Living with and in communities, and learning how to enter and exit them, is an essential part of 21st-century citizenship and productive engagement in the public square. By engaging with the communities where they live and work, college students have unique opportunities to learn how community structures and social systems contribute to conflict and how they can help resolve it.

Information about Internships and Experiences in 2023

At the start of the 2023-24 academic year, we are excited to have returning students reflect on their experiences and new understandings of conflict. In July, CT-funded students came together for a Summer Convening, featuring insight and inspiration from Joseph Kaifala and Beth Berila. For students looking for future opportunities, a few links to get you started:

  • to apply for fall funding for Cross-Cultural Community Engagement grants (rolling deadlines), see here.
  • to learn more about the Center for Careers and Internships’ CT programs, from student treks to summer internships, see here.
  • The Center for Community Engagement supports many internships and experiences, including CT-focused programs. Visit their website here.
  • We are proud to support the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP). They have new CT-focused internships and are developing a conflict transformation curriculum.


Kailee Brickner-McDonald, Director, Center for Community Engagement