Winter Institute Internship Opportunity
The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation is currently looking for interns for Fall 2014 who are interested in working for an equity and anti-discrimination organization. This internship grants students the opportunity to have a “hands on” trans-disciplinary experience. Interns will be both mentored by Institute staffers in and conduct work centered upon campus work, community building, youth leadership development, Mississippi public policy, and fundraising. Interns will be engaged in learning and work designed to further anti-oppression and anti-discrimination work.
Through regular rotations, interns will have the ability to view, participate in, and learn from the various entities that make up the William Winter Institute. Additionally, interns will meet weekly with the internship supervisor, Dr. Jennifer Stollman, to discuss the progress of their internship and to tailor the experience to the student’s educational and professional goals. Interns will contribute to the development and growth of Institute policies, initiatives, programs, strategies, approaches, techniques, and scholarship. Finally, interns will be able to apply their disciplinary knowledge to advance the goals and mission of the Institute.
This internship is unpaid. Students should check with their home departments for credit or seek credit through the William Winter Institute.
An ideal intern is professional, self-motivated, innovative, and interested in learning about and conducting this work. Undergraduate students with good interpersonal, social media, documentary, communication, reporting, graphic design, writing, and research skills are especially encouraged to apply.
The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation works in communities and classrooms, in Mississippi and beyond, to support a movement of racial equity and wholeness as a pathway to ending and transcending all division and discrimination based on difference. The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation envisions a world where people honestly engage in their history in order to live more truthfully in the present; where the inequities of the past no longer dictate the possibilities of the future. We envision a world where people of all identities are treated equally; where equality of and access to opportunity are available and valued by all; where healing and reconciliation are commonplace and social justice is upheld and honored. We acknowledge and recognize that it is not enough for us to be intentional, but we must be purposeful in making this vision a reality—not only for Mississippi, but for all people.