For Faculty and Students


Learn the Practice of Building Peace

As a student, you’re looking for ways to take your learning beyond the classroom, to get involved, to be a changemaker. Throughout the year, the Kroc IPJ offers numerous opportunities for you to learn, research, write, connect, and contribute to the work of the Institute. From attending one of our events to build your knowledge and grow your network to completing an internship “in the field” with one of our PeaceMakers, there are many ways for you to engage with the Kroc IPJ, including:

As an intern at the Kroc IPJ, you will have the opportunity to learn about peace and justice issues, and how the Institute impacts those issues, by working on projects alongside practitioners and scholars in the fields of conflict resolution and peacebuilding.

Learn more and apply today

At the Kroc IPJ, we are committed to supporting the next generation (NextGen) of Chnagemakers, both globally and locally. Kroc NextGen is our way of bringing those opportunities together in one place. Click the link below to learn more about all the ways you can learn and work with the Kroc IPJ and our global and local networks of peacemakers and Changemakers.

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As a Kroc IPJ Peace Partner, you’ll get to know who we are at the Kroc IPJ and build relationships with our experienced staff. Throughout the year, you’ll get exclusive access to the peacebuilders and changemakers the Kroc IPJ brings to campus, all while creating and deepening your connections to fellow USD students who share your passion for creating positive change. To apply, send an email explaining why you want to become a peace partner and your resume/CV to Tina Medina (

Visit our office hours the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 11:00 to 1:00 or set up an appointment to speak with one of our staff.

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Collaborate with the Kroc IPJ

As a faculty or staff member here at the University of San Diego, you’re conducting cutting edge research while teaching our students how to be engaged changemakers. The IPJ provides opportunities for you to practice the engaged scholarship called for in USD’s Vision 2024 by incorporating Kroc IPJ programs and events into your courses, inviting IPJ staff members to guest lecture a class, and conducting research through the Kroc IPJ’s programs and networks.

Contact us to explore some of the ways we can create engaged, applied learning together and provide opportunities for your students.


For more information, please contact:

Tina Medina
(619) 260-7568