Master’s Students Assigned to Global Internships

Author: Renée LaReau

Second-year master’s students in peace studies have been assigned to internship positions at Kroc field sites in Israel/Palestine, the Philippines, South Africa, Uganda, and the United States. 

Between July and December 2012, students will work “in the real world,” integrating theory with practice in policy research and analysis, development and education, interfaith dialogue, communications, social justice, human rights, violence prevention, and grassroots organizing.

United States

  • Daniya Baisubanova (Kyrgyzstan) will work for the Search for Common Ground in Washington, D.C.
  • Mina Rizk (Egypt) will work at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.
  • Engy Said (Egypt) will work at the Institute for Multi-track Diplomacy in Arlington, Virginia.

Cape Town, South Africa

  • Alouat Hamoudi (Algeria) and Julie Bodnar (USA) will work with the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office.
  • Diane Janzen (Canada) will work for the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.
  • Wisam Khaleefah (Iraq) will work with the Social Justice Coalition and Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum.
  • Samuel Nichols (USA) will work with the Center for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.

Mindanao, the Philippines

  • Nancy Abwola (Uganda), Shubham Amatya (Nepal), and Ezekiel Freeman (Liberia) will work with Catholic Relief Services in Mindanao.

Gulu, Uganda

  • Tamara Shaya (USA) will work with the Justice and Reconciliation Project.
  • Jessica Shewan (USA) will work with the Refugee Law Project.


  • Karla Alvarez (USA) and Daniel Moya (Colombia) will work for the Holy Land Trust in Bethlehem.
  • Rachel Fairhurst (New Zealand) will work for the Applied Research Institute in Bethlehem.
  • Maria Gavrilova (Russia) will work for Rabbis for Human Rights in Jerusalem.
  • Lidet Shiferaw (Ethiopia) will work for Miftah, the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue & Democracy, in Ramallah.

While in the field, master’s students acquire skills and make substantive contributions to highly respected organizations. Students are assigned internships based on their professional interests in one of the 3 tracks in the master’s program:  Policy Analysis and Political Change, Organizational Leadership and Management, or Conflict Analysis and Transformation.

Contact: Susan St. Ville, 574-631-2628,