Internships in PAX

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Successful completion of either an internship in Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies (PAX 92a/b) or a PAX related senior honors thesis in one's major is a core requirement for completing the Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies program.

The internship consists of at least 10 hours a week in a social change organization in the greater Boston area or, during a summer or semester or year abroad, anywhere else in the United States or the world. The intern is supervised by a PAX professor or staff member; keeps a daily journal; presents and does the reading of a bibliography on the topic of the internship and its larger framework; and writes a paper of 15-20 pages at the end of the internship.

The student is expected to meet weekly or biweekly with the supervisor and to e-mail weekly or biweekly if doing the work abroad. Internships can be found on one's own or can be discovered through the Hiatt Career Center. You can also browse the PAX Resources and Opportunities page.

Possible intern sites and experiences should be approved by Professor Gordon Fellman before they are undertaken. Students are responsible for choosing their intern sites.

Recent Internships

Miriam KrugmanMiriam Berro Krugman, Class of 2020
Majors: Sociology
Minors: PAX & SJSP
Interned at: Wage Justice Center in Los Angeles, California in Summer 2017

I interned at Wage Justice Center, a nonprofit law firm in Los Angeles that aids low-wage workers in fighting back against wage theft. As an intern, I was given the opportunity to do case research, work on graphics to promote the nonprofit, and manage the nonprofit's Facebook account. This internship relates to my minor in Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies as the mission of Wage Justice Center is to aid workers who do not have the resources to fight for their rights and to promote a more peaceful and just process for workers to do just this. I was able to learn about the inner workings of nonprofit law through this experience and am looking forward to continuing working on my minor as well my other studies.