Student Internships in Nuclear Disarmament

Rickard Primary

Fifteen Months, Three Internships, and Valuable Insight  

Bridget Rickard, a Philosophy and Peace Studies major with a minor in the Catholic Social Tradition, concluded a trifecta of internships at the United Nations office of Caritas Internationalis in New York, the Bureau of International Organizations at the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C., and  the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See in Rome, all during 2016. At the Embassy to the Holy See, Bridget Rickard worked with the nuclear disarmament policies and initiatives.


Sarah Beuter

Peace Studies Senior Reflects on High-Level Church Internships

Sarah Bueter, a Peace Studies and Theology major with a minor in the Catholic Social Tradition, completed two internships from January to April 2017. She interned at the Office of International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in Washington, D.C. and at the Holy See Mission to the International Organizations in Vienna, Austria. Sarah assisted policy advisors on a variety of international issues including nuclear and arms control issues, drone policy, religious freedom, mining and resource extraction, and human rights.


Monica Montgomery News

Peace Studies Student Interns at Arms Control Association

Monica Montgomery, a Political Science major with a supplementary major in Peace Studies, concluded a three month internship at the Arms Control Association (ACA) in Washington D.C. researching global arms control policy and trends during summer 2018. Monica's participation in a class taught by Kroc Institute professor Gerard Powers, director of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network, earned her a spot among a delegation of University of Notre Dame faculty and students attending the November 2017 Conference on Nuclear Disarmament at the Vatican.