International Negotiation & Conflict Resolution

Most students choose to pursue summer internships in their fields of interest. Select student internships include:

CARE International
Arua, Uganda

"I had a very hands-on experience and was able to spend lots of time in the field. I was asked to help design a long-term conflict resolution program and to design and deliver a conflict resolution workshop for staff. I was also able to work on grant writing."

Center for Dialogue and Reconciliation
Gurgaon, India

"This internship involved lots of grassroots research, and I was tasked with a large variety of items and given a fair amount of responsibility. I was also able to travel extensively. My responsibilities included conducting interviews, drafting reports from high-level workshops, and communicating with NGOs and government officials."

INCORE
Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland

"I worked with INCORE’s Local International Learning Project (LILP) and also for the Northern Ireland Centre for European Cooperation (NICEC). I helped to organize and facilitate a study tour for several women peace activists from Northern Sri Lanka. In the course of this study tour, I attended several interesting meetings with high level politicians in which they shared the lessons they and their parties had learned from The Troubles and the subsequent peace process.

I also helped to draft a proposal for an EU grant to fund a study trip for peace and reconciliation activists and trade union leaders from Northern Ireland to visit Jerusalem to develop professional partnerships and share experiences in the areas of conflict resolution, community relations and particularly the role of business leaders in peace building. I also assisted INCORE staff with research on the links between sectarianism and racism in Northern Ireland. This research and meetings I attended with government and community sector experts in equality, diversity and peace building has lead me to further explore these issues for my Masters thesis."