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  1. How can my NGO become a Member of the Coalition?
  2. How can I get an internship at the ICRtoP Secretariat in New York?

At the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP), we believe that a global network of organizations dedicated to the prevention of mass atrocities is essential to ensuring that states uphold this historic commitment to protect populations. Working in a coalition, we can draw on the expertise of the membership in all corners of the globe, and can facilitate information sharing and collaboration across borders and regions. A global civil society movement amplifies the voice of all organizations as we call on governments, regional organizations, and the international community to strengthen their capacities to prevent and halt genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and ethnic cleansing. 
Now more than ever, the ICRtoP wants its membership to reflect the widespread civil society acceptance and support for the principles of RtoP. As such, we are seeking new members and partners to broaden and strengthen our network.  
Does your organization:
• Believe that governments and the international community must protect populations from genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and ethnic cleansing and that more needs to be done to prevent and stop these crimes?

• A
gree that to protect populations from mass atrocities there needs to be a broad range of economic, political, humanitarian, and military measures available for actors at the national, regional and international levels?

• Conduct work within a related sector such as international law, humanitarian assistance, human rights, conflict prevention, refugee rights, peacebuilding, women’s rights, or peace and security?  

We encourage you to apply for membership to join the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect and be part of the ever growing global movement to prevent and halt mass atrocities. 
Membership Criteria:

1. The International Coalition for RtoP is a voluntary coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), consistent with the principles of UN ECOSOC Resolution 1996/31, from all regions of the world.
2. The Coalition supports NGO members and networks from all sectors and with a diversity of mandates. The Coalition encourages members from all community levels: national, regional and global.
3. Academic institutions and departments are welcome to join the Coalition.
4. Membership is restricted to non-governmental organizations. Government operated and controlled NGOs, or NGOs who do not operate independently, with neutrality, and with impartiality of government influence are not eligible for membership.
5. Individuals are encouraged to support RtoP, but are not eligible for membership as the ICRtoP is a Coalition of NGOs.
6. Private sector supporters are encouraged to support RtoP but only their “not-for-profit” components are eligible for membership.
7. The Coalition will be open to national and regional RtoP networks. National or regional RtoP networks/coalitions must have prior approval from the Secretariat to be affiliated in name with the International Coalition for RtoP.
8. Members must endorse the common understanding of RtoP principles and the founding purpose of the Coalition. Any advocacy efforts that Members undertake should reflect these principles and purposes.
8. The Coalition Steering Committee is responsible for membership decisions.

To become a Member of the Coalition: 

Please fill out the
Membership Application Form.

Completed forms can be mailed to:

International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect
708 Third Avenue, Ste. 1715
New York, NY10017

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This internship is with the Secretariat of the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP), hosted by WFM in New York. The Secretariat is seeking interns (full-time or part-time) for a flexible period of 3-4 months. Please note that this internship is unpaid.

Fall, Spring, and Summer Internships 


  1. Conduct research on International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect related activities and draft memos
  2. Monitor crisis situations and RtoP-related events from around the world, using the information obtained to draft weekly newsletter
  3. Update regularly the ICRtoP website, blog, and social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook
  4. Attend meetings and workshops with UN delegates and representatives of NGOs and draft reports
  5. Monitor events at the UN relating to the protection of civilians and prevention of armed conflict
  6. Draft letters to Member States and UN Secretariat
  7. Assist with logistics planning for events and travel
  8. Undertake special projects and assignments related to the norm of the Responsibility to Protect and the goals of the ICRtoP
  1. Advanced undergraduate or graduate student working towards a degree in International Relations, Politics or related fied
  2. Familiarity with the concept of Responsibility to Protect
  3. Excellent written and oral communication, research and writing skills
  4. Proficiency using Microsoft Office software
  5. Ability to work independently and within the constraints of tight deadlines
  6. Previous experience in a nonprofit environment preferred
  7. Proficiency in English required, additional language proficiencies are a plus, particularly French or Spanish
  8. Interest in WFM and familiarity with the ICRtoP
How To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample (3-5 pages maximum) on a related topic. Please include the name of the internship in the subject of the email and in the cover letter. Be sure to indicate whether you are available full time or part time and your approximate start and end date.

Internship applications must be received by:
        Summer applications – April 1
        Fall applications – August 1 

        Spring applications – December 1 
Note: Students in many institutions can obtain academic credit for this internship.

Applications can be emailed, faxed or mailed to:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Fax: +1 212 599-1332

International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect
Attn: Internship Coordinator
708 Third Avenue, Ste. 1715
New York, NY 10017

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