Seeds of Peace


Michelle Wang '21 in The Region with a group of teenagers who had attended Seeds of Peace camp in Maine together.


Oliver von Trapp '18 with a group of Palestinian and Israeli teens who had attended Seeds of Peace camp together in Maine.


Sarah Pearl '20 teaching English in a small village outside of Hebron through her internship in The Region with Seeds of Peace.


Sarah Pearl '20 (left) performing a skit at Seeds of Camp in Maine.


Each summer Seeds of Peace provides two Dartmouth students an unparalleled opportunity to learn about peace-building and conflict resolution first-hand. In the first half of this two-part experience, students will work as counselors at the International Camp in Maine, which brings together youth and educators from conflict regions with an otherwise impossible opportunity to meet their historic enemies face-to-face.  In the latter half of the summer, interns will travel to Israel/Palestine (aka The Region) to continue work with Seeds of Peace on a regional level. Interns will assist the campers (or “Seeds”) in their readjustments back home through organized programs, meetings, and continued dialogue sessions.  This is a fantastic experience to learn about the Israel-Palestine conflict firsthand, meet Israelis and Palestinians in their homes and cultural setting, and help local youth find ways to work towards peace. 

Summer 2020 Program

June - August

  • Camp Session: APPROXIMATELY June 20-July 20
  • Work with regional offices in The Region: APPROXIMATELY July 20-Aug 10

For more information about Seeds of Peace and their work, please visit their website:  If you have any questions, please contact Ken Bauer or talk with our Dickey Center Student Programs interns in our student lounge.


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 an information session held in January, when Dickey Center and Seeds of Peace staff share personal experiences and answer questions.  To apply, complete the online application.

**Please note we are using a new application collection software.  Log-in by using your Dartmouth credentials under "I have username and password". It will accept all of your application materials and send out recommendations requests directly to designated individuals.**

Items to Submit with Your Online Application

You will be required to submit an essay and transcript with your application form at the time of submission. These will be uploaded directly into the form linked above.


  • Request an electronic unofficial transcript from the registrar (pdf format) for upload with your application.


  • Requests for recommendations are made directly through the application link.  Please begin your application and use the links provided to invite recommenders to complete an online form.
  • One recommendation must come from a Dartmouth faculty member. Secondary recommendations can come from previous employers, advisors, staff, or an additional faculty member.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 5:00pm
Fund type: 
The John Sloan Dickey Center