Peace & Justice Studies Internship Program

In the summer and during the year, the Peace and Justice Studies Program encourages students to pursue experiential projects that will enable them to reflect on the causes of violence and injustice, and act to achieve more peace and social justice in their communities and the world at large.  The program is offering the  three summer funding opportunities below. They are looking for interesting and diverse proposals, so do apply!

The Emily Green Balch Class of 1950 Summer Stipend 

The Peace and Justice Studies Program offers an annual summer internship with a $4,000 stipend for students to carry out a project which analyzes the ways in which injustice is linked to conflict, or encourages the study of the relationship between peace, justice, and social change. Previous stipends have been awarded for internships at environmental injustice organizations, a nonprofit program addressing childhood food insecurity in public school, and many others. This year stipends will fund two different students. 

    The Kathleen Dandy Gladstone Internship in Climate Crisis Solutions

    The Peace and Justice Studies Program will offer a summer internship in 2021 with a $4,000 stipend for a student project on the effects of climate change policy on historically under-served communities in the United States. The intern should work with a non-profit organization, governmental agency, or civil servant's office that promotes, advocates for, organizes around, or implements policies or technologies designed to reduce or draw down carbon emissions from the transportation, agriculture, industry, mining, energy, and forestry sectors of our economy.

    Applications for both opportunities are due Monday, March 22nd at 11:59 pm (Boston time). They must be submitted electronically through the online centralized internship application

    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. You will find a distinct application for each opportunity.

    • Resume
    • Proposal of the project (Statement of Intent)
    • Transcript (unofficial from Workday)

    Questions? Contact Larry Rosenwald (lrosenwa@wellesley.edu), Nadya Hajj (nhajj@wellesley.edu), Catia Confortini (cconfort@wellesley.edu) or Wellesley Career Education (internships@wellesley.edu)