The 2019 Social Justice Internship Program Has Begun!
This summer, Olivia Joseph (Class 12) and Zoe Robinson (Class 11) are interns at Nine Network and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), respectively, as part of Cultural Leadership’s 2019 Social Justice Internship Program.
Olivia and Zoe have both had successful starts to their internships! Olivia is leading educational programming for elementary school students; Zoe is working hands-on with JCRC’s international relations initiatives and advocacy efforts.
They attended and staffed the Diversity Awareness Partnership’s (DAP) summit, the regions top diversity and inclusion conference, on June 27th. Thank you to Board member Steve Parks and DAP for supporting Cultural Leadership and all its programs!
The Internship Program Logistics
Alumni of Cultural Leadership’s High School Leadership Program or Camp Cultural Leadership. Open to alumni who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program and have completed two semesters of coursework.
Eight-week, part-time and full-time, paid summer internships with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and corporations. Internships focus on issues and programs relating to social justice, diversity, and inclusion. Interns will participate in summer cohort activities to deepen their understanding of current issues and tools in the field of diversity and inclusion, and reflect upon their learning and leadership skills.
Internships begin in June and continue for 8 weeks. Interns work a minimum of 20 hours per week (part-time), and up to 40 hours per week (full-time). Cohort activities are scheduled on weekdays throughout the summer internship.
Internship hosts include nonprofit organizations and government agencies focused on social justice issues, and corporations with an interest in promoting diversity and inclusion. Past sites include: Centene, Cultural Leadership, Diversity Awareness Partnership, Jewish Community Relations Council, Nestle Purina PetCare, NineNetwork, Anti Defamation League, and University City Schools.
The interview process leads us to match organizations’ needs with alums’ interests and goals. Host organizations train, supervise, and support success during the 8-weeks by guiding interns to use their High School Leadership Program skills in the professional world. Interns will organize and lead a courageous conversation as they complete assignments designed to help an organization accomplish its mission. Cultural Leadership provides professional development opportunities that include an orientation, networking events, leadership skill building workshops, and a concluding session where interns report on their learning.
Summer 2019 is underway! Come back when you’re making your plans for Summer 2020.
To apply, complete this form.
- Application Deadline – March 1, 2020
- Internship Offers Extended – April 1, 2020
- Deadline to Accept Placement – May 1, 2020
- Internship Duration – June 4 to August 3, 2020