Mercy Corps

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Mercy Corps

The Roger Fisher House
9 Waterhouse St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 354-5444

Contact: Jenny Vaughan, Program Officer

Mercy Corps is a relief and development organization that works amid disasters, conflicts, chronic poverty and instability to unleash the potential of people who can win against nearly impossible odds. Our mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. Our peaceful change programming is a large part of our approach, and was enhanced by our 2004 merger with Conflict Management Group (CMG), a long-time leader in the conflict resolution field founded by Harvard Law School Professor Roger Fisher.

Mercy Corps’ staff is dedicated to improving methods of negotiation, conflict management, and cooperative decision-making as applied to issues of public concern. We are engaged in training negotiators, consulting, process design, facilitation, consensus-building, and mediation for Mercy Corps program staff, as well as with partners around the world. The merger provided a unique opportunity for integrated programming in conflict affected and developing countries in which we combine methodology developed by CMG based on years of research at Harvard University with practical international experience from Mercy Corps’ extensive track record of working in conflict and transitional environments to provide emergency relief, promote economic development, and encourage civil society and peacebuilding initiatives.

Applications and information about internships at Mercy Corps’ Cambridge office or other offices can be found at Each summer Mercy Corps also selects a small number of interns for overseas assignments; more information can be found at the same website.

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