Kroc IPJ Internship Program

Real-World Experience Building Peace

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 29: Now accepting applications for Summer 2019. Please see the opportunities below.

Internship Opportunities: Summer 2019

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.
This summer the Kroc IPJ is seeking interns for:

Internship Program Dates: Summer 2019

Application Deadline:

Social Fabric Initiative (SFI) - Fri., Feb. 22 5:00 pm

Other Programs - EXTENDED Fri., March 29 5:00 pm

Internship Begins: Monday, June 3
Internship Ends:

Friday, August 23*

*While the Summer Internship Period will end on Friday, August 23, it is possible to extend the internship into the fall and spring semesters.

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, February 22 for the Social Fabric Initiative and Friday, March 22 for other programs, but you are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as positions may be filled earlier. 

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 (