Peace & Justice Studies Internship Program

Internships allow students the opportunity to engage in a project related to the causes and resolution of conflict and /or social justice. The Peace and Justice Studies Program encourages students to do internships in the summer and during the academic year in order to develop skills and knowledge of social activism.

The Emily Greene Balch Class of 1950 Summer Internship Stipend
The Peace and Justice Studies Program offers an internship every summer for one or more students to work in the field of peace and justice studies, sponsored by the Class of 1950. Students design and carry out a project which fosters their understanding of the relationships among peace, justice, and social change. Students typically work with a social change organization in which they can develop skills and knowledge as well as providing services. The internship is available for either U.S. or international work. Recipients of the internships are encouraged to share their experiences with the College community after their return either in lectures, writing, or through participation in the Tanner and/or Ruhlman Conferences.

Previous stipends have been awarded for internships at an environmental justice organization, a nonprofit program addressing childhood food insecurity in public schools, and many others. We are looking for interesting and diverse proposals so do apply!

Eligibility: Underclass students are preferred, although seniors are also eligible.

Stipend: The stipend is $4,000 and students are expected to devote full-time to the internship for a period of 8-10 weeks.

How to Apply:

Please prepare the following materials and upload as PDF files via the Centralized Internship Application:

  • Resume
  • Proposal of the project (statement of intent)
  • Transcript (unofficial from Banner)

Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm (Boston time)

Additional questions should be directed to Larry Rosenwald (lrosenwa@wellesley.edu) or Catia Confortini (cconfort@wellesley.edu).