Graduate Internships

Mark Umbreit Restorative Justice Internship Fund

About the Fund

The Mark Umbreit Restorative Justice Internship Fund provides students with financial assistance and a one-academic year placement for graduate students interested in or currently working within the areas of restorative justice, criminology, social work, or a related area. The fund provides students up to $1,500 through the Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking (CRJP). This fellowship honors the legacy of Dr. Mark Umbreit, CRJP’s founder and a key figure in the restorative justice movement. Visit this page to learn more about the work of Dr. Mark Umbreit.

Internship duties

  • Communications with Community Stakeholders
  • Collaboration with Partner Restorative Justice Organizations
  • Coordinate online and in-person Restorative Justice Trainings for Practitioners and Organizations
  • Assist with Research Projects
  • Conduct Historical Research Projects through CRJP and UMD’s archive

In coordination with CRJP’s director and team, the intern position will assist in various other duties within CRJP and complete an independent project(s).

Application Requirements & How to Apply

Students interested in applying for the Mark Umbreit Restorative Justice Internship Fund will commit to a one-academic year placement with the CRJP and register for a total of 6 credits (3 credits in Fall Semester and 3 credits in Spring Semester). Additional requirements include:

  • Be a registered graduate student at the University of Minnesota.
  • Be a student enrolled in a program within the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences or the College of Education & Human Service Professions.
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

If students meet these minimum requirements, they are encouraged to apply by submitting the following items as attachments via email to [email protected] with the subject line, “Mark Umbreit Restorative Justice Internship Fund – Application”:

  1. A resume or CV.
  2. An unofficial transcript.
  3. Contact information for one reference.
  4. Letter of Interest: a one-page letter detailing the student’s commitment to restorative, peace-building, and social justice.

 There are currently no graduate internship positions for Academic Year 2023-2024.