Become a Peace and Justice Intern
Interns have the opportunity to learn how a nongovernmental educational institute works by working on IPJ projects alongside scholars and practitioners in the fields of human rights and conflict resolution.
Assist with IPJ projects and events, including research assistance, support to events, and some administrative support.
The institute currently has interns for the 2013 spring semester, and seeks interns to serve during the 2013 summer term. The internship is unstipended.
- B.A. degree in peace studies, human rights, international relations, communication, or a related field OR enrollment, with senior status, in an undergraduate program in a field related to peace studies, human rights, international relations, or communication.
- 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.
*Note: High school students are encouraged to apply for a WorldLink Summer Internship. WorldLink interns work closely with the program coordinator in weekly mandatory meetings at the institute and assist in the development of the WorldLink Program. Learn more about the WorldLink Internship.
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.
- Application Form - download the form here:
Application in Word
Application in PDF
- Resume – 2-page maximum
- Essay – 500-word maximum, stating your interest in the work of the IPJ, your objectives for and expectations of an IPJ internship, and how these apply to your career goals.
- Writing sample – 1- page maximum
- Two to three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from a professor.
- Original transcripts – transcripts from each college or university attended.
Please Note: This internship is unpaid and while we encourage international applicants, we cannot provide them with assistance in securing a visa, nor cover the costs of the visa and the health insurance required by USD.
Applications are due: Monday, April 22 (deadline extended to Friday, April 26)
Internship begins: Thursday, June 6
Internship ends: Thursday, August 15
All application materials should be sent to the following address:
ATTN: Ms. Diana Kutlow, M.A.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
Phone: (619) 260-7803
Fax: (619) 260-7570