Master of Arts in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
Field Experience and Professional Practicum
Apply the knowledge and skills you acquire in the classroom while engaging in the field of peacebuilding and conflict transformation in real-world settings.
International and US-Based Intensive Courses
Students have the option of completing a short-term intensive course at sites in the US or abroad. Typically ranging in duration from one-four weeks, recent intensives have been offered in Washington, DC, Bangladesh, Mexico, and Turkey.
Intensive field courses offer students pursuing an MA in peacebuilding and conflict transformation the chance to interact with practitioners in the field, learn on-site, and expand professional networking. Short-term intensives are typically offered in January. Learn more about the Intensive field courses.
Following the on-campus coursework phase, each student completes a professional practicum with an organization of his/her choosing.* The practicum must be related to the student’s coursework and career goals and be for a minimum of six months. Practicums may be paid professional positions or unpaid internships.
During this period - referred to as the Reflective Practice Phase - students remain engaged with faculty and other students and receive course credit for documenting the integration of their knowledge and skills working in a professional context.
Practicum placements provide in-depth, hands-on learning; enhance résumés; and expand professional contacts.
Recent practicum placements held by students in the peacebuilding and conflict transformation program include:
- Program Facilitator, SIT Youth Peacebuilding and Leadership Programs (Brattleboro, Vermont)
- Assistant, Cross-Cultural Relationships, Kiskiminetas Presbytery (Yatesboro, Pennsylvania)
- Program Director, Caribbean-Central American Action (Washington, DC)
- Peace First Teacher, AmeriCorps (Washington, DC)
- Peacemakers' Workshop Facilitator, Peace Learning Center of Milwaukee, Inc (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
- Administrative Coordinator, Center for Cultural Interchange (Chicago, Illinois)
- Regional Coordinator, Junior Youth Program, Magdalene Carney Baha'i Institute (West Palm Beach, Florida)
- Intern, Middle East Children’s Alliance (Berkeley, California)
- Reintegration Assistant, Mercy Corps International (Washington, DC)
- Research Assistant, Hudson Institute (Washington, DC)
- Peacebuilding Program Coordinator, The Pastoralist Peace and Development Initiative (Kenya)
- Administrative Director, The Jerusalem Inter-Cultural Center (Israel)
- Youth Empowerment Facilitator, Institut pour l'Education Populaire (Mali)
- Conflict Transformation Intern, Henry Martyn Institute (Hyderabad, India)
- Coordinator Assistant, Cooperazione Internazionale (Italy)
- Program Coordinator, Sahabat Pesantren Indonesia (Indonesia)
- Research and Mediation Project Assistant, CSSProject for Integrative Mediation (Germany)
Students find positions on their own with support from SIT's Career Services.
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