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Post Graduate Opportunities

After graduating with a degree in Peace, Justice & Conflict studies, there are many opportunities available. 

Students with degrees in peace, justice, and conflict studies enter volunteer programs, like VISTA, where they learn organizing, lobbying, and human relations skills that complement the peacemaking and conflict resolution theories and skills acquired in college. Peacemaking careers fall into the areas of arms control, foreign policy, human rights, social and economic justice, environmental protection, law, journalism, government, and other jobs directly related to the pursuit of peace, social and economic justice, ecological security, and democratic participation.  Peace, justice, and conflict studies majors seek jobs at the United Nations and its affiliates, the Peace Corps, and private international voluntary organizations, like Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Oxfam, public interest research groups, and the International Fellowship of Reconciliation.  Many find employment in education, at colleges or universities that have peace studies programs, in public and private elementary and secondary schools, and in training institutes. There is increasing demand in the United States for people trained in mediation to work in civil courts to help adjudicate disputes. Peace, justice and conflict studies majors seek jobs directly related to the pursuit of peace, social and economic justice, ecological security, and democratic participation found in both public and private sectors.