Over Summer

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, 2020 from 11 a.m. – 2 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.

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 8-June 26 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. Summer Educators continue with five weeks of classroom instruction June 29 – July 31. 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 https://forms.gle/sygdw52DJaBL6CMH7. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to applications received by February 28, 2020 with a final deadline of April 24th.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 csjsitl@georgetown.edu with questions. Summer housing is 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 9 weeks. Federal Work Study (FWS) positions only available at $15.00/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’s special projects as assigned.

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 Summer School programs.

Sunday, June 28 – July 31: Interns serve as mentors for two summer high school programs run through 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 22 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 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! Federal Work Study positions available at $15.00/hour; housing included. Interested Hoyas should submit an application at https://forms.gle/Kpc5eSzQEh4mpBZw5 by February 7, 2020. You must sign a contract and commit by mid-March. Contact Melissa Bernard, DC-Mission Integration Coordinator, at dcmission@georgetown.edu.

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: 3:00pm-5:00 pm, 5:00pm-8:00pm, and 8:00pm-10:00pm) and Saturday shifts (8:30am-10:30am, 10:30am- 2:00pm, and 2:00pm-4:00pm). Find additional information about the program and sign up online at https://forms.gle/sgaXEagBAQXgMrR96. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to submissions received by January 24, 2020. Volunteer and Federal Work-Study (FWS) positions are available. Contact CSJ Assistant Director for Youth Justice Programs, Suzie Dhere, at askprogram@georgetown.edu 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 is available with Jumpstart positions. Find additional information and sign-up online at https://forms.gle/waiSX5eb2CwBSXSg6. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to interest received by February 28, 2020, with a final deadline of April 24. Contact Jumpstart Site Manager, Taryn Kitchen, at jumpstart@georgetown.edu with questions.

HOME Program

HOME provides two program options for students to provide direct support and engagement of people experiencing homelessness in Washington, DC.  In the first option, students serve at Georgetown Ministry Center (GMC), a drop-in center which seeks lasting solutions to homelessness one person at at time. Students assist GMC’s staff at guiding individuals experiencing homelessness towards stability and housing through street outreach, educating the community about homelessness, and creating a safe, respectful, and welcoming environment in the center. Students support client-focused programs, services, and projects 4-8 hours a week. In the second option, students can also serve with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless by assisting with individuals’ rights observations and outreach during the DC government’s encampment cleanings. For this program, students must be available on Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9:00am-12:00pm.  in Volunteer and Federal Work Study positions are available. Sign up at https://forms.gle/avC9RkB9xBoYcw5p6. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to submissions received by February 24, 2020. Contact Brianna Ledsome, HOME Program Coordinator, at homelessness@georgetown.edu with questions.

Summer Immigrant Rights and Advocacy Internship

The Summer Immigrant Rights and Advocacy (SIRA) Internship focuses advocacy and organizing frameworks and skills for more just immigration policies. The intern will develop a deep and broad understanding of immigration as a local and international solidarity issue. During the nine week program, the intern will be working with migrant families and local immigrant justice organizations to learn more about policy advocacy and local community organizing. The internship is a Federal Work Study or volunteer position. Apply online at https://forms.gle/mNagRLibmvZr6P3f7. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to applications received by February 24, 2020 with a final deadline of April 24. Contact CSJ’s DC Schools Project Program Director, Jessica Lee, at jessica.lee@georgetown.edu with questions. Summer housing is available with the SIRA internship.

Alternative Breaks Program: Board, Trip Leader, and New Trip Development Applications

Interested in the Alternative Breaks Program? Sign up here to receive email updates regarding leadership opportunities for ABP 2020-2021, including Board and Immersion Leader applications. Email CSJ’s Assistant Director for Immersion Programs, Kyra Hanlon, at altbreaks@georgetown.edu with questions.

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. Class is asynchronous and happens 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. Tuition is the cost of 1 summer credit. Limited scholarships are available for students with demonstrated need; students are encouraged to express their interest early. UNXD courses are approved for elective credit in all four undergraduate schools. Contact CSJ’s Deputy Director for Mission Curricular Integration, Amanda Munroe, at csjcbl@georgetown.edu 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 https://forms.gle/BXhosz7A9z5EtT2G7. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to sign-ups received by February 24, 2020. Contact CSJ’s Executive Director, Dr. Andria Wisler, at akw28@georgetown.edu 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 https://forms.gle/nZTZ9ZBsvWSnZzXz7. 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, 2020. Contact CSJ’s Associate Director, Ray Shiu, at ray.shiu@georgetown.edu 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 $15.50/hour. Sign-up online at https://forms.gle/SzPqjri5Q9n1iV5B8. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to forms received by February 24, 2020 with a final deadline of May 17. priority consideration is given to forms received by April 30, 2020.Contact CSJ’s Van & Payroll Administrator, Lucia Cappelloni, at lc877@georgtown.edu 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 csjweb@georgetown.edu

  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