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This graphic, developed by Katie Mansfield and John Paul Lederach of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, shows the general career paths of students in the field of Peace and Conflict Studies. The main areas and the sub-areas are careers focused on:
Violence Prevention, Conflict Response and Transformation
Justice and Healing
Here are some actual jobs of graduates in Peace Studies from other programs:
Prof. George Lopez, chair of Peace Studies at University of Notre Dame and the 2013 Brad Morse Scholar at University of Massachusetts Lowell, led a webinar on careers in peacebuilding and conflict resolution. View the webinar, which was supported by the United States Institute of Peace Public Education for Peacebuilding Support Initiative.
One of the most effective ways of landing a job is to have an internship first. At your internship, you gain critical experience, build important connections, and see if you are a good fit for the organization. Peace and Conflict Studies undergraduate and graduates have the option to do internships with organizations in the field. Master's students can choose to do an internship to fulfill their capstone requirement (instead of a thesis or project). We have relationships with over 50 organizations, ranging from the local to the global. Here are some of the recent internships our students have done:
Here are some of the jobs recent Peace and Conflict BA and MA graduates have attained:
Please see the employment resources section or contact us to speak with a professor about finding employment.