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  If you have identified an internship opportunity, please make arrangements with Dr. Leppington or any of the CAI faculty to complete the paperwork and have your work monitored.

If you are seeking an internship, you should look for businesses and organizations around Harrisonburg or in the area where you plan to be during that time, and make some preliminary contact with them to see if they take interns and if the organization is the kind of thing you want to do.  We encourage possibilities in other countries around the world.

If you would like some help in finding placement, CAI has some contacts that may be of interest to you. Some of them are listed below.


Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence welcomes internship applications 

The Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence at JMU is seeking rising Juniors and Seniors (exceptional rising sophomores may be considered) with strong leadership and academic backgrounds who want to be part of an organization affecting change at the local, regional, and national levels by advancing the understanding of, appreciation for, and practice of nonviolence.

Ideal candidates will have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and experience, interest, and education related to the Gandhi Center’s mission.  Successful candidates who have not taken “Gandhi, Nonviolence and Global Transformation” [GHUM 252] will be required to read Gandhi: An Autobiography prior to beginning the internship.

A practical internship, many interns take leadership in implementing a range of projects in the JMU and Harrisonburg communities as well as the wider academic communities of nonviolence scholars. 

The Gandhi Center appreciates the opportunity to provide an internship program that can encourage positive character building, self-realization, and leadership skills development.  To that end, promising students who do not meet the academic requirement or who do not have significant related experience may apply with an additional letter of recommendation from a supporting faculty member. 

Application materials and details can be found on our website: http://www.jmu.edu/gandhicenter/programs/internship.shtml

 Please direct enquiries to: 

Program Coordinator
The Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence
James Madison University, Cardinal House, MSC 2604
540-568-7249  http://www.jmu.edu/gandhicenter/

Fairfields Mediation Center, Harrisonburg Virginia  (540) 434-0059


  • Conflict Resolution — We resolve disputes of all kinds – divorce, property, workplace, school-based and more. Clients come to us privately or referred by court.
  • Restorative Justice — We respond to crime with processes that allow victims to be heard, offenders to take responsibility, communities to heal.
  • Business Services — We improve communications and efficiency within your businesses through custom seminars based on your needs.
  • Civic Engagement — We bring people together to celebrate culture in the Harrisonburg International Festival. We encourage people to share ideas and concerns in community forums.
  • Training — We empower people to communicate confidently and manage conflict at work, at home and in relationships – sign up today!


Central Virginia Restorative Justice  (CVRJ)

750 Harris Street, Suite 207, Charlottesville, VA 22903   phone 434.220.3737   fax 434.979.4038


     Our program applies the principles and practice of restorative justice in our community's response to crime. How do we do this? By holding offenders constructively accountable. By addressing victims' needs. By seeking support from families and a concerned community.

     OUR VALUES: In all our encounters – whether with offenders, victims, or community members – we value respect, honesty, integrity, responsibility, and accountability.

     INTERNSHIPS: Every year, the program hosts an undergraduate intern interested in gaining "real world" experience in the non-profit sector. Typically, the intern spends ten hours per week aiding program staff in projects ranging from correspondence and research to database development and case support. If you are interested in an internship, especially if you are intrigued with justice issues, please send us an email.


JMU Contact

For more information please contact Dr. R. Leppington, leppinrx@jmu.edu