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PO Box 100, Clementsport, Nova Scotia B0S1E0
phone: (902) 638-8611 – fax: (902) 638-3315

Dates: all year
Internship types: Economics, History, Humanities, International Relations, Library & Info Science, Political Science/Politics and Social Sciences

Qualifications / skills needed: Interns must have a university degree (example BA/MA International Relations). Interns will be assigned to assist in various departments and will be exposed to an international network. Peacekeeping and peace operations is a major focus of this internship. Interns are given responsibilities designed to assist other staff in its major departments: Operations, which consists of a Course Development and Training Section, Exercises, Program Implementation, and Research and the Library.

Description: The Internship Programme is intended to provide university students and recent graduates, who have an interest in peacekeeping, peace operations and international affairs, with work experience and greater exposure to the activities of the Centre. The Internship is a volunteer position with an honorarium of CDN$300 per month, and a one-time travel reimbursement valued up to CDN$300. Internships may be requested and granted for periods lasting from four to eight months. While at the Centre, Interns receive on-site meals and accommodation at no additional cost.

Highlights: Interns have a great opportunity to interact with a diversity of people living and working in the field of peace operations around the world, including civilian and military researchers, trainers and practitioners. While every effort will be made to accommodate a candidate’s background, specific tasking is based on Pearson Peacekeeping Centre requirements, related skills and mutual interest. Interns are also expected to provide assistance in the areas of general administration and library support.

Languages required: English, French and Spanish

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ)
Southern California – San Diego, CA, United States
University of San Diego

Fall 2005 Intern

Research, write, edit, & publish weekly updates on conflicts around the world. Assist with the development of IPJ projects & events.

* Enrollment, with senior status, in an undergraduate program; or enrollment in a graduate program; or a recent degree in a field related to peace studies, human rights, or international relations.
* GPA of 2.75 or higher.
* Excellent writing skills.
* Minimum time commitment of 15 hours per week, up to 20 preferred.

To Apply
Visit the “Programs” / “Internship Opportunities” on our website at to download an application form and view other requirements. We invite applications from international students who have all the needed visa arrangements in place. If you have additional questions, please contact Elena McCollim at (619) 260-7573 or