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Become Involved with our work in the world!

Volunteer & Internship Opportunities with Common Bond institute
and International Humanistic Psychology Association

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Internships and volunteer opportunities with CBI and IHPA in support of our work are available year round, and in most cases can be custom-designed to match your skills and interests with the needs of our international programs. The global nature of this work lends itself to being done long distance, particularly given access available through the Internet. Face to face experiences such as participating directly in our international conferences are also available.

Opportunities are designed to allow individuals in any geographic location to accomplish designated tasks, in most cases on each person’s schedule, and for inclusion of individuals with different levels of time to commit. *
* A minimum amount of time commitment, follow-through, and consistent contact are required for this important work. Our Volunteer Coordinators and staff make themselves fully available to support and guide volunteers, and we both appreciate and rely on each individual following through with whatever tasks they agree to assist with to accomplish the mission of the conference.

VOLUNTEER placements offer meaningful professional work experience that can be documented for resumes, as well as provide unique opportunities to meet and work with leading edge international thinkers and practitioners, contacts with organizations throughout the world that can potentially open job opportunities, and invaluable personal experiences.

INTERNSHIPS are available for academic credit in related fields. In cooperation with the International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA), CBI provides placements in wide variety of fields, including but not limited to psychology, social work, sociology, education, mediation, communications, community development, political science, law, journalism, environmental studies, religious studies, expressive arts, computer sciences, and finance. Students are advised to consult with their department and/or professors regarding specific criteria and requirements for academic credit, and to arrange for official approval.
Research opportunities also exist.

Priority Task Areas Include:

1) Social Networking and Marketing: Developing and enhancing existing social network and communication platform presence (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, website interface, etc.), as well as expanding presence into other virtual platforms. Learn more by clicking here.

2) Resource Development: researching funding opportunities, writing grants and requests for corporate donations, and assisting with fund raising campaigns for vitally needed funding to support CBI’s work. Learn more by clicking here.

3) Conference Operations: Assist in development, production, and operation of major international professional conferences on conflict transformation and healing addressing crucial issues of our time, and in developing outcomes and products of these conferences. Learn more by clicking here.

4) Training Programs: Assist in supporting human service capacity building training projects to assist communities in developing countries that are regions of conflict in acquiring the necessary skills and resources for healing themselves, improving civil society, and maintaining peaceful relationships with other communities and groups

5) Research Projects: Assist in development, data management, networking, and monitoring of global research network focused on central issues.


How to Apply

We are always working to develop a strong pool of volunteers and interns to help share in the international work of CBI. If volunteering or obtaining an internship is of interest to you, please email Steve Olweean with any questions you might have. To apply, please send him an email outlining your area of interest and a summary of your work experience or resume.  You can contact Steve at: SOlweean@aol.com  or  by phone at 1-269-665-9393.