Trent Lott Leadership Institute

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 Poster 2016

 Summer Internship Opportunities Available Now

Three nine week summer internships have been funded through the generosity of the Lott Leadership Institute, Office of the Provost, Sally McDonnel Barksdale Honors College, and University of Mississippi.

All internships named below include a $2,000 living expense stipend, and are competitive application processes.

Pending funding, a 4th position may be made available through the Meridian Freedom Project. Applications made for the three available positions will qualify those interested for consideration in the selection of the University’s representation in Meridian.

Students of all majors and experience levels are encouraged to apply.


The Freedom Project

Summer Internship

Job Announcement: The Freedom Project seeks a highly motivated, dynamic individual with a passion for this work as well as strong time management, problem-solving, and communication skills to serve as part of an intern team this summer.

The Freedom Project: The Freedom Project is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to educational excellence and leadership development in both Meridian, Mississippi (est 2013) and Sunflower County, Mississippi (est 1998). We use the history and spirit of the 1960s freedom struggle to motivate young people to become capable and compassionate leaders in their communities. We invite you to visit our websites to learn more.

Description: Freedom Project Summer Intern

1) Teaching: For five weeks, you will teach three 70 minute classes for 6th-9th graders in one core subject area (math, reading or rhetoric). You will plan, create, and execute daily lesson plans with the help of an experienced teacher. While you will receive training, consistent feedback, and support from a mentor teacher, you will be held responsible for reaching rigorous academic growth goals for our students.

2) Leading: During a week-long college immersion trip to either the University of Mississippi or Mississippi State University, you will be responsible for teaching an enrichment course of your choosing for one hour each day. You will also be responsible for leading breakout groups and team activities for a small cohort of students. You will also be a small-group leader during the two camping trips preceding our college immersion week, focusing on mentoring and problem-solving with students.

3) Fundraising & Advocacy [OPTIONAL]: We know from experience that our intern network from past summers has grown into an incredibly robust group of advocates for this important work. During the summer course, interns will have the opportunity to work with Freedom Project staff to set fundraising goals and plans and/or learn what it means to support and advocate for the Freedom Project from afar.

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES AND SKILLS:

• Enjoys working with kids (eleven to sixteen years of age)
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Flexible, willing to work long and/or irregular hours; can work well in less-structured environments
• Organized; able to track student achievement data using excel and make decisions based on data • Desire to learn more about teaching and nonprofit management
• Energetic
• Committed to serving others
• Team-oriented
• Patient, driven, and receptive to critical feedback and purposeful about implementing solutions

Timeline

May 23-24 – Interns arrive at Freedom Project site (training begins May 25th)

June 6 – First day of Freedom Summer with students

August 2 – Last day of internship (Close out)

Application Details

Please apply online at http://goo.gl/forms/OMtcTOdRmg.

This a public application link hosted by the Freedom Project and details deadlines other than those required in order to be considered for funding through the University of Mississippi. In order to qualify for funded summer internships, students must apply by FEB. 15.


Greenville Renaissance Scholars 

Summer Internship

Job Announcement: The Greenville Renaissance Scholars seek self-motivated, passionate leaders to work as instructional mentors during the 2016 Renaissance camp for emerging leaders.

The Greenville Renaissance Scholars: The Greenville Renaissance Scholars Program is an educational non-profit organization based in Greenville, Mississippi. The mission of GRS is to inspire, motivate and prepare middle school students in the Greenville area to succeed on a college track. GRS was founded in 2007 by a group of local citizens responding to the clear need for academic enrichment and increased exposure to higher education for the area’s youth. Students apply to join GRS in the spring of their sixth grade year. Upon acceptance into the program, students are invited to Camp Renaissance, our rigorous five-week summer program. The purpose of Camp Renaissance is to augment academic skills and leadership skills and to encourage interest in a particular art form. Students participate in the Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop (language arts), Research and Analysis (math), and the Leadership Laboratory in the morning. In the afternoon, students participate in one of three arts programs: drama, visual arts, or dance. Find out more at: http://www.grscholars.org/

Description: Selected interns will coordinate daily activities for participants in Camp Renaissance with the end goal of providing leadership development opportunities to students.

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES AND SKILLS:

• Enjoys working with kids (eleven to sixteen years of age)
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Flexible, willing to work long and/or irregular hours; can work well in less-structured environments
• Organized; able to track student achievement data using excel and make decisions based on data • Desire to learn more about teaching and nonprofit management
• Energetic
• Committed to serving others
• Team-oriented
• Patient, driven, and receptive to critical feedback and purposeful about implementing solutions

Timeline

June 1 – Interns arrive in Greenville (training begins June 2nd)

June 4- Arrival of Camp Renaissance Scholars

June 30 – Last day of internship (Close out)

Apply for Greenville Renaissance Scholars 2016

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