Get out of the classroom and into the real world through this semester-long fellows program.
The Peacebuilding Fellows program is an academic program for selected students interested in gaining hands-on experience and understanding communities that are struggling to live peacefully together. Fellows have the opportunity to engage with Carter School faculty and develop a project with community impact.
"The Peacebuilding Fellows program forced me out of the classroom learning bubble and toward real world experience." -Spring 2015 Fellow
Field experience that lets you immediately apply what you're learning and offers insight into a career path
Discussion-based classes with a small group of students
Networking opportunities through events with Carter School graduate students and faculty
The chance to meet practitioners, researchers, and professionals working as peacebuilders
- Assistance with professional development
Meet with a Carter School academic advisor to find out how to apply your participation in the Peacebuilding Fellows semester toward a minor in Conflict Analysis and Resolution.
Peacebuilding Fellows cohorts are selected each fall to complete coursework during the spring semester.
Students enroll in academic courses focusing on conflict theories and techniques, conflict resolution practice, and community engagement.
This cohort experience will push students academically, provide opportunity to connect theory with practice, and hone job-ready skills.
A major challenge to peacebuilding efforts domestically and globally are the boundaries that communities believe separates themselves from others. The boundaries have ethnic, racial, religious or cultural roots, often with long histories of division and violence. This class will look at case studies and strategies from around the globe of peacebuilding in complex communities.
CONF 330 Community, Group, and Organizational Conflict Analysis & Resolution
CONF 370 Internship
CONF 398 Restorative Justice
CONF 398 Grassroots, Coalitions, and Campaigns
"My favorite thing about the fellowship was being part of a small, tight-knit cohort." -Spring 2016 Fellow
Students of all majors can apply to be Peacebuilding Fellows, although we strongly recommend that you complete at least one CONF course as a prerequisite.
To apply, you must:
- Complete at least 45 college credits by the start of your program.
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00.
- Submit a résumé and short answers to the three questions that follow (300 words maximum). This can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line peacebuilding fellows application.
Why are you interested in the Peacebuilding Fellows Program? What do you hope to gain from the experience?
What unique qualities, experience, or strengths would you bring to the Fellowship?
One of the elements of the Fellowship is an individual peacebuilding project. What are your thoughts on peacebuilding? What are some ideas (or idea) for a project you would be interested in working on this semester?
For more information, contact a Carter School academic advisor.
Apply by October 15 for priority consideration. Applications accepted on a rolling basis following the 15th.