Sociology & Justice Studies  
CAREERS

In Justice Studies at Oklahoma City University one can study peace and conflict. It is an interdisciplinary academic field that analyzes the causes of conflict and systemic oppression. We study justice and injustice and focus on strategies to reduce conflict and break cycles of hatred and violence. With a degree in Justice Studies with concentrations on Peace & Conflict, Students are open to Careers in but not limited to the following: peace building; development; humanitarian aid; human rights; foreign affairs; or international relations, policy research, legislative lobbying, public education, petitioning and protest action, community service, intercultural diplomacy, Non-Profit Administrator, Professor, Social Worker, University Official, District Attorney, Foreign Correspondent, Foreign Service Officer, International Relations Specialist, Labor Relations Specialist, Legislative Advocate, Political Campaign Manager, Political Representative, Public Relations Officer, Writer, Research Assistant, Mediator, Peace Corps Volunteer, Legislative Assistant, Legislative Correspondent, or Government Administrators.

Below is a guide to Key Job Websites:

Department of Homeland Security
Human Rights Watch
United Methodist Committee on Relief The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the not-for-profit global humanitarian aid organization of the United Methodist Church. UMCOR is working in more than 80 countries worldwide, including the United States. Our mission, grounded in the teachings of Jesus, is to alleviate human suffering—whether caused by war, conflict or natural disaster, with open hearts and minds to all people
Witness for Peace Witness for Peace (WFP) is a politically independent, nationwide grassroots organization of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. WFP’s mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices which contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Alliance for Peacebuilding has a comprehensive listing of job openings in the field. There is a fee for access to its job openings.
ConflictJobs, run by the Alliance for Conflict Transformation, a forum available to paid subscribers, is a leading source for jobs in conflict and overseas development.
CRInfo lists some individual job openings and links to useful career resources. Click on "Jobs and Careers."
MySpace lists peace and justice jobs.
Peace and Justice Studies Association, a nonprofit organization of academics, teachers and activists in peace, conflict and justice studies, lists jobs on its resources page. The site also directs users to helpful search tip pages.
Restorative justice, mediation, and peacebuilding jobs are posted by Fresno Pacific University's Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies.
Scoville Peace Fellowships provides funding for college graduates to intern at non-profit, public interest organizations addressing peace and security issues in Washington, D.C.
Foreign Policy Association global jobs board lists jobs and internships involving international development, conflict and peace, foreign policy issues.
Human Rights Jobs lists job and internship opportunities related to human rights throughout the world.
Human Rights Resource Center lists jobs and internships/fellowship opportunities as well as training for global and domestic human rights work.
Human Rights Internet lists current job and internship opportunities related to human rights throughout the world.
OneWorld Jobs lists job opportunities around the world in human rights, environment, and sustainable development.
Chemonics International, Inc. offers positions spanning five continents and all sectors of international development.
Directory of Development Organizations provides contact information for organizations by region worldwide.
DevNetJobs posts international development jobs and consultancies, including opportunities in international NGOs, UN, foundations, non-profits, charities, consultancies, and government institutions.
Eldis, maintained by the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex (England) lists opportunities with organizations focused on economic development.
InterAction, an umbrella organization for international humanitarian and development organizations, lists jobs for its more than 160 members. InterAction also publishes Monday Developments, a bimonthly newsletter containing many job ads.
ReliefWeb, published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, lists hundreds of current humanitarian vacancies around the world.
Idealist.org, a project of Action without Borders, offers an extensive list of internships and job opportunities in the non-profit sector around the world. Free daily e-mails available.
Philanthropy Careers is the job section of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, listing opportunities in fundraising, grant-making, and nonprofit management. Early Career Opportunities, a special section of the site, lists jobs that require less than three years of experience.
USA Jobs is the U.S. federal government jobs search engine. Search on particular terms to find relevant jobs (for U.S. citizens).
NGO Global Network lists links to nongovernment organizations that work with the United Nations.
Coalition of Human Needs posts job and internship opportunities at U.S. organizations working to address public policy and human needs.
Directory of Development Organizations gives links to and brief descriptions of organizations by region worldwide.
Intjobs.org is a non-commercial website that lists vacancies in UN agencies and international organizations, categorized by country, organization, and type of job.
United Nations Jobs lists opportunities throughout the world, including peacekeeping and other field positions.
United Nations Development Program Jobs posts positions in civil society, governance, and related areas.
UN Headquarters Internships lists opportunities in New York City.
The UN Program on Youth lists internship programs offered by UN Agencies around the world.


Alliance for International Conflict Resolution
American-Mideast Education & Training Services
American Civil Liberties Union
American Friends Service Committee
Amnesty International
Carter Center
CARE, Inc.
Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Catholic Relief Services
Center for War/Peace Studies
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
The Fund for Peace
International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE)
The Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution
Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy
Institute for Policy Studies
Institute for World Affairs
International Alert
International Crisis Group
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
National Peace Foundation
Mercy Corps
Non-Violence International
Peace Brigades International
Peace Makers Trust
Peace Vox
Search for Common Ground
TransAfrica
US Institute of Peace
The United Nations
The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
Woodrow Wilson International Center
World Policy Institute
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Agency for International Development
United Nations Development Programme
International Rescue Committee
U.N. University for Peace (Ethiopia)
Global Conscience Initiative (Cameroon)