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Graduate Programs

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Internships at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

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Applications are now being accepted at the IPJ for both fall term and full academic year internships. Interns participate in a variety of IPJ projects, including research assistance, support to events, and a small amount of administrative support.

The fall semester internship, open to undergraduates, starts Friday, September 10 and ends Friday, December 10, 2010.

The academic year internship, open to graduate students and recent graduates, also starts Friday, September 10, but ends Friday, May 13, 2011 (with a break from mid-December to late January).

Qualifications:

For undergraduate interns:

  • Enrollment, with senior status, in an undergraduate program, in a field related to peace studies, human rights, or international relations
  • GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Minimum of 15, and preferably up to 20, hours per week
  • French and/or Spanish language skills a plus, though not required

For graduate interns:

  • BA degree in peace studies, human rights, international relations, or a related field; OR, enrollment in an MA program in one of the above fields or a related field
  • GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Minimum of 8, and preferably up to 10, hours per week.
  • French and/or Spanish language skills a plus, though not required

For application details (requirements include transcripts and letters of reference) for both undergraduate and undergraduate internships, go to www.sandiego.edu/peacestudies/ipj/involved/internships/.

Please note that both internships are unstipended.

Application Requirements

Items 1 – 4 on the list below may be emailed if the applicant so desires; items 5 and 6 should be sent in hard-copy form.

  1. Application Form - download the form here:
    Application in Word
    Application in PDF
  2. Resume – two-page maximum
  3. Essay – 500-word maximum, stating your interest in the work of the IPJ, your objectives for and expectations of an IPJ internship (please specify for which one you are applying), and how these apply to your career goals
  4. Writing sample – 10-page maximum
  5. Two to three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from a professor
  6. Original transcripts – transcripts from each college or university attended
ContactElena McCollim, M.A. | emccollim@sandiego.edu | (619) 260-7573