Founded in Chicago in 1905, Rotary International now consists of 1.2 million members on six continents. The organization works for human development through such programs as Rotary Peace Centers, which have graduated over 900 peace fellows.
Each year, Rotary chooses some 100 peace fellows, for whom it funds master’s degree fellowships in peace, conflict prevention, and conflict resolution at premier universities around the world. Fellowships last between 15 and 24 months and include a summer internship. Graduates from the Peace Centers go on to work for national governments, nongovernmental organizations, law enforcement agencies, and other entities.
For those with experience in a peace-oriented field who are looking to strengthen their professional skills, Rotary also offers a three-month certificate program to as many as 50 people per year at Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University. To learn how to apply for the master’s degree or certificate programs, please visit rotary.org.