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. 

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

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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