The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service (CSJ) announces part-time and full-time opportunities for social justice work and deep community engagement in Summer 2023. These programs are in response to requests from community partners and DC families. The sign-up forms or applications for these opportunities are available at csj.georgetown.edu/summer. Each sign-up form and application includes more detailed information about the program, including more information about summer awards, FWS, volunteer, and summer housing + summer meal plans, if applicable. Sign up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with noted priority deadlines.
- After School Kids Program – Mentor positions and an “ASK40” full-time position
- Center Operations Team – FWS-only positions supporting CSJ operations
- DC Schools Project – Tutor members of our DC immigrant community
- Georgetown Jumpstart – full-time youth literacy positions
- HOME Program – direct service and advocacy work
- Student Academic Assistants – FWS-only positions supporting GU faculty
- Summer High School Program: Pathways to Social Justice Academy
- Summer Immigrant Rights and Advocacy (SIRA) Program – full-time immigrant justice advocacy
- UNXD 030-130: CBL Intersections of Social Justice – 1-credit, online, asynchronous – scholarship available!
After School Kids Program – Summer
Mentor and tutor with the After School Kids (ASK) Program, which serves youth in the DC metropolitan area through both academic and social-emotional support. ASK offers a supportive team environment with multiple scheduling options, Mondays through Fridays. Find additional information about ASK and sign up here. Volunteer and Federal Work-Study (FWS) positions are available. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration given to sign-ups received by June 5, 2023. Contact email@example.com with questions.
Serve in-person this summer with the After School Kids (ASK) Program’s ASK40 position. In this position, students will participate in youth-justice initiatives that specifically affect youth in the DC metropolitan area. This position is ~30-40 hours/week during the summer. Find additional information about the program and apply online. Volunteer and Federal Work-Study (FWS) positions are available. Summer housing and a summer meal plan are available with ASK40 positions. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of April 14, 2023. Contact CSJ Assistant Director for Youth Justice Programs, LaMaria Glass, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Center Operations Team
The Center Operations Team interns are the backbone that support CSJ’s social justice programming and engaged scholarship. The team supports operations, including acting as the first point of contact for visitors and callers to the Center for Social Justice, coordinating CSJ van fleet operations, and advancing projects-based tasks and assignments. Center Operations Team interns support staff research, facilitate operations, and create a welcoming environment in the Center. This position is Federal Work Study only. Sign-up online. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to sign-ups received by April 24, 2023. Contact CSJ Operations Manager, Lucia Cappelloni, at email@example.com with questions.
DC Schools Project – Summer
DC Schools Project (DCSP) is a tutoring, mentoring, and advocacy program that serves youth and adult immigrants of all ages who are designated as newcomer English Language Learners (ELLs). DCSP offers multiple options to fit with your schedule. You do not have to speak another language to tutor with us! Join us today in Volunteer and Federal Work positions. Sign up to tutor here. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration given to sign-ups received by Friday, April 21, 2023. Contact Assistant Director, Immigrant Justice Initiatives, Jessica Lee, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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, during which students split their time between working in the daytime classroom under the supervision of professional teachers, preparing for sessions individually and with their team, and implementing sessions. Federal Work Study and volunteer positions are available. Upon completion of the program, all members receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,252.92 to be applied towards educational expenses. Summer housing and a summer meal plan are available with Jumpstart positions. Find additional information and sign-up online. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to interest received by Friday, April 21, 2023. Contact email@example.com with questions.
HOME Program – Summer
The Center for Social Justice is seeking Student Staff to volunteer in the Homelessness Outreach | Meals | Education (HOME) Program’s awareness and advocacy efforts and to participate in direct services and programming for unhoused individuals in partnership with Georgetown Ministry Center (GMC), Ward 2 Mutual Aid, Ward 6 Mutual Aid, and others. Join us today in Volunteer and Federal Work positions. Sign up here. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to registrations received by May 20, 2023. Contact CSJ Deputy Director, Ray Shiu, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Student Academic Assistants
CSJ Student Academic Assistants (SAAs) support social justice, community-engaged, and community-based learning courses, research, and scholarly initiatives taught and led by CSJ-affiliated faculty. Undergraduates only; an SAA must apply their Federal Work Study towards this position. Submit an application by Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Contact email@example.com with questions.
Summer High School Program: Pathways to Social Justice Academy
CSJ is seeking mentors to serve in its Pathways to Social Justice Academy for high school students through the Georgetown Summer High School Sessions. This 2-Week Academy serves as a deep introduction to the multiple pathways that one can take toward the creation of a more just and humane world. Grounded in both the Social Change Model of Leadership Development and the Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement framework, this academy will provide high school students with content and context to support their transdisciplinary understanding of the injustices and structural oppression perpetuating harm in our society. High school students will learn about the intersecting and necessary ways to create social change through community-engaged research; community organizing and activism; direct service; decolonial philanthropy; advocacy for public policy; and social entrepreneurship for the common good. GU students will serve as mentors to 50-60 high school students from around the world. Program training begins on June 5 and the position runs through at least July 21, 2024.Volunteer and FWS positions are available. Summer housing and a summer meal plan are available with Summer Academy positions. Apply online. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and the priority deadline is before 11:59 am on Sunday, April 16. Questions? Contact CSJ Deputy Director, Ray Shiu, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Immigrant Rights and Advocacy (SIRA) Program
In partnership with local/grassroots migrant justice organizations, summer interns will be working with im/migrant families on issues related to education and im/migrant justice advocacy. The interns may also be providing both direct services and support including but not limited to ELL tutoring for children and families, supporting summer youth programming, or other programming as necessary and requested by community partners. Time commitment is approximately ~30 to 35 hours/week.
- Advanced/Bilingual Spanish fluency
- Exposure/experience with issues of im/migration
- Demonstrated interest in learning about intersections of race, class, immigration, and education
- Demonstrated interest in working with immigrant communities
- Flexibility and initiative — we will be centering community needs and voices which may require adapting and readjusting how we respond to those needs.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to applications received by April 17, 2023. All students are encouraged to apply for this opportunity regardless of immigration status. Summer housing and a summer meal plan are available with SIRA positions. FWS and volunteer positions available for all students. Summer awards provided for a limited number of positions. Contact CSJ Assistant Director for Immigrant Justice Initiatives, Jessica Lee, at email@example.com 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 in diverse work settings. During the summer cross-section term (June 5 – July 28), 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 undergraduate schools. Contact Kyra Hanlon, Assistant Director, Immersion Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.