Kroc IPJ Internship Program

Real-World Experience Building Peace

Now accepting applications for Fall 2019. Please see the opportunities below.

Internship Opportunities: Fall 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 15-20 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 fall the Kroc IPJ is seeking interns for:

Internship Program Dates: Fall 2019

Application Deadline:

Fri., September 13 5:00

Internship Begins: Monday, September 23
Internship Ends:

Friday, December 13*

*It is the strong preference of the Kroc IPJ to have interns who can commit to multiple semesters. Therefore, while the internship for Fall 2019 will end in December, at the discretion of the internship supervisor and with the agreement of the intern, the internship may be extended into Spring 2020. 

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, September 13, 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 Daniel Orth (

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 Adrian Velázquez (