Each summer Seeds of Peace provides two Dartmouth students an unparalleled opportunity to learn about peace-building and conflict resolution first-hand. Students spend half of the summer as counselors at the International Camp in Maine, which brings together youth and educators from regions of conflict with an otherwise impossible opportunity to meet their historic enemies face-to-face. Complementary to this experience is time spent in Israel & Palestine with Seeds of Peace staff and campers who are doing on-going work in their communities to bridge what they experience day-to-day with what they learned at camp. The Dartmouth students are based in Jerusalem and travel through the region with staff and campers to plan and facilitate programs and discussions.
This is a fantastic experience to learn about this conflict first-hand, meet Israelis and Palestinians in their own homes and cultural setting, and help local youth find ways to work towards peace. Seeds of Peace is held mid-June through end-August, though final dates are still pending.
An information session on this opportunity will be held on FRIDAY, Jan. 10th at 3:15pm in Haldeman 124. Those interested in this program should consider attending. Dickey Center & Seeds of Peace staff will share information about this specific opportunity and prior Seeds of Peace interns will also be at the session to share personal experiences and answer questions.
For more information about Seeds of Peace and their work, please visit their website: www.seedsofpeace.org
The opportunity to work with Seeds of Peace is funded by the Dickey Center and the Dartmouth Class of 1957.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Casey Aldrich at:
or come to the Dickey Center to talk with our Student Programs interns.
Applications are due in the Dickey Center office in Haldeman by the deadline date.
- Summer 2014 DEADLINE: Friday, JANUARY 17, 2014 BY NOON
Applicants must be undergraduates or graduates returning to campus for at least one term after completing the internship. Returning interns agree to participate as requested in workshops or informational sessions relating to off-campus internship experiences.
STEP A: Complete the online application (here)
STEP B: Complete and submit the following:
All materials can be emailed to
or delivered in person to the Dickey Center.
1. Essay about interest and qualifications (1-3 page narrative, double spaced) that includes:
- Information about what draws you to Seeds of Peace in particular and why you are interested in this specific opportunity.
- Your relevant experience for both camp and the time in the region. This might include work with youth, conflict-resolution, particular activity areas (for camp activities), language (though not required!), study particular to Israel/Palestine (aka The Region), previous travel to The Region, etc.
- What educational or preparatory steps you would take prior to the summer (and prior to travel to Israel/Palestine) to make sure you are aware, informed, and ready for this intense cross-cultural learning experience.
- Also, use the last section to speak to your approach for work abroad (prior travel or work abroad, language experience, transferable skills, flexibility, adaptability, etc.).
2. Letters of recommendation : One letter of recommendation from a Dartmouth faculty, staff or administrator.
3: Transcript: Please request an electronic unofficial transcript from the registrar.