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Monday, May 4, 2020

Help Kroc School Students Advance Their Careers

Written by Kroc School

Help Kroc School Students Advance Their Careers

Monday, May 4, 2020

As you can imagine, many of our students are learning that their summer internships have been canceled or significantly reduced. Likewise, the economic downturn has drastically altered the job market, layering additional hardship on our graduating students. The success and well-being of our students and graduates depends on their ability to find work and internships in the midst of this crisis. 

There are two important ways you can help our students at this moment. The first is to help the Kroc School identify remote or hybrid internship positions and job opportunities. The second is to volunteer to help mentor our students and hone their interviewing and other professional skills. 

Hiring our students

Many of our students in the Class of 2020 are seeking jobs. If you are aware of any opportunities — including part-time or short-term positions, or positions with delayed starts — please share them to marissanewman@sandiego.edu. Our students in the MA in Social Innovation, MA in Peace & Justice, and MS in Conflict Management & Resolution bring expertise and practice experience in areas such as social entrepreneurship, conflict management, social justice advocacy, and humanitarian services. We are looking for opportunities in diverse fields, such as:

  • Community organizing
  • Conflict resolution
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Fundraising 
  • Humanitarian affairs
  • Human rights advocacy
  • International development
  • Philanthropy
  • Policy analysis
  • Nonprofit management
  • Refugee services

Securing remote internship placements

Our continuing MA in Peace & Justice students are searching for internship placements — this summer and over the course of the next academic year. If your workplace is able to offer a remote opportunity to our students, please let us know at marissanewman@sandiego.edu

To get a sense of the kinds of organizations our students would like to intern for, please see this list of recent placements

Volunteering to Coach and Mentor our students

The Kroc School’s Mentoring Alliance Program is looking to expand its network of mentors for our students across all three degree programs — the MA in Social Innovation, the MA in Peace & Justice, and the MS in Conflict Management & Resolution. As a mentor, you would be paired with a student aligned with your area of expertise, and give them professional advice and support as they embark on their careers.

We recently launched a new virtual mock interview initiative, which helps our students hone their professional pitch. We are looking for professionals to conduct mock sessions with them, and help them learn what it takes to ace their next interview.

If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor or as an interviewer, please let us know at marissanewman@sandiego.edu.


Justin Prugh
(619) 260-7573

Kroc School

About the Author

Kroc School

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies' mission is to equip and empower innovative changemakers to shape more peaceful and just societies.