Professional Field Experiences

During the second year of the MGA program, most IPS students work for nearly six months alongside a leading organization working on peace and justice in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East or the United States. This is part of the Peace Lab program within the MGA.

Students in other MGA concentrations typically participate in 2-month field experiences through the Integration Lab (or i-Lab) program.

During these field experiences, students integrate theory with practice in communities dealing with issues of peace and conflict, economic development, human rights, and justice. Recent placements have included:

  • Life and Peace Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
  • ACT!, Nairobi, Kenya
  • World Bank, Washington, D.C., and Bogotá, Colombia
  • Voice of America, Washington, D.C.
  • The Alliance for Securing Democracy, Washington, D.C.
  • ICAN (International Civil Society Action Network), Washington, D.C.
  • Global Center on Cooperative Security: The Prevention Project, Washington, D.C.
  • Catholic Relief Services Baltimore, Maryland, and Mindanao, Philippines
  • Sembrando Paz, Sincelejo, Colombia
  • Diálogos y Capacidades para la Paz Territorial, Fundacion Redprodepaz, Colombia
  • International Rescue Committee, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Cape Town, South Africa

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