WorldLink offers a specialized high school internship during the summer, fall and spring semesters at the IPJ. WorldLink interns have the opportunity to explore WorldLink topics in a more in-depth manner than other student conference delegates, taking a regional or topical approach on pressing issues that will be further explored at the Youth Town Meeting.
A Wealth of Opportunities
Through WorldLink internships, high school students have opportunities to:
- Attend events at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies and the University of San Diego
- Conduct in-depth research projects on global topics
- Strengthen public speaking and presentation skills
- Enhance skills in graphic designing, online marketing and video production
- Interview prominent leaders in global affairs
- Produce publications utilized by youth worldwide
2013-2014 Internship Program
Summer Internship Program Dates, 2013:
Application period opens: Monday, April 15
Application deadline: Wednesday, May 15
Internship begins: Wednesday, June 19
Internship ends: Wednesday, August 14
To learn more, access the Summer Internship description.
Fall Internship Program Dates, 2013:
Application period opens: Monday, August 5
Application deadline: Monday, September 9
Internship begins: Wednesday, September 25
Internship ends: Friday, December 13
To learn more, access the Fall Internship description.
Spring Internship Program Dates, 2014 (Newspaper Editor-in-Chief):
Application period opens: Wednesday, November 13
Applications deadline: Friday, December 13
Internship begins: Monday, January 13
Internship ends: Friday, April 4
To learn more, access the Spring Internship description.
To apply, access the Spring Internship application.
Read blogs about the WorldLink internship
from past interns!
Aileen Seo, 2013 summer intern
Sam Hargrove, 2009 fall intern
Kaylen Dornan, 2009 summer intern
If questions, please contact:
Debbie M. Martinez
WorldLink Program Officer
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. Can I submit my application electronically?
A. Student applicants living in Mexico may submit their application electronically, due to lengthy mail delivery times. All other student applicants should either mail their application or bring it directly to the office.
Q. Can my teacher/counselor/supervisor submit my letter of recommendation separately or does it have to be included in my application packet?
A. Your advisor can either send in his/her letter separately or hand you a sealed & signed envelope to include in your application packet.
Q. What if I don’t know what my schedule is going to look like yet (i.e. sports, job, club, etc.)?
A. WorldLink understands that students are still trying to coordinate their schedules at the beginning of each semester. You should still apply if you think this internship could be of interest to you. The WorldLink Program Officer is flexible and will work with your schedule.
Q. My schedule does not allow for a semester-long internship. Are there other ways to become involved with the WorldLink program?
A. WorldLink is a year-round program that offers a multitude of opportunities for youth interested in global affairs. We encourage you to browse the WorldLink web site to learn more about our year-round activities, in particular the annual Youth Town Meeting where high school students serve as conference moderators, journalists and photographers.