The Peace + Freedom Challenge organizes internships for university aged people from diverse origin to participate in the design of the event, the mission and the technology.
The most immediate internships involve engineering students designing aircraft. The design, build and operate phases of the aircraft can include student teams at all phases, or it can involve young engineers designing aircraft and then handing their designs to the build and operate teams to complete the Mission.
Beyond engineering, internships include teams with a focus on health, environment, media and wild card.
All internships are team-based and focused on building the path to Peace + Freedom.
Internship programs are important for continual improvement. This includes technical systems and human systems. Engineers can design and build almost anything if given precise mission requirements and the resources. There is no limit to what they can do if motivated. The challenge is to motivate technical people to solve our biggest threats. They can easily blow up the world, but can they design systems to make the world a good place to live?
How do we design The Peace + Freedom Challenge to continually improve humanity’s ability to manage threats - pandemics, climate change, natural disasters, war, terror? Internships invite young people to design the technologies, the events and the mission. Each year, interns provide designs on how to make the Mission more challenging to advance humanity on the path to Peace + Freedom.
Universities are the primary source of interns, but internships are open to any participant. The categories of interns are: Engineers; Health; Environment; Media and Wild Card. The Wild Card category is for those who do not fit into a traditional category. The Media category is to ensure the story of problem-solvers is told. Environment interns examine our physical environment, how it is changing, its pattern, its threats and solutions. Health interns focus on threats to life, particularly infectious diseases. Engineers focus on technology.