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 step outside the normal academic schedule, engage with Carter School faculty, and expand learning through impactful co-curricular experiences.
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. Fellows will enroll in CONF 375 and CONF 370, courses that provide opportunity to develop professional skills and fulfill the field experience requirement.
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 302 Culture, Identity and Conflict
CONF 330 Community, Group, and Organizational Conflict Analysis & Resolution
CONF 370 Internship
CONF 325 Dialogue & Difference
CONF 326 Negotiation
CONF 398 Restorative Justice
CONF 398 Grassroots, Coalitions, and Campaigns
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/each 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 fulfills your field experience requirement. What type of work are you interested in pursuing? What are some current problems or issues you find especially compelling and important - problems you hope to tackle through work experiences?
For more information, contact a Carter School academic advisor.