USIP Free Courses and Job Opportunities – Apply Here


USIP stands for the U.S. Institute of Peace, and in response to the COVID-19 and structural racism, the institute is offering its entire catalog of online courses tuition-free from now until the end of 2020. The courses offered will help build peace-builders that will change violent conflicts in societies and help people who are seeking nonviolent change around the world.

USIP Courses

Some courses offered by the institute include,

Gender Inclusivity in Peace-building

Good Governance After Conflict: Building Institutions for Reform

Democracy & Governance

Introduction to Peace-building

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue; Nonviolent Action

Introduction to Psychosocially Responsive Development and Humanitarian Programs

Introduction to Religion and Peace-building

Justice, Security & Rule of Law

The duration of these courses ranges from 3-11 hours, depending on the courses.

How to Apply for USIP Courses

These courses are open to everyone, irrespective of locations or age. Simply head over to the USIP course website and take any class you wish to take.

USIP Events

USIP is hosting online events only due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The events hosted draw on the institute’s ability to create opportunities for diverse audiences to exchange important information necessary for creative solutions to difficult challenges. USIP is a non-partisan organization with the sole mission to bring togetherness and diplomacy across various political views.

Some upcoming events hosted by the institute are:

Sino-Indian Escalation: Blip or Lasting Strategic Shift? This event is slated to hold on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, / Time: 10:30am – 11:30am. It will discuss and examine the conflict signals in China’s posture toward disputed borders elsewhere and how this rivalry affects existing India-Pakistan tensions the implication it has on the U.S.

The Next Era of U.S.-Pacific Islands Engagement – this online event is slated on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, by 9:00am. The event will discuss the challenges and opportunities and proposals to coordinate the next era of the United States’ engagement in the Pacific.


To host an event at USIP, contact 202.429.7870 or email

Webmail USIP Edu

Users can log into USIP Website using their unique username and password. Go to  to log in.

USIP Address

The Institute headquarters is located at Washington precisely 2301 Constitution Avenue NW


The following job openings are currently available at U.S. Institute of Peace

Research Assistant, Learning, Evaluation & Research Washington, DC, USA

Administrative Assistant, Latin America Program in Washington, DC, USA

Program Officer, Strategic Stability and Security in Washington, DC, USA

Project Officer in Mali

Project Specialist in Iraq

Project Officer/Senior Project Officer, Security Sector Reform in Tunisia

Vice President, Africa in Washington, DC, USA

USIP Internships

Students currently enrolled in colleges and universities in the Washington, D.C. area can work at USIP through paid part-time research assistant positions. Recent Graduates with a degree in international relations or related fields and high academic achievement are usually hired as program assistants. Applicants for this position should have related work and/or internship experience, exceptional administrative, research, writing, and computer skills.

Only full-time students from universities belonging to the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area (CUWMA) can be considered for these openings. CUWMA members include:

Eligibility for the USIP Internship.

Applicants for the USIP internship program must be students of the following university:

American University

Catholic University of America

Corcoran College of Art and Design

Gallaudet University

Georgetown University

George Mason University

The George Washington University

Howard University

Marymount University

National Defense Intelligence College

National Defense University

Southeastern University

Trinity University

University of the District of Columbia

University of Maryland at College Park

How to Apply

Applicants should go to The USIP Carreer page and upload:

A cover letter stating which position is of interest to you.

A copy of your resume.

A brief writing sample demonstrating your research and writing ability.

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