CANVAS Internship Program
The Center for Applied Non-Violent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) is a non-profit, non-governmental, international network, oriented to educational work regarding strategic nonviolent conflict. CANVAS founders were part of the team that organized the successful nonviolent movement against autocracy in Serbia, eventually leading to the overthrow of Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic. Our mission now is to reach the widest possible international audience, so that we may continue to share our own vast array of experiences as well as to keep abreast of the current state of strategic nonviolent conflict in the modern world. Our endgame is the spread of this knowledge to future generations of activists and students alike in order to keep the spirit of nonviolence, begun by Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., alive and well in our ever-complicated and tumultuous world.
Analytical Research Intern
The CANVAS Analytical Research Intern will primarily work on situation research and analysis for the countries where the CANVAS team is working, but duties are subject to change depending on current needs and ongoing projects. Intern duties have also included:
- Social media management
- Drafting articles for English language publications
- Region-specific analyses and research
- Transcription of videos
- Tracking news stories
- Inventory of publications
- Website design
- Writing of educational materials
Interns may come at any time during the year, as CANVAS hosts interns year-round. There are a greater number of interns during the summer. Interns are welcome to stay between 6 weeks and 6 months. Interns are required to work a minimum of 4 hours per day, 5 days per week, but may work up to 40 hours per week.
CANVAS cannot provide a salary for interns, but funding may be available from your university.
CANVAS is available to provide full-support to interns who will be joining our team in Belgrade. We can provide assistance with securing housing, local transportation, visas, and language help. Additionally, we can connect you to past interns from your institution, if applicable, as well as current interns, in order to make the transition as seamless as possible.
Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and a large, vibrant city. There are many things to do that will appeal to everyone, whether you enjoy outdoor activities, music, travelling, or the arts. The language in Serbia is Serbian, but English is widely spoken and not knowing the language should not pose a major obstacle. The cost of living is very low in Belgrade. It is possible to rent an apartment for under $250 per month and food, entertainment, and transportation are all very cheap compared to US prices. As well, the centrality of Serbia allows for a variety of travel possibilities for weekend trips to explore the Balkans and other regions within Central and Eastern Europe. We highly recommend investing in a travel guide and researching the region beforehand to better understand the vibrant history and interwoven relations of the Balkans.