Intern or Volunteer with Peace Boat US

Peace Boat US offers an excellent opportunity to gain insight and experience in the civil society, non-profit, non-governmental field, with one of the most unique and interesting NGO’s in the world – experience that will help you stand out.

Interns and volunteers support office administration, attend events at the UN as Peace Boat US representatives, support campaigns, projects, and educational programs through outreach efforts, and write news and blog articles about our activities. Especially valuable skills and qualities include being multi-lingual (Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, French, and Japanese are especially helpful), graphic design, networking, photography, communications, public speaking, and very importantly, a passion to support the issues that Peace Boat US works on.



  • To apply, please submit an ‘Internship Application Form’ (link below) and attach your CV / resume.
  • Interns should be able to commit to 10-15 hours per week. Work may be remote or in our office. Working hours are generally Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 am to 5 pm EST/EDT with some flexibility.
  • Applications may be submitted any time. Applicants will be contacted soon after the deadline for the term for which they are applying.
  • If you have a question, please contact us here.
  • There is no financial compensation but your time as an intern may be applied toward a discount for a Peace Boat voyage or Peace Boat US program.
  • We welcome interns who are university students, people active in civil-society, Peace Boat voyage participants, and others. There are no limitations around age, background, etc.

Internship Terms

  • Summer Term: June-August – application deadline May 15.
  • Fall Term: September-December – application deadline August 15.
  • Winter/Spring Term: January/February-May – application deadline December 10.

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Volunteers support Peace Boat US work, and advocacy for shared goals like the UN SDGs, on an event or project basis. Our biggest opportunity is during Peace Boat visits to NYC 1-2 times each year and helping us organize large-scale events onboard the ship.

Whether you would like to support an event, work on a specific project (e.g. nuclear abolition), have a particular skill set to offer, or would just like to get involved, please contact us for more information!

Updates from our Interns

Read our interns’ updates about experiences, work, projects, and impressions about working with Peace Boat US in NYC and remotely!