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. At the end of a camp session, the Dartmouth students travel with the Israeli or Palestinian campers back to the region to work with them as they re-integrate into their societies after this transformative experience. The Dartmouth students are based in Jerusalem and travel through the region with staff and campers to plan and facilitate post-Camp 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 mid-August, though final dates are still pending.
We will be holding an info session with Seeds of Peace staff in early November. Please check this page for updates.
For more information about Seeds of Peace, 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 email Amy Newcomb at
or come to the Dickey Center to talk with one of our Student Programs interns.
Applications are due in the Dickey Center office in Haldeman by 4:00 pm of the deadline date.
- Summer 2014: UPDATE - EXTENDED DEADLINE: Friday, December 6, 2013.
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 internships in general.
STEP A: Complete the online application
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 the opportunity.
- Experiences you find relevant for both camp and the time in the region. Relevant skills might include work with youth, in conflict resolution, in a particular activity area (for camp activities), language (though not required!), study of the region, previous travel to Israel or Palestine, 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.