As part of the University of San Diego's Kroc School, the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
(Kroc IPJ) works together with peacemakers to develop powerful new approaches to end
cycles of violence, while advancing this learning locally and globally. The Social Fabric Initiative
(SFI) is a program within Kroc IPJ that works to build more connected communities by
mobilizing youth to engineer creative solutions to real-world issues. High school students work
with university interns and mentors from the field to co-create community change projects.
These groups, or Threads, present their final product at the Summit Event in August.
The Social Fabric Initiative is seeking part-time undergraduate and graduate interns for three
different positions: Thread Lead, Event Lead, and Marketing and Communications Lead. All
positions will engage with local high school students, university and institute staff, and
community organizations and corporations committed to a variety of local environmental and
social justice issues. Interns will gain exposure, develop skills, build networks, and manage
Threads and/or projects.
Kroc IPJ internships are paid opportunities. Interns are expected to work 20-30 hours per
week. The internships includes a week-long mandatory internship training and several other
mandatory dates. However, the bulk of the weekly hours will be based on tasks, meetings, and
Applications are due Feb. 22, 2019 and panel interviews are scheduled for the week of
In addition to completing this application form you will also need to upload the following
- Cover letter/statement of interest
- One letter of recommendation
- Transcript (Unofficial, scanned copies are accepted)