Please note: The Kroc Institute is not accepting MA applications for Fall 2016. Beginning in Fall 2017, Notre Dame's new Keough School of Global Affairs will offer International Peace Studies as an important feature of the new Master's in Global Affairs. Please send an email to keoughschool@nd.edu and we will be happy to alert you when more information about the master's program is available.


During the second year of the master's program, most students work for nearly 6 months at a leading organization in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East or the United States. During these internships, students integrate theory with practice in communities dealing with issues of peace and conflict, economic development, human rights, and justice. Internships have been offered in these locations:

Cartagena, Colombia

Students work at organizations supporting education, economic development, and community participation in peace processes, such as:

  • Santo Domingo Foundation
  • Corporación Desarrollo y Paz de Canal del Dique Zona Costera
  • Observatory for Internal Displacement at the University of Cartagena

Cape Town, South Africa

Students work at nongovernmental organizations specializing in reconciliation, design of democratic institutions, or government, such as:

Jerusalem/Bethlehem

Students live at Notre Dame’s Tantur Ecumenical Institute while working at organizations such as:

Gulu, Uganda

Students work with nongovernmental organizations focusing on human rights and development, such as:

Mindanao, the Philippines

Students work with people of all religious backgrounds at organizations such as:

The United States

Students work for organizations such as: