What is an ACSJL Internship?
The ACSJL Internships for summer 2013 will go live in Round One on January 11, 2013, and in Round Two on April 1, 2013. It is important to note that ACSJL will engage a number of exemplary social justice organizations as prospects for the total of seven stipended internships to be awarded. Students will not be placed as ACSJL Interns at all of the internship sites listed; rather the seven "best fits" will be determined by ACSJL staff in conjunction with the internship sites. Students may apply for an internship at the organization that best meets their passions and aspirations for social change by submitting a thoughtfully crafted cover letter and résumé via K-Connect.
Your cover letter should address these questions:
- Why have you selected this organization and what do you hope to contribute?
- How will your skills support this organization's mission and program needs?
After the Round One and Round Two application deadlines, ACSJL staff will assess the viability of internship proposals (pre-screening them) and forward only the strongest student applications to the internship sites, where organizational leaders will conduct phone interviews with candidates. ACSJL staff will then work with internship sites to determine which students are the "best fits" for seven organizations. Seven applicants will be awarded stipends for 6- to 12-week summer internships.
Students who interviewed for a position but are not offered one of the seven ACSJL Internships during winter quarter may investigate whether their preferred internship site would be interested in hosting them this summer. If so, they may re-apply for stipend funding through the Independent Internship component of the Field Experience Program during spring quarter.
Questions about specific ACSJL Internships should be directed to Karla Aguilar.
To apply, please review the internship timeline/deadlines, application requirements, and internship opportunities. Students who are selected for ACSJL Internships must also participate in the Field Experience Program in order to receive all of the following benefits:
Benefits of Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership Internships
There are many benefits to participating in an ACSJL Internship, including:
- Official Transcript Notation
- Stipend to help with expenses
- Mentor relationship with social justice professionals
Requirements of Arcus Center Internships
To participate in ACSJL Internships, a student must:
- Be a current first-year, sophomore, or junior, when applying
- Participate in the Field Experience Program and complete the program requirements:
- Complete a Learning Contract with your internship supervisor in order to mutually establish goals for your skill development, learning, and contribution to the organization during your internship
- Online Orientation—Completion deadline is Friday, June 7, 2013 https://reason.kzoo.edu/ccd/programs/internships/orientation/