Peace & Justice Internship

The application process for the 2019 "Peace & Justice Internship" is now closed.
Applicants will be notified of a decision by late April. 

Columbans believe that we achieve true solidarity with marginalized communities and the exploited earth by challenging the structural causes of poverty, violence, and all forms of injustice. One way we can do this is by working to change policies that cause injustice and implement alternatives that uphold human dignity and care for our common home.

The Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach (CCAO) invites you to Washington, DC to learn how to bring the good news of peace and justice to policymakers in government and to leaders in your own community.

Each intern will specialize in one of our four critical issues, and will do a mix of policy and communications work.

By participating in our "Peace & Justice Internship," you will...

  • deepen your faith in light of the Gospels, Catholic Social Teaching, and the experience of marginalized communities and the exploited earth; (Please note that even though CCAO makes frequent use of Catholic Social Teaching and our experience as people of faith as the foundation for our work, participants from any faith tradition, or no faith tradition, are welcome to apply.)
  • broaden your understanding of the critical issues of our time;
  • and equip yourself with the tools and best practices for advocacy.


Internship Logistics 

  • Applicants should be between the ages of 18 and 25.
  • Interns are expected to pay for their airfare to and from Washington, DC.
  • Interns are paid Washington, DC minimum wage (currently $13.25/hr) for 40 hours of work per week.
  • Interns will live in an intentional community, called Casa San Salvador, with other faith and justice interns from around the city. Interns are expected to follow the rules of the community. Housing costs will be deducted from each intern's bimonthly paycheck. The community is a 15 minute walk from the CCAO office.
  • Interns will participate in a one week border awareness experience. A valid US passport is required. Interns are expected to pay $50/day during their awareness experience, as well as their airfare to and from the border. This awareness experience is meant to provide insight into Columban mission, and exposure to populations Columbans work with. If you do n ot have a valid US passport, please let us know and we can make special arrangements.
  • Interns will be given a stipend for public transportation while working in Washington, DC.


Dates & Deadlines

  • Application Deadline: CLOSED
  • Intern's First Day: June 03, 2019
  • Intern's Last Day: July 26, 2019
  • Dates for Border Awareness Experience: June 29 to July 5, 2019



Questions? Email us at cccaoprograms@columban.org