Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service
Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service

CSJ Summer Programs for Non-Georgetown University Students

Georgetown University courses through the GU Summer Sessions (including UNXD 030-130: Intersections of Social Justice) and some CSJ Summer Programs are open to undergraduate and graduate students from other colleges and universities. 

Our online summer course, UNXD 030-130: Intersections of Social Justice, is an excellent opportunity for your continued skill development and reflection with any internship or community engagement activity around the world. The co-curricular and experiential learning available in CSJ Summer Programs are valuable to your learning about social justice, career development, leadership development, and personal growth.

Some Frequently Asked Questions and answers about CSJ Summer Programs can be found here. If you have any other general questions, contact CSJ Deputy Director, Ray Shiu, at

If you are a Georgetown Universitiy student, these and other summer opportunities can be found here.

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 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 with questions. 

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: 3:00-5:00 pm, 5:00 -8:00pm, and 8:00 – 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 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 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. Find additional information and sign-up online at 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 with questions.

UNXD 030-130: Intersections of Social Justice

ntersections 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. Contact CSJ’s Associate Director for Mission Curricular Integration, Amanda Munroe, at with questions.