The Center for Social Justice offers opportunities to stay engaged and serve over the summer. Applications and sign-up forms below include more detailed information about the program. Information about summer housing resources are availbale at the bottom of this page.

Would you like to learn more about these opportunities or other summer jobs throughout the university? Stop by the On-Campus Summer Jobs Fair on Wednesday, January 29 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Healey Family Student Center (HFSC) to learn more about these impactful summer jobs below. Several University departments have part-time and full-time jobs available throughout campus in the summer.

Also check out Apply for Funding for ways to fund summer social justice work from the local to the global.

Center for Social Justice Summer Programs

Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning (SITL)

The Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning (SITL) seeks undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in a meaningful experience teaching in a classroom setting while engaging in deeper social justice issues surrounding urban education. GU Summer Educators provide instruction at a DC public elementary school. The program includes three weeks of training from June 3-June 21 on urban education, culturally-responsive curriculum and teaching, lesson planning, social-emotional development to build a positive classroom culture, experiential learning for youth, and other elements of social justice education pedagogy. Afterwards, Summer Educators continue with five weeks of classroom instruction June 24 - July 26. Summer Educators develop and implement lesson plans and culturally-relevant learning experiences for six hours a day within a DC public elementary school in Ward 7 or Ward 8, while receiving observations, feedback, and support from an education coach. No prior teaching experience is required, but students should have an interest in urban education, teaching, and social justice. Federal Work Study and volunteer positions are available. Find additional information and apply online at Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to applications received by February 24 with a final deadline of April 30th. Watch our videos, “Georgetown Students Prevent Summer Learning Loss in DC” and “Social Justice and the Classroom.” Contact CSJ’s Assistant Director for Educational Equity Programs, Noelle Gipson, at with questions. Summer housing may be available with SITL positions.

DC Mission Interns: Service CSJ's Special Projects and mentor High School Students in the CILA and SJPP programs

CSJ is hiring GU undergraduates to serve as DC Mission Interns for 9 weeks of Summer 2020. The position has two significant parts. Students must be available for the full 8 weeks. Federal Work Studuy positions only available at $14.00/hour; on-campus, apartment housing included. 

Monday, June 1 - Friday, June 19: Interns work 20/hours a week supporting Center for Social Justice programming, including the Justice in Jesuit Higher Education Conference from June 3-6, 2020 and CSJ special projects.

Monday, June 22 - Friday, June 26: Interns work 40/hours (9:00am-5:00pm) preparing and training to serve as mentors for two high school programs.

Sunday, June 28 - July 31: The Interns serve as mentors for two summer high school programs run with GU Summer Session: Community Impact and Leadership Academy (CILA: June 28 - July 10, 2020); and Social Justice and Public Policy (SJPP: July 13 - July 31, 2020). CILA hosts 40 and SJPP hosts 80 high school students from around the world. The hours are 9:00am-5:00pm with a few mornings at 8:30am, due to field trips. Each day includes a 1.5 hour lunch break.

Because this position is FULL TIME (40 hours/week) between Monday, June 21 and Friday, July 31, Interns can not have other work or school commitments during these summer weekdays between 9:00am - 5:00pm. We are looking for Hoyas who are comfortable with reflection, interested in and prepared to talk about social justice and social injustice, and who have basic familiarity with Washington, DC. You have to represent the University well as a mentor and be excited to share your college experience with high school students. You have to see youth as social agents of change! Interested Hoyas should email Dr. Andria Wisler (akw28) by February 7, 2020 - send a resume, cover letter, and reference contact information for 2 individuals, one of whom must be a faculty of staff member at Georgetown. You must sign a contract/commit by late March. Want to see what CILA looks like? Check out these photos from summer 2017 HERE.

After School Kids (ASK) Program

Serve as a mentor and tutor with the After School Kids (ASK) Program which serves striving teens in the DC metropolitan area who are taking positive steps in their lives to bring about change in their communities. ASK offers multiple scheduling options and a supportive team environment: evening shifts (Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday: 3:00-8:00, 3:30 pm-8:30 pm, and 5:30 pm-10 pm) and Saturday shifts (8:30 am-2:30 pm, 10:30 am- 4 pm). Find additional information about the program and sign up online at Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to submissions received by February 24. Volunteer and Federal Work-Study (FWS) positions are available. Contact CSJ Assistant Director for Youth Justice Programs, Suzie Dhere, at with questions.

Georgetown Jumpstart

Jumpstart works with underserved preschool children to develop language and literacy skills that youth need to be ready for kindergarten success. Over the summer Jumpstart corps members have the opportunity to serve in a 35-40 hour per week, immersive classroom experience. This program begins with two weeks of training, followed by seven weeks of programming, where students split their time between working in the daytime classroom under the supervision of professional teachers, preparing for session individually and with their team, as well as implementing session. Federal Work Study and volunteer positions are available. Upon completion of program, all members receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,252.92 to be applied towards educational expenses. Summer housing may be available with Jumpstart positions. Find additional information and sign-up online at Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to interest received by February 24, with a final deadline of April 30. Contact Jumpstart Site Manager, Melissa Bernard, at with questions.

HOME Program

Through HOME, students serve at Georgetown Ministry Center (GMC), a community organization and day center guiding individuals who struggle with chronic homelessness towards stability and housing through the creation and maintenance of a safe and welcoming environment. Program assistants support the center by building relationships with guests, coordinating necessary services such as meals, showers, and laundry, and working on various client-focused projects. Program assistants strengthen the GMC community as they accompany those who rely on the center’s services daily. Shifts are available every day of the week, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. or from 12 - 4 p.m., and you can register for up to three a week. Sign up here. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to registrations received by February 24. Contact Suzy Lefelhocz, HOME Program Coordinator, at with questions.

Alternative Breaks Program: Magis India Participant Application & Board, Trip Leader, and New Trip Development Applications

The Alternative Breaks Program is preparing to release applications for several social justice and leadership development opportunities in 2019-2020. All applications can be found at Contact Kyra Hanlon at with questions.

  • Magis India Participant Application: The ABP Magis India trip, in partnership with the Office of Mission and Ministry, will travel to Delhi December 27, 2019 - January 7, 2020 to explore the intersections of environmental justice and public health along the Yamuna River. Applications are due before 11:59 p.m. February 10, 2019.
  • Board, Trip Leader & New Trip Development Applications: Strengthen and develop your leadership skills while learning about social justice issues. Through this hands-on experience, you have the opportunity to work with your peers, faculty, and staff, as well as community partners locally and internationally. Board Members guide the direction of ABP’s growth and support 25 trips and nearly 300 participants in immersion experiences. Trip leaders plan trips from start to finish to create transformational experiences for their participants. Board member applications are due before 11:59 p.m. on March 24, 2019 and trip leader and new trip applications are due before 11:59 p.m. April 14, 2019. If you’d like to receive additional information as the application deadline approaches, please complete this interest form.

UNXD 030-130: CBL Intersections of Social Justice (1-credit, pass/fail online course)

Intersections is an online course designed to wrap around your summer internship, employment, or volunteer commitments with reflection and skills-building so that you can ask ethical questions and apply social justice theories to real world issues in diverse work settings. During the summer cross-section term (June 1 - July 24, 2020), you earn 1 credit pass/fail for approximately 3-5 hours of online engagement per week. To enroll, students submit an interest form. Scholarship is available; students are encouraged to express their interest early. UNXD courses are approved for elective credit in all four undergraduate schools. Contact with questions.

Center Operations Interns

The Center Operations Intern (COI) is the first point of contact for visitors and callers to the Center for Social Justice. The COI implements projects assigned by the CSJ staff, supports staff research, facilitates operations, and creates a welcoming environment in the Center. This position is Federal Work Study only. Sign-up online at Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to sign-ups received by February 24. Contact CSJ Operations Officer, Caitlin Miller, with questions.

CSJ Evening Programs Drivers

The CSJ Evening Programs Driver positions are a critical component of our programs, without whom we would not be able to serve the community. The drivers will fulfill pick-up duties for the After School Kids (ASK) program. For ASK, drivers will be departing campus by 3:30 p.m. to pick up youth participants to bring them back to campus for programming with a second option of driving youth to their homes in the evening starting at 8:00 p.m. Trainings will be held so that drivers feel comfortable driving a 12-passenger van, and navigating routes.

Any combination of days and 2.5-hour shifts are available Monday through Thursday between 3:30 - 10:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings and afternoons:

  • Shift Option 1: 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Shift Option 2: 8:00 - 10:30 p.m.
  • Shift Option 3: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. (Saturday)
  • Shift Option 4: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Saturday)

Find additional information about the position and submit interest forms online at Volunteer and Federal Work-Study (FWS) positions are available. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to forms received by April 30. Contact CSJ Associate Director, Ray Shiu, with questions.

CSJ Van Assistants

The CSJ Van Assistant works with the Center for Social Justice in keeping the vans fueled and cleaned. Hours are flexible for each day and usually involves evenings or morning hours. A valid driver's license for at least one year is required to obtain a driver authorization. This position is Federal Work-Study only and pays $14.50/hour. Sign-up online at forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to forms received by February 24 with a final deadline of April 30th. Contact CSJ’s Van & Payroll Administrator, Lucia Cappelloni, with questions.

Summer Housing Resources

Below are some resources that may be helpful in securing housing during the summer. Please check back as we include additional resources as they become available. If you have another resource to suggest, please contact us at

  1. Georgetown Summer Fellows 
  2. Center for Multicultural Equity and Acceess (CMEA) Summer Housing Scholarship
  3. Georgetown University Summer Housing
  4. Georgetown University's Off-Campus Housing Listing and Roommate Search
  5. Georgetown University School of Foreign Service Human Conditions Grant
  6. SIPS Summer Fellowship
  7. José Díaz-Balart Telemundo Internship Fund

  8. CSJ Summer Housing and Expenses Award