Kroc IPJ Internship Program

Real-World Experience Building Peace

All positions have been filled for Fall 2018. Please check back periodically for future opportunities. 

Internship Opportunities: Fall 2018

As part of the University of San Diego's Kroc School, the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (Kroc IPJ) works together with peacemakers to develop powerful new approaches to end cycles of violence, while advancing this learning locally and globally. The Kroc IPJ co-creates learning, builds networks, and mobilizes resources to support peacemakers working on the issues facing their communities around the world and here in San Diego. 
As an intern at the Kroc IPJ, you will have the opportunity to learn about the hard work of building more peaceful communities by working alongside the Institute's staff. Kroc IPJ interns research, write, work on project design and implementation, plan events, develop social media, and more. 
Kroc IPJ internships are paid positions. Interns are expected to work 15 hours per week. Scheduling these hours is flexible to accommodate a student schedule, but will take place primarily during regular office hours (9-5) Monday through Friday.

Internship Program Dates: Fall 2018

Application Deadline: Friday, September 7 5:00 pm
Internship Begins: Monday, September 24
Internship Ends: Friday, December 7*

*The Fall Internship Period will end on Friday, December 7; however, interns are encouraged to commit to two semesters and therefore, for interns who are doing two semesters, the internship experience will continue into the Spring 2019 Semester. 

Application Process

To apply for the Kroc IPJ Internship Program, please complete and submit an application. As part of the application process, you will need to upload:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Academic transcript(s) and
  4. One letter of recommendation 
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and interviews will be scheduled with qualified candidates as they are identified. The cutoff for applications is Friday, September 7, but you are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as positions may be filled earlier. 
Preference will be given to applicants who can commit to two semesters, both the fall and spring; however, internship positions are not guaranteed and are contingent upon satisfactory performance and meeting expectations of supervising Kroc IPJ staff. 

Should you have any questions about the Internship Program, the application, or the application process, please contact Tina Medina (

You Can Also Volunteer at the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice!

In a welcoming and collegial environment, volunteers share their passion for peace and justice with others by providing logistical support for special events including pre-event organizing, day-of-event registration and information table, ushering, and some logistical support. For more information, please contact Kroc IPJ Executive Assistant Julia Fleury (