a senior staff will be assigned to facilitate this process upon receiving your application
  • Sign a Memorandum of Short-Term Service with PBCI
  • Commit to be on call  when PBCI declares Code Red and field volunteers like you are needed to serve in one of our PAR Fields
  • Bring your own equipment — computers, cameras, etc. — needed for your internship assignment at PBCI

 

WHAT PBCI OFFERS

Spiritual Formation and Discipline

Psycho-Social Skills

Socio-Political Analytical Skills

Economic-Ecological Transformation Skills

 

 

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THIS COMMUNITY OF PEACEBUILDERS

As soon as we have received your filled out application form, the candidacy process will proceed as follows:

Phase One: Initial interview by a senior staff assigned to you

  1. A personal or online introduction to the DreamsValues, and up-to-date work of PBCI through interactive presentations
  2. Self-assessment interactions, personal or online, in order for candidates to self-evaluate their suitability in progressing to the next step of the membership process

Phase Two: Reflection and Decision-Making

  1. The candidate will go through psycho-spiritual guidance within her/his spiritual community about the sense of calling in the advocacy of peacebuilding
  2. The candidates’ decision-making processes must include consultation with family and community, seeking their blessings
  3. The candidate must go through personal needs assessment and personal financial planning with a qualified financial counsellor to deal with stewardship matters
  4. The full-time intern candidate will finish the required readings:
    :: Lederach, John Paul 2004. Building Peace: Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies. Washington, DC: USIP Press.
    :: Stassen, Glen H. 1992. Just Peacemaking: Transforming Initiatives for Justice and Peace. Kentucky: John Knox Press.
    :: Swartley, Willard M. 1992. The Love of Enemy and Nonretaliation in the New Testament. Kentucky: John Knox Press.
  5. The candidate is formally issued a Letter of Acceptance and may travel to PBCI Centre in Davao City for orientation

Phase Three: Orientation and Training

1. The new member must go through the Basic PAR Seminar

2. The new member must pass the Armed-Conflict Area Survival Training (ACAST)

3. The new member will go through a Peace Learning Tour (PLT) in a specified PAR Zone

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

 

 

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