PJC/PAX Majors, Double-Majors, and many Minors will do a PJC/PAX Internship. There are several internship options available:
Enroll in a PAX 392 / CSS 395 - a scheduled course offered each quarter, with 100 hours of work at a Chicago site.
Organize an independent internship. Find an organization related to
Peace, Social Justice or Conflict Resolution that you want to work with
(possibly consulting with the Steans Center). Develop
with the organization a schedule of 100 hours of meaningful work.
Submit a description of your internship to the PAX Director and have the
organization do likewise. Include a list of relevant readings and
submit this with your description. You will register for the course
through the College's online Independent Study Form for
PAX 390 in a quarter that is convenient, but not necessarily when you
are doing the hours at the organization. For course requirements, check
the course syllabus.
Arrange an internship through an established program which offers
internships accompanied by academic credit (domestic or international)
and placement in an organization appropriate to the goals of the PJC
program. The internship needs approval in consultation with the PAX
Curriculum Committee. Examples:
International Institute of Education: study abroad toolkit including a study abroad directory and information about scholarship and fellowship opportunities abroad
Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs: semester, summer, and January programs in US and abroad - environment, urban justice etc.
semester and summer programs in US and abroad - gender studies, social
welfare, sustainable development, culture studies, etc.
impact volunteer projects, internships, and study abroad opportunities -
community development, women's empowerment, environment and
International Center for Development Studies Costa Rica: service-learning and internship opportunities in Costa Rica
Additionally, the Steans Center offers several funding opportunities for independent internships such as the Community Partners Internship and the McCormick Community Internship . Visit the Steans Center Website for additional internship and service opportunities.