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SEAP Center for Diversity and National Harmony Summer Virtual Internship

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Application Deadline: March 9, 2022

This internship was offered during Summer 2022. It is not currently being offered.

The Center for Diversity and National Harmony (CDNH) is offering a six-week internship with its Early Warning Early Response (EWER) program, which prepares weekly early warning reports on the current situation of intercommunal relations and tensions in Myanmar. These Situation Updates are delivered to a variety of online subscribers, including key stakeholders from both local and foreign governments, international organizations, civil society organizations, academics, political analysts and observers, and in very rare cases journalists.

The intern will work directly with the CDNH EWER team drafting the weekly update. Specific responsibilities include monitoring news and social media, summarizing relevant news points, and contributing to discussions on the analysis of news and the improvement of the reports.

The internship will run from approximately June 10 to July 22, 2022. 

Student Requirements

Interest in intercommunal relations and conflict transformation. Strong research and critical reading skills. Strong writing skills and analysis. Knowledge of Myanmar and proficiency in the Burmese/Myanmar language would be helpful but is not required.

Internship Eligibility

  • Must be a rising sophomore, a rising junior, or a rising senior at Cornell University.
  • Must be in good standing academically and have no unresolved disciplinary charges or sanctions.
  • Must have completed at least a year of coursework with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at the time of the internship.

General Internship Requirements

  • Students must commit six weeks and 30–35 hours per week over the summer (6–7 hours per day, five days per week).
  • Part-time jobs may be possible, but must be outside the 30-35 hours per week committed towards the internship.
  • Students are expected to be sensitive to differences in time zones and be available for virtual meetings during office hours in the country of the internship.
  • Students must complete a mid-internship survey and a concluding reflection and evaluation survey.
  • Students participating in the summer internship program are not permitted to hold full-time jobs during the internship.
  • Applicants shortlisted for interviews will be asked about competing commitments over the summer.


  • Students will receive a stipend for participating in the internship.
  • The stipend will be disbursed in two installments at the start and end of the internship. The second installment of the stipend will be contingent upon a positive mid-internship review and successful completion of the internship.

See all Global Summer Internships.

Additional Information

Funding Type

  • Scholarship


  • Student