The Dickey Center for International Understanding was established in 1982 and dedicated to the memory and values of Dartmouth College President John Sloan Dickey (1907-1991). The Center unites the many and diverse strengths of Dartmouth College—its students, faculty, and undergraduate and graduate schools—in addressing the world’s challenges
Each summer, Seeds of Peace provides two Dartmouth students an unparalleled opportunity to learn about peacebuilding and conflict resolution first-hand. In the first half of this two-part experience, students will work as counselors at the Seeds of Peace Camp in Maine, which brings together youth and educators from conflict regions with an otherwise impossible opportunity to meet their historic enemies face-to-face.
In the latter half of the summer, interns will travel to Israel and Palestine to continue work with Seeds of Peace on a regional level. Interns will assist the campers in their readjustments back home through organized programs, meetings, and continued dialogue sessions.
“The Dickey Center is honored to partner with Seeds of Peace to provide this invaluable experience for selected students each summer. Beyond a broader understanding of the conflicts in the Middle East, Dickey Center-Seeds of Peace interns have first-hand opportunities to learn about conflict resolution, mediation, and other valuable leadership skills in keeping with the Dickey legacy. Our hope is that these interns will complete this experience more aware of themselves and the world around them and use this work as a foundation to become engaged global citizens.” — Casey Aldrich, Student Programs Manager