Internship Program

Apply your knowledge

Put your theory into practice with an internship that could take you across town in San Diego, across the country or across the ocean. This 10-week immersive experience in the summer will expand your skills, knowledge and network of peacebuilding contacts around the world. Work with changemaking organizations in real-life settings to learn what it means to be a leader, to manage programs, and to make progress within complex organizations.

Each master's student is paired with a faculty advisor who offers mentorship and guidance throughout the internship process, including helping you choose an organization that best fits your interests and career goals. Through our internship program, you could gain experience in:

  • monitoring and evaluation
  • human rights documentation
  • conflict analysis
  • mediation and negotiation
  • project design and management
  • grant writing
  • workshop and training facilitation
  • public speaking
  • researching, analyzing and drafting policy documents
  • communications: press release writing, website design
  • cultural competency
  • teamwork

Internship Funding

We're committed to helping students offset internship expenses to realize the full program benefits. Whether interning locally or internationally, the maximum amount of funding available is $3,000.

Fall Internship Course

Follow up your internship with a semester-long course reflecting on your experience. Share takeaways with other students and discuss connections between peacebuilding theories and practices.

2016 Internship Program Document (PDF)

Kroc School Internship Organizations and Locations

View a list of organizations that have provided internships to our students in the past.