Peace & Justice Internship

The application process for Summer 2019 will open soon.

Come intern in Washington D.C. and learn how to bring the good news of peace and justice to policymakers in government and to leaders of your local communities.

Columbans believe that true solidarity with marginalized communities and the earth is achieved through challenging the structural causes of poverty, violence, and all forms of injustice. This means working to change policies that cause injustice, and implementing policies that uphold dignity, justice, and the care for our common home.

Summer Internship Program

Summer interns work full time (40 hours per week) and are paid Washington D.C. minimum wage. Summer interns are set up with housing in an intentional community, called Casa San Salvador, which is a ten minute walk from the office. The summer internship is especially geared towards students outside of the Washington, D.C. area, but all students are welcome to apply.

Interns will be assigned to specialize in one of our four justice issue areas, or will specialize in multi-media communications and video production. By participating in the Columban Center's "Summer Internship Program," you will:

  • deepen your spirituality in the Columban tradition and through Catholic social teaching.
  • expand your knowledge of the Columban's four justice issue areas.
  • equip yourself with the tools for advocacy and community organizing that you'll need to make positive change in the world.

​2018 Dates & Deadlines

  • Application Deadline Extended: March 16, 2018 March 30, 2018
  • Program Length: June 4, 2018 to July 27, 2018
  • Border Immersion Trip*: TBD

*During the course of the Summer Internship Program, summer interns are strongly encouraged to participate in an immersion trip to the United States/Mexico Border where Columban missionaries live and work. This immersion experience is meant to provide insight into Columban mission, and exposure to populations Columbans work with. Summer interns then use this experience to fuel their advocacy work when they return to D.C.

Questions about the summer internship program? Email Wesley Cocozello at