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Trent Lott Leadership Institute
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 Summer Internship Opportunities Available Now

 The Hertog Foundation

The Hertog Foundation offers several highly competitive and selective educational programs for outstanding individuals who seek to influence the intellectual, civic, and political life of the United States. We offer programs in three main areas: Political Thought & Philosophy; War & Foreign Affairs; and Economics & Domestic Policy.

If you could study with some of the world’s top thinkers on some of the world’s most important topics – war and grand strategy, economic policy, or political thought and philosophy – which would you choose?

Each year, the Hertog Foundation brings together top college students to the nation’s capital to explore the theory and practice of politics in an intensive seminar setting with outstanding faculty.

This summer’s offerings provide students the flexibility to create their ideal summer experience – by applying for a seven-week summer fellowship or choosing among one to two week seminars to create their own individualized course of study.  Applications due February 11, 2020


 Sunflower County Freedom Project

The​ ​Freedom​ ​Project​ ​is​ ​an​ ​independent​ ​non-profit​ ​organization​ ​dedicated​ ​to​ ​educational excellence​ ​and​ ​leadership​ ​development​ ​in​ ​Mississippi​ ​with​ ​three​ ​locations​ ​in​ ​Sunflower​ ​County​ ​(est​ ​1998),​ ​Meridian​ ​(est 2013),​ ​and​ ​Rosedale​ ​(est​ ​2016).​ ​We​ ​use​ ​the​ ​history​ ​and​ ​spirit​ ​of​ ​the​ ​1960s​ ​freedom​ ​struggle​ ​to​ ​motivate​ ​young​ ​people​ ​to become​ ​capable​ ​and​ ​compassionate​ ​leaders​ ​in​ ​their​ ​communities.​

The Freedom Project is looking for entrepreneurial, ambitious, and independent  college students who have a desire to teach and mentor 7-9th graders during our Summer Freedom School.

Our interns thrive in a fast-paced environment, have a strong work ethic, and are passionate about learning from our students and developing leaders in the Mississippi Delta.

9-Week Summer Internship includes two distinct opportunities:


  • 1 week of intensive civil rights and teaching training

  • 5 weeks of teaching academic classes and electives

  • Leading students in fitness

  • 1 week helping facilitate “college camp” at University of Mississippi

  • 1 week co-leading camping trips to civil rights sites in the south.

Media and Logistics:

  • 1 week of intensive civil rights and organizational onboarding

  • 5 weeks of documenting Freedom Summer programming and producing promotional media for the SCFP.

  • Mentoring Freedom Fellows

  • Documenting our 2 weeks of camping trips to civil rights sites and our week at the University of Mississippi.

  • Creating year-round media for the SCFP social media pages and for fundraising purposes.

Three nine-week summer internships at the Sunflower County Freedom Project have been funded through the generosity of the Lott Leadership Institute, Office of the Provost, and the Barksdale Honors College.  We invite you to visit our website to learn more.


Delta Health Alliance

Our Summer interns will assist in the implementation of new and existing summer learning loss programming. Interns will be used to lead and support instruction of participants in programs for students in 1st – 12th grade.

·       Open to juniors and seniors at the University of Mississippi

·       Open to students of all years in the Honors College at the University of Mississippi

·        Camp will run for six weeks during the period of June 1 – July 17, 2020

·       $12.00/hour and lodging

·       Located in Leland, Stoneville, Hollandale, and Indianola, MS

The Indianola and Deer Creek Promise Communities, projects of Delta Health Alliance based in Stoneville, MS, are community-based initiatives that provide children with the opportunity to succeed in school, graduate, and attend college. IPC and DCPC are 2 of 18 Promise Communities in the country modeled after the Harlem Children’s Zone. While sponsoring many programs, we have one priority–  making sure children have the opportunities they need to excel from birth to college graduation. IPC and DCPC offer a collective approach, with programs and services complementing and building on each other in a coordinated fashion. Over the last six years, the promise communities have supported summer programming with community-based partners to address summer learning loss and kindergarten transition. More than 500 children are served each summer in settings that incorporate health, athletic activities, the arts and character development into a curriculum that supports academic enrichment. All children are assessed over the 8-week summer camps with pre- and post-tests to measure growth.