International Peace & Conflict Resolution
Internship Placements

The American system of higher education places great value on the practical learning made possible through the internship philosophy. Students from all over the world envy the 'foot-in-the-door' experience that students who study through the American system are able to take advantage of prior to formal degree completion. Arcadia's M.A. in IPCR follows firmly in this tradition. The internship experience is designed as a crucial second-year component within the overall full-time IPCR Program.

Students are expected to actively apply theoretical and analytical foundations learned in first-year studies to 'real world, real time' professional situations of their choosing, in an effort to challenge themselves, as well as to gain experience which will prove valuable to them as graduates seeking employment. The fieldwork opportunity is a decisive advantage for Arcadia's M.A. candidates over students graduating from other more exclusively academic-based programs.

Students are responsible for securing and completing an internship directly related to their chosen concentration and professional interests. Internships allow students to develop critical professional skills and contacts and enable students to successfully transition to the professional world upon graduation. Internships may be domestic or international. All IPCR students must have an international experience either through the internship or through the study away concentration. IPCR faculty work closely with IPCR students to guide them through their decision making processes to help ensure that these experiences complement professional goals.

Internship Sites from Previous IPCR Students

Earth Rights International Bangkok, Thailand
Bellevue Hospital - Center for Victims of Torture New York, NY
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland Belfast, N. Ireland
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) Belfast, N. Ireland
United Nations Development Programme Lebanon
Ministry of Health (HIV/AIDs) Cambodia
Berghoff Foundation for Conflict Studies Germany/Sri Lanka
Genocide Watch Washington, D.C
Free the Slaves Washington, D.C
Albert Fox - Senate Lobbyist for Free Cuba Washington, D.C
American Friends Service Committee  Philadelphia, PA
Article 19 London, England
NATO Kosovo Force Kosovo, Serbia - Montenegro
Group of 77 - United Nations New York, NY
Voice of America Washington, D.C.
Center for Justice and International Law San Jose, Costa Rica
Polaris Washington, D.C.
Asian Center for Conflict Resolution Los Angeles, CA
Organic farming San Jose, Costa Rica
Design for Social Impact Philadelphia, PA
Washington Peace Center Washington D.C.
Fund for Peace Washington, D.C.
Derechos Madrid, Spain
Radio for Peace International Costa Rica
Intercultural Family Services Philadelphia, PA
Seeds of Peace New York, NY
Turkish Ministry of Interior Ankara, Turkey
International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS) Paris, France
INCORE Derry/Londonderry, NI
WINPEACE Athens, Greece
Vienna School of Diplomacy Vienna, Austria
Greek Helsinki Monitor Athens, Greece
National Center for HIV/AIDS Cambodia
Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center Los Angeles, CA
Center for Global South Washington, D.C.
National Democratic Institute for International Affairs  Washington, D.C.
Comercio Alternativo  Madrid, Spain
Austrian Study Center for Peace & UN Police Training Austria
OSCE Ministerial Council   
International School on Disarmament & Research on Conflicts (ISODARCO) Rome, Italy
Institute for International Policy Development New York, NY
Irish Parades Emergency Committee (IPEC), Human Rights Monitor Londonderry, Ireland
Minority Rights Group Athens, Greece
International Red Cross Philadelphia, PA
The Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel Israel
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Philadelphia, PA
United Nations Development Progamme Kiev, Ukraine
Radio for Peace International (RFPI-Costa Rica)  Costa Rica
Fundacion Cruzada Patagonica Argentina
US Embassy in Ankara Turkey
Peace One Day  New York, NY
Center for Effective Dispute Resolution – CEDR London, England
Networking Aids Community of South Africa – NACOSA South Africa
National Institutes of Health Washington, DC
The Peace Center Langhorne, PA
Upper Darby High School Upper Darby, PA
Institute for Advanced Dispute Resolution Boulder, CO
Lycoming County Economic Development and Planning Services Williamsport, PA
Center for Conflict Resolution Salisbury, MD
Association of Mujeres, Familia, y Comunidad de Quepos –ASOMUFACQ Costa Rica
International Rescue Committee Washington, DC
Search for Common Ground Washington, DC
Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) Philadelphia, PA
Care International New York, NY
Tanzania Association of NGOs - TANGO  Arusha, Tanzania
Vital Voices Washington, DC
Healing Through Remembering Washington, DC
 Share Foundation Washington, DC
UNICEF Nairobi, Kenya
Global Security Institute Bala Cynwyd, PA
Federal Emergency Management Agency Washington, DC
Red Cross Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
Blue Mountain Project Indiana
Bat Shalom of the Jerusalem Israel
Human Rights Education Associates, Inc.  
The Women's Center Israel
Center for Resolutions Media, PA
Pro Mujer Peru
Miracle Corners of the World  Arusha, Tanzania
Women Against Abuse, Inc. (Sojourner House) Philadelphia, PA
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Paris, France
Office of Congressman Patrick Murphy Washington, DC
PHCRC- Public Health Clinic and Resource Center Nepal
Friends of Arusha Society  Arusha, Tanzania
Sports 4 Hope Democratic Republic of the Congo
Jubilee USA Washington, DC
United Nationas Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda  Arusha, Tanzania
PRIME- Ecumenical Commitment to Refugees Lansdowne, PA
Heifer International Sierra Leone Freetown, Sierra Leone
ISOA: International Stability Operations Association Washington, DC
Convenant House Philadelphia, PA
Japan International Cooperation Agency Japan
Association for Conflict Resolution Washington, DC
Arusha Secondary Day School Arusha, Tanzania
International Mission Board Richmond, VA
World Education, Inc. (WEI) Arusha, Tanzania
Pamoja Children's Home and Community Center Arusha, Tanzania
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
Institute of Multi-Track Diplomacy Washington, DC
Partners in Health Thailand Thailand
Peace Alliance, Washington DC Washington, DC
Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management Fairfax, VA
Amnesty International USA New York, NY
Msamaria Center for Street Children Tanzania Moshi, Tanzania
Partners in Development Haiti
Mediation Matters Bethesda, MD
Human Rights Watch New York, NY
Lutheran Social Services Philadelphia, PA

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