M.A. Students Assigned to Internships in Colombia, South Africa, Israel/Palestine, Uganda, the Philippines and the U.S.

Author: Renée LaReau

Master’s students in international peace studies recently received word of their internship assignments at Kroc field sites in Colombia, Israel/Palestine, the Philippines, South Africa, Uganda and the United States.

Between July and December 2015, the students will work for nearly six months at leading organizations focused on peace and justice, integrating their classroom learning with practice in policy research and analysis, development and education, interfaith dialogue, communications, social justice, human rights, violence prevention, and grassroots organizing.

Here are the assignments for the class of 2016:

Cartagena, Colombia

  • Elise Ditta (USA) and Isaias Guerrero-Cabrera (Colombia) - Observatory for Internal Displacement at the University of Cartagena


  • Nadia Abraibesh (USA/Libya) - Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel, Wi’am: Palestinian Conflict Resolution and Transformation Center
  • Aimee George (Singapore) - Applied Research Institute Jerusalem
  • Milena Petrova (Bulgaria) - Slim Peace
  • Katarzyna Anna Przybyla (Poland) - Rabbis for Human Rights

Mindanao, the Philippines

  • Shaban Varajab (Kenya) - Catholic Relief Services
  • David Coulibaly (Côte d’Ivoire) - World Vision

Cape Town, South Africa

  • Jonathan Brenneman (USA) - Ndifuna Ukwazi (Dare to Know)
  • Joy Mutoka (Kenya) - Institute for Justice and Reconciliation
  • Kelsey Whiting-Jones (USA) - Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation
  • Berhan Gemeda (Ethiopia) - Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office

Gulu, Uganda

  • Olga Sanchez Caro (Mexico) - Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization
  • Emerson Kamara (Sierra Leone) - Refugee Law Project
  • Shilpi Shabdita (India) and Christine Sumog-Oy (Philippines) -  Justice and Reconciliation Project

Washington, D.C., United States

  • Lindora Howard-Diawara (Liberia) - World Bank
  • Aref Dostyar (Afghanistan) - Center for International Policy

Contact: Susan St. Ville, sstville1@nd.edu, 574-631-2628